Thomas Moore’s Genealogy Site - Person Sheet
Thomas Moore’s Genealogy Site - Person Sheet
NameElizabeth Reeves
Death1774
FatherHenry Reeves (-1728)
MotherSarah (-1739)
Documentation
Elizabeth Reeves was mentioned in the 28 April 1728 will of her father Henry Reeves. She was to receive a share in money and was listed as one of the seven youngest children. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 4, pages 342–344.]

The division of the estate of Mr Henry Reeves decd was made on 19 May 1730, delivered to the severall legatees according to his will. Lists accounts for The Widdows thirds, Mrs Sarah Reeves, Mr John Reeves, Mr Samuel Reeves, Mr George Reeves, Mr Richard Gatewood, Mrs Eliz: Reeves, Mrs Ann Reeves. Also dated 13 June 1730. Made by Pr Godfrey, James Jones, James Griffing. Adjustments made. Ordered recorded 18 August 1730. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 4, pages 372–384.]

Elizabeth Reeves was mentioned in the 2 October 1736 will of her brother John Reeves. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 6, pages 63–64.]

Elizabeth Allen was mentioned in the 5 April 1738 will of her mother Sarah Reeves. She was to receive a Gold ring and one Silver Spoon. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 6, pages 210–212.]

On 15 July 1740, George Reeves and ffrancis Attwood were bound unto John Allen £20 sterling as a result of a judgement that day in Essex County court wherein John Allen and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Reeves were plaintiffs against George Reeves executor of the last will and testament of John Reeves deceased. George was granted an appeal to the eighth day of the next General Court. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 22, page 168.]

On 20 March 1750, Elizabeth Allen was appointed guardian to Henry Allen, Thomas Allen, James Allen and Tamzin Allen, with John Clements and James Gatewood her securities. [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 16, page 260.]

On 20 March 1750, on the motion of Elizabeth Allen widow of John Allen late deceased was is ordered that William Roane, Thomas Waring and Forester Upshaw or any two of them settle the accounts of the administration and then allot and decide the same between the said Elizabeth Allen and the decedent’s children. [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 16, page 263.]

A division of the personal estate of John Allen was submitted on 16 July 1751 by order of 20 March 1751. Entire amount was £327.14.6-1/4. Widow’s thirds is 109.4.10. Each child’s part 24.5.6-1/4. Parcels to “The heir at laws lot”, Elizabeth Allen, Ambrose Allen, John Salice, Thomas Dix’s lot Negro Rader, Henry Allen, Thomas Allen, James Allen, Tamzin Allen. By WRoane, Forest Upshaw, TWaring jr. Recorded 16 July 1751. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 9, pages 70–71.]

On 21 June 1753, a case was in chancery court with Elizabeth Allen Widow of John Allen the Elder, Henry Allen, Thomas Allen and Tamzin Allen Infants by the said Elizabeth their Guardian Complainants against Thomas Allen son and heir at Law of John Allen the Younger, Elizabeth Allen, Ambrose Allen, John Latane and Mary his wife, and Thos Dicks and Susanna his wife, Respondents. “Came the said parties by their Attornies & on the Motion of the said Respondts time is given them till the next Court to be held for this County to file their answer to the Bill of the said Complainants”. [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 19, page 19.]

On 17 October 1753, the Chancery Court of Essex County ordered Benjamin Allen to pay unto Elizabeth Allen 25 pounds of tobacco for attending court one day as an evidence for him against Thomas Burk. [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 19, page 279.]

On 3 November 1758, Elizabeth Allen Widow and executrix of John Allen of the County of Essex deceased gifted to Henry Allen of the same. For the natural love and affection which she hath and beareth to the said Henry Allen her son and also for the better maintenance and preferment of the said Henry, all right and Title of dower in the Tract whereon Henry now dwells in the parish of Southfarnham. Signed Elizabeth her E mark Allen. Witnesses: James Pamplin, Jeremiah Burnett, John Ball. Ordered recorded 21 November 1768. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 30, page 203.]

On 22 March 1763, Essex County Chancery Court ruled in the case of Thomas Allen an Infant by Thomas Burk his Guardian, Elizabeth Allen, Ambrose Allen, John Latane and Mary his wife and Thomas Dix and Susanna his wife, complainants, against Elizabeth Allen, widow, Henry Allen, Thomas Allen, James Allen, and Tamzin Allen defendants. “This Cause Coming on this Day to be heard on the Bill of Answer the Arguments of Counsel on both sides were heard and Mature Consideration being thereupon had It is the opinion of the Court that the Widow has no Title to Dower in the Lands or Slaves that were in Possession of Dinah Allen and that Thomas Allen the heir at Law is Intitled to the said Slaves without Coming to Distribution with the other Children. That the Division of the Estate of John Allen be Established: that the Widow has no Right to any of the rest of the slaves or Personal Estate being Barred by the Marriage Settlement in the Bill mentioned That the younger Children are not Intitled to any of their Father’s Personal Estate, unless they will collate the Estate they Claim under the Marriage Settlement aforesaid. And It is ordered that Thomas Roane, John Upshaw and James Upshaw Gentleman or any two of them Do Settle the Administration Account of the Estate of the said John Allen since the last Settlement, and value the slaves mentiond in the marriage Settlement and their Increase and Report their proceedings to the Court.” [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 24, page 213.]

On 21 May 1765, the Chancery Court of Essex County issued a decree in the case of Thomas Allen an Infant by Thomas Burk his Guardian, Elizabeth Allen, Ambrose Allen, John Latane and Mary his wife and Thomas Dix and Susanna his wife, Complaints, against Elizabeth Allen Widow, Henry Allen, Thomas Allen, James Allen and Tamzin Allen, Defendants. “This day came the parties by their Counsel and two of the auditors appointed having made and returned their report in these words ‘The Estate of John Allen decd is Dr to Elizabeth Allen Widow & Adminstrx[’]” Here follows accounts beginning 18 June 1751, including 0.3.9 paid to “John Hunt for plank to make his Coffin” and 0.5.0 paid to “David Fulkner for digging his Grave”. “‘Negroe mentioned in the Marriage Settlemt Deed Vizt Tom, Ing, Jamey, Violet & Janey. Pursuant to an order of the Worshipful Court of Essex County We have settled Elizabeth Allens Administration account with her deceased Husband’s Estate since the division of his sd Estate made by Gent for that purpose appointed & find a ballance due to the Estate of Fourteen pounds six shillings & eight pence as above & We also have valued the marriage settlement slaves their increase &c. which is as above also. Given under our hands this 15th of August 1763. Thomas Roane John Upshaw.’ The said cause was further heard thereupon on consideration whereof it is Decreed & ordered that the Deft Eliza pay to the Plts in equal proportion to be divided among them the sum of Fourteen pounds six shillings and eight pence upon their giving Bond & security to refund the same if any Debts of the Intestate shall hereafter come agst the Deft Elizabeth and that the parties bear their own Costs. Whereupon the Deft Elizabeth prayed an appeal from every part of this and the Interlocutary Decree except so much thereof as established the former division of the Slaves of John Allen deced and that part which directs the Deft to pay the Fourteen Pounds six shillings and eight pence which is granted her upon giving Bond & Security in the Clerk’s office, which she has accordingly done.” [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 26, page 121.]
Spouses
Birthbef 1699
Death1750
FatherErasmus Allen (1670-1720)
MotherDinah Waggoner (-1751)
Marriageabt 1736
ChildrenHenry (~1737-1783)
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