Early Origins of the Seagrief family
The surname Seagrief was first found in Leicestershire
where early records show: Stephen de Segrave (c.1171-1241), medieval Chief Justiciar of England; Gilbert de Segrave (d. 1254), Bishop of London; Nicholas de Segrave, 1st Baron
Segrave (d. 1295); and Gilbert Segrave (died 1316), Bishop of London from 1313 to 1316.
The parish of Meriden, Warwickshire was of significance to the family in early times. "This place, anciently Alspath, formed part of the possessions of the Countess Godiva in 1043, and in the 12th of Edward II. was the property of John de Segrave, who obtained for the inhabitants the grant of a weekly market and an annual fair." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Seagrief family
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Seagrief Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Seagrief family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seagrief family to Ireland
Some of the Seagrief family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Seagrief family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joan Segrave settled in Virginia in 1654 with her husband; James Segrave settled in Virginia in 1765; John Segrave settled in New London, Conn. in 1820..