George  Brent

George Brent (abt. 1640 - aft. 1694)

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Captain George Brent
Born about in Defford, Worcestershire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Englandmap
Husband of — married in Woodstock, Stafford Co, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Woodstock, Stafford Co, Virginia Colonymap
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Captain George Brent was born about 1640 in England[1]


George immigrated to Virginia before 1673, where he settled at "Woodstock" in Stafford County. [1]


He was a merchant, and served as an agent with William Fitzhugh for the Proprietors of the Northern Neck."[1]

First Marriage

George Brent(2) of Woodstock married (1st)Elizabeth Green, daughter of Capt. William Greene, by Mary, daughter of William Layton, Knt., of Feckenham, Worcestershire. His wife, Elizabeth, died in childbirth 26 March 1686, and was buried in Aquia Cemetery, Stafford County, Virginia. [1]

Children of First Marriage

They had three sons and two daughters:
  1. George BRENT(3)
  2. Nicholas BRENT
  3. Robert BRENT
  4. Marianne BRENT (Anna Maria).
  5. Elizabeth BRENT, m. Thomas Longman

Second Marriage

George married (2nd) Mary Sewell, born 1658/9, widow of Col. William Chandler, of Charles County, Maryland, daughter of Henry Sewall, Secretary of Maryland, by Jane Lowe, Lady Baltimore. Mary died in childbirth 12 March 1693/4.[1][2]

Children of Second Marriage

George and Mary had one son and two daughters:
  1. Henry BRENT
  2. Mary BRENT, m. Oswald NEALE
  3. Martha BRENT[1]


Capt. George Brent died testate at Woodstock, Stafford County, Virginia 1694-1700.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Richardson, Douglas; Everingham, Kimball G., Editor. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol. I, pg 520. Salt Lake City, Utah. 2013.
  2. tombstone inscription for Mary given on first page of this article: "The Brent Family (Continued)," by W. B. Chilton. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr., 1910), pp. 224-226 (Virginia Historical Society)

See Also

  • Meyer, Virginia M., and 1607 Virginia. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Alexandria, Va.: Order of the First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 1987. 612.
  • Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, with Genealogical Notes of the Families (Google eBook) by William Armstrong Crozier. Genealogical Association, 1908 - Heraldry 106 pages. (Also online courtesy of (accessed September 5, 2015): see entry for "Brent. Stafford county." p 20)
  • Clifton's Collectibles Genealogy, This source primarily uses two sources for information on the Brent family:
(1) The Brent Family, by David, M. French, and (2) Descendants of Coll Giles Brent, Captain George Brent and Robert Brent, Gentlemen, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia, by Chester Horton Brent, Rutland, Vermont, Tuttle Publishing Co., 1946.


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On 10 Mar 2015 at 18:19 GMT Jack Day wrote:

The Brents and Calverts have multiple relationships. I was looking for the parents of Henry Brent, who married Anne Calvert, daughter of Governor Leonard, and one source placed him in George and Marianna's family. I have no supporting data for this, so add the link for now, but it needs research to determine whether the link should stay or be undone!

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