Rives, Elizabeth (c1757 - 1819)


Rives, Elizabeth


Father: Joseph Rives
Mother: Sarah

Birth: c1757
Birth Source: Age at burial

Death: Dec 1819
Death Source: Burial



Elizabeth appears to have died a single woman of West Ham, Essex. In her will, she desired to be buried "in West Ham church yard as near to my dear Mother as possible." In her will, she mentions:
  • my niece Sarah Ann Clark Daughter of my sister Sarah Hobbs widow of Richard Hobbs deceased
  • my nephew Richard Edward Wells Hobbs
  • my nephew William King now a widower of the parish of Saint Mary le bone in the county of Middlesex
  • my dear little niece and goddaughter Elizabeth Sarah Ann Matilda King daughter of my ever to be lamented niece Elizabeth Sarah Matilda King deceased
  • my sister Rachel Exton mother of Mrs King
  • my share of the state at Lambourne end to my sister Sarah Hobbs widow...her children Richard Wells Hobbs and Sarah Ann Clark

From the West Ham, All Saints, Essex Parish Register:
  • Elizabeth Rives, of Stratford, buried 21 Dec (1819), age 62y, by J. W. Burford

The marriage of her sister Sarah is recorded in the St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, parish register:
  • Banns of Marriage Richard Hobbs & Sarah Rives were published Oct 24 & 31 & Nov 7th 1790. Richard Hobbs of this Parish of Layton Essex Bachelor and Sarah Rives of this Parish & hamlet of M E O S Spinster were married in this Church by Banns this eigth Day of November in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety By me Thos Thirlwall Min.

This confirms Elizabeth was a single woman with surname Rives.

There was a baptisms for Elizabeth West Ham in 1758 which is a good fit:
  • Elizabeth Rives Dr of Joseph & Sarah (12 July 1758)

Research Notes


Baptism:    West Ham, All Saints, Essex Parish Register 1746-1799 D/P 256/1/3
Burial:       West Ham, All Saints, Essex Parish Register 1818-1845 D/P 256/1/68

1819 Will - Elizabeth Rives - Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Recorded: Piece 1626 (Kent), folio 102
St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, Middlesex Parish Register 1779-1792 P93/DUN/048