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

Edmund Brent

Male Abt 1605 - 1659  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Edmund Brent 
    Born Abt 1605  Larke Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jul 1659  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019578  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 

    Father Richard Brent,   b. 1573, Larke Stoke, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1652, Larke Stoke, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Reed,   b. 1578, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1631, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1594  Larke Stoke, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Hall,   d. Aft 30 Jul 1679, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1645  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Brent,   b. Abt 1650, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1669, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     2. Edmund Brent,   b. Abt 1658, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1669, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F12126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 17 Dec 1662, Page 42, 43, 44
      Francis Gray, Plt.; William Heard, admn. to Samuell Parker, Def.; Heard, admn. of Joane Parker, wife of Samuel Parker, dec'd, demands 425# of principal tobacco and cask; bill of debt binding Samuell Parker and Henry Lilly to pay Richard Stearman 420# of tobacco; 6 Jun 1656; /s/ Samuel Parker, Henry Lilly (mark); wit. Thomas Broughton, John Martine

      Letter of atty.: Richard Stearman who married the relict widow of Edmond Brent, dec'd, appoints Mr. Francis Gray his atty.; 17 May 1660; /s/ Richard Stearman; wit. Thomas Pope, Ralph Elstone; defendant request non-suit; granted;
      petition entered by William Heard showing that Francis Gray in action of debt and never demanded it; court orders payment to Heard of 140# of tobacco

      Francis Gray, Plt., William Robisson, Def.; petition of Francis Gray atty. of Capt. Bainham shows that William Robisson stands indebted to petitioner for 25 arms lengths of Roanoke by order of the court in Westmoreland County

      Plaintiff produced copies of order of the court under Mr. John Rynes, then clerk of the court in Virginia as follows

      At a Court held in Westmoreland County 31 Mar 1657
      Present: Lt. Col. Nathaniell Pope, Maj. John Hollowes
      Mr. Gerrard Fowke, Mr. Walter Brandhurst,
      Mr. John Hiller, Mr. James Baldendge

      Whereas Capt. Giles Brent arrested William Robisson for taking away of a canoe of his which cost 35 arm lengths of Roanoke and the said Robisson not appearing the court does order that Capt. Bainham sheriff En default; order shall pass against him for the payment of the 35 arm lengths of Roanoke; /s/ John Rynes, clerk

      At a Court held in Westmoreland County 20 Oct 1657
      Commissioners Present: Col. Thomas Speake,
      Lt. Col. Nathaniell Pope, Mr. Walter Braudhurst,
      Mr. John Dodman, Mr. James Baldrige, Capt. Alexander Bainham

      regarding court order of 31 Mar 1657; Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 4 Nov 1662, Page 45 Capt. Benham, then sheriff, did not bring Robisson to court; therefore Benharn ordered to pay Brent; /s/ John Rynes, clerk; mentions deposition of Francis Maylard;

      Petition and arrest not agreeing, the defendant craves non-suit; granted
      Francis Gray, Plt.; James Lee, Def ; petition regarding debt of 2000# tobacco with cask; bond for person's appearance at court at a time, when there was no court; bond void and out of date; plaintiff non-suited and to pay costs
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      Thomas and Susannah Gerard had 11,000 acres from Lord Baltimore known as St. Clement's Manor and St. Clement's Island in 1638-1639. Thomas was involved in the uprising in St. Marys Co, MD and left to settle on lands in Westmoreland County, Virginia, where he died.
      Jan and List: Below is an interesting account of a suburban type lifestyle that Thomas GERRARD, John WASHINGTON, and other MD ex-patriots lived in VA. "The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEEE, then deceased, Henry CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London. It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country once during the year...
      Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini resided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and Andrew MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further upthe river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON, Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" from Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)
      Pat Obrist
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      Northumberland/Westmoreland Co. Va Court Records
      p.40. Mr Edmund Brent files mark for hogs and cattle. 3 Sept 1655.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:

      p.69. Patent. 19 Oct 1653. R1 Bennett Esqr, etc. grants Mr Jno Rosier, Clerk, 700 acres in Northumberland Co on N.W. side Nominy River. Adjs a small branch dividing the land from that surveyed for Lewis Burwell deceased, N by W parellel to Mominy River bounding on a tract surveyed for Tho Youll, S by W on Nominy river. This land due Mr Rosier viz: 500 acres part thereof granted to Major Lewis Burwell 17 Nov 1650, and by Burwell assigned to Tho Youll and by him assigned to Rosier. The 200 residue on the North of the 500 acres, due for the transportation of 4 persons into the colony.

      P.69 John Rosier assigns above to Edmund Brent merchant. 31 Mar 1657. Wit: Giles Brent. John Wethers. (prob. Withers).

      P. 69 Elizabeth Rosier, wife of John Rosier, relinquishes rights in above. 31 Mar 1657. Wit: Giles Brent. John Wethers.

      p.70. Walter Brodhurst, Atty of John Wood, assigns interest in "this patent" to Isaac Allerton Junr Gent. 31 March 1657. Signed Walt'r Brodhurst. Wit: Gerrard Fowke. Jo Hiller. Ack and rec 31 Mar 1657. Note in margin "The patt is Recorded fo: 21 being Deo Watts Patt". See next Entry.

      p.70. P of A. 20 March 1656/7. John Wood to Mr Walter Brodhurst to make over foregoing land To Mr Isaac Allerton. The land, 300 acres S of Machoticke, having beenn bought from Geo Watts.
      Wit: Signed John Wood
      Nicho Jerneaux
      John Bims Jr.
      Both names of witnesses difficult to read and subject to correction. The second witness may possibly be "John Jines Jr'-it is really illegible.
      Recorded 31 March 1657

      p.70. Lease. 5 Apl 1656. Cuthbert Felpe to Isaac Allerton. 300 acres granted him by Jno Wood for 7 years.
      Wit: Signed Cuthbert Felpe
      Peeter Le Febur
      Recorded 31 Mar 1657

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pgs.
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      BRENT, EDMUND, 26 March 1658; 20 July 1659. Wife Rebecca exx. and guardian; son Edmund my two plantations at Nominy; dau. Katherine plantation at Aquia River and land at Peace 300 acres; children under age; Witness; Giles Brent.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/washington.txt
      URL title: Washington and his Neighbors; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 4, No. 1, 1895
      Note:
      JOHN BOLDERO, of London, harberdasher, married MARGARET, EDMUND BRENT's sister, and had Arthur Boldero, a London stationer, and John, a haberdasher, which last was heir to Edmund Brent, deceased, in 1674.
      Edmund Brent's will (March 26, 1658 - June 28, 1659), mentions wife Rebecca, son Edmund, Jr., and daughter Catharine. They were all three dead by 1674.
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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol XXIII; Abstracted by Beverley Fleet

      p.7l. Capt Giles Brent attorney of Edw Deane who is co-partner with
      Richd Codsford assigns all interest that Codsford has "to this Pattent"
      to Charles Ashton. 31 Maroh 1657.
      Wits Signed Giles Brent
      Edmond Brent
      Tho Wilsford Aok and rec 31 Mar 1657.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 20, 1976 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 167
      INQUISITIONS ON ESCHEATED LAND
      1665 -1676

      Westmoreland Co., Va. 19 8ber [Oct.] 1669.
      John Washington, deputy escheator for the County of Westmoreland by commission 9ber 1669. Writ 29 Oct. 1669. Jury find that Edmond Brent [Thomas scratched out] at the tyme of his death was seized of 1050 acres and that the said Brent disposed of his land to his son Edmond Brent and in default of his heires to his daughter Katherine Brent which said Edmund and Katherine are both deceased without heires, therefore wee doe find the land to escheat.
      Morgan (M I) James Tho: White
      William Horton Jno. Lord
      Tho. Hindsman Tho: Phillips
      Rich. (R S) Sampson Estrange Mordan
      Ro. Polett Tho. Pope
      Jno. (J) Carpenter
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 20, 1976 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 168
      INQUISITIONS ON ESCHEATED LAND
      1665 -1676

      Westmoreland Co., Va. 6 May 1670. John Washington, escheator for Westmoreland County, commission 2 Nov. 1669. Writ 29 Oct. 1669. Jury find that Edmund Brent at the tyme of his death was seized of 300 acres upon the south side of Potomack River abutting easterly and southerly Nomini River, westerly upon the land of Rich. Hawkins, northerly upon a small creeke called Queenes Creeke which devideth this land and the land of Mr. Speake; that Brent disposed of his land to his sonne Edmund Brent and in default of his deires to his daughter Katherine Brent, which said Edmund and Katherine are both deceased without heires and wee findethe land to excheate.
      Willm. Overed Jno. Lord
      Joseph (J) Churnell Tho. (B) Butler
      Cornelius (X) Morfero Mich. Willington
      George (B) Browne Rich. (R) Searles
      Jno. Quigley Jno. Smith
      Daniell Listun Nicho. Spencer
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 420
      KATH: (Katherine) BRENT, daughter of Ed: Brent, dec'd., 300 acs. Northumberland Co., N.E. upon Quiough Riv., S.E. upon land of Capt. Giles Brent. 9 Dec 1662, p. 79, (554). (Capt. Gyles Brent, 4 May 1653, assigned to sd. Edm: Brent & by him given by will to sd. Kath.)
      SAME. 1050 acs. Same Co. & date, P. 80 (555). On N.W. side of Nomeny Riv., a small branch dividing this & land surveyed for Lewis Burrell, decd., now in possession of Capt. Robt. Henfeild. ( Jno. Rosier, 14 Jan. 1656, assigned to Edmond Brent, who by will &c. as above.)
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 99
      REBECCA STEREMAN, 1050 aci., W'moreland Co., 3 Oct. 1670. p. 378. Escheated from Edmond Brent, dec'd.. by inquisition, &c., under Major Jno. Washington, Depty. Esch'r., 19. -Nov, 1669; now granted, &c.

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