#14476
Anonymous
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@martintallon wrote:

@epenjones wrote:

Would the site administrator please correct the spelling from Register to Regester

THE SPELLING DOES NOT NEED TO BE CORRECTED IT IS CORRECT IN BOTH SPELLINGS

THE REGESTER — REGISTER FAMILY

One of “those Freinds lately come into the Province of Maryland to dwell”, Robert
Redchester, was visited by members of the Meeting House at the head Tradehavencreek, who
reported that the new arrival (a webster) was “neer wanting provsions”.
After this report to the monthly meeting on the 20th day of 12th month 1687, the
Quakers took care of Redchester’s needs. This opening is taken from Mrs Evelyn Jackson Tubbs
Metzler’s summary of the Eastern Shore Registers/Regesters. This is also on microfilm of the
original minutes Tred Haven Monthly Meeting 1676-1746, Society of Freinds. This Quaker date
is 20 Feb 1687.
This PA branch still calls themselves “Re-JESTERS”.
Most Reg-i-ester information is from Kenneth Carroll’s book “Quaker Records of the
Eastern Shore”.
Joshua Regester owned in Baltimore the J Regester & Sons Bell Foundry which
now was manufacturing bells for churches and other instituions throughout the USA and Canada.
At the present time a Regester bell can be found at the Maritime Musuem in St Michael’s MD.
It seems the Baltimore City Hall has a cast iron dome made by the Regester firm. Also at this
time Joshua Regester dropped the “i” from the family name and replaced it with an “e”. His
brother Robert followed suit but brother Samuel retained the Eastern Shore spelling of
Register.

Thanks for the clarification and information. Much appreciated!