Christopher Reeve and Alice

Christopher Reeve / Reve was married to Alice around 1670 near Oving, Buckinghamshire, England.

He may have been baptised on 14 October 1635 in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England to parents Thomas John Reeve and Elizabeth King. Thomas and Elizabeth were married on 28 June 1623 at St Michaels, Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire.

Oving is 12 miles from Marsh Gibbon, so I’m unsure if this is the correct baptism and parentage. (Bishops Transcripts, Buckingham Baptism Index).

There is a baptism for an Alice Clemance on 28 January 1653 in middle Claydon, to parents John and Anne which may be Alice Reeve’s baptism.

Christopher and Alice had at least one child in Oving –

All Saints, Oving, Buckinghamshire

Emanuel Reeve born 1673 Oving, died 1715 Oving. Emanuel married Anne Olliff in 1703 at Oving and had seven children.

Oving is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about three and a half miles north east of Waddesdon, four miles south of Winslow.

The parish church of All Saints is in the north-west and a Primitive Methodist chapel, rebuilt in 1809, lies beyond the village to the north. On the south of it is Oving House, a fine building dating from the 18th century. In 1801 the population was 257 in the village.

In 1702 Christopher appears in the Buckingshire Quarter Sessions Book, Volume 6, pp. 115-117. He was swom in as a Petty Constables and Tithingmen for Oving.  Christopher Reeve vice (taking over from) Joseph Seer. (Buckinghamshire Records Office.)

His son Emanuel took over his position in 1703.

All Saints, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire

Alice Reeve died in January 1713 at Fulbroke, near Oving and was buried on 8 January 1713 at Middle Claydon.

The Bishops Transcript burial register states she was the wife of Christopher Reeve of Fulbroke.

It is unknown when or where Christopher was buried.

Middle Claydon is seven miles from Oving.