Reeves, William (c1680 MD - aft 1751 MD?)

William Reeves

Reeves, William


Father: Thomas Reeves
Mother: Mary Upgate

Birth: c1680, Charles County, Maryland
Birth Source:

Death: after 1751, probably Charles County, Maryland
Death Source: Estate of Jean Hambleton dated 8 Aug 1751, St. Mary's County

Spouse1: Unknown


Probable children of William Reeves and unknown wife:
  1. Samuel Reeves
  2. Thomas Reeves
  3. Edward Reeves
Samuel Reaves whose estate was probated in 1743/1744 would appear to be the child of William Reeves and brother of Edward and Thomas Reeves -
Samuel Reaves 29.172 CH £22.5,4 Mar 19 1743 Jun 2 1744
Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Thomas Dyson, Jr.
Creditors: Thomas Reeves, John Baptist Dyson, J. Mills.
Next of kin: William Reeves, Edward Reeves.
Administrator: Thomas Reeves.

John Cox immigrated to St. Mary's County in 1670, transporting his wife Margery at the same time. (Skordas). He patented "Leith", 100 ac. in Chaptico 100, 4/4/1673 which was possessed by Thomas Reeves in 1707. In 1740 there was litigation over this land (Judgements, Vol 30, fol.238ff). It is the case of William Reeves vs Stephen Cawood in regard to "Leeth". This Stephen Cawood was the son of Stephen and Mary. The finding of the jury was: "This land was taken up by John Cox, of St. Mary's County, planter, for his own and his wife's time of service; that it was to be holden of the manour of Calverton; that John Cox died intestate and left issue, Mary Cox and Ann Cox; that the said Mary Cox married Stephen Cawood, father of the defendant in this case and Ann Cox married John Clubb; that the said Stephen Cawood and Mary, his wife, sold the land in dispute to Thomas Reeves, the plaintiff's grandfather (sic ?), in indenture dated 6 Apr 1696, wherein Stephen Cawood and Mary, his wife, sold to Thomas Reeves for 6400 pounds of tobacco (signed by Stephen Cawood and by Mary Cawood, her mark); this deed was witnessed by Samuel Cooksey and Ralph Foster; that another deed dated 14 Nov 1709 disclosed that John Clubb of Charles County, and his wife, Ann, sold to Stephen Cawood of Charles County for 2100 pounds of tobacco "Leeth" in St.Mary's County, which deed was signed by John Clubb, his mark and Ann Clubb her mark, and was witnessed by Gerard Fowke, William Herbert and H. Lewellin; the jury further finds that Stephen Cawood, the tenent in possession of "Leeth" in 1740 is a younger son of Stephen Cawood who sold the land to Thomas Reeves. He is therefore adjudged guilty of trespass and his ejectment is ordered.

On 8 Aug 1751 William Reeves and John Reeves are listed among the individuals from whom the estate of Jean Hambleton in St. Mary's County received payments.
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