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

George Brent

Male Abt 1660 - 1700  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name George Brent 
    Birth Abt 1660  "Woodstock", Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 9 Oct 1700  Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15466  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2023 

    Father George Brent,   b. 1640, Defford, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1694, Woodstock, Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Green,   b. Abt 1644, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Mar 1686, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1660  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      1696-1702 Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records Liber A, [Elise Greenup Jourdan]; Indenture, 20 September 1696
      From: LUKE ROAD, late of Anne Arundel County, now of Baltimore County, planter.
      To: MORDICAI MOORE of Anne Arundel County, merchant
      Price: 90 pounds sterling
      Property: All the 300 acre tract called "Aaron" formerly in Charles County, now in P. G. County, and now occupied by said MOORE: near Annacostin Ffort; bounded by land of LUKE GREEN and a ridge between Oxon and the eastern branch; 300 acres according to the certificate of survey returned to the land office in St. Mary's City, 17 March 1687. Signature: LUKE ROAD
      Ackn'd: LUKE ROAD, 18 February 1696/7
      Recorded: 20 February 1696/7, Vol. A, Page 35
      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press];
      Page 46-48 At a Court held for Stafford County 9th day of Octobr. 1700.
      Will of GEORGE BRENT. I George Brent of Woodstock in Virga. contemplating the uncertainties of this life do make my last will and testament ., all my worldly estate is to be disposed of .. to my loving Brother NICHOLAS BRENT I give all my land and rights to land given me by my Fathers will in Kingdom of England .. my dwelling house and all the lands & tenements with the appurtenances thereunto belonging according as it is by my Fathers will appointed & bequeathed to me .. also my one thousand acres of land at Nomonie as bequeathed me in my Fathers will .. To my loving Brother ROBERT BRENT I give my land at Quanticott containing 500 acres bought by my Father which JAMES LEATHERLAND is tenement of 200 acres and bequeathed to me by my Fathers will .. also my 555 acres called Budgeon whereon THOMAS THOMPSON is tenement whereas there is a rent charge upon it of 500 pounds of Tobo. per year for three years laid by my Father in his will be paid to ROBT. KINGS widow. To my Brother HENRY BRENT I give 400 acres of my hunting creek land being part of a greater tract whereon ROBERT WILLIAMS is tenement .. also over 400 acres of land more of the same tract to be equally divided .. give my Brother Nicholas Brent the plantation the residue of the land whereon said Robt. Williams is tenement being 343 acres of land & my will & desire is that my Brother Henry Brent's dividend of the said land be first laid out and that he possess the same at 18 years of age and that my Brother Robert Brent dividend of said land be next laid out .. to my Sister ELIZABETH who intermarried with Mr. THOMAS LONGMAN 200 acres of the 1391 acres lying near Budgeons to my Brother Robert Brent 200 acres more of the same land .. to my Brother Nicholas Brent I give 400 acres of the same land in Fee .. to my Sister MARY BRENT I give 200 acres of the same land .. to my Sister MARTHA BRENT I give 200 acres more of the same land .. As to my Brentwood land the first 2020 acres to descend to my Brother Nich. Brent according the same is devised to me by my fathers will also the 5000 acres at Brentwood not yet disposed of I give to my Brother Nich. Brent .. for default of heirs to my Brother Robt, Brent .. (having disposed of his land he proceeds to dispose of his personal estate to those mentioned) .. I give all my plate & desire him (Nicholas Brent) to put his coat of arms thereon & keep it in my remembrance for 5 T being given him by my Fathers will .. also my gold ring which was my Mothers wedding ring .. also my set of gold buttons. To my Brother Robert Brent I give my silver buckles .. also my black horse called Turk now in the woods and to my Cousin THOMAS CLIFTON I give my grey horse .. to my Brother Thos. Longman & Doctr. ARTHUR JACKSON each a guinea to buy them a pair of black gloves which I desire them to wear for my sake .. appoint my two loving Brothers Nicholas Brent & Robert Brent sole Executors .. this first day September 1700. Presence Thos. Clifton,
      Chas. x Carty, Lucy Gregg, George Brent
      Nath. Crouch
      The above will was proved in open court .. the ninth day October 1700.
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=31&last=32&g_p=G2&colle ction=NN Grant
      Title Brent, George.
      Publication 9 October 1694.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 50 acres on Quanticott Creek, adjoining Brents land bought of William Brown, and on a creek called Little Creek.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, Page 31-32 (Reel 288).
      BERMUDA SETTLERS OF THE 17TH CENTURY by Julia E. Mercer (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, 1982 [originally published serially in Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine as "Genealogical Notes from Bermuda," volumes XXIII-XXIX (1942-1947)

      "In July 1687 Gov. ROBERT ROBINSON writes that he has settled Mr GREEN as Judge of the Admiralty: 'He is a pretended lawyer and the best that I could find.'

      Will of WILLIAM GREEN of Paget, August 15, 1692. Wife MARY WATLINGTON 2 shares in occupation of WM LYNDSAY & FRANCIS WELLMAN in Paget & after her decease to my two nephews, NICHOLAS BRENT, 2nd son of my 1/2 sister, by my father, ELIZABETH, late wife of Capt. GEORGE BRENT, now or late in Potomack in Virginia and to the issue of the said NICHOLAS and for want of said issue to nephew ROBERT BRENT, 3rd son on sister ELIZABETH, and failing issue, to neice ELIZABETH

      To wife land in occupation of JOSHUA NASH & after her decease to nephew ROBERT BRENT and if these two nephews and neice should die without issue, these three shares to go to nephew GEORGE BRENT, the eldest son. Wife also has 2 1/2 cares of common land at Hungry Bay for her life & then to said ROBERT BRENT & his heirs.

      To nephew MARK ROBERTS son of 1/2 sister by my father, ANN, wife of JOHN ROBERTS a Broaker living at Turnestyle Alley in Drury, London, all these 2 other shares in Paget and for want of issue to MARK, these to go to other children of ANN.

      Wife to have all personal estate except large new silver tankard which I now expect from England by Mr. BENJAMIN STOWE, which I give to counsin MARY CHAMBERLAIN, wife of Dr. HUGH CHAMBERLAIN, the younger, & recommend my wife to be very kind to my relatives.

      Wife to have 6 negroes, all others to be sold for good of estate.

      Nephews GEORGE, NICHOLAS & ROBERT BRENT, £20 each & to neice ELIZABETH BRENT £60 to be paid into hands of brother-in-law Capt GEORGE BRENT & I give him my sett of gold shirt buttons & silver shoe buckles & all my law books. To mother in law (or stepmother) Mrs MARY GREEN, £20; sister ANN ROBERTS £40; MARK ROBERTS £50 and to other children £30. These legacies to be paid out of money in England in the hands of Mr. JOHN JENOUR, merchant of London. To Mrs MARY CHAMBERLAIN & her two children £20 each and to two cousins WILLIAM and JOHN HUNT £20 each; cousins ISABEL & SUSAN GREEN daughters of late uncle ANTONY GREEN of Canterburghe £20. Cousin ELIZABETH EDWARDS wife of WILLIAM EDWARDS wine cooper in London £20. Cousin ANN . . . wife of . . . of Acton, near London, daughter of my mother's brother . . . WILSON, £10. To cousins, children of uncle GEORGE WILSON of Worchester, Glover, deceased £160 equally between them. To RICHARD JAMES £5. JAMES BASSETT 50/s and to the poor of Paget £and £5 to be expended on my tomb or monument.

      The of £60.18.5 due unto me in right of my wife from JOHN KIDGELL on a judgement unto my wife and her two brothers WILLIAM & JOHN WATLINGTON to be equally divided between them.

      Friends CHARLES WALKER, WILLIAM PITT, JOHN TUCKER, BENJAMIN WATLINGTON, to be Executors and to each £5. If wife die, estate to be divided between two sisters BRENT and ROBERTS. Executors to send copy of will to relatives in England and Virginia.


      Proved October 27, 1692.

      Note: FRANCIS WATLINGTON brother of MARY GREEN and of WILLIAM and JOHN died Intestate December 1687 & his widow ELIZABETH administered the estate. ELIZABETH & GEORGE BRENT had a grandson who married CATHERINE TRIMINGHAM in Bermuda. She was great granddaughter of the first TRIMINGHAM in the Colony
      1701-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 3; [Antient Press]; 343-47. 13 March 1704 [1705].
      Nicholas Brent of Stafford County, Gent., to Robert Carter, Esq., of Lancaster County. For £250. 1385 acres upon the north west side of Nominy River originally granted to John Rozier 14 Jan. 1656 and by Rozier sold unto Edmund Brent and by Edmund bequeathed by his last will 26 March 1658 to his son Edmund who died in his minority whereby the land descended to Katherine Brent sister of the whole blood of Edmund the son, which said Katherine also died in her minority and without issue, whereby the land descended to John Baldero of London, heir at law to Katherine, who died seized thereof without issue, by means whereof the land descended to Arthur Baldero, brother of the whole blood to John Baldero who died seized of the land without heir at law or without making legal disposition of the same, whereupon George Brent of Stafford County, Gent., father of Nicholas Brent and attorney of Arthur Baldero presented the land to the Proprietor's office in the Northern Neck to escheat on 3 July 1691, Mr, Richard Whitehead being Clerk of the office, upon which entry George Brent obtained an escheat deed 1 Oct. 1694 signed by William Fitzhugh, then agent. Forasmuch as in the patent granted originally to John Rozier there is only mention made of 1050 acres but upon a survey made 2 Oct. 1695 by Alexr. Spence there was found 1385 acres, George Brent obtained a second deed of 335 acres surplus land within the bounds 7 Jan. 1695. George Brent died seized in fee and by his last will 24 March 1696 devised the land to his eldest son and heir George Brent who died and by his last will 1 Sept. 1700
      devised the same to Nicholas Brent.
      Nicholas Brent
      Wit: The, Hooper, Tho. Hudson, John Steward, Jane Clements. 30 May 1705, Acknowledged by Nicholas Brent, Gent.
      29 March 1705. Possession delivered to Robert Carter. Wit: Henry Ashton, Wm. Brown, Tho. Hooper, Wm. Humphreys.
      29 March 1705. John Morriss, Cordere Vaughan, Bryan Murfey and Wm. Moxley the tenants upon the land within mentioned by virtue of several leases unto them by George Brent, the father, and by Mr, Nathl. Pope* attorney of Nicholas Brent, did become tenants of Robert Carter.
      Wit: Henry Ashton, Wm. Brown, Tho, Hooper, Wm. Humphreys. 6 June 1705. Recorded.
      25 April 1705. Wm. Stewart one of the tenants upon the land within mentioned by virtue of a lease by George Brent the father did become tenant of Robert Carter.
      Wit: Ja. Westoomb, Nathl. Pope, Tho. Hooper.
      6 June 1705. Recorded.