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

Christian Dent

Female 1692 - Bef 1758  (< 65 years)


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  • Name Christian Dent 
    Birth 1692  Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Bef 1758  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2105  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father John Dent,   b. 1645, Gisborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 May 1712, Cool Springs, Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Hatch,   b. 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jun 1726, Charles County, Maryland -Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1664  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Bright,   b. Bef 1691, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1712, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 23 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1712  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bright,   b. 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     2. Lydia Bright,   b. 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 35 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Mary Bright,   b. 1732, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Nov 1784, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F1477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Thomas Suit,   b. Bef 1697, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Nov 1771, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 74 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1723  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Suite m. Christian Dent, dau. of John Dent and Mary Hatch.
      Source: Newman, Harry W., "Charles County Gentry," Page 59 and 61.
    Children 
     1. Dent Suit,   b. Bef 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1792, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 68 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Sarah Suit,   b. Bef 1730   d. Bef 1767, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 37 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Thomas Suit,   b. Bef 1731, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1771, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 42 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Anne Suit,   b. Bef 1736, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1771, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 37 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F1478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Dent, John, St. Mary's County, 25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712.
      To son John and hrs., 200 A., "Cumberson," 60 A., "Barnaby" 300 A., "Reading,"' 100 A.., "Evan's Addition.," house and lott at Newportowne, and 215 A.," Providence,'' 200 A, "Pearly Progress.," 250 A., "'Harrison's. Adventure,"' and all land given testator by will of John Harrison., excepting 50 A., "Haphazard."
      to son George and hrs,., 50 A., "Haphazard," 324 A., "Freestone Point."
      to dau. Mary and hrs "Ashman's Freehold."
      to dau. Lydia and hrs 100 A., "St. Anne."
      to dau. Anna and hrs., "St. Stephen" and 200 A, "Coldman," and 100 A., "Evan's Reserve."
      to dau. Abigail and hrs., 136 A., "Love's Adventure.''
      to dau. Christian and hrs., 381 A., "Coldwell's," 25 A. bought out of Trentforke, 200 A., " Horserange. "
      Should sd. dau. die without issue., land to revert to hrs. of testator,
      In event of son Peter coming into the promise to settle he is to have portion, of lands, devised to son John, also part of "'Horserange" afsd. and 1/2 "Freestone Point" afsd.
      To wife personalty, and joint ex. with son John afsd.
      Test: Samuel Williamson, James Keech, Henry Davis. 13.442.
      ===
      the first wife of Thomas Suite was Christian Dent, dau. of John Dent and Mary Hatch. See, e.g., Harry Wright Newman's "Charles County Gentry."

      1753-1761 - The St. Mary's County, Md. Debt Books of 1753-1761 show that in these years the following 7 heirs of Christian Dent owned parts of "Coldwells," "Trentforke" and "Horse Range," the 3 tracts of land left to Christian "and her heirs" by the Sep. 25, 1711 will of her father John Dent:
      --Thomas Suit [2nd husband of Christian]
      --Dent Suit [son of Thomas Suit by wife Christian]
      --Thomas Suit, Jr. [son of Thomas Suit by wife Christian]
      --Joseph Edwards [Jr.] [relationship uncertain; thought to be 1st husband of Ann Suit, dau. of Thomas Suit by wife Christian; Ann's 2nd husband was George Noe, Jr.]
      --Mary Bright [dau. of Christian by her 1st husband Mr. Bright]
      --Lydia Bright [dau. of Christian by her 1st husband Mr. Bright]
      --Elizabeth Lock [dau. of Christian by her 1st husband Mr. Bright; thought to be the wife of Meverell Locke]
      Sources: (1) Reno, Linda D., "Debt Books of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1753-1758," (2) 1759 St. Mary's County, Md. Debt Book, Page 20 (Mary Bright), 23 (Lydia Bright), 36 (Elizabeth Lock), and 39 (Thomas Suite, Dent Suit, Thomas Suite, Jr., and Joseph Edwards), (3) 1760 St. Mary's County, Md. Debt Book, Page 24 (Mary Bright), 28 Lydia Bright), 40 (Elizabeth Lock), 42 (Thoma Suite and Dent Suite), and 43 (Thomas Sute, Jr., and Joseph Edwards), (4) 1761 St. Mary's County, Md. Debt Book, Page 25 (Mary Bright), 29 (Lydia Bright), 43 (Elizabeth Lock), 46 (Thomas Suit and Dent Suit) and 47 (Thomas Suit, Jr., and Joseph Edwards.)
      Comment: In these Debt Books, "Coldwells" appears as "Cold Wells," "Wells" and "Cole Wells," and "Trentforke" appears as "Trent Fort" and "Front Fort."

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