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Richard Brent, Lord of Admington and Lark Stoke
Richard was born in 1573 at Admington and Lark Stoke, England, the son of Richard Brent of Stoke and Admington and Mary Huggeford.
Richard married in 1594 in Quinton, Gloucestershire, England to Elizabeth Reed, eldest daughter of Edward Reed, Lord of Tusburie and Witten.
He married in 1594 Elizabeth Reade, daughter of Giles Reade, Esq., of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, by Katherine, daughter of Fulk Greville, Knt of Alcester, Warwickshire. 
They had six sons, Fulk, Richard, (Col.) Giles, Esq, William, Edward, and Geroge, and seven daughters, Margaret, Mary, Catherine (nun), Elizabeth (nun), Eleanor (nun),, Jane, and Anne. 
Others linked but not documented as child of this marriage:
Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1614-5. 
He was a subscriber to the building of the bridge at Stratford upon Avon in 1618.
In 1618 he and John Hugford, Esq, purchased the manor of Aston, Staffordshire, together with 4 messauges, 3 cotages, 3 barns, etc, in Aston, Aldridge, Great Barre, etc, from John Fowke, Gent, for £760. 
He subscribed to the building of the bridge at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1618. 
In 1623 he leased Larkstoke for 14 years to his brother-in-law, Fulk Reade and others. 
In 1629 Richard and Elizabeth and their son, Fulk, conveyed the manor of Admington, Gloucesershire to the executors of Fulk Greville, Lord Brooke, his wife’s cousin. 
Two thirds of his estate was sequestered in 1644 for recusancy. Elizabeth’s children were left legacies in the 1658 will of brother, Fulk Reade. 
By an agreement dated 1661, the lands of Fulk Reade at Walton Cardiff, Gloucestershire were assigned to Elizabeth’s five children. 
Richard died in 1 May 1652 at Lark Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England, and was buried in the burial place of the family for centuriesat St. Mary’s, Ilmington, Gloucestershire 1 May 1652. 
Administration on his estate was granted to his son, George Brent, 21 May 1652.
Place of Burial: Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom Richard Brent, Esq., Sheriff of Gloucestershire was born circa 1573 at of Admington, Gloucestershire, England.1 He married Elizabeth Reade, daughter of Giles Reade, Esq., Sheriff of Gloucestershire & Worcestershire and Katherine Greville, in 1594; They had 6 sons (Fulk; Richard; Col. Giles, Esq;William; Edward; & George) & 7 daughters (Margaret; Mary; Catherine, a nun; Elizabeth, a nun; Eleanor, a nun; Jane; & Anne).1 Richard Brent, Esq., Sheriff of Gloucestershire was buried on 1 May 1652 at St. Mary's, Ilmington, Gloucestershire, England.1 His estate was probated on 21 May 1652.1 'Family Elizabeth Reade b. c 1572, d. c 16 May 1631
10 May 1653: Order for search to be made in the old books as to the sequestration of the manor of Larkstoke, Co. Gloucester, for the Recusancy of Richard Brent the elder, deceased, or of Foulke Brent, Richard Brent the younger, Edward Brent, George Brent, Anne Brent and Jane Brent, children of said Richard Brent the elder...When the children were summoned to take the [loyalty] oath there appeared only Mrs Anne Brent and she refused to take it. The estate was therefore continued under sequestration, all of them being known papists. Dated at Gloucestor May 10, 1653. In the Royalist papers 
31 Aug 1671: Mentioned in Giles Brent's will as his father Richard Brent, Esq, Lord of the Mannors of Admington and Larke Stoke in Co. of Gloucester, England. 
Chilton, W.B. "The Brent Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Apr., 1905), pp. 439-445 (specifically, footnote on p 440). Published by: Virginia Historical Society. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4242711
Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, (2011), Douglas Richardson, 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 306iv and 306v.
Lark Stoke is very near the Parish Church of St. Mary, Ilmington, Warwickshire, where one can see a number of monuments to members of the Brent, Canning, Palmer, and Overbury families. Canning-229 19:44, 14 December 2014 (EST)
Note - Wikipedia Giles's sisters Margaret and Mary both emigrated and neither married. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol. I, page 306iv and 306v.
Kelly's Directory (1897), noted that Lower Stoke belonged to the trustees of Philip Henry Howard of Corby Castle, Carlisle. Other piece is called Upper Stoke. Larkstoke, Ilmington, Warwickshire (4 miles NE of Chipping Campden).
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On 6 Mar 2015 at 22:11 GMT Jack Day wrote:
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