Dina, We corresponded many years ago. I found some limited information which suggest that the father of Thomas Caradine who married Elizabeth(s) Grant and Bell was also named Thomas and was also married twice. My source is the "Maryland Calander of Wills" In will written by William Scandrett Jr., He leaves to: James, Thomas, William and an unknown child of bro-in-law Thomas Caradine and his wife Elinor. He appoints his father William and bro-in-law Thomas Caradine exs. dated 1746
William Scandrett Sr. will To grand-sons James Caradine, Thomas Caradine, William Caradine, John Caradine To grand-dau Susanna Caradine To Brother Phillip Scandrett.... In codocil to his will, he mentions Henrietta Caradine wife of Thomas Caradine, his son-in-law. dated July, 24, 1753. ( he mentioned that Henrietta might have a problem with him living with Thomas. This struck me as odd since Thomas was his son in law which should have made Henrietta his dau. had I not seen Wm. Jr.'s will naming Elinor.)
Will of Richard Costin... to son Richard Jr. , 100 a. called Tom's Fancy Enlarged.... To daus. Ann Costin, and Henrietta Maria Caradine... ( land willed to Richard Jr. showes up again in will of Thomas Caradine.)
Will of Thomas Caradine (Sr.) To son Richard Caradine and hrs. of body begotten, 150 A. in Queen Anne's Co., being pt. of tract, "Tom's Fancy Enlarged" which I hold by deed.... To dau. Eleanor Carradine... To son John Carradine, "Wrenches Farme", "Comegys Hazard"... Dau. Susanna... dau. Hannah... To sons Thomas and William Caradine, to recieve whole balance of their uncle William Scandretts estate. Wife Henrietta Extx.
I could use help further researching this lead. I am having trouble finding records from colonial Maryland in the holdings I have access to. John Bass