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Reeve and Watts oxfordshire


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Richard Reeve from Ascot married Elizabeth Watts from Leafield in 1712 in Shipton under Wychwood. I have been looking for births/baptisms for them both to establish who their parents were. Following a rather circuitous route I have been searching Oxfordshire wills and have found a will for a Mark Reeve who died in Shipton in 1722. He leaves bequests to his son Richard and daughters Jane Shayler and Ann Wheeler. The daughters married names fit with information that I have so I know I have the right family. He also mentions wife Dorothy. She is his second wife, Dorothy Bennet whom he married in Chipping Norton in 1712.

Will number two belongs to a Percy Watts who died in 1717 in Hailey in the parish of Witney. In the will he leaves bequests to his daughter Elizabeth Reeve and to two of her sons whose names fit with information I already have so I am pretty sure that I have the right family.

So what I am looking for, apart from baptisms for Richard Reeve and Elizabeth Watts, is any marriage of Mark Reeve and the marriage of Percy Watts to a Margaret and any possible births for them. This would all have been in the latter part of the 1600's, probably in the Witney/Shipton area.

Grateful for any help.


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