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

Hugh Brent

Male 1660 - 1716  (56 years)


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  • Name Hugh Brent  [1, 2
    Born 1660  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 1716  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27284  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Hugh Brent,   b. 1620, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1671, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1656  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Swann,   b. Abt 1664, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1716, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 1678  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Brent,   b. Abt 1680, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1750, St. Mary's White Chappell Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     2. William Brent,   b. Abt 1685, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1740, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [natural]
     3. George Brent,   b. Abt 1690, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1748, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     4. Charles Brent,   b. 1695, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary Brent,   b. Abt 1697, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      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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      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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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      URL title: Supplement to the Curd Family in America, Page 6
      Note:
      Hugh Brent, the first known as the Lancaster Brent of Lancaster County, Virginia. Certificates granted him February 6, 1654 for 250 acres of land in said county for importation of himself and four other persons into the colony together with Eppy Benson.

      He patented 400 acres of Fleets Bay in that county on November 24, 1657. The following patents are also on record to the first Hugh Brent, 250 acres in the said county on Fleets Bay, also 100 acres July 19, 1663, at the mouth of Rappahannock River on Fleets Bay. The records show several other real estate transactions of him and other parties. In his will, he and Catherine, his wife, (will dated January 18, 1671) probated to his son, Hugh Brent, and daughters, Joanna, Elizabeth and Martha Brent, and to Thomas Haynes and Fortunate Snyder power to manage said estate for children. The maiden name of Catherine Brent is not given.

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      Hugh Brent, the second, of Lancaster county, Virginia, executed a deed of his estate to his daughter, Mary Brent, September 10, 1710, he evidently having died intestate. After his death his son, Hugh Brent, who is described as the son and heir of Hugh Brent, deed, executed a deed to William Brent, second son of Hugh Brent, decd. This was June 9, 1719. The name of his wife does not appear. He was justice of the peace in 1706.

      Hugh Brent, the third, of Lancaster county, Virginia made a deed to his children, William, Hugh, Catherine and Elizabeth Brent, on September 3, 1726. Name of wife not known.

      Hugh Brent, the fourth, of Lancaster county, Virginia, conveyed land to his son, James Brent and Catherine Brent, His wife, and children November 9, 1739. He made a will October 26, 1748, and probated in 1750, recorded in Lancaster county, Virginia. He willed his property to his sons, James and William and a grand daughter, Mary, the daughter of his dead son, William: Hugh, Nicholas, Maurise, Richard, George and Annie, wife and Elizabeth. There was a division of the estate among the widow and children in August, 1755. This Hugh was sheriff of Lancaster county in 1743. James Brent of Lancaster county, Virginia on the 26, day of July, 1727, married Catherine Newton; she died in 1760. Her will is dated September 6, 1760, probated February 20, 1761. In her will she mentions her son, Hugh, Mr. Anthony Kirk and my daughter, Sarah, his wife, William Stamps, and my daughter, Elenore, his wife, and my daughter, Behsathland, Mr. John Curd and my daughter, Lucy, his wife, and sons, John, Willoughby and Stockly. James Brent did not mention children by
      Will Dated: 26-Oct-1748, Lancaster County, Virginia (Source: Ida J. Lee, Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia - Wills 1653-1800, (1959), Will Book 14, p. 280, Cites sons: James, Maurice, William, Hugh. Granddaughter: Mary Brent, daughter of deceased son, William Brent. Wife Elizabeth and her nine children: Ellinor, Nicholas, Maurice, Richard, George, Mary, William, Haynes and Ann. Extrs: Wife and sons, Nicholas and Maurice.)
      Will Recorded: 11-May-1750, Lancaster County, Virginia (Source: Ida J. Lee, Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia - Wills 1653-1800, (1959), Will Book 14, p. 280.)

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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BONISON, Abbiah. Will. 21 March 1663.
      Wife Honora Bonison; sons: John and Thomas; Friends, Hugh Brent and Thomas Makeshard, Extrs. Wits. Richard ---, John Andrews. Loose Wills.
      28 July 1670. Inventory above estate in possession of Honora Bonison, presented by Hugh Brent and recorded 9 Nov. 1670

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Brent.

    2. [S20] Brent-Hugh.
      "The Decendants of Hugh Brent" by Horton Brent, 1936.

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