Reeves, Charles (c1650 UK - aft 1707 UK)

Reeves, Charles

Reeves, Charles


Father: probably George Reeves
Mother: Unknown

Birth: c1650, UK
Birth Source: Probate of estate of George Reeves in Middlesex County, VA

Death: Unknown, after 1707, probably Stepney, Middlesex, UK
Death Source:



One Charles Reeves was mentioned as a headright in 1652. One Charles Reeves, merchant, shipped tobacco from Virginia with ship's master Thos. Arnold, recorded in the Port Books of London, June 12, 1676. While there is no conclusive evidence that Charles Reeves, son of George, lived in Virginia, it is possible that he moved back and forth between Virginia and England as part of his mercantile trade.

The will of Mr. George Reeves, Jr., of the Island of Virginia, now residing in England, named his brother Charles executor. The will was presented for probate, but Captain Oswald Cary, Mr. Christopher Robinson, and Mr. Henry Wareing, the executors named in the will, disavowed the execution thereof, the sheriff then ordered witnesses to be summoned to more fully prove the will. No further actions appear but not long thereafter, Phebe, widow of George Reeves, who had married Lieutenant John Smith of Middlesex, was appointed administratrix. Will dated November 1, 1675, proved April 26, 1689.

Court of Chancery, witness for Charles Reeves. Francis Parsons testified that George Reeves, brother of the complainant, was, before his death, a merchant in Virginia. Twenty-five hogsheads of tobacco were sent from Virginia on the Sarah of which Parsons was the master, which had the mark of George Reeves, so he gave a bill of lading to Reeves' wife. In London the tobacco was taken away by Charles Reeves, September 25, 1689. Thomas Cook testified that he was the master of the sloop that carried the tobacco from shore to the Sarah in the York River. 18 of the 25 hogshead were from Reeves' plantation. Bill of lading given to Reeves' wife after his death, November 16, 1689.

John Curtis and his wife Frances, administrator of Erasmus Withers brought suit against Charles Reeves, executor of George Reeves who was administrator for Frances Reeves, Middlesex County, September 6, 1697

Answer of Charles Reeves and Francis Willis, part owners of the Providence to allegations made by William Cuthbert and company, made in High Court of Admiralty (England). Ship sailed for Providence and Virginia with the convoy and was taken by a privateer on the return voyage, June 28, 1705.

By deed recorded in Middlesex and dated September 20, 1707, Charles Reeves, Stepney Parish, and county of Middlesex, England, heir to George Reeves of Virginia, deceased, conveyed to Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County, Virginia, gentleman, 500 acres patented by John Appleton in October 1664 and sold by him to Thomas Reeves and from the last named descended to Frances and George Reeves, and now to the above named Charles Reeves, surviving heir. The land lay on the north side of the Peanketank River.


Sparacio, Ruth and Sam. Middlesex Co., VA, Deed Abstracts, 1703-1709, pp. 85-86, citing original pp. 186-187.