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

Jane Brent

Female 1736 - 1804  (~ 68 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Jane Brent 
    Born Jan 1735/36  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jul 1804  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017680  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Brent,   b. 1704, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1751, "Brentfield", Charles County, Maryland. - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mary Wharton,   b. Abt 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1773, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 6 May 1729  Durham Church, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Digges,   b. Abt 1731, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1795, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 7 May 1764  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Digges,   b. Abt 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1814, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     2. Henry Digges,   b. Abt 1767, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1810, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Francis Digges,   b. Abt 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1827, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F11281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 198.
      Jane Digges, Will, July 17, 1803; July 10, 1804
      I, Jane Digges of CC, being in perfect health of body, disposing mind memory and understanding;
      To son John Diggs, negroes; Solomon, Mike, Paul, Jane and Alice.
      To son Henry Diggs, negroes; Harry & his wife Henny, Sarah & Suckey daughters of Henney & Harry.
      To son Francis Diggs, negroes; Bob & his wife Sarah, Peter son of Bob & Sarah.
      To granddaughter Maria Diggs, negroes; Marey and Mintey.
      To granddaughter Patsy Diggs, negro Liddey.
      To grandson George Digges, negro Sarah.
      To grandson Robert Digges, 60 pounds current money, paid when he is of age by my three sons John, Henry and Francis.
      To the Reverend Henry Pile and the Reverend Charles Sewall, 5 dollars each.
      To three sons John, Henry and Francis, the remainder of my negroes, all my household and kitchen furniture, money, bonds, notes.
      Executor: sons John Digges, Henry Digges and Francis Digges
      Signed: July 17, 1803 Jane Digges
      Wit: Robert Brent, Mary Brent, Ann Maria Brent

      ===
      BRENT, ROBERT, Charles Co. 3 Feb 1750 27 April 1751
      To wife Mary Brent, Negroes: Joss, Gabriel, Cate, Mott, Aron and Henny, cattle and furniture. That Negro Bell and her son Basil, and Cate and her dau. Lucy In Virginia and their increase to be sold to raise 100 pounds sterl. for use of my dau, Mary,
      To dau. Jane at: age 16 or day of marriage, Negroes: David, Terry, Lettice, Monica and Harry and cattle.
      To son Robert remaining part of estate.
      Joseph Pile, ex.
      ===
      BRENT, MARY., Charles Co. 8 Jan 1773 1 Feb 1773
      To grandson Robert Brent, Negro man Joshua, when twenty one years of age, hIs father to have him until then.
      To grandson John Diggs, Negro man Gabrill, tea chest and silver plate when twenty one years of age, his father to use same until then.
      To dau, Jean Diggs, furniture and wearing apparel.
      To son Robert Brent, couch, skillet, mortar and pestle.
      To dau. Mary Brent, living in the Convent at Anwerp [Belgium]., 20; If she dies the sum to be sent to the Superintendant of the Convent.
      To son and dau. Robert Brent and Jean Diggs, residue of personal estate.
      Son, Robert Brent and son-In-law, Henry Diggs, exs.
      Wits Joshua Sanders; Ignatius Winter. 39.197
      ===
      Children of Jane Brent and Henry Daniel Digges are:

      i. Francis Digges was born ABT 1770 in Charles County, Maryland. He married Eleanor Brent 1787 in Charles County, Maryland, daughter of Robert Brent and Anna Maria Parnham. She was born 11 FEB 1770 in Charles County, Maryland, and died 21 MAY 1822 in Charles County, Maryland.

      ii. John Digges was born ABT 1785 in Charles County, Maryland. He married Jane Smith. She was born ABT 1789.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 241. Nov 1, 1785 from the Revd Charles Henry Wharton of Newcastle County, Delaware, to Cornelious Barber of St. Mary's County, for 1200 , all that part of a tract of land in CC called Baltimores Gift, containing about 300 acres of land, marsh included, of which Jane Digges, aunt of the sd Charles Henry Wharton died seized. Signed - Charles H. Wharton. Wit - W Perry, Wm Hayward.
      Talbot County. I certify that Charles H. Wharton appeared in open Court on Nov 1, 1785, and acknowledged the within deed and the lands and premises. Signed - Benin Stevens, Clk.
      Nov 1, 1785. Received the 1200 above mentioned. Signed - Charles Henry Wharton. Wit - JA Thomas. Recorded Apr 6, 1786.