- This family was a junior branch of the Reeves family of Besborough and Burrane, county Clare. Edward Hoare Reeves married, as his second wife, Dorothea, daughter of John Carleton of Cork and niece of Lord Carleton. He purchased Castlekevin from the Thornhills in the Encumbered Estates' Court. Their grandson, Edward Hoare Reeves, owned land in the parish of Kilcully, barony of Cork at the time of Griffith's Valuation. By the 1870s Edward Hoare Reeves of Castle Kevin, county Cork, owned 1,208 acres in county Limerick and 1,702 acres in county Cork. At the same time Robert and Thomas B. Reeves, also of Castlekevin, owned 842 and 541 acres respectively. A property belonging to Robert N. Reeves was sold in the Landed Estates Court in April 1864. The purchaser was Mr. Henry Paul of Cork. The life estates of Edward Hoare Reeves and that of his mother in the Castlekevin estate was advertised for sale in July 1879.