Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Nicholas Brent

Male Bef 1674 - 1711  (> 37 years)

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  • Name Nicholas Brent 
    Born Bef 1674  "Woodstock", Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1711  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002806  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2018 

    Father George Brent,   b. 1640, Defford, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Woodstock, Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Green,   b. Abt 1644, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1686, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Mudd,   b. 1691, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Apr 1711  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F02102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Henry Brent 32A.75 A CH £205.4.10 £40.7.9 Oct 19 1710
      Payments to: Dr. Arthur Jackson, Dr. Geu. Browne, Mr. Anthony Neale, Dr. George Burch, Thomas Thompson.
      Mentions: son (unnamed), Mr. Nicholas Brent.
      Executrix: Jane Brent.
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY LAND RECORDS, Deed, 25 November 1700
      From: NICHOLAS BRENT of Colony of Virginia, gent., Executor of the last will and testament of GEORGE BRENT, late of Virginia, deceased.
      To: Hon. Col. HENRY DARNALL of P. G. Co.
      Price: 80 pounds sterling
      Property: All the tract "Pitchcraft" in P. G. County, formerly in Calvert County, on the west side of Patuxent River on the south side of land laid out for CHRISTOPHER ROUSH', gent., called "Croome," bounding on land of CHARLES BROOKE, JOHN BIGGER'S "Too Good," and ROBERT RIDGLY'S "Timberly"; 400 acres.
      Signature: NICHOLAS BRENT
      Ackn'd: (none)
      Recorded: 10 February 1700, Vol. A, p. 305
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 16a; Indenture, 3 Oct 1701
      From: Nicholas & Rob't Brent, Gent of the Colony of Virginia; execx. of last will of George Brent
      To: Major Wm. Barton of Prince George's County
      200 acres called Willard's Purchase on west side of Patuxent adjacent to James Godgrace property and next to land granted Thomas Hatton, sold by him to Hugh Stanley, uncle of John Stanley; and 400 acres of a neck of land lying between Swanson's alias Freshams Creek and the Patuxent River near Willard's Purchase "John Stanley, called John Stanley of Calvert County, Mariner, joint tenants in common with his brother Edward Stanley" sold on 15 Oct 1690 to Henry Brent, Gent of Calvert County, 2 parcels of land, one called Willard's Purchase originally recorded in records of Calvert County
      Signed: Nicho. Brent and Robt Brent
      Witnessed: Robert Bradley and James Stoddart
      Alienation: 10 Oct 1701 the sum of 6s paid by Maj. William Barton
      Maj. Barton required adding to the record a codicil of George Brent written 28 Mar 1698 requiring the Maryland land be sold which mentions his brother Henry Brent and my heirs Henry, Mary and Martha Brent; land called Pitchcroft of 400 acres, land at Swanson's Creek in Patuxent of 300 acres, Rich Leavell in Baltimore County of 600 acres, and "Pokemoke, my part of 1300 acres"
      pp. 46-48 At a Court held for Stafford County 9th day of Octobr. 1700.
      Will of GEORGE BRENT. I George Brent of Woodstock in Virga. contemplating the uncertainties of this life do make my last will and testament ., all my worldly estate is to be disposed of .. to my loving Brother NICHOLAS BRENT I give all my land and rights to land given me by my Fathers will in Kingdom of England .. my dwelling house and all the lands & tenements with the appurtenances thereunto belonging according as it is by my Fathers will appointed & bequeathed to me .. also my one thousand acres of land at Nomonie as bequeathed me in my Fathers will .. To my loving Brother ROBERT BRENT I give my land at Quanticott containing 500 acres bought by my Father which JAMES LEATHERLAND is tenement of 200 acres and bequeathed to me by my Fathers will .. also my 555 acres called Budgeon whereon THOMAS THOMPSON is tenement whereas there is a rent charge upon it of 500 pounds of Tobo. per year for three years laid by my Father in his will be paid to ROBT. KINGS widow. To my Brother HENRY BRENT I give 400 acres of my hunting creek land being part of a greater tract whereon ROBERT WILLIAMS is tenement .. also over 400 acres of land more of the same tract to be equally divided .. give my Brother Nicholas Brent the plantation the residue of the land whereon said Robt. Williams is tenement being 343 acres of land & my will & desire is that my Brother Henry Brent's dividend of the said land be first laid out and that he possess the same at 18 years of age and that my Brother Robert Brent dividend of said land be next laid out .. to my Sister ELIZABETH who intermarried with Mr. THOMAS LONGMAN 200 acres of the 1391 acres lying near Budgeons to my Brother Robert Brent 200 acres more of the same land .. to my Brother Nicholas Brent I give 400 acres of the same land in Fee .. to my Sister MARY BRENT I give 200 acres of the same land .. to my Sister MARTHA BRENT I give 200 acres more of the same land .. As to my Brentwood land the first 2020 acres to descend to my Brother Nich. Brent according the same is devised to me by my fathers will also the 5000 acres at Brentwood not yet disposed of I give to my Brother Nich. Brent .. for default of heirs to my Brother Robt, Brent .. (having disposed of his land he proceeds to dispose of his personal estate to those mentioned) .. I give all my plate & desire him (Nicholas Brent) to put his coat of arms thereon & keep it in my remembrance for 5 T being given him by my Fathers will .. also my gold ring which was my Mothers wedding ring .. also my set of gold buttons. To my Brother Robert Brent I give my silver buckles .. also my black horse called Turk now in the woods and to my Cousin THOMAS CLIFTON I give my grey horse .. to my Brother Thos. Longman & Doctr. ARTHUR JACKSON each a guinea to buy them a pair of black gloves which I desire them to wear for my sake .. appoint my two loving Brothers Nicholas Brent & Robert Brent sole Executors .. this first day September 1700. Presence Thos. Clifton,
      Chas. x Carty, Lucy Gregg, George Brent
      Nath. Crouch
      The above will was proved in open court .. the ninth day October 1700.
      BERMUDA SETTLERS OF THE 17TH CENTURY by Julia E. Mercer (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, 1982 [originally published serially in Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine as "Genealogical Notes from Bermuda," volumes XXIII-XXIX (1942-1947)

      "In July 1687 Gov. ROBERT ROBINSON writes that he has settled Mr GREEN as Judge of the Admiralty: 'He is a pretended lawyer and the best that I could find.'

      Will of WILLIAM GREEN of Paget, August 15, 1692. Wife MARY WATLINGTON 2 shares in occupation of WM LYNDSAY & FRANCIS WELLMAN in Paget & after her decease to my two nephews, NICHOLAS BRENT, 2nd son of my 1/2 sister, by my father, ELIZABETH, late wife of Capt. GEORGE BRENT, now or late in Potomack in Virginia and to the issue of the said NICHOLAS and for want of said issue to nephew ROBERT BRENT, 3rd son on sister ELIZABETH, and failing issue, to neice ELIZABETH

      To wife land in occupation of JOSHUA NASH & after her decease to nephew ROBERT BRENT and if these two nephews and neice should die without issue, these three shares to go to nephew GEORGE BRENT, the eldest son. Wife also has 2 1/2 cares of common land at Hungry Bay for her life & then to said ROBERT BRENT & his heirs.

      To nephew MARK ROBERTS son of 1/2 sister by my father, ANN, wife of JOHN ROBERTS a Broaker living at Turnestyle Alley in Drury, London, all these 2 other shares in Paget and for want of issue to MARK, these to go to other children of ANN.

      Wife to have all personal estate except large new silver tankard which I now expect from England by Mr. BENJAMIN STOWE, which I give to counsin MARY CHAMBERLAIN, wife of Dr. HUGH CHAMBERLAIN, the younger, & recommend my wife to be very kind to my relatives.

      Wife to have 6 negroes, all others to be sold for good of estate.

      Nephews GEORGE, NICHOLAS & ROBERT BRENT, £20 each & to neice ELIZABETH BRENT £60 to be paid into hands of brother-in-law Capt GEORGE BRENT & I give him my sett of gold shirt buttons & silver shoe buckles & all my law books. To mother in law (or stepmother) Mrs MARY GREEN, £20; sister ANN ROBERTS £40; MARK ROBERTS £50 and to other children £30. These legacies to be paid out of money in England in the hands of Mr. JOHN JENOUR, merchant of London. To Mrs MARY CHAMBERLAIN & her two children £20 each and to two cousins WILLIAM and JOHN HUNT £20 each; cousins ISABEL & SUSAN GREEN daughters of late uncle ANTONY GREEN of Canterburghe £20. Cousin ELIZABETH EDWARDS wife of WILLIAM EDWARDS wine cooper in London £20. Cousin ANN . . . wife of . . . of Acton, near London, duaghter of my mother's brother . . . WILSON, £10. To cousins, children of uncle GEORGE WILSON of Worchester, Glover, deceased £160 equally between them. To RICHARD JAMES ¬£5. JAMES BASSETT 50/s and to the poor of Paget £ and £5 to be expended on my tomb or monument.

      The of £60.18.5 due unto me in right of my wife from JOHN KIDGELL on a judgement unto my wife and her two brothers WILLIAM & JOHN WATLINGTON to be equally divided between them.

      Friends CHARLES WALKER, WILLIAM PITT, JOHN TUCKER, BENJAMIN WATLINGTON, to be Executors and to each £5. If wife die, estate to be divided between two sisters BRENT and ROBERTS. Executors to send copy of will to relatives in England and Virginia.


      Proved October 27, 1692.

      Note: FRANCIS WATLINGTON brother of MARY GREEN and of WILLIAM and JOHN died Intestate December 1687 & his widow ELIZABETH administered the estate. ELIZABETH & GEORGE BRENT had a grandson who married CATHERINE TRIMINGHAM in Bermuda. She was great granddaughter of the first TRIMINGHAM in the Colony
      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 364-365 Whereas a full end and settlement has been this day had made & agreed upon between me ROBT, CARTER Agent & Attorney of the Right Honble the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virga. & NICHOLAS BRENT Son & Exr. of his Father GEORCE BRENT deced late one of the Agents of the said Proprietors and whereas Nicho, Brent hath now paid his rent & arrears of rent for all the land held by his Father at the time of his death & by him devised among his children being 12407 acres according to an agreement between Robert Carter and Nicholas Brent and there appearing nothing more due unto the Proprietor from George Brents Estate I the said Robert Carter have released Nicholas Brent of and from all manner of Trouble suits & debts due .. 4th day July 1704.
      Robert Carter
      At a Court held 12th March 1706. This discharge upon the motion of Nicholas Brent Centl. is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
      Whereas Nicholas Brent Son Exr. of Capt. George Brent deced one of the lateAgents of the Proprietors of the Northern Neck hath this day paid unto me Robert Carter their present Agent & Attorney the sum of seventy pounds Sterl. being the suit rents and arrears of Quit rents of 12407 acres of land until Michas last held by the sd Capt. George Brent at the time of his death & by him devised among his children according to an acct under the said Nicho. Brents
      hand .. 4th day July 1704.
      Robert Carter
      At a Court held 12th March 1706 This Receipt upon the motion of Nicholas Brent Centl. is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
      1705-1706 Richmond Co VA Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 219)
      Richmond County Court 7th of November 1706
      - In an action of Debt betweene NICHOLAS BRENT of STAFFORD County, Gent., Plt. and ANDREW BAKER of St. Mary's Parish in Richmond County, Planter, Defendt., for five hundred fourty one pounds of tobbo., Defendt. being called and not appeareing, upon motion of Plt., Judgment is granted him agt. the Sherriff for the summe aforesd. unless Defendt. appeare att next Court and answer the action
      - Judgment being this day passed against the Sheriff unto NICHOLAS BRENT of STAFFORD County, Gent., Plt. for five hundred fourty one pounds of tobbo. for the non appeareance of ANDREW BAKER of St. Mary's Parish in Richmond County, Planter, Defendt. upon motion of the Sherrif, an Attachment is granted
      1705-1706 Richmond Co VA Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 226)
      Richmond County Court 5th of December 1706
      - In an action of Debt betweene NICHOLAS BRENT of STAFFORD County, Gent., Plt., and ANDREW BAKER of Sittenburne Parish in Richmond County, Defendt., for five hundred fourty one pounds of tobbacco due by Bill, Judgment being granted last Court to Plt. against the Sherrif for the summe aforesaid unless Defeault should appeare att this Court and answer the action, and Defendt. appeareing & offering no security or Bayle for the Debt, upon motion of Plt. the last Court's Order is confirmed and it is ordered that Colo. WM. TAYLOE, Sherrill, do pay to Plt. the summe of five hundred fourty one pounds of tobbo. together with costs of suite als exo
      - The Attachment granted last Court to the Sherriff against the Estate of ANDREW BAKER for the non appeareance of said ANDREW att the suite of NICHOLAS BRENT of STAFFORD County, Gent., for five hundred fourty one pounds of tobbo. is continued returnable to next Court for Judgmt.

      Contributed by: Edward White
      Attached is a deed to Robert Carter, that I abstracted today. I went up to check it because Sparacio has an order directing it to be recorded. Sparacio had a major gaff in saying it was 6385 acres which blew my map apart. Orig order was 1385.

      DW 3-343, 3/13/1704/5, 1/2/1705/6. NICHOLAS BRENT to ROBERT CARTER. £250 money of England. (2017 $59,477) 1385 acres. On the northwest side of Nomini, originally the land of John Rosier, Clerk by grant of Jan. 14, 1656/7, and sold by Rosier to Edmund Brent "of a good deed executed by said Edmund Brent" devised by will March 26, 1658 to his [Brentís] son, Edmund, who died in his minority. The land descended to his sister, Katherine "sister of the whole blood to son Edmund." [1662 Katherine patented it Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 555 (Reel 4).]
      Katherine died a minor without issue. The land descended to John Baldero of London, heir at law of Katherine. Baldero entered upon the land. He died seized of it and without issue. "By means whereon said land descended to Arthur Baldero, brother of John Baldero. He entered upon the land and died without an heir at law and without making legal disposition of the land. Whereupon George Brent of Stafford County, father of Nicholas Brent, and attorney of Arthur Baldero presented the land to the Proprietorís Office for escheat on July 3, 1691. George
      Brent received an escheat deed from the Proprietor, signed by William Fitzhugh, agent on October 1, 1694.
      The original patent to John Rosier was for 1050 acres. A survey by Alexander Spence on
      October 2, 1695 showed 1385 acres. George Brent then received a second patent for the 335 surplus acres on January 7, 1695/6.
      George Brent died with a will dated March 24, 1696/7 which devised the land to his eldest son and heir, George Brent. The second George died seized of the land, and by his will of September 1, 1700 devised it to Nicholas Brent, who entered the land.
      p. 347. 1/2/1705/6 Brentís tenants executed an agreement of attornment to Carter.
      Brent, Robert. grantee. 28 November 1694. [THIS IS CHURCH NECK LAND]
      Gen. note Northern Neck Grants No.2, 1694-1700, p. 83-86, fragment. Westmoreland County. Description: 300 acres escheat land. Butting eastwardly and southerly upon Nominy River, westerly upon the land of Richard Hawkins, northerly upon a small creek called Kings Creek. Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 83-86 (Reel 288). Originally to John Sturman 15 Sept 1651 sold by Sturman to Thos. Youell, who sold to Edmund Brent on 20 July 1655, who by his will of 26 March 1658 passed to his son, Edmund Brent, a minor. His guardian, his mother Rebecca, [Edmund?] entered the premises and died without issue, being a minor and no will. The land descended to his only sister Katherine, who likewise died seized of it during her minority without disposing of it. Rebecca, mother and widow of Edmund (1) entered an escheat. John Balderoe of London, eldest son of Margaret,
      sister of Edmund sued Rebecca and her [new] John Frodsham, who then knowing the indubitable right of Balderoe did go for England and Balderoe . . descended to him [Balderoe seized of it] as heir at law [a copy with portions missing] . . . Frodesham, her then husband did by deed sealed and . . . the land to Balderoe. Balderoe died w/o issue and it went to Arthur Balderoe, stationer of London . . . escheated for want of heirs of Arthur. Something about George Brent seeking it [other deed - was in possession of it] and Robert Brent of Stafford paid for it. Grant made to
      Robert Brent. Easterly and southerly on Nomini River and westerly upon Richard Hawkins, northerly on a
      small creek called Kings Creek, which divides this land and the land of Mr Speake as the original patent granted to Sturman will appear