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  • ID: I37008
  • Name: Giles Brent
  • Surname: Brent
  • Given Name: Giles
  • Prefix: Gov.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1604/1608 in Larke Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England
  • Death: Aug 1671 in "Retirement," Stafford Co., Virginia
  • _UID: E1002CF9576BC64587FA6A65925CA83CF55E
  • Note:
    ! (1) Melissa Thompson Alexander. E-mail: ma.da@gte.net (http://www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com, 27 Jan 2001). Cites: (a) "Genealogies of Virginia Families from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Vol. 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981). (b) "They Called Stafford Home; The Development of Stafford County, Virginia, from 1600 until 1865," by Jerrilyn Eby (Heritage Books, 1997). (c) "Colonial Families of the United States of America," p.112. (d) "Early Settlers of Maryland," by Gust. Skordas.
    (2) "Colonial Families of the Southern States of America," by Stella Pickett Hardy (1911) p.88.
    (3) "1658-1758 Charles County MD Familes "The first 100 years": Wills, Court, Church, Land, Inventories & Accounts," by Michael Marshall (http://wc.rootsweb.com, mrmarsha database, 21 Nov 2007). Cites: (a) "The descendants of Col. Giles Brent, Capt. George Brent, and Robert Brent, Gent," by Chester Horton Brent. (b) "Giles Brent, Catholic Pioneer in America," by Eudora Ramsay Richardson. (c) Fauquier Historial Soc. Bulletin No. 3, p.222, "Brent Town." (d) "Kilty's Land-Holder's Assistant, and Land-Office Guide," Vol. 73, p.67 (http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/). (e) Judgments 28, f.76. (f) Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 303 (Reel 2, Virginia State Land Office). (g) Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 333, 359 (Reel 2, Virginia State Land Office). (h) "Virginia County Records," Vol. VI, Index to Land Grants, Northumberland Co., Book 2, p.333, 359. (i) "Virginia County Records," Vol. VI, Index to Land Grants, Northumberland Co., Book 3, p.192. (j) "Virginia County Records," Vol. VI, Index to Land Grants, Westmoreland Co., Book 3, p.303, 308, 373. (k) "Virginia County Records," Vol. VI, Index to Land Grants, Westmoreland Co., Book 4, p.134, 441. (l) "Virginia County Records," Vol. VI, Index to Land Grants, Westmoreland Co., Book 5, p.149, 239, 652. (m) "Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book 6," p.21. (n) "Northumbria collectanea, 1645-1720," by Beverley Fleet (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961) 1:70. (o) "Mercer Land Book, (Stafford County, Virginia)," " William and Mary College Quarterly," Vol. 13, No. 3. Extracts from MS. Book of John Mercer of Marlboro, in possession of his descendant James Mercer Garnett, Baltimore Co., MD. (p) "Westmoreland County, 1653-1657," by Beverley Fleet (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961) p.16-17, 88. (q) "They Called Stafford Home; The Development of Stafford County, Virginia, from 1600 until 1865," by Jerrilyn Eby (Heritage Books, 1997). (r) Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, p.42-44.
    (4) "Genealogies of Virginia Families From Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine" (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981) Vol. II, p.169-170.
    (5) "The Family of Richard Lowe, Master of the Ark," by Tracy Hancock (Allen, TX, 2009). Cites: (a) "Genealogical Gleaning in England," by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" (1895). Original from the University of Virginia, p.510-511.

    ! Birth: (1c) 5th s/o Richard BRENT/Elizabeth REED. (1) 1604. Admington, Gloucestershire, England. (3) s/o Sir Richard BRENT/Elizabeth READE. 1606. Larke Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England. Age 37 on 1645 [b. 1608]. (3e) Will calls himself s/o Richard BRENT, Esq., Lord of the Mannors of Admington and Larke Stoke in Co. of Gloucester, in England.
    Marriage to Mary KITOMAGUND: (1a) ca. 1650. Princess Kitomagund. (1b,3q) Indian Princess Kittamaquad. (3) 1637. Piscattaway, Charles Co., MD. (3n) Mary was his wife in Jan 1651/2.
    Marriage to Frances __: (1c,4) Mrs. Frances (WHITGREAVES) HARRISON. (1c) ca. 1660. 2nd marriage. (3) Frances HARRISON, 1st marriage.
    Death: (1) 31 Aug 1671, Stafford Co., VA. (1b,2) 1672. (1a) 1671. (1a) "Retirement", Westmoreland Co., VA. (3e) Will probated 31 Aug 1671. (3) "Retirement", Stafford Co., VA.

    (5a) 1624, Feb: Edward BRENT made his will. Brothers Giles BRENT and John BRENT to be executors. To brother Gilles my chest, wearing apparel therein, my two servants and the half of all such goods as shall be found due unto me, my debts being paid. ... And my will is that my said overseers do make return of the proceeds of goods and debts &c. unto Richard BENNETT of London, merchant, and Jonas HOPKINS of the same city, merchant, and they to pay my debts in England and whatsoever is over to be paid to my executors Gilles and John BRENT.
    (3d) 1638, 22 Nov: Came into the Province Mr. Giles BRENT and Mr. Fulke BRENT his brother, who returned in March following. (1b,d,3q) 1637: Emigrated from Somersetshire to Kent Island, MD. (1a) 1638: Migrated to MD. (2) 1628: Came to MD from England.
    (1b) Had a brother George BRENT who apparently remained in England, but whose son George joined his uncle Giles in America.
    (1c) Lord of Kent Fort Manor. (2) He received a grant of the Manor of Kent Fort, of Kent Island.
    (2) 1639: Was a prominent member of the Assembly. (1c) Member of the Council of the House of Burgesses.
    (1) 1639: Patented the "Whitehouse Lot", St. Mary's Co., MD.
    (2) 1639-1640: Commander of Kent Island. (1c) Lt.-Gen. of Militia.
    (2) 1642: An influential member of the Council.
    (2) 1643, 15 Apr: Governor, Lt. General, and Admiral of Maryland. (1c) Deputy Governor of MD.
    (2) He was a staunch Roman Catholic and loyal adherent to the STEUARTS.
    (1b) Upon the death of his father-in-law, the Emperor of the Piscataway Indians, Giles claimed to have inherited most of Maryland. This claim was popular neither with the Indians nor with Lord Baltimore. He was "encouraged to leave Maryland."
    (3) 1645, 7 Aug: Giles BRANT of Kent in MD, aged 37.
    (2) ca. 1645: Removed to VA and located in Stafford Co. (1b) ca. 1652: Crossed the Potomac and settled on the north side of Aquia Creek. (1c) 1650: Left MD and went to VA.
    (1b) Founded the first permanent settlement in Stafford Co., VA.
    (1b) Shortly after settling on Aquia Creek he built a second home further inland.
    (3g,h) 1651, 20 Aug: Lt. Col. Giles BRENT patented 768 acres N. Et. on Potomac River; S. Wt. on a branch of Potomac Creek; also 1040 acres easterly on Potomac River; westerly &c. southerly upon the woods towards the house of the sd. Lt. Colo. BRENT. Northumberland Co., VA. (3o) 1651, Aug: Deed to Giles BRENT from Gov. BERKELEY.
    (3o) 1651, 27 Nov: Deed to Lieut. Giles BENT.
    (3n) 1651/2, 21 Jan: Capt Gyles BRENT granted Certificate for 900 acres for importing 18 persons, including Capt Gyles BRENT, Mrs Margaret BRENT, Mrs Mary BRENT wife to Capt BRENT, Margaret KENDALL.
    (3i) 1653: Capt. Giles BRENT granted 300 acres, Northumberland Co., VA. (3o) Grant to Katharine BRENT from Sir Wm. BERKELEY, 300 acres of land in Co. of Northumberland, formerly granted unto Giles BRENT 4 May 1653, and by him sold to Edmund BRENT, and by the sd. Edmund BRENT left by Will to his daughter, Katharine BRENT, 9 Dec 1662.
    (3p) 1654, 5 or 15 Apr: Indenture, Gyles BRENT of Peace in Westmorland Co., Esqr of one part and Mary BRENT of Peace, sister of the said Gyles, of the other part. Gyles BRENT intending "to pass the seas unto England" makes over to his sister his whole personal estate in VA and MD for the use of his wife and children. To educate the children, allow Mary BRENT wife of the said Gyles BRENT "houseroome for her to dwell in," etc. Signed Giles BRENT. Wits. Margaret BRENT, Richard COTTSFORD.
    (3p) 1654, 14 Apr: These Presents to witness That I Giles BRENT of Peace in the County of Northumberland of Westmoreland in Virginia Esqr sets over to his sister, Mary BRENT of Peace, all his land, 768 acres, on W and SW side of the river of Oquio and Potowmock and lying over against the dwelling house of Peace. Also the land 1040 acres called "the rich land" N from Peace for "Fower skore and nineteene years". This land may be purchased from his son Giles BRENT of his heirs during his lifetime of after death. Signed Giles BRENT. Wits. Margaret BRENT, Christopher BOWES his mark, Edward PARKER, Richd COTTSFORD.
    (3p) 1654, 15 Apr: Giles BRENT and Maria BRENT his wife of Peace, give their daughter Mary BRENT 2 cow calves. Tis cattle not to be disposed of till she mary or be 20 yrs of age. Signed Giles BRENT, Mari BRENT. Wits. Margaret BRENT, Marie BRENT, Richd COTTSFORD. Recorded 18 Apr 1654.
    (3p) 1654, 17 Apr: Giles BRENT delivered to Mary BRENT all his other servants sizt Thomas HIAT, James MARTEN, John COLEMAN, John MATTHEWES and Thomas CONAPOSOCK. Wits. Margaret BRENT, Christopher BOWES his mark, Richard COTTSFORD. Recorded 18 Apr 1654, Westmoreland Co., VA.
    (3f) 1654, 27 Nov: Lt. Col. Giles BRENT patented 1518 acres abutting N. E. upon Potomack River south west upon a branch of Potomack Creek northerly upon Oquioh River, &c., Westmoreland Co., VA.(3j) 1654: Lt. Col. Giles BRENT granted 1518 acres; Capt. Giles BRENT granted 300 acres; Mr. Giles BRENT granted 1000 acres, Westmoreland Co., VA.
    (3k) 1657: Giles BRENT granted 1340 acres, Westmoreland Co., VA.
    (3p) 1657, 25 Sep: Power of Attorney, Capt Giles BRENT to "my good friend" Mr Tho WILSFORD in the following business in Westmoreland Court: to prove my sister Mary BRENTs Will; To sue Wm ROBINSON for a Canooe and for 414 lb tobo due Mrs Mary BRENT; To sue Laurence ABINGTON for 700 lb tobo. Signed Giles BRENT. Wits. Antho GRIFFIN, Hen FOOTMAN his mark. Recorded 21 Dec 1657.
    (3k) 1662: Giles BRENT granted 1000 acres, Westmoreland Co., VA. (3l) 1662: Giles BRENT granted 1000 acres; Lt. Col. Giles BRENT granted 1518 acres, Westmoreland Co., VA. [NOTE: Repeats in index of previous grants?]
    (3o) 1662, 17 Nov: Deed to Giles BRENT, Goose Creek, 436 acres.
    (3r) 1662, 17 Dec: In Charles Co., MD Circuit Court, Francis GRAY, Plaintiff, vs. William ROBISSON, Defendent. Petition of Francis GRAY attorney of Capt. BAINHAM shows that William ROBISSON stands indebted to petitioner for 25 arms lengths of Roanoke by order of the court in Westmoreland Co. Plaintiff produced copies of order of the court under Mr. John RYNES, then clerk of the court in Westmoreland Co., VA, 31 Mar 1657, 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. At a Court held in Westmoreland Co. 20 Oct 1657, regarding court order of 31 Mar 1657; Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 4 Nov 1662, p.45, Capt. BENHAM, then sheriff, did not bring ROBISSON to court; therefore BENHAM ordered to pay BRENT. Mentions deposition of Francis MAYLARD. Petition and arrest not agreeing, the defendant craves non-suit; granted.
    (2) Called his estate "Peace."
    (3e) 1663, 26 Dec: Margaret BRENT of Peace, Westmoreland Co., VA, will. To nephew George and heirs, testatrixs rights to take up lands in Maryland except all those already assigned to cousin James CLIFTON. To nieces [unnamed] CLIFTON, Elizabeth BRENT, Anne VANDAN and niece Mary daughter of brother Giles, personalty. To nephew Richard, son of brother Giles and heirs, patent of land at the Falls of Rappahannock R., lease of Kent Fort Mannor in Maryland, saving yet power to his father Giles to sell the said lease and satisfy to his son other where as he shall think fit; should said nephew die during minority or without issue said legacy to pass to his brother Giles or his sister Mary or to the heirs of brother Giles or otherwise, as said brother shall dispose. To brother Giles and heirs, residue of estate. Executors brother Giles and his children, Giles, Mary and Richard, or such as are living at decease of testator.
    (3l) 1666: Capt. Giles BRENT granted 1000 acres, Westmoreland Co., VA.
    (3m) 1669, 3 Sep: William HORTON & Francis KIRKMAN patented 3500 acres in the freshes of Potomac river on west side of creek dividing this and land of Capt Gyles BRENT, opposite to that part of Annocoston Indian Town, called Aquakick.
    (1c) Had two children by his 2nd wife Frances.
    (3e) 1671, 31 Aug: Giles BRENT, Esq., of The Retirement, Stafford Co., VA will probated. To daughter Mary FITZHERBERT, personalty. To son Giles and heirs, Iands, rights and reversions of lands in either England, Virginia or Maryland, and for lack of such heirs, to heirs at law of father Richard BRENT, Esq., Lord of the Mannors of Admington and Larke Stoke in Co. of Gloucester, in England. Executors to pay from personal estate 3000 Ibs. for pious uses, and certain legacies to Edward SANDERS and John HOWARD, both of Stafford Co., VA, who are to act for executors until they shall otherwise order. Residue of personalty to son Giles at age of 21. Executors Son Giles and brothers Richard and William, both in England.
    (3o) 1767, 14 Mar: Col. Giles BRENT land granted him by patent 25 Nov 1654; part of the land granted him by patent 20 Aug, 1651, which said patent the sd. Giles BRENT after the restoration of King Charles II procured to be renewed in his said Majesties name by patent bearing date 20 Nov 1662. And the sd. Giles BRENT dying in the year 1671, and having by his will bearing date the last day of Aug, and duly proved and recorded 15 Feb in the same year (O. S.), devised to his son and heir, Giles BRENT, etc., all his land, rights unto Lands and Reversions of Lands any way due to him in either England, Virginia or Maryland, and for want of such heirs then to his own right heirs, etc., to the right heirs of his honored Father, Richard BRENT, Esq., deceased, anciently Lord of the Manor of Admington and Larkstoke, in the County of Gloucester, in England. By virture of which Devise the sd. Giles BRENT, the Son and his Issue have severally been seised of the sd. Neck of Land as Tenants in Tail .... until the sd. William BRENT, party to these presents, to whom the same descended, when the same were in possession of John MERCER, Charles BRENT and Charles McCLELLAND, under Leases from William BRENT, grandfather of the sd. William BRENT, party to the presents... Peter HEDGMAN, late deceased, under a Lease granted by William BRENT, grandfather of the sd. William BRENT, party to these presents, 14 Mar 1767. Memorandum 10 Sep 1765, "full possession was had and taken of the messuage, etc., within granted" by William BRENT to John MERCER, "by the delivery of turf and twigg out of the demised premises in thename of the whole." Acknowledged at a Court held for Stafford Co., 11 May 1767.
  • Change Date: 25 Mar 2009 at 01:00:00

    Father: Richard Brent b: ABT 1573 in Larke Stoke, Gloucestershire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth Reed (Reade) b: ABT 1578 in , Gloucestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Frances Whitgreave b: in Moseley, Staffordshire, England
    • Married: in , Westmoreland Co., Virginia

    Marriage 2 Kitomagund "Mary" b: in Piscattaway, Charles Co., Maryland
    • Married: in ,, Maryland
    1. Has No Children Mary Brent
    2. Has No Children Richard Brent
    3. Has No Children Henry Brent
    4. Has No Children Margaret Brent
    5. Has Children Giles Brent b: 5 Apr 1652 in "Retirement", Stafford Co., Virginia
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