no image

Richard Brent (abt. 1573 - bef. 1652)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Richard "of Admington and Lark Stoke" Brent
Born about in Lark Stoke Manor, Admington, Warwickshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Quinton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Lark Stoke Manor, Admington, Warwickshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2010
This page has been accessed 2,641 times.

Categories: Magna Carta Profiles | Magna Carta Project Needs Research.

Project Logo with "Pending" across it
Magna Carta Trail Pending
This profile is in a Magna Carta trail that is pending
project review. See text for details.
Join: Magna Carta Project
Discuss: magna_carta



Richard Brent, Lord of Admington and Lark Stoke[1]

1573 Birth and Parentage

Richard was born in 1573 at Admington and Lark Stoke, England, the son of Richard Brent of Stoke and Admington and Mary Huggeford.[2]

1594 Marriage to Elizabeth Reed

Richard married in 1594 in Quinton, Gloucestershire, England to Elizabeth Reed, eldest daughter of Edward Reed, of Tusburie and Witten.[3]

He married in 1594 Elizabeth Reade, daughter of Giles Reade, Esq., of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, by Katherine, daughter of Fulk Greville, Knt of Alcester, Warwickshire. [4]

Children of Richard Brent and Elizabeth Reed

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. [4]


  1. Fulk, born about 1595, went to Maryland with Giles and his two sisters, but soon returned to England. Named in 1653 sequestration order.
  2. Richard. Named in 1653 sequestration order.
  3. Giles, Colonel born about 1600, went to Maryland with his brother Fulke and two sisters Mary and Margaret. Very active in leadership of the colony. Married Mary Kittamaquund, his sister's Indian ward, and retired to the Brent plantation at Aquia Creek, in Virginia.
  4. William
  5. Edward. Named in 1653 sequestration order.
  6. George. Named in 1653 sequestration order.
  7. Margaret born about 1601, went to Maryland with brothers Giles and Fulke and sister Mary. Sometimes said to be first female lawyer in the colonies. Never married.
  8. Mary born about 1594, went to Maryland with Margaret and here two brothers Giles and Fulke. Never married.
  9. Catherine became a nun
  10. Elizabeth became a nun
  11. Eleanor became a nun
  12. Jane. Named in 1653 sequestration order.
  13. Anne. Named in 1653 sequestration order.

Others linked but not documented as child of this marriage:

  1. John
  2. Edmund Brent appears in Virginia records in connection with the Brent family. It is not established if he is a son of Richard Brent, or if perhaps he is the same person as the Edward listed above. He is closely associated with Giles, whom many claim to be his brother, on the "Peace" Plantation in Aquia, Stafford County, Virginia, and obtained property on the Peace Plantation.

1614 Sheriff

Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1614-5. [4]

1618 Bridge at Stratford upon Avon

He was a subscriber to the building of the bridge at Stratford upon Avon in 1618.[2]

Land Acquisitions and Losses

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. [4]

He subscribed to the building of the bridge at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1618. [4]

In 1623 he leased Larkstoke for 14 years to his brother-in-law, Fulk Reade and others. [4]

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. [4]

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. [4]

By an agreement dated 1661, the lands of Fulk Reade at Walton Cardiff, Gloucestershire were assigned to Elizabeth’s five children. [4]

1652 Deaths and Legacy

His wife, Elizabeth, died shortly before 16 May 1631 (date of administration of her estate) and was buried at Bredon, Worcestershire, [4] with her father.[2]

Richard died in 1 May 1652 at Lark Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England, and was buried in the burial place of the family for centuries[2]at St. Mary’s, Ilmington, Gloucestershire 1 May 1652. [4]

Administration on his estate was granted to his son, George Brent, 21 May 1652.[4]


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

1653 Sequestration of Property as Papists

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 [5]

1671 Son Giles' will

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. [6]


Richard Brent, son of Richard Brent and Mary Huggeford, was born in 1573 in Gloucestershire, England and died in 1652 in Gloucestershire, England at age 79. General Notes: According to David M. French, this Richard Brent was "by his grandfather left ward to (Giles Reed, Lord of Tusburie and (Mitton) and married (Elizabeth), the eldest daughter of said Reed, by whom he had many children." David M. French, The Brent Family, The Carroll Families of Colonial Maryland, Alexandria, VA, David M. French, 1981, p.29. Richard's father died in 1587 when he was a minor. His grandfather died in 1595, the year after Richard married Elizabeth Reed. David French's source is from the history of the Brent family written by George Brent of Woodstock, dated about 1740 which appeared in De Bow's Review, in 1859. The dates of birth of some of the children may not be correct. In various sources some of the children were both born the same year and different dates given for different individuals: William , b.1600, Giles b. about 1600, George born 1602 in one source, 1615 in another.

Noted events in his life were: •Name Fact: Sir Richard Brent, Lord of Stoke and Admington. •Appointed: Sheriff, 1614. Civic Activity: Subscribed to the bridge at Stratford-upon-Avon, 1618. Richard married Elizabeth Reed, daughter of Giles Reed and Katherine Greville, in 1594. Elizabeth died in 1637.


  1. Wikipedia Contributors, Margaret Brent 25 September 2014, accessed October 13, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chilton, W. B., compiler, "Genealogy: The Brent Family" (Vol 14, Pages 123-24) The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Richmond: House of the Society, 1906, accessed October 13, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brent, Chester H., The Descendants of Collo. Giles Brent, Capt. George Brent and Robert Brent, Gent, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia. (Pages 36-37) [Rutland, Vt., Priv. print. by the Tuttle Pub. Co., 1946] accessed October 12, 2014
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Salt Lake City: By the Author. Revised Version, 2011, p. 305.
  5. State Papers, Domestic, G 72, pages 231, 276 and 285) -January 25, 1654-5. cited by Tom Hamm, Jr,, Updated 3/9/2015, Accessed 3/9/2015
  6. Tom Hamm, Jr,, Updated 3/9/2015, Accessed 3/9/2015

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:

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).


This page has been edited according to Style Standards adopted by January 2014.

Descriptions of imported gedcoms for this profile are under the Changes tab.

Magna Carta Project

The previously reviewed/approved trail to Malet was broken at Wodhull-44 (see that profile for details).

Needs Research: It is likely that another trail can be found, but that trail needs to found, developed, and reviewed/approved by the Magna Carta Project. ~ Noland-165 13:22, 8 April 2018 (EDT)
  • The Brent Family: by David M. French
  • 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.

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

No known carriers of Richard's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

  • Login to edit this profile.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Magna Carta Project WikiTree and Ken Broughton. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

On 8 Apr 2018 at 17:18 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

ah - sorry. An ancestor in this line, that was shown by Richardson, was recently removed from the Magna Carta trails in WikiTree - see

followup on all the trails that action caused is still needed.

On 8 Apr 2018 at 17:03 GMT Raymond Nichols R-CTS1751 wrote:

tenth great grandson of Richard but no path to his ancestor Malet?

On 6 Mar 2015 at 22:11 GMT Jack Day wrote:

In celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Magna Carta Project is reviewing and enhancing all the profiles between American Gateway ancestors like Giles Brent, and the Magna Carta surety from whom he descends. This profile is on the "trail" between the two and A. Tompkins and I look forward to any contributions we can make to this profile.

Richard is 25 degrees from Rosa Parks, 19 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

B  >  Brent  >  Richard Brent