Reeve, James ( - 1726)


Reeve, James


Father: Thomas Reeve

Birth: c1665
Birth Source: Alumni Cantabrigienses

Death: 1726
Death Source: Burial



Children of James Reeve:
  1. Elizabeth Reeve, m. Rev. Richard Cavell
  2. Miriam Reeve, m. Mr. William Cavell
  3. Ann Reeve

James Reeve, rector of Chignell St James, is mentioned as a "cousin" to the children of Nathaniel Reeve, rector of Twinstead.

From the Chignal St James, St James, Essex Parish Register:
  • 1726 The Reverend Mr James Reeve Rector of this Parish was buried July 11th

The Alumni Cantabrigienses (Cambridge Alumni) includes the following about him:
REEVE, JAMES. Adm. sizar (age 18) at Caius, May 8, 1683. S. of Thomas (1653), R. of Bradwell, Essex. B. there. Schools, Bradwell and Sudbury. Matric. 1683-4; Scholar, 1683-4; B.A. 1686-7. C. of Hepworth, Sufiolk, 1689-91. R. of Chignal St James and Mashbury, Essex, 1692-1726. Chaplain to the King. Died 1726. Will, Comm. Essex. (Venn, j. 473)

In his will, James mentions his daughters along with legacies which had been promised upon their marriage:
  • the marriage of my Daughter Elizabeth to the Revd Mr Richard Cavell
  • the marriage of my Daughter Miriam to Mr. William Cavell
  • my daughter Ann Reeve spinster
  • my grand daughter Elizabeth Cavell Eldest Daughter of the sd Mr Richard Cavell

Research Notes


Burial:       Chignal St James, St James, Essex Parish Register 1726-1812, D/P 291/1/1

1723 Will - James Reeve - Commissary of Bishop of London, D/ABW 86/1/103
1699 Guardianship Appointment - Children of Nathaniel Reeve - Consistory Court of London, 5 Jul 1699
Venn, J. A., comp. Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, England: Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954. Pt. 1, Vol. 3, p439