Reeve, Susanna (? - ?)


Reeve, Susanna


Father: John Reeve
Mother: probably Elizabeth

Birth Source:

Death Source:

Spouse1: Gilly Gromma Marrin


Children of Gilly Gromma Marrin:
  1. Francis Marrin
  2. Gillee Marrin
  3. Wiltshire Marrin
  4. Arabella Marrin, m. Luke Smith
  5. Anne Marrin

An article published in Tidewater Virginia Families covers more extensively the early record entries concerning Francis Reeve and Susanna Reeve Marrin and others in Henrico County. Included is a summary on a record entry from 1 Aug 1698:
Francis Reeve signs a pledge to give an annuity of £10 for every year after 1703 during the life of Susannah Marrin, which was given her by her decd father, John Reeve, and to pay £90 to her on Oct 31 1703; if she died before 1703, Gilly Gromma Marrin will release him from payment.

This entry is cited from Weisiger's Henrico Deeds, Vol. 1, p104. The available digital images of the relevant records are unreadable. Th will of Wiltshire Reeve, from Essex, England, mentions his sister "Susan Mareen...now or late residing in Virginia aforesaid, all my plantations...personal estates at or near the James River or elsewhere in Virginia." The will of John Reeve, father of Wiltshire, mentions that his son Francis is to pay his sister Susan £10 each year of her natural life. These records solidly tie together Francis Reeve to this Reeve family in Essex, England.

From Henrico County records:
2 Apr 1695: "Ffra" Reeve and Susanna Marrin witnessed a deed from James More to his "cousin John More sone of my brother Anthony More" (5, p575)

The "Tidewater Virginia Families" article cites Gillee Gromarrin's will from 1716 which names children: Francis, Gillee, Wiltshire, Arabella, Anne, and son-in-law Luke Smith.

Research Notes

This may be the same Susanna Reeve who was present in Henrico County, Virginia by 1692 and was requesting passage back to England.


Betty M. Harris, "Tidewater Virginia Families", Gromarrin? How Do You Spell That?: A Chronology of the Life of Gilly Gromarrin, His Wife, Susanna Reeve, and His Friend, Derby Enroughty, 219
FamilySearch - Henrico County, Virginia Record Books