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Unconnected Bentley Family Lines

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Surname/tag: BENTLEY
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A place to identify Bentley Family lines that only exist for a few generations.

The following page will be developed more over time, many of the individuals listed below will have profiles created if none exist.


Virginia 1600s

The following Bentleys are known to have immigrated to Virginia in the 1600s. But nothing else is know about their lives or descendants if any.

Bentley, Abram age 20 1635 on ship [Globe] from London to Virginiaborn 1615
Bently, Jo. age 21 1635 on ship [Alice] from London to Virginiaborn 1614

The following Bentley names are documented in the records of Virginia in the 1600s. However, no link has yet been established between them and any existing profiles.

Mathew Bentley was born in 1634, location unknown. Matthew was involved in Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. What is known about him comes from records related to Matthew's trial for his involvement in the rebellion. His profile notes that he was disinherited by his family for his involvement in rebellion. If this is true, then records of Matthew's father may be difficult to find.

Daniel Bentley was born in 1660, place unknown, and had a son Daniel Jr who was born in Virginia in 1690.

Not long after William's family moved to Carolina in 1664, Nathl. Bently was the grantee of land on September 24, 1668 in Virginia ([land grant available here])

Likewise Thomas Bentley Jr. was the grantee of land in Virginia on October 20, 1688 [land grant available here]


  • 1624-1645
    • William
      • 1624 came to Jamestown,
      • 1636 son Richard was born
      • 1645 mentioned in grant as still living
      • 1660 son William born
      • 1663 a William either him or son mentioned
  • 1664 Richard and William moved to Carolina
  • 1668
  • 1670-85
  • 1688

Rhode Island 1600s

In the 1600s another Bentley family immigrated to and settled in Rhode Island beginning in 1636.

North Carolina 1600s

  • Thomas was born in Rowan North Carolina in 1690. His family line ends in with his great grand children who lived into the 1900s. There is no known tie to the descendants of Richard who died in 1687 in North Carolina.

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