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

Henry Dent

Male Aft 1746 - 1803  (< 55 years)


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  • Name Henry Dent  [1
    Born Aft 1746  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 1803  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I018365  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 

    Father George Dent,   b. Abt 1725, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1786, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Hawkins,   b. Abt 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Aft 1746  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tabbs,   b. Aft 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Hawkins Dent,   b. 1799, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F11589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 165.
      Capt. George Dent Sr's Will.
      I, George Dent of CC, am sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory and understanding. Firstly, I want my debts and funeral charges paid and my wife's thirds taken out.
      To my 3 single daughters, Slander, Joanna Greenfield, and Jane - a tract of land called Huckalbury Swamp, containing about 300 acres, so long as they live single. If one of them marries, then the other 2 to hold & possess the land during their singlehood. If a 2nd one of them marries, then the 1 remaining in a single state to hold & possess the land during the term of her living unmarried, after which, the land is to be equally divided between my 2 sons, Henry & George.
      To my sons Henry & George Dent - the rest of my lands, to be equally divided between them.
      To my 2 married daughters, to each of them - a young Negro of 10 or 12 years of age, Lhey having been provided for before.
      To my unmarried children - the rest of my personal estate, to be equally divided between them.
      Executors: my wife Eleanor and my 2 Sons, Henry & George. Signed Sep 12, 1785 - George Dent. Wit - John Marshall, Marcus Lattimer, Edward Hobart.
      Probated Dec 31, 1785 by all 3 executors and by the oaths of all 3 witnesses. Eleanor Dent, widow of Capt George Dent, late of CC, decd, quitted her claim to the bequest & devise made to her in the will of her sd husband dead, & elected, in lieu thereof, her dower, or third part, of the deed's estate, both real & personal. Letters Testamentary were granted to Eleanor Dent, Henry Dent, and George Dent, the executors; their securities were Gerard B. Causin & Hoskins Hanson
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 116_ Certificate of a stray. I certify that Henry Dent {my son) has brought before me a stray mare. Signed - Geo Dent. Recorded Jun 5, 1776.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 632.
      Susanna Hawkins, Will, October 29, 1800; March 3, 1801
      I, Susanna Hawkins of CC being of sound mind memory and understanding
      To sister Jane Hawkins, my part or moiety of the land on which I reside and which was purchased of Matthew Blair, and at her death to Henry Young.
      To sister Ruth Young, mulatto Betty for her use and at her death to my nephew Josias Young.
      I hereby liberate and set free Mulatto Nace, Charles, Sarah and negro Grace.
      To sister Ruth Young, a desk and book during her life and then to Alexander Young.
      To Josias Young, negro Tom.
      To Alexander Young, negro Cate
      To niece Martha Young, mulatto Grace.
      To niece Elizabeth Young, Mulatto Hariot.
      To nephew Robert Young, negroes Henry and Frank, a feather bed and furniture and a colt.
      To nephew Caleb Hawkins, a negroes Lidea and her youngest child, a clock and the use of negro Sam for 4 years after my death and then his freedom.
      To sister Jane Hawkins, negroes, Jane and her child during her life and then to the children of my sister Ruth Young. Also the use of negro Valentine for four years after my death and then his freedom.
      To niece Eleanor Dent, negroes Sophy and her child, a mahogany chest of drawers, my riding chair and carriage horse.
      To niece Jane Dent, negro Linder and her youngest child.
      To nephew Henry Dent, negro Moses.
      To nephew George Dent, eighty pounds current money.
      To sister Ruth Young, the use of a mahogany knife case with twelve silver table spoons and the knives and forks belonging to the case and after her death to her two daughters.
      To Susanna Parnham, negro Charlotte.
      To niece Mary Ashton, two silver kans.
      To niece Mary Hanson, a bed and furniture and a mare called Lovelin. Also, the use of negro Milly and her youngest child and after her death, to her children.
      To nephew Samuel Hawkins, negro Charity, a feather bed and furniture and three silver spoons.
      To nieces Eleanor Dent and Jane Dent, six silver table spoons
      To niece Eleanor Hamilton, forty pounds.
      To niece Martha Dorsett, forty pounds.
      To Caleb Hawkins, a feather bed and furniture.
      To niece Martha Young, a feather bed and furniture.
      To niece Elizabeth Young, a feather bed and furniture.
      I will that negro Charles shall have a home and be comfortably supported during his life.
      To Robert Young Jr., If my debts and legacies can be discharged with the residue of my estate, in that case, all my right to the land which I recovered by tiere facias* from Theophilus Robey or the money which may arise from said execution.
      Executor: sister Ruth Young and nephew Caleb Hawkins
      Signed: October 29, 1800
      Wit: Michael Jenifer Stone, John Digges, Benjamin Jameson
      * Tiere Facias - The principal defendant in a teire facias upon judgment entered on a warrant in a replevin bond, can not set off the use plaintiff's liability to him on a note upon which suit is still pending in another county.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044738] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.

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