Reeves, Francis (c1640 ENG - c1671 VA)

Reeves, Francis

Reeves, Francis


Father: George Reeves
Mother: Unknown

Birth: c1640, England
Birth Source:

Death: before 24 Nov 1671, Middlesex County, Virginia
Death Source: George Reeves petitioned the Court re: administration of the estate.¹



On 15 Oct 1670, Mr. Francis Reeve, "brother and heire of Mr. Thomas Reeve decd" was made administrator of Thomas Reeve's estate.²

The Governor and Council as Court, 1674 found: "Mr. James Minge and Mr. Joseph Chipp being Appointed to Audite the Accounts of Mr. George Reeves Administrator of Thomas and Francis Reeves Against their Estates who have Returned their Report under their hands to this Court that they find the Said George Reeves hath paid Beyond Assetts, It is therefore ordered the Said Mr. George Reeves have A Quietas Est."

An entry in the Middlesex records of a suit in 1697 by John Curtis, administrator of the estate of Erasmus Withers against Charles Reeves as executor of George Reeves who was administrator of Francis Reeves. By deed recorded in Middlesex and dated September 20, 1707, Charles Reeves of the parish of Stepney, County of Middlesex, England, heir to George Reeves of Virginia conveyed to Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County, Virginia, 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 Charles Reeves, surviving heir.


¹H.R. McIlwaine, ed. Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia, 1622-1632, 1670-1676, with Notes and Excerpts from Original Council and General Court Records, into 1683, Now Lost; Richmond VA: 1924 (p. 264)
²IBID (p. 231)