Giles  Brent Sr

Giles Brent Sr (abt. 1606 - abt. 1671)

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Col Giles Brent Sr
Born about in Stoke & Admington, Gloucestershire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Province of Marylandmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Stafford Co, Virginia Colonymap [uncertain]
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Categories: US Southern Colonist | Maryland Founders and Settlers | Virginia Colony | Province of Maryland | Gateway Ancestors | Malet-18 Descendants | Katherine Brent Legend.

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Giles Brent Sr settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Giles Brent is a descendant of Magna Carta surety baron William Malet
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Contents

Biography

Origin

Giles was born c. 1606 at Stoke & Admington, Gloucestershire, England.

[Col.] Giles Brent, Esq., son of Richard Brent, Esq., and Elizabeth Reed/Reade, was born [about] 1606.[1]

Giles' father, Richard Brent, Esq., was the Lord of Lark Stoke and Admington in Gloucestershire, England.[2]

Giles' sister Margaret Brent was among the most prominent women colonists and considered today a "Founding Mother" of Maryland.[3] Like Margaret, Giles was heavily involved in leadership of the young Maryland colony. See her profile for additional detail.

Immigrated to Virginia

In 1625 he was at Jamestown, Virginia.[1]

Marriages

Giles married twice.

  • He married 1st Mary Kittamaquund, daughter of the Tayac of the Piscattaway Indians.[1]
  • He married 2nd Frances Whitgreaves, widow of [Dr.] Jeremiah Harrison and daughter of Thomas Whitgreaves of Staffordshire, England.[1] They had no issue. [1]

Maryland

Giles immigrated to Maryland in 1638.[1]

Aquia Creek, Virginia

According to Douglas Richardson, "In 1649 he removed to Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia."[1]

Possible Brother Edmund

While there is no proof that Giles had a brother Edmund, an Edmund Brent, merchant, was closely associated with him in Aquia, Virginia, and obtained land on the Peace Plantation in Aquia, Stafford County.

Death and Legacy

Col Giles Brant left a will proved 15 Feb. 1671/2. [1]

He was buried on the family estate in Aquia, Stafford County. [4]

Children

Giles and Kittamaquund had three children who were named in Giles' will and his sister Margaret's will:[1]

  1. Col. Giles Brent b 5 April 1652[5]
  1. Richard, died between the death of his aunt Margaret, who names him in her will, and father Giles, who does not.
  1. Mary, who married Capt. John Fitzherbert and died without issue.

Three other children have been suggested as children of Giles Brent by various authors since at least 1928. Review of wills and other records shows no evidence that these children ever existed. A full discussion of the claims and the evidence can be found at the "Legend of Katherine Brent Marsham".

  1. Katherine is claimed to have been born at Aquia, Virginia, been indentured on the Thomas Brooke plantation in Maryland, and to have married Richard Marsham. In fact, the Katherine who married Richard Marsham is most likely Katherine Fisher, who arrived in Maryland in 1650 as a servant of Robert Brooke. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter 1995, Brent-Marsham-Beavan-Blanford, p. 83, concludes that Katherine was not Katherine Brent, and that it is unlikely there was a Katherine Brent. [6]
  1. Henry
  1. Margaret,

Will and Land: Giles Brent Land Restored

A legal dispute over land ownership a century later court produced a document including the following citation:

Col. Giles Brent, land granted him by patent, 26 November, 1654; part of the land granted him by patent 20 August, 1651, which said patent the sd. Giles Brent after the restoration of King Charles the second procured to be renewed in his said Majesties name by patent bearing date 20th November, 1662.

And the sd. Giles Brent dying in the year 1671, and having by his will bearing date the last day of August, and duly proved and recorded the 15th February 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 virtue 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, March 14, 1767.

Memorandum. 10th Sept., 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 the name of the whole."

Acknowledged at a Court held for Stafford Co., May 11, 1767.[7]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume I, page 305-306, 17i.
  2. State of Maryland, "Giles Brent (1600-ca. 1671/72) " Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series) 07 March, 2003, Web accessed October 13, 2014.
  3. Wikipedia Contributors, Margaret Brent 25 September 2014, accessed October 13, 2014
  4. http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Brent_Family_Cemetery&junk=1&action=edit
  5. Brent, Chester H., The Descendants of Collo. Giles Brent, Capt. George Brent and Robert Brent, Gent, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia. (Pages 82-) [Rutland, Vt., Priv. print. by the Tuttle Pub. Co., 1946] HathiTrust.org accessed October 12, 2014
  6. James Maloney, Maloney, Hendrick & Many Others, Updated Aug 18, 2013, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jhmjr&id=I21850. Accessed March 9, 2015
  7. Mercer Land Book, p. 165. Extracts from MS. Book of John Mercer of Marlboro, in possession of his descendant James Mercer Garnett, 1316 Boltod Street, Baltimore, Md., and by his permission copied for THE QUARTERLY. Communicated by Miss Kate Mason Rowland, Marlborough in Potomac Neck. Mercer Land Book, (Stafford County, VA) William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 3. pp 165-166. Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project. http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/stafford/land/misc0000.txt. Accessed March 9, 2015

See also:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), volume I, page 305-306, 17i.
  2. State of Maryland, "Giles Brent (1600-ca. 1671/72) " Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series) 07 March, 2003, Web accessed October 13, 2014.
  3. Wikipedia Contributors, Margaret Brent 25 September 2014, accessed October 13, 2014
  4. http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Brent_Family_Cemetery&junk=1&action=edit
  5. Brent, Chester H., The Descendants of Collo. Giles Brent, Capt. George Brent and Robert Brent, Gent, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia. (Pages 82-) [Rutland, Vt., Priv. print. by the Tuttle Pub. Co., 1946] HathiTrust.org accessed October 12, 2014
  6. James Maloney, Maloney, Hendrick & Many Others, Updated Aug 18, 2013, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jhmjr&id=I21850. Accessed March 9, 2015
  7. Mercer Land Book, p. 165. Extracts from MS. Book of John Mercer of Marlboro, in possession of his descendant James Mercer Garnett, 1316 Boltod Street, Baltimore, Md., and by his permission copied for THE QUARTERLY. Communicated by Miss Kate Mason Rowland, Marlborough in Potomac Neck. Mercer Land Book, (Stafford County, VA) William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 3. pp 165-166. Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project. http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/stafford/land/misc0000.txt. Accessed March 9, 2015


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