Reeve, Peter (1714 YKS - 1800 PA)


Reeve, Peter


Father: John Reeve
Mother: Sarah Simpson

Birth: 15 Jan 1714, Whitby, Yorkshire
Birth Source: Quaker Records

Death: c19 Nov 1800, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death Source: Burial



Quaker Birth records from Whitby include the following:
  • Peter the son of John and Sarah Reeves was born the 15th day of ye 11th mo 1714

In 1764, Peter Reeve of Philadelphia bought 140 acres in Hampshire County, Virginia from Jacob Westfall. The next year, he and Thomas Whareton bought a tract of 412 acres and a tract of 200 acres in Hampshire County from David Edwards. This land is mentioned in his will.

Peter left a lengthy will which named many nieces, nephews, and cousins, many of whom were the family of his sister Hannah Reeve Saunders. It also listed the land which he owned in "Hampshire now Hardy County Virginia."

It does not appear that he had any children.

His burial is recorded in the Southern District of Philadelphia Meeting records as on 19 of 10 Mo. 1800, Peter Reeve, age 85.

On the 1790 census, there are two adult men and two women in the household.

Research Notes


Birth:          Yorkshire, Piece 1094: Monthly Meeting of Malton: Whitby (1624-1765), p129
Burial:       Philadelphia, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Southern District, Record of Births and Interments, 1734-1806, p39

1790 Census:  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

1764 Lease & Release - Jacob Westfall to Peter Reeve - Hampshire County, (West) Virginia Deed Book 1, p266
1765 Lease & Release - David Edwards to Peter Reeve & Thomas Whareton - Hampshire County, (West) Virginia Deed Book 1, p357
1799 Will - Peter Reeve - Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Will Book Y, p422