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 Glouchester 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
  3. Walter Reeve, Jr., b. 1684
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 Couuty, the father is called “son and heir at law of Walter Reeve.”

Research Notes


Walter Reeve of Burlington, New Jersey, pub 1930

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