Millicent Mary Reeve (née King)

1755 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Counterclaimed with Charlotte Neate of Sloane Terrace spinster and Catherine Fox of Montague Place Russell Square spinster for the Zetland estate on Nevis as mortgagees in fee by indentures 15th & 16th April 1774 principal and interest £13657 19s 0d, but died before the award was made.

The connections between the three counterclaimants and the nature of the 1774 mortgage have not yet been identified.

  1. Will of Millicent Mary Reeve widow of Gloucester Place Portman Square, being proved 28/06/1836. She was apparently the widow of William Reeve of Leadenham Lincolnshire (1751-1821, High Sheriff 1808) and the daughter of John King of Ashby-de-la-Launde (Captain Grenadier Guards), having married 14/08/1782.

  2. Millicent Mary's mother was Millicent Mary, daughter of John Fox of Rowston.


Sources

T71/882 Nevis No. 37, which identifies her as Millicent Mary Reeve of Gloucester Place Portman Square widow. 'Agreement between the counterclaimants received at the hearing 27 Oct 1836'.

  1. PROB 11/1863; John Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (2 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1863), vol. 2, p. 184, Reeve: Burke gives Millicent Mary Reeve's year of death as 1836, supporting the identification, which is confirmed by the Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 161 (July 1836) 1837 p. 106 showing the death 23/05/1836 at Gloucester Place aged 81 of Millicent Mary, relict of William Reeve of Leadenham. One of her grandchildren was Ellis Philip Fox Reeve, perhaps suggesting a linkage to the co-claimant Catherine Fox.

  2. Linconshire Archives Committee, Archivists Report 13, 21/03/1961-20/03/1962 p.20. The summary of the King family property makes no mention o f Zetland or West India property.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Maiden Name
King
Spouse
William Reeve
Children
John; William Key; Henry; Philip; Ellis; Jane; Millicent Mary

Associated Claims (1)

£1,225 10s 10d
Deceased awardee

Addresses (1)

Gloucester Place, London, Middlesex, London, England