Reeve, Richard (bef 1637? - 1704)


Reeve, Richard


Father: Thomas Reeve
Mother: probably Susan

Birth: probably before 1637
Birth Source:

Death: Nov 1704
Death Source: Burial



Richard is named as the eldest son in the will of his father Thomas Reeve of Roxwell. An heirs deed from 1693 states that Richard was of Willingale Spain.

From Estate and Family records at the Essex Archives, a deed dated 1693:
  • Richard Reeve, of Willingale Spain, yeoman, s. & h. of Thomas Reeve, late of Roxwell, and Susan his wife, afterwards wife of Thomas Foster, of Roxwell and Matthew Reeve, of Shellow Bowells, brother of Richard to Henry Maggett, of Writtle, yeoman, 2 crofts called "Seawalls", near "Stone hill" in Roxwell

In his own will, dated 1697, he mentions:
  • Matthew Reeve my Brother
  • Mary Peagrim ye wife of John Peagrim my sister
  • Richard Bates my Granson (made executor)

From Willingale Spain, St Andrew, Essex Parish Register:
  • Richard Reeve widower Nov 8 (1704)

Research Notes


Burial:       Willingale Spain, St Andrew, Essex Parish Register 1701-1763, D/P 337/1/2

1659 Will - Thomas Reeve - Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford: Peculiar of Writtle with Roxwell, D/APwW 1/25
1697 Will - Richard Reeve - Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Jurisdiction), D/AMW 11/115
Essex Archives - 1693 Deed - Richard Reeve et al to Henry Maggett