John  Baynard Gent

John Baynard Gent (1640 - abt. 1704)

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John Baynard Gent
Born in Somerset, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Talbot, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
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Died about in Queen Anne's County, Marylandmap
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Categories: Blagdon, Somerset | Queen Anne's County, Maryland | Gateway Ancestors.


Son & heir through his father's first marriage, baptized at Blagdon, Somerset 24 Jun 1640. Immigrated to Maryland in 1672. He married Elizabeth Blackwell circa 1677 in Talbot County, Maryland. They had six children:[1]

  • Thomas
  • Robert
  • William
  • Elizabeth, wife of John Pitt
  • Mary, wife of Joseph Airey
  • Martha, wife of Mr. Lillington

His will was proved 1 Sep 1705.[2]


  1. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition, 2011 Vol I, page 127-128
  2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol I, pg 128


"Somerset was part of the Roman Empire from 47 AD to about 409 AD. However, the end was not abrupt and elements of Romanitas lingered on for perhaps a century.

"Somerset was invaded from the south-east by the Second Legion Augusta, under the future emperor Vespasian. The hillforts of the Durotriges at Ham Hill and Cadbury Castle were captured. Ham Hill probably had a temporary Roman occupation. The massacre at Cadbury Castle seems to have been associated with the later Boudiccan Revolt of 60–61 AD. The county remained part of the Roman Empire until around 409 AD.

"The Roman invasion, and possibly the preceding period of involvement in the internal affairs of the south of England, was inspired in part by the potential of the Mendip Hills. A great deal of the attraction of the lead mines may have been the potential for the extraction of silver."

From A History of Somerset. Follow the link to learn more about Somerset.


  1. Source: History of Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Last updated 04 July 2014. Accessed 06 July 2014. Content available under [CC BY-SA 3.0] unless otherwise noted.
  2. Source: Map of "Somersetshire" from 1786, from: Boswell, Henry: “The Antiquities of England and Wales” (1786). Content available under [CC BY-SA 3.0] unless otherwise noted.

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