Note: He served as register and layreader at Shrewsbury for 22 years. !WILL: date June 15 1727 probate May 10 1728 Kent Co. To wife Martha, children Abraham Redgrave, Eliza Gideons, Isaac and Jacob (over 18), John, Joseph and William (under 18). WB 19 p 405
Abraham Redgrave is named as next of kin to Richard Campbell who died 1716. A Richard and Sarah Campbell had children 1706-1713 listed in Shrewsbury Parish records but cannot find out more about him.
He was a Justice of the Peace or Judge of Kent County, a man of some social standing. He and Edward and William BLay, John and James Stavely were neighbors in the area just South of Sassafras River; West of Shrewsbury Church and North and East of the present village of Kennedyville. All were active in Shrewsbury Parish. Edward Blay and James Stavely settled in this area in 1675-1677.THe Redgraves, among others, lived in Cecil County, Md. prior to 1667 according to the following Deed:(Microfilm Roll 673 Item 18 Kent Co. Calvert Rent Roll No. 844 1658-1724 from Calender of Calvert Papers in Md. Hist. Soc.) p.11-acres Rent (tax) 200 0. 4. 0 Broomlfield surveyed 4 May 1667 for John Broomfield and Nicholas Allom on the Southside of Sassafras River on the Eastern side of Pearch Creek, possessed by Abraham Redgrave. Not sure who this early Abraham is.
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