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

Rebecca Dent

Female 1737 - 1770  (33 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Dent  [1, 2
    Born 1737  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Dec 1770  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Marshall Hall Cemetery, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I001490  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 

    Mother Anne Herbert,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1764, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F00857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Thomas Dr. Marshall,   b. 6 Apr 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1829, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Elizabeth Marshall,   b. 18 Jan 1765, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     3. Anne Marshall,   b. 20 Jan 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1784, "Cedar Hill" Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. George Dent Marshall,   b. 19 Jan 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. George Hanson Marshall,   b. 16 Mar 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1775, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Family ID F00856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Gerald, Herbert P. "Marshall Bible Records." National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 15 (1927), 36-41.
      Gerald, Herbert P. "Marshall Hall Burying Ground at Marshall Hall, Md." Maryland Historical Magazine, 24 (1929), 172-176.

      This stone inscribed to the memory of Mrs. Rebecca Marshall Daughter to Col George Dent and Anne his wife who departed this life on ye 5th day of Dec 1770 in the 33rd year of her age by her loving husband thomas Hanson Marshall

      pg 327&341(wife of Thomas Hanson), 327(mother of Elizabeth), 341(mother of Mary); Piscataway or St. John's Parish now called Prince George's - (1689-1878) Index to register by Louise Joyner Hienton

      Daugher of Col. George Dent and Anne Herbert

      "Rebecca Marshall, wife of Thomas Hanson Marshall, Departed this Life on Wensday morn'g about 7 oClock, on the 5th Day of Decr. Anno Dom. 1770 in the 33 year of her age."

      mm note: this was a transcription error where he shows at age 55. I've personally seen the tombstone and it reads 33 years old
      Newman, Harry Wright,
      Charles County Gentry : a genealogical history of six emigrants, Thomas Dent, John Dent, Richard Edelen, John Hanson, George Newman, Humphrey Warren, all scions of armorial families of old England who settled in Charles County, Maryland, and their descendants showing migrations to the South and West
      Washington D.C.: The author, 1940, 335 pgs.

      Tomb at Marshall Hall: "Rebecca Marshall daughter of Colonel George Dent and Anne his wife who departed 5 December 1770 in the 55 year ....erected by her loving husband Thomas Hanson Marshall."
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      Lucy Heaberd Stoddert 98.226 CH 737.14.0 Mar 2 1769 Mar 15 1769
      Appraisers: Thomas Marshall, Thomas Marshall (1).
      Creditors: William T. Stoddert, James Lawson for self and John Temple.
      Next of kin: William T. Stoddert, Kenelm Truman Stoddert.
      Administrator: William Smallwood.
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      DENT, ANN, Charles Co. 4 May, 1764
      20 Jun, 1764
      To dau. Elizabeth Harrison, clothes.
      To dau. Mary A. Cox, clothes.
      To dau. Anne Ireland, Mulatto Tom, horses, stock.
      To son George Dent, still, candlestands, other.
      To Eleanor McPharling, Negro wench, Moll, during her life and at her decease to her son Herbert Blackiston.
      To dau. Margaret Greenfield, Negzo man Dick.
      To son John Dent, Negro man, Carpenter, and other.
      To dau. Sarah Dent, negro girl, Sarah, horses, furniture.
      To dau. Rebecca Marshall, Negro wench Cate that works in the house, clothing.
      To dau. Letty Stoddert, Negro man, Phill, cattle, clothing.
      To granddau. Anne Herbert Dent, Negro boy James son of Tom and Cate, furniture.
      To grandson William Herbert Ireland, Negro boy, Phill, furniture, mare.
      To granddau. Anne Dent, furniture.
      To granddau. Anne Alexander, dishes.
      To grandson Harbert Blackiston, silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Marshall, lesser silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Stoddert, tablespoons.
      Residue of estate to son John Dent, ex.
      Wits Joseph Thompson. 32. 161
      ===
      === Rebecca single in 1754
      DENT, GEORGE,Charles Co. 29 Apr 1754
      15 June 1754
      To wife Anne Dent, 1/2 of lands and plantation wherson I now live, beginning at uppermost bound tree or post on the river side near Mr. Richard Thompson's house and down to River till It will Include the now dwelling house out houses, orchard and 50 foot tobacco house, by a line to be drawn east or easterly from the river side to the exterior bounds of my land by or near James Latimore's., and so as to exclude the dwelling house where my son George now lives; also following Negroes: James and Sue his wife, Tom and Kate his wife, Phill and Moll his wife., Carpenter and Kate his wife.. Roger and Dick the son of Kate Carpenters wife; also 1/2 of personal estate.

      To son George Dent, other half part of lands,, Negroes: Old Dick.. Boson, Charles and Casar (having heretofore given him three others, vizt. Nasey, Phillis and Robin) with 1/2 of the cattle, hogs, horses and sheep.

      To son John Dent,. lands at Mattawoman called "Clarks Inheritance" and "Clarks Purchase," 500 a. each tract, which lands were lately made over to him by deed of gift from myself and wife. Also another tract. called "O'Dents Levels" adj the other lands,. 280 a. and following Negroes: Dick at Mattawoman, Bob, Britannia, Will, Moll and Old Bess

      To dau Elizabeth., now the wife of Mr. Richard Harrison, I confirm the Negroes I gave to her In marriage, Sukier Jack and James, a boy. Also the reversion of the lands I purchased of Newman Tomkins (where Capt. Bates now lives) and after her decease to my heirs,

      To my four daus, Anne Ireland, Sarah,. Rebecca and Letty Dent. lands at Mattawoman upper quarter.

      To dau Sarah Dent, Negroes, Hannah.. Solomon and Dinah.

      To dau Rebecca Dent, Negroes, Little Moll, Letty and Nancy.

      To daus Mary Alexander., Eleanor Blackiston, Margaret Greenfeild (having been already provided for by me an their marriages), each a gold ring of 30 shillings value with this Inscription (In memory of George Dent).
      Sons George and John Dent, exs.
      Wits Ignatious Doyne, Joe. Thompson, Richd. Thompson. 29. 193
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      William Chandler 16.100 CH 977.13.7 Nov 18 1730 Jan 4 1730
      Appraisers: Robert Hanson, Matthew Stone.
      Creditors: John Hevirie (?), Martha Yoakley.
      Next of kin: Gerard Fowke, George Dent.
      Executors: William Brent, William Neale, Henry Neale,
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 465. At the request of John Dent, the following deed was recorded on Mar 26, 1751.
      We, George Dent and Ann Dent of CC, for the natural love which we have for our son, John Dent of CC, and for 5 shillings sterling, we give John 2 tracts of land lying formerly in Prince Georges County but since part of that County by a late Act of Assembly has been annexed to CC. Sd lands appear to lie in CC, the one called Clarks Inheritance, the other Clarks Purchase, said to contain 500 acres each. To have and to hold after the death of either of us, George or Ann, Clarks Inheritance, except such small part thereof as is cleared and occupied by Stephen Lomax, a tenant now living thereon. And after the death of each of us, George and Ann, sd John Dent to enjoy the other tract called Clarks Purchase. If, however, sd John Dent shall die before he is possessed of sd lands, or being so possessed should die without lawful issue and without disposing of the lands by his will or otherwise, then we, George and Ann, in consideration of the natural love which we have for our daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of William Pen, Sarah; Rebeccah, and Liley [Letey?] Dent, do give them the 2 tracts, and if a daughter dies without issue, the survivors to enjoy the whole, and in case they all die without issue, we give the 2 tracts to the right heirs of us. Signed Feb 23, 1750[/1] - Geo Dent, Ann Dent. wit - Robt Yates, Arthur
      Lee. Afd Ann, the wife of George Dent, relinquished her right in the lands within mentioned. {The deed was examined and corrected by the original deed on Nov 23, 1773 by the Commissioner appointed for that purpose by Richd Fendall, Clk}

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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 380. Nov 10, 1759 from Edward Cole Jr of CC, Gent, to Thomas Hanson Marshall of Prince Georges County, Gent, for 100 , all those two parts of a tract of land (being part of a tract of land called Carrick lying in Pomonkey Neck in CC), the first part being bounded by a tract of land called Charley (now in possession of Thomas Marshall and Thomas Hanson Marshall), thence to a conveyance from William Pile and wife to Mr. Thomas Marshall (which deed is dated 1728 & recorded in Prince Georges County) being likewise part of Carrick. The other part above mentioned begins at the end of the 8th course of the afd conveyance from William Pile and wife to Mr, Thomas Marshall, then to a tract of land known by the name of Brents Land. The parts above mentioned contain and are laid out for about 90 acres. Signed - Edwd Cole Jr. Wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer, Dan Jenifer. Sarah Cole, the wife of sd Edward Cole Jr, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Nov 17, 1759.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 382. Nov 10, 1759 from Capt Thomas Hanson Marshall of Prince Georges County, to Edward Cole Jr of CC, for 100 sterling, two parts of parcels of land, the first parcel being part of the Pastures Enlargement and part of Marshalls Adventure, situated in Pomonkey Neck in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Carrick, Brunt's line, a conveyance from sd Cole to sd Marshall dated today, a conveyance from Capt. John Stodart to Mr. Thomas Marshall. The other part is of the above mentioned Carrick, being part of a conveyance from William Pile and wife to Mr. Thomas Marshall, bounded by Brents Land. The parcels above mentioned, together, contain and are laid out for about 90 acres. Signed - Thos Han Marshall. Wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer, Dan Jenifer. Rebecca Marshall, wife of the sd Thomas Hanson Marshall, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Nov 28, 1759.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 314-86: CLARKS INHERITANCE: 500 acres; Possession of - 500 Acres - Herbert, William: : Surveyed 3 June 1663 for Ralph Clarke on the North side of the main fresh run at the head of Mattawoman creek called Nateing.: Conveyance notes - 500 Acres - Philip Lynes from John Godson; 15 May 1677, Charged in Prince Georges County,,

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