Reeve, Henry ( - 1690/91)


Reeve, Henry


Father: Richard Reeve
Mother: Dorothy

Birth Source:

Death: Mar 1690/91
Death Source: Will & Probate

Spouse1: Mary Webb, m. 14 Jul 1684, Oxford St. Cross
Spouse2: Bridgett


Children of Henry Reeve:
  1. Elizabeth Reeve, bap. 27 Jun 1686
  2. Henry Reeves, b. c1688-1690

Henry is named in his father Richard's will. His first marriage is recorded at Oxford St. Cross right next to that of his sister Ann Reeve and her marriage to John Ball. They were married the same day.

From Oxfordshire Wills:
registered will: ye first day of March 1690 I Henry Reive of Wateraton in ye County of Oxon yeoman. I give & bequeath unto my Son Henry Reive ye Summe of one hundred pounds ... till he comes of ye age of one & twenty ... Six hundred pounds shall be equally divided between Dorothy ye daughter of Ralph Smith Aves ye daughter of Richard Reives ffrances ye daughter of William Reive & Ann ye daughter of John Ball my Brother & Sisters children.... goods my wife to have ye use of till he comes to one & twenty. Item I give unto my kinswoman Elisabeth Treadwell two shilling Six pence Item I give unto Ann ye daughter of Ralph Smith two shillings six pence Item all ye rest of my goods & Chattles whsoever I give & bequeath unto Bridgett my wife whom I make whole & sole extrix ... I desire my Brother in Law John Ball my Uncle George Kittridge my kinsman Will Kitheridge & my kinsman Sam Douglas to be overseers.... Prob 18 Mar 1690/1

Inventory: appraised by Samuell Douglas and Samuel House, 12 Mar 1690. Total: 162-17-00

Children Elizabeth and Henry are listed in baptismal records at Kidlington.

Henry's burial is listed as "Henry Reeve was buried March ye 8" in Kidlington records under 1690 (Gregorian year 1691 - see Research Note 1).

Research Notes

Researched by TRP member Anne McDonald.

(1) Britain and its Colonies (which at this time included substantial parts of the eastern seaboard of what is now the United States of America) did not adopt the (current) Gregorian calendar until 1 January 1752. Under the earlier Julian calendar in Britain and the British Dominions, the first day of the new calendar year was Lady Day, 25 March. At this time 31 December 1680 was followed by 1 January 1680 and 24 March 1680 was followed by 25 March 1681. Scotland had already adopted 1 January as the start of the calendar year in 1600 and some contemporary documents will reflect both years, for example 11 Feb 1680/1.


1690 Will - Henry Reeve - Water Eaton, Oxford Consistory, Oxfordshire, Will, Inventory, 92.137; 57/1/15
Oxfordshire Wills Index, 1516-1857 (FindMyPast)
Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry)