Reeve, John (c 1674 ? - 1748 NJ)


Reeve, John


Father: Walter Reeve
Mother: probably Susanna

Birth: c1674, probably England or New York
Birth Source:

Death: c Nov 1748, probably in Gloucester County, New Jersey
Death Source: Inventory of his estate filed November 1748 in Gloucester County NJ

Spouse1: Ann Bradgate, m. 22 Jul 1695


Children of John Reeve and Ann Bradgate:
  1. Thomas Reeve
  2. Henry Reeve
In 1698, Thomas Billingham provided testimony in court about circumstances surrounding an accusation against Ann, the wife of John Reeves, of stealing some money. In some later entries in the court records, John is described as an Ignoramus and was not appearing in court when he was required.

In 1704, John Reeve was granted the right to keep the ferry between the town of Burlington and the city of Philadelphia. The grant was made by Governor Cornbury, and an excerpt reads as follows:
''To Jeremiah Bass, Esq., Secretary of New Jersey, Greeting:
You are hereby required that you forthwith prepare a bill to pass under the Great Seale
of this province, containing a grant of license to John Reeve, to keep the ferry betwixt
the town of Burlington and City of Philadelphia upon the river Delaware, and you are
to insert therein the prizes allowed him to take for ferriage of either goods, passengers,
or any other carriage...''

In the Gloucester County inventory of his estate, dated November, 1748, he is styled “late of Burlington County.” In a deed executed by his son, Thomas Reeves, of Deptford Township, Gloucester County, the father is called “son and heir at law of Walter Reeve.”

Research Notes


Marriage1:  New Jersey Colonial Documents, Volume XXII, Marriage Records 1665-1800, p320

The Reves Family-Walter Reeve of Burlington County, New Jersey, pub 1930, p6
The Burlington Court Book 1680 - 1709