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

Hugh Brent

Male 1620 - 1671  (51 years)


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  • Name Hugh Brent  [1
    Born 1620  Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Mar 1671  Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27282  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Family Mary 'Acheson' Atchison,   b. 1635, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married 1656  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Brent,   b. 1657, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Brent,   b. 1658, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1701, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)  [natural]
     3. Martha Brent,   b. 1659, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1710, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     4. Hugh Brent,   b. 1660, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1716, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F18071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILL:
      Dated 08-Jan-1670/71, Lancaster County, Virginia (Source: Ida J. Lee, Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia - Wills 1653-1800, (1959), Eldest daughter Joane, land that was cleared by Mr. Wade. Daughters, Elizabeth, Martha (Neck of land called by name of Thatchers Neck) and after her death and death of other daughter to go to son Hugh. John Coan; Mr. Thomas Haines; Fortunatus Sydnor. "To my man" Howell a calf. Issue of John Hankins living in green land. Overseer: Friend Mr. Thomas Haines and Fortunatus Sydnor. Wits. John Andros, John Tomas. (In loose papers marked 1653-79).)
      Will Recorded: 13-Mar-1670/71, Lancaster County, Virginia (Source: Ida J. Lee, Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia - Wills 1653-1800, (1959).)
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      Will of Hugh Brent of Lancaster, Virginia, 1671.
      In the name of God Amen this eighth day of Jany. 1671: I Hugh Brent of ye Parish of Christ Church in ye County of Lancaster, being sick of body but in sound and perfect memory God be praised therefor, do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz: imprimis : I bequeath my soul into ye hands of Almighty God my maker hoping to be saved by ye meritorious death and passion of my only Saviour and Redeemer and my body to be buried in Christian burial.
      It. I give to my eldest daughter Jean ye neck of land which was cleared by Mr. Wate & so as far as my bounds goeth down to ye po. coason by patons ye Indian hollowing point for her life time and no longer.
      It. I give to my daughter Elizabeth ye neck of land next adjoining to ye aforesaid as farr as Thatchers neck & so as far as ye middle of ye main road for her life time and no longer.
      It. I give to my daughter Martha ye neck of land which is called Thatchers for her life time and no longer & after the decease of or all of my daughters ye land to return to my sonn Hough.
      It. I - give to my sonn Hough and unto his maile children lawfully begotten my whole division of land as far as exprest by paton & so successifely from heir to heir.
      It. I give to John Coan, one pair of russett French foil shoes & one pair of gloves.
      It. I give to Mr. Thomas Haines my cast'r hatt & one pr. of gloves.
      It. I give to Fortunatus Sydnor one pr. of french foil shoes one pr. of wosted stockings & one pr. of gloves.
      It. I give to my man Howell the first cow calfe that shall fall after he is free.
      All my worldly goods I give to my children to be equally divided between them my debts being pd. making them my sole executors of this my last will and testament.
      It is my desire yt there shall be shypt on board Capt. Plunderers ship three hogsheads of tobb. for ye support of John Hawkins living in Greenhine. I do appoint my loving friends Mr. Thomas Haines & Fortunatus Sydnor to be ye overseers of this my last will & testament as also suddenly after my decease that they the sd. Thomas Haines & Fortunatus Syclnor to take an inventory of all my goods.
      In witness this my last will and testament I set my hand & seal revoking all other wills & testaments whatsoever ye day & year first above written.
      Hugh Brent H B
      Tests
      John x Andros
      John x Thomas
      Probated March 13, 1671
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BRENT, Hough {Hugh}. Will. 8 Jany. 1671. Rec. 13 Mch. 1671.
      Eldest daughter Joane, land that was cleared by Mr. Wade. Daughters, Elizabeth, Martha (Neck of land called by name of Thatchers Neck) and after her death and death of other daughter to go to son Hough. John Coan; Mr. Thomas Haines; Fortunatus Sydnor. "To my man" Howell a calf. Issue of John Hankins living in green land. Overseer: Friend Mr. Thomas Haines and Fortunatus Sydnor. Wits. John Andros, John Thomas. (In loose papers marked 1653-79.)
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      1670-1674 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 222
      Lancaster County Court 13th of March 1671/72
      - A P:bate of ye Last Will and Testamt. of HUGH BRENT (deced), is according to ye tenor of ye saide Will granted unto HUGH BRENT, his Sonne. JOANNE, ELIZABETH and MARTHA BRENT, his Daughters. Mr. THOMAS HAYNES & FORTUNATUS SYDNOR beinge in respect of ye nonage of ye sde. Children by ye Will, appointed Overseers of ye saide Estate. Coission of Administracon accordinge to Acte is granted unto them upon ye saide Estate, they giveing security accordinge to Acte. JOHN DAVENPORTS, ROWLAND LAWSON. SAM: SMITH & URIAH ANGELL are ordered to apprize ye sde. Estate & to bee sworne by the nexte Justice. An Inven:rie thereof to bee exhibited to ye nexte Cort.
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      1670-1674 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 222
      Lancaster County Court 13th of March 1671/72
      - It appeareing to this Cort., by ye Oathes of HOWELL WILLYAMS & JOHN THOMAS, Servts to HUGH BRENT (deced), that ye sde, BRENT two dayes before his death did call ye sde, WILLYAMS & THOMAS to hym & bade them take notice that hee gave to XPRIAN, ye Wife of JOHN COX, one Heyfer of three yeres old, which bee wth : Calfe, It is therefore ordered that a Heyfer of three yeres old wth: Calfe bee foorthwth: delivered unto ye sde. JOHN COX out of the sde. BRENTs Estate, wth : costs
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BRENT, Hugh. Inventory. 10 October 1716. Rec. 9 Jany. 1716. Presented by Hugh Brent, Admr. W.B. 10, P. 195.
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      1652-1657 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 186-187
      TO ALL TO WHOME &c. Whereas by ye Artickles &c. Now Know ye yt: I ye sd RD BENNETT Esqr doe in ye name of ye Keepers of ye Libertyes of England by authority of Parlymt wth consent of ye Councell of State accordingly give & grante unto Captt. HEN: FLEETE 200 acres of land scituate in ye Countye of Lancaster in FLEETS BAYE buttinge N. upon HADAWAYES CREEKE Est upon ye BAYE, N: into ye woods, Wt. upon a branch of HADAWAYES CREEKE includinge ye three Indyan Cabins the said land beinge due &c, Given at JA: CITTYE ye 1st of August 1652
      RI: BENNETT
      W. CLAYBORNE, Secr.
      THESE PR:SENTS witness yt: I Captt. HEN: FLEETE doe for me my heirs & assignes assigne over all my right & title yt: I now have or every had of this above mentioned Pattent unto JNO: SHARPE his heirs or assignes wth: warrantye yt: ye shall peacably and quietly injoye it wthout trouble or molestacon of any p:son or p:sons wt:soever for ever
      Teste TOBY SMYTH HEN. FLEETE
      WM. BALL 12 die Febry 1654
      THESE PR:SENTS Witness yt: I JOHN SHARPE doe from me my heirs & assignes assigne & make over all my right & title of ye wthin specifyed land unto HUGH BRENT his heirs Executrs. & assignes & doe hearby ingage my selfe yt: ye sd HUGH BRENT shall quietly & peacably injoye ye sd land from all claime & demands of any p:son or p:sons wt:soever as Witness my hand 11th of 10ber: 1654
      Teste THO: MADESTARD JOHN SHARPE
      Recognitr 6th Febry: & recordatr: 11th die 1654
      THESE PRESENTS Witness yt: I ELNOR SHARPE, Wife unto JOHN SHARPE, doe ratifye & confirm* a Conveyance of 200 acres of and assigned unto HUGH BRENT date ye 11th: of 10ber 1654
      Test JOHN ROBINSON ELINOR SHARPE
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      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 325-326
      THIS INDENTURE made the 12th day of Sept: Anno Dom: 1665 Between HUGH BRENT of the County of Lancastr: Planter, of the one pte: &TOBIAS HORTON of the same County of Lan castr:, Planter, of the other pte. Whereas Two hundred acres of land lying at the mouth of HADDAWAYS CREEK in FLEETS BAY on the No: side of the sd Creek & on the South side of COROTOMON CRIME in the aforesd, County of Lancr: was jointly p:chased by the sd HUGH BRENT &TOBYAS HORTON of one ABYA BONNISON of the same County. Planter, Now This Indenture Witnesseth & it is the true intent & meaning hereof that the sd 200 acres of land shal be used in Copartnership between the sd BRENT & HORTON during their two natural lives wthout any division and it is further agreed by & between the sd p:ties that in case of the mortality of either of the sd p:tys that take the benefit of his survivorship & that after the decease of one of them the sd two hundred acres of land shal be equally divided between the Survivor & the heirs of the deced. And for the true plormance hereof the sd p:tys do oblige themselves each to other in Five thousand pounds of merchantable Tobo: & Ca: to be pd. by the defaulter In Witnes whereof the p:tys first above named hereunto set their hands & seales dated the day & year first above written
      Sealed & delivered in the p:sence of
      THO MADESTARD, TOBYAS HORTON
      RICH: MARSHALL
      Recognit in Cur Com Lancr: 13d die Sept. 1665 record primo die Octobr: sequen
      p EDWD, DALE, Cl Cur
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      1670-1674 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 241
      Lancaster County Court 12th of November 1672
      - Uppon the peticon of JOHN REDOCK, who married JANE, the Daughter of HUGH BRENT (deced), it is ordered that what Estate was lefte to his saide Wife by the Will of her saide Father bee forthwth: delivered to the saide REDOCK accordinge to the tenor of the saide Will wth: costs
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      1678-1681 Lancaster County Va Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 521
      Lancaster county Court 11th of February 1679/80
      - Upon the peticon of THOMAS BONISON, who married ELIZABETH, the Daughter of HUGH BRENT (deced), for the beinge possessed with: the Estate belonginge to his saide Wife out of her saide Fathers Estate, It is therefore ordered that the Estate of the saide BRENT bee forthwth: devided by Mr. GEORGE FLOWER and Mr. THOMAS LAURENCE into two equal' partes and the moiety thereof bee then delivered unto the saide BONNISON
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page436
      HUGH BRENT, 200 acs. Lancaster Co., on Hadawaies Cr. & Corotoman Cr. in Fleets bay, 6 May 1664, p. 124, (627). Said land formerly joyned to a patent of 400 acs. in the names of sd. Brent & Eppha. Bonison, dated 10 Mar. 1662, & this 200 acs. being his part of sd. pattent. Marginal Note: This pattent with the other two underneath all passed in one, 29 June 1666.
      SAME. 100 acs. in same location. 10 July 1663, p. 124, (628). Trans. of 2 pers: Wm. Lumpton, Thomas Bromstead.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page436
      HUGH BRENT & TOBY HORTON, 200 acs., same location, 6 May 1664, p. 124, (628). Pan of pattent granted sd. Brent & Eppha. Bonison & by the latter assigned to sd. Brent & sd. Horton, 8 Sept. 1662.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page437
      HUGH BRENT 200 acs. Lancaster Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 128, (633). In Fleets bay, S. upon Haddawayes Cr., W. upon sd. Cr., including three Indian Cabbins. Granted Capt. Henry Fleet, 1 Aug. 1652, assigned unto John Sharpe, who sold to sd. Brent.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Brent-Hugh.
      "The Decendants of Hugh Brent" by Horton Brent, 1936.

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