Mother: Ms. Tounsen
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives
He received the degree of B. A. from New College, Oxford, 9 Dec. 1647. Foster mistakenly conjectures that he was "perhaps son of George of Ranston, Dorset." The Thomas here given, however, accords well with that Thomas Rives of St. Dunstan-in-theWest, London, vintner, who alleged his mother's consent to the marriage in 1669 of Elizabeth Ryves (sister). John Ryves, of Tarrant Gunville, had died in 1665 but before his death he is known to have been a resident (in 1662) of St. Dunstanin-the-West, according to the marriage license of his daughter, Dorothy Ryves. In 1677 letters of administration were granted to Jane Ryves "relict of Thomas Ryves, late of the parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London" (P. C. C. Admn. Act Book, Jan. 1677, fol. 7.).