Birth: c 1740, Bulford, Wiltshire, England
Birth Source: American Migrations 1765-1799, p730
Death: 12 Oct 1785, probably London, England
Death Source: American Migrations 1765-1799, p730
Spouse1: Charlotte Elliott, m. 8 Sep 1763
This Henry Reeves was a Loyalist during the Revolution and left South Carolina after the war. American Migrations includes information from a claim that included a number of items: "debts owed him in SC; a plantation of 1,450 acres on Edisto River; a plantation of 1,000 acres 40 miles from Charleston; a lot in Petersburg, VA, and goods and boats left there; two negroes, horses and tobacco taken on James River by the British in 1781; the schooner Balfour and her cargo". The claim continued by Charlotte was reject in 1789 with the reason that he "appears to have gone to VA during the rebellion and was in speculative trade."
"Reeves & Elliott On the 8th. Septemr. 1763, Henry Reeves & Charlotte Elliott Spin, were married pr Licence by the Revd. Robt. Smith, Rectr" (REGISTER 0F ST. PHILIP'S PARISH. CHARLES TOWN, S. C., 1754‑1810)
“A few days ago Capt. Henry Reeves was married to Miss Charlotte Elliott, a daughter of Mr. Artemas Elliott, deceased.” (10 September, 1763, Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette and Its Successors, 1732-1801.)
30 & 31 May 1766: HENRY REEVES, mariner, formerly of Charleston, SC, now of Bur Street, Co. of Middlesex (Great Britain), to SAMUEL ROBINSON, merchant, of Houndsditch, London, for value of L 7200 received; 3 tenements on Queen & Elliott Streets, in St. Philips Parish, Charleston, now occupied by HENRY REEVES'S undertenants; also 600 a. called Pondepond, in Parish of Pond de Pond, occupied by REEVES'S undertenants; 600 a. called the Ac, in St. Philips Parish; also
the Negroes & other slaves; the horses, mules, cattle, stock, implements & utensils; with various provisoes. Witnesses: JOHN RAINCOCK, gentleman, of Bearbinder Lane, London; WILLIAM BOLTON of same place. Sworn at Mansion House 20 June 1766 before GEORGE NELSON, mayor of London. Signed HODGES. Recorded 14 Oct. 1767 by FENWICKE BULL, Register (Langley, SC Deed Abstracts 1719-1772, Vol III, p362, citing Book H-3, p. 59.)
In August 1767, Henry Reeves sold fifteen slaves and "the issue of the females" to Thomas Loughton Smith for £2450. (MB AAA, p206)
24 November 1767: Henry Reeves, 600 acres in Colleton County adj. Wood, William Bridge, 24 November 1767, Plat certified 29 January 1767. (Brent H. Holcomb, South Carolina’s Royal Grants, Volume Two: Grant Books 10 Through 17, 1760-1768, p. 23, citing Book 15, p. 173.)
24 November 1767: Henry Reeves, 1000 acres in Colleton County, on waters of Edisto River, adj. Bridge, 24 November 1767. Plat certified 9 March 1767. (Brent H. Holcomb, South Carolina’s Royal Grants, Volume Two: Grant Books 10 Through 17, 1760-1768, p. 23, citing Book 15, p. 174.)
South-Carolina and American General Gazette, 11 Mar 1768, p2 ran this notice:
MESSRS. HENRY REEVES and Co. having assigned over their Books, &c. to the subscribers; and at the same time gave them positive instructions to place the same in the hands of ROBERT WILLIAMS, jun. esq; to sue for every debt unpaid by the 1st of March; in compliance with said instructions, they have placed the books, &c. in that gentleman's hands, of which all concerned are desired to take notice.
SHEED & WHITE
South-Carolina and American General Gazette, 26 Aug 1771, p2 ran this notice:
THE Books of Accounts belonging to the co-partnerships of Reeves and Cochran, Reeves, Cochran, and Poole, and Henry Reeves and Company, being lodged in my hands by Mr. Henry Reeves, with instructions to recover the monies thereon due, and to apply the same for and towards the payment and discharge of their debts with their several creditors; Those indebted to said co-partnerships, arae desire to take notice, that unless they discharge the same on or before the 30th day of September next they will be sued without further notice from
August 14th, 1771 JOHN TROUP.
20-21 October 1775: Peter and Thomas Lord of Charlestown to Hugh Swinton of same, for 3200 pounds SC money, 400 acres in the parish of Christ Church in Berkley County adj. land now or late belonging to Henry Reeves, marsh land now or late belonging to James Cook on Wando River, land of William Loocock and John Ward. Wit: William Rudnall, Anthony McHugo. Proved 21 October 1776. (Brent H. Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4, p. 139.)
1-2 May 1775: Henry Reeves of Christ Church Parish, and Charlotte his wife, to William Mackimmey of Charlestown, cooper, for 5100 SC money, 508 acres in Christ Church Parish, adj. land of John Ward, now or late of said Henry Reeves, Peter Taylor on a branch of Wandow River. S: Henry Reeves, Charlotte Reeves. Wit: Lewis Lesterjette, Geo. Jno. FArdo. (Brent H. Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4, p. 225, citing W-4, pp. 329-334)
11 November 1775 (Recorded): Robert Clary of Craven County, Cheraws Distirct, SC, planter, bound to John Blafour of same….300 acres grnated to Anthony White on 1 7 February 1767 adj. Francis Young, John Lloyd, Wm. Rhodes, James Henry ?, Thos Bowen, Daniel Desurney, also so much of a trct of 384 acres granted to Saml. Desurney 22 January 1747 adj. land of James Jones, Peedee River, on the high road from Long Bluff to the Cheraw hill, per line run by James Knight Junr 17 instant. Robert clary. Wit: Robert Gray, Wm. Dewitt. Recorded 11 November 1775. (Brent H. Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4, p. 170, citing Book R-4, pp. 544-545.)
21-22 July 1777: Henry Reeves of SC and Charlotte his wife to Samuel Jones of same, for 3600 pounds SC money, whereas Mary Frost of Charles Town widow, in her will dated 8 October 1766 devised to her granddaughter the above named Charlotte Reeves, two lots in Charles Town. S: Henry Reeves, Charlotte Reeves. Wit: Lambert Lance, William Fraser. (Brent H. Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4, p. 209, citing V-4, pp. 341-348.)
From the Journal of the Commissioners of the Navy of South Carolina, 15 Jun 1778:
Henry Reeves for sundrys Supplyed the Ship Yard - £205. 10 -
15-16 June 1778: Henry Reeves of Christ Church Parish, SC, planter, and Charlotte his wife, to William McKimmey of Charlestown, cooper, for 5000 pounds SC money, 235 acre sin Christ Church Parish adj land of said William McKimmey, John Ward, Doctor William Loocock, Henry Swinton….. Wit: E. Rutledge, Benj. Smith. (Brent H. Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4, p. 240, citing X-4, pp. 116-118)
(Died) After a lingering indisposition, Capt. Henry Reeves, of London, formerly a Merchant in this City. (Saturday, October 15, 1785, South Carolina Gazette and Public Advertizer, SCHGM V19-20, p175)
South Carolina Gazette.
South Carolina Colonial Deed Records.
The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 19-20, p175
REGISTER 0F ST. PHILIP'S PARISH. CHARLES TOWN, S. C., 1754‑1810
South Carolina Mortgage Book AAA, p206
South-Carolina and American General Gazette, 11 Mar 1768, p2
South-Carolina and American General Gazette, 26 Aug 1771, p2
American Migrations 1765-1799, p730
Journal of the Commissioners of the Navy of South Carolina, 15 Jun 1778 (Salley, 1912, p160)