" Descendants of Coll Giles Brent, Captain George Brent and Robert Brent, Gentlemen, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia"
George came to Virginia and settled at Woodstock in Stafford County. He married the daughter of Captain William Green and niece of Sir William Layton. By her he had George, Nicholas and Robert; Marianne and Elizabeth. She died in childbed of another girl the s6th of March 1686. The said George the 27th March 1687, again married the second daughter of Lady Baltimore by her first husband, Henry Sewell, who was widow to Colonel William Chandler, by who she had many children, but only three lived, Henry, Mary and Martha, of whom she died in child-bed the 12th of March 1693-4.
The second son of the said George Brent, the son of Richard, died young. The third son of the said Gorge Brent, Henry, married Ann the daughter of Henry Calvert, Esquire, sometime Governor of Maryland, by whom he had many children all of whom died before himself, who died the ___ day of January, 1694, and his land descended to George Brent, Esquire, of Woodstock.
The fourth son of the said George Brent, Esquire, named William, died unmarried, and Eward, the fifth son, died young at the College of Dousy in Flanders; but Robert, the sixth son, married Anne, the daughter of Edmond Baugh, of Penton, Worcestershire, and brought her into Virginia in the year 1686, settled in Stafford County, where he had many children by her, all of which died unmarried.
Having gone through the males, I shall go through the females. Richard, the grandfather of George Brent, Esquire, of Woodstock, had only one daughter that married, Jane***, who married Thomas Cassie, Esquire, of Widefield in the county of Gloucester, by whom she had William, Jane, Ann, and Elizabeth. She died in France in or about the Plot time -1680. Where her children are I know not. The next of the females was Margaret, daughter of Richard and sister to Robert, Father of Falcatius, Lord of Stoke, who married Mr. Thomas Bartlett, of Evesham, by who she had Richard and what other I know not, The next was Mary, the daughter of Giles, the son of Richard Brent, son of aforesaid Giles, who married Mr. George Plowden, by whom she had several children. The eldest son named Edmund and is now alive; and Mary, her sister, married Mr. John Nutwell (should be Nuthall, or Nutthall), now alive. These two were the sisters of William Brent, who went to England in 1708 in order to recover the two Lordships of Stoke and Cossington, being heir-in-tail to said estates. He married in London the 12th day of May, 1709, Sarah Gibbons, of Box Parish, the daughter of William Gibbons of Wiltshire, gentleman. He died soon after his marriage, November 26th the following, and left his wife with child of a son, of whom she was afterwards delivered, March 6th, 1710. His name is also William, and he is heir-in-tail to the estates in England and Virginia. His mother brought him over to Virginia January, 1717 and the 20th day of May thereafter was married herself to the Rev. Alexander Acott, rector of Overwharton Parish in Stafford County, Virginia and died 30 October 1733 (should be 29 October).
As to the daughters of George, the son of Richard aforesaid, the eldest, Ann, married James Clifton, Esquire, who lived in Lancashire, and had many children, among them whom were Cuthbert, Anne and Eliza. The second daughter died a maid. The first and third married. The fourth, (viz): Mary married Giles Brent Esquire, the father of the aforesaid William, who went to England. The fourth died a maid. The sixth, (viz): Ursula, married Charles Umphraville, gentleman, by whom she had many children. They went to France.
George****, the first son of George Brent , Esquire of Woodstock, died unmarried September 2, 1708. Nicholas,, the second son, married Jane, the daughter of Captain Thomas Mudd of Charles County, Maryland in April, 1711, and died childless, December 18th following.
For other wives and family, please see: DESCENDANTS OF COLL GILES BRENT for more documentation.
|*This baronetcy was created the 25th
of November 1612 and has been dormant since 1712.
John Peshall, Esquire, of Horsley, Staffordshire, was created a baronet
by King James I, the 25th of November , 1612 and four years later
was sheriff of the county. He married Anne, daughter of Ralph
Sheldon, Esquire of Beoby of the county of Worcester and had many
children, of whom Anne, the fourth daughter married Richard Calvert,
Esquire of Corkerem,and Margaret , the sixth daughter, married Richard
Brent. Sir Thomas Peshall, third Baronet, had a son John who married
Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Lord Culpepper.
|**Sir Robert Peyton, of Isle ham,
had two sons: 1, Sir Robert, ancestor of the baronets of Isleham
and all the Virginia families of the name. 2, Sir John of Knowlon,
Kent, who married Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Tindall, K. B. and had
issue: 1, Sir Thomas; 2, Sir John of Doddington, Cambridgeshire,
Governor of the Tower in the reign of Elizabeth member of the privy
council; Governor of Guernsey, and Jersey in the time of James I,.
He married Dorothy, widow of Sir Robert Bell and daughter and heir of
Edward Beaupre of Outwell, Norfold, and father of Sir John Peyton of
Doddington, who married Alice, daughter of Sir John Peyton of Isleham
and had with other issue Marianna, who married George Brent.
eliminate the controversy that Ann Brent married Leonard Calvert,
Governor of Maryland! There has long been
a tradition that Leonard Calvert married a Brent in England circa
1743-4, but the theory that she was Ann, sister of the famous Margaret
Brent, can hardly be accepted if she was baptized 7 August 1637, as
stated in the VIRGINIA
MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, Vol. 14, p 100.
died 1700, not 1708. See his will in Stafford County, Virginia
purpose of an entail was to keep the land of a family intact in the
main line of succession. The heir to an entailed estate could not sell
the land, nor usually bequeath it to, for example, an illegitimate
child. (See Wickapedia for further explanation.).
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Descendants of Richard Brent and Elizabeth Reed through the Thomas William Brent Family- Internet Note:[The two major sources for the information in the Brent genealogy is from The Brent Family, by David, M. French, and Descendants of Coll Giles Brent, Captain George Brent and Robert Brent, Gentlemen, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia, by Chester Horton Brent, Rutland, Vermont, Tuttle Publishing Co., 1946.]
Modified 13 July 2011