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Families covered: Reeve of Leadenham, Reeve of Thwaite (Thwayte)
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Richard Reeve of Farley Wallop (Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire)
Unfortunately, it is not clear whether the following Elizabeth Corbet was the wife of Richard & mother of Francis or wife of Francis & mother of Mary.
m. Elizabeth Corbet (dau of Thomas Corbet of Swanwarden)
1. Francis Reeve of Samborn, Warwickshire (2nd son)
  A. Mary Reeve ("eld dau")
  m. Giles Poulton of Samborn (d 1688)
Francis is identified as uncle of Chief Justice Sir Thomas whose father is identified in Wikipedia ("Thomas Reeve") as ...
2. Richard Reeve
  i. Sir Thomas Reeve (b 1673, d 19.01.1737, Chief Justice)
  m. Annabella Topham (sister of Richard, Keeper of the Records at the Tower of London)



HoP reports of the undermentioned Sir George that his "ancestors had held the manor of Thwaite since the reign of Edward VI" (who r. 1547-1553). We speculate that this family was connected to the family of Bury St. Edmunds which is reported in Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1561 & 1612, 'Reeve of Bury St. Edmunds') but have not seen any evidence to confirm that. We hope to find such in due course.
?? Reeve of Thwaite (Thwayte), Suffolk
m. ?? Wright (dau/coheir of Edmund Wright of Little Buckenham & Thwayt) wife of a Reeve of Thwaite, possibly mother of ...
1. Sir Henry Reeve (d Edgehill 23.10.1642)
2. Robert Reeve of Thwaite (Thwayte) (d 1642)
  TCP & HoP identify the mother of Sir George as Mary Digby. It may have been this Robert who (also) married ...
  m1/2. Jayne Kempe (dau of George Kempe of Cavendishe)
  m2/1. Mary Digby (dau of Everard Digby of Stoke Dry, sister of Sir Everard)
A. son (dvp)
  B. Sir George Reeve of Thwaite (Thwayte), 1st Bart (b c1618, d by 10.1678, MP)
  BEB1841 (Reeve of Thwaite) identifies George's wife as a daughter/coheir of Robert Crane of Chilton. TCP reports that such a wife is "often (though erroneously) assigned to him" but that this is "a confusion for ... his wife's brother".
  m1. (by 1652) Philippa Bacon (dau of Robert Bacon of Redgrave (by Catherine, dau of Grave Violett of Tatterford), sister of Sir Edmund, 4th Bart)
  i. Sir Robert Reeve of Thwaite (Thwayte), 2nd Bart (d by 1688, MP)
  m. Mary Onslow (d before 03.01.1710/1, dau of Sir Arthur Onslow, Bart, sister of Richard, 1st Lord, m2. Thomas Vincent of Fetcham)
  a. Anne Reeve (d 13.04.1726)
  m. Philip Sydney, 5th Earl of Leicester (b1676, dsps 07.1705)
  b. Mary Reeve
  m. Thomas Sydney (brother of Philip)
  ii.+ 1 son + 2 daughters
  m2. (1660) Anne Copinger (dau of Rev. Ambrose Copinger of Lavenham/Laneham (by Judith Kerington), widow of Isaac Crane or Creame of Lavenham then Stephen Soame of Thurlow)
  v. son



"of the family living at Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester" was ...
William Reeve of Leadenham, Lincolnshire (d 1791)
m. (28.09.1738) Jane Key (b 1716, d 1808, dau/coheir of Ellis Key of Leadenham by Anna, dau of Edward Storer of Buckminster)
1. William Reeve of Leadenham, Sheriff (b 20.08.1751, d 1821)
  m. (14.08.1782) Millicent Mary King (d 1836, dau of Captain John King of Ashby-de-la-Launde)
  A. John Reeve of Leadenham (d 03.10.1864, General) had issue
  m. (11.07.1821) Susan Sherard (d 02.09.1864, dau of Philip, 5th Earl of Harborough)
  B. Ellis Reeve (b 1792, d 02.206.1878, 5th son) had issue
  m. Charlotte Frances Wainwright (dau of William Wrainwright)
  C. Millicent Mary Reeve (dsp 1857)
  m. (1828) Thomas Chaplin (Colonel)
  D.+ other issue - William Key (b 1784, d 1853), Henry (b 1786, d 1808), Philip (b 1782, d 1862), Jane (d 1802)
2. Jane Reeve (b 1739, d 11.1770)
  m. (1767) Robert (Sherard), 4th Earl of Harborough (b 1719, d 1799)
3. Mary Reeve (b 1744)
  m. (1774) Thomas Lee Thornton of Brockhall

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : an entry within 'Pedigree of Poultons of Desborough' in 'The Poulton Project' web site at http://www.uspoultons.co.uk
(2) For middle section : TCP (vol 3, 'Reeve or Reve of Thwayte', p271+), HoP ('George Reeve')
(3) For lower section : BLG1886 (Reeve of Leadenham)
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