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

Peter Dent

Male 1729 - 1785  (56 years)


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  • Name Peter Dent 
    Born 10 Jan 1728/29  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1785  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002118  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Peter Dent,   b. 13 Jan 1694/95, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Brooke,   b. 8 Oct 1709, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1726  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Eleanor Hawkins,   b. 17 Nov 1730, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 1755  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Dent,   b. 1755, Whitehaven on the Mattawoman in Piscataway Hundred of Prince George Co. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Cumberland, Alleghany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. William Dent,   b. 4 Mar 1756, Whitehaven on the Mattawoman in Piscataway Hundred of Prince George Co. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Dent,   b. Bef 1759, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F01433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne {Unproven} Tubman,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1803, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Aft Oct 1760  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Theodore Dent,   b. Nov 1760, Whitehaven on the Mattawoman in Piscataway Hundred of Prince George Co Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1815, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     2. Theodosha Dent,   b. 1761, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Eleanor Dent,   b. 27 Feb 1763, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)
     4. Joseph Dent,   b. 16 Dec 1764, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henrietta Dent,   b. Abt 1765, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1788, Upper Malborough, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     6. Martha Dent,   b. 28 Sep 1766, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frances Ann Dent,   b. Abt 1770, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1803 and 1838, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     8. William Dent,   b. 4 Feb 1773, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)
     9. Thomas Dent,   b. Abt 1774, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1800, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     10. George Dent,   b. Abt 1775, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F01434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 21, Peter Dent's Will.
      I, Peter Dent of CC, am in a perfect state of mind and memory, but life is uncertain. First, I want my just debts paid.
      To my wife Ann Dent - my whole estate, both real and personal, during her widowhood, but after death, my personal estate to be divided between daughters that are then single. If my wife marries, two thirds of my personal estate to be divided between my daughters then single. All my sons and daughters have liberty to live on my now dwelling plantation during their living single, unless it be the opinion of my executors that it would be to the advantage of my single children to sell the lands. Then I appoint my sons, George Dent and Theodore Dent to dispose of it far their benefit, as above.
      To my 3 sons, Theodore, Thomas, and William Dent my .. to be equally divided between them.
      I recommend to my 3 sons, Theodore, Thomas, and William, to be kind to my daughters, especially the youngest ,- if brother Joseph comes back they should forgive him ..
      executors: my wife Ann and my son Theodore Dent.
      signed 21, 1784 - Peter Dent.
      Wit - Walter McPherson, William Brawner, Elizabeth King,
      Probated Mar 26, 1785 by Ann Dent, executrix, and by Theodore Dent, executor, and by the oaths of witnesses McPherson and Brawner. Letters Testamentary were granted to Ann Dent & Theodore Dent, the executrix and executor afd; Walter McPherson & George Tubman were securities.
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      Served as a Pvt. under Capt. Thomas H. Marshall, 26th Bat., Charles Co. Maryland Mil. 1749, Settled on 180 acres of fathers land.
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      DENT, PETER, SR. Prince Georgets Co. 5 Oct 1757;23 Nov 1757
      Wifes Mary.
      Children: Elizabeth. Peter, William, Mary Beall, Lucy Hardy, Ann, Thomas, Walter, Eleanor, Barbara and Richard.
      Mentioned: Joseph Marlowe, Thomas Tenants.
      Land in Frederick Co. to William Dent.
      Tracts "Whitehaven." "The Barrens" to the main swamp at: Mattawoman,
      A paper, dated 5 Oct. 1757, came with the will.
      Extx: Mary Dent.
      Wit: Wm. Truman Stoddart, Kenelm Truman, Richard Truman Stoddart.
      Mary Dent., widow of Peter Dent, refused to adm will 30.386
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      TUBMAN, RICHARD, Charles Co. 24 May, 1762;6 Apr, 1767
      Children: George, Samuel, Richard, Henry, Eleanor/Ellanor and Sarah Tubman, Balance -to be divided equally amongst children, above-named.
      Ex: Son George Tubman.
      Wit: John Garner, Anne and Peter Dent, 35.337
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      William Dyer 100.207 CH 15.0.11 Jun 27 1769 Sep 6 1769
      Appraisers: Thomas Marshall, Peter Dent.
      Creditors; Thomas Clagett for David Dalyell George Oswald & Co., Joseph Aderton,
      Next of kin: Thomas Dyar, Edward Dyer,
      Administrator: John Dyer,
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 279 RACHEL BROOKE 06/09/1789
      Bequeaths to:
      . Rev. Mr. Brooke --brother
      -to have all testatrix's part of "Dann on Rocke" and the land whereon testatrix lives on condition
      -to Rev. Brooke to have the above named land on the condition that testatrix's sister secures the right "if not my parr of Nottingham" to him
      -to have "Cate" and her children after the decease of testatrix's two sisters Ann Harris and Elizabeth Brooke
      -to have the residue of the estate except for 1 bed and furn, and should he choose to live on testatrix's dwelling plantation that testatrix's sister Elizabeth is to have a right to live with him
      -named executor of the will
      2. Ann Harris --sister
      -to have the use of Negro "Cate during her natural life
      3. Elizabeth Brooke --sister
      -to have the sum of "Jamy" and "Fan" for her natural Life
      -to have 1 bed and furn
      4. Dr. Brooke --brother
      -to have "Rachel"
      -to have hogshead of tobacco
      5. Sister Belt
      -to have the use of "Anne" and her increase during her life and after her decease
      'Anne" and her increase to be sold and the proceeds given to the two children of testator's brother Thomas Brooke
      -to have the colt of testatrix's riding mare
      6. Peter Dent -nephew
      -to have Negro woman "Sall' and he is to pay the value of "Sall" to his brother
      -7 William Dent --nephew
      -to have the value of Negro woman "Sall" paid to him by his brother
      8. Richard Brandt --nephew
      -to have Negro "Bob" and to pay 1/2 of the value to his brother
      9. Sister Estep
      -to have riding mare
      -testatrix's sheep to he divided between her and testatrix's sisters Ann Harris and Elizabeth Brooke and brother C. Brooke
      Memorandum; "Sir, my sister Rachel desires you will Right her will inclosed you have what she desired me to set down you will see in the Doctr. Legacy his name might be mentioned in the fir of the line and many other plases to correct please to do this as soon as you can my Sister is very weak she has not anything of the flux all the rest of the family are well her maid that has tended my Sister has not had the least Simton of the flux if you will come and see this Executed she will not desire you to come in the House she can set at the dore and you and the other evidences may stand at a distance please to bring good ink with you. I am Sir your Humble servant Elizabeth Brooke
      This not fit for Record it fails little time if you will let me know as he returns from the shop when I will endeavour to get the other evidences Sir die land called Nottingham lays in 'Washington County my Brother Isaac left to my sisters Rachel sister Estep and myself i think it be sufficient to say her part of Nortingham in that County there is but one young mair and no other except the one left to Sister Estep three sheep to sister Estep as to this Land its called the Vinyard my Brother is to have all that she has a Right to only mention the County Dann on Rock Creek Montgomery County I am afraid munday Will be too late pray be as Quick as possible let me know when you will come and if you can bring any Evidences with you.
      Elizabeth Brooke
      Then Chief my Sister complains of at this time is the want of appetite she cant eat but to little its not suficient to report nature pray come as soon as possible if this is not plain enough please to come up you may have a Table in the Barn there is severel on the back of which Will was thus written
      Then came: Elizabeth Brooke
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 379.
      At the request of Peter Dent Jr, the following deed was recorded on Feb 28, 1749[/50].
      Feb 13, 1749[/50] from Peter Dent Sr of Prince Georges County, to Peter Dent Jr of the same county, for 150 , all that messuage in CC and near the west side of Matowoman Run, and bounded by a tract of land called White Haven, now in the possession of the afd Peter Dent Sr, containing about 180 acres. Signed - Pet: Dent. Wit - William Dent, Eliza Dent. Mary Dent, wife to the sd Peter Dent, released her dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 30. At the request of Peter Dent, Jr. the following Deed was recorded February 25, 1749/50
      Indenture made February 13, 1749/50; Peter Dent, Sr., in consideration of the sum of 50 pounds currency paid by Peter Dent, Jr., has sold all that messuage or tenement lying in Prince George's County and near Mattawoman swamp called Whitehaven containing 50 acres. Signed Peter Dent in the presence of William Dent, Elizabeth Dent and acknowledged before John Hepburn and at the same time Mary Dent wife of Peter Dent, Sr., relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 447.
      At the request of Peter Dent Jr, the following deed was recorded on Feb 4, 1750[/1].
      Feb 4, 1750[/1] from George Parker of CC, Gentleman, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Peter Dent Jr of Prince Georges County, Gentleman, for 5 shillings sterling and for divers other good causes, all that remaining part of a tract of land in Pamunkie Neck in Prince Georges County, devised to sd Elizabeth by the will of William Hutchison, her late father, deceased, for 460 acres but now supposed to contain 183 acres, 277 acres thereof being heretofore sold to Thomas Marshall by sd Elizabeth and William Pile, her late husband. Signed - Geo. Parker, Eliz_ Parker. Wit - Will Eilbeck, Dan: of St Thos Jenifer.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 455.
      At the request of Peter Dent Jr, the following deed was recorded on Mar 12, 1750[/1].
      Mar 12, 1750[/1] from George Parker of CC, Gent:, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Peter Dent Jr of Prince Georges County, Gent:. By CC deed dated Feb 4, 1750[/1], afd George Parker and Eliza, his wife, sold to afd Peter Dent Jr. all that remaining parcel of land in Pamonkey Neck in Prince Georges County, devised to sd Elizabeth by the will of William Hutchison, her late father, deceased, for 460 acres, but then supposed to contain 183 acres, 277 acres thereof being before sold to Thomas Marshall by sd Elizabeth and William Pile, her late husband. The land afd, so as afd sold to afd Peter Dent Jr by the deed afd, is not described by any name or with sufficient certainty as to the quantity of acres which the same may contain. This deed witnesses that sd George Parker & Eliza, his wife, for 5 shillings sterling, and to make a clear estate to sd Peter Dent Jr, and for divers other causes, have granted to sd Peter Dent Jr, all that remaining part of a tract of land called Carrick, now lying in CC but formerly in Prince Georges County and in the freshes of Potomack River in Pomonkee Neck, granted to William Hutchison on May 1, 1698 for 462 acres, the remaining part now containing about 185 acres, 277 acres thereof having been formerly sold to Thomas Marshall, as afd. Signed - Geo Parker, Eliza (E her mark) Parker. Wit - Will Eilbeck, Dan: of St Thos Jenifer.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 457.
      At the request of George Parker, the following deed was recorded on Mar 13, 1750(/1].
      Mar 13, 1750/1 from Peter Dent Jr of Prince Georges County, to George Parker of CC. By CC deed dated Feb 5, 1750, afd Peter Dent Jr sold to sd George Parker, all that remaining parcel of land in Pamonkey Neck in Prince Georges County, devised to Elizabeth Parker, the wife of George Parker, by the will of William Hutchison, her late father, deceased, for 460 acres, but then supposed to contain 183 acres, 277 acres thereof being before sold to Thomas Marshall by sd Elizabeth and William Pile, her late husband. The land afd, so as afd sold to afd George Parker by the deed afd, is not described by any name or with sufficient certainty as to the quantity of acres which the same may contain. This deed witnesses that sd Peter Dent Jr, for 5 shillings sterling, and to make a clear estate to sd George Parker, and for divers other causes, George Parker & his wife, have granted to sd Peter Dent Jr, all that remaining part of a tract of land called Carrick, now lying in CC but formerly in Prince Georges County and in the freshes of Potomack River in Pamunkie Neck, granted to William Hutchison on May 1, 1698 for 462 acres, the . remaining part now containing about 185 acres, 277 acres thereof having been formerly sold to Thomas Marshall, as afd. Signed - Peter Dent Jr. Wit - Will Eilbeck,
      ===
      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber TT; 1808-1812;
      Folio 24 RICHARD DENT I 1/10/1808 01/31/1810
      Bequeath to:
      l. William Beall --nephew (son of sister Mary Beall)
      -to have all the land the testator possesses or has any right
      -named executor of the will
      2. Walter Dent --nephew (son of brother Walter Dent)
      -to have the tun of $500.00
      3. Samuel Dent --nephew (son Of brother William)
      -to have the sum of $500.00
      4. Theodore Dent --nephew (son of brother Peter)
      -to have the sum of $400.00
      5. Martha Tubman
      -to have Negro boy "David" who the testator purchased from Charles Tubman
      -to have 6 silver table spoons, 6 tea spoons, and a pair of tea tongs all silvcr
      6. Polly Magruder -daughter of Col. John Beanes
      -to have the sum of $400.00. 6 silver table spoons, 6 silver tea spoons and a pair of silver tea Longs
      Witnesses William Dement
      George Adams (mark)
      Caleb Vernon (?)
      Then came: Williarn Dement and George Adams
      Note: the testator signed the will in his own hand
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (142). The mark of Peter Dent Jr (a crop and a hole in each ear) was recorded Dec 15, 1753.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 306. Deed, of Gift. I, Peter Dent of CC, for the natural affection I have for my daughter, Mary Dent, Jr, and for divers other good causes, 1 give her a Negro girl named doe and her future increase, sd Negro girl being now at "sixtee years of age" and in my possession. Signed mar 15, 1759 - Peter Dent Jr. Wit - Alen Davis, Walter Hanson. Recorded Mar 15, 1759.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Nanjemoy or Durham Parish: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 446-476: WHITE HAVEN DOCK: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Matthews, Thomas: Surveyed Thomas Mathews, 8 July 1743, beginning at a bounded white oak, the last bound tree of MANNINGS DISCOVERY, patented 8 July 1743: Other Tracts Mentioned: MANNINGS DISCOVERY; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,

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