Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Mary Brent

Female Bef 1655 - 1713  (> 58 years)


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  • Name Mary Brent 
    Born Bef 1655 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jun 1713  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I005226  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Giles Gov. Brent,   b. 1606, Larke Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1671, "The Retirement" Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Kittamaguund,   b. 1625, Piscattaway, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married 1637  Piscattaway, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis Fitzherbert,   b. Bef 1639,   d. Aft 1672, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1671  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Bef 26 Apr 1672  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F03843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles Beaven,   b. 1636, Caenvarvon, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1699, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1674  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Beaven,   b. 1676, Calvert County, Maryland - now Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1739, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Margaret Beaven,   b. Abt 1680, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1712, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Sarah Beaven,   b. Abt 1681, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Elizabeth Beaven,   b. Abt 1682, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     5. Charles Beaven,   b. 1686, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Catherine Beaven,   b. Bef 1687, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1762, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F03137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research notes by Jackson Day jackdayconnect@gmail.com

      I believe that Mary, wife of Charles Beaven is Mary Unknown, not Mary Brent. The DNA Study was flawed in terms of its logic. See my study at

      https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Legend_of_Katherine_Brent_Marsham
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      Research notes by Shawn & Lois Potter as contributed by Sharon Henderson Noyes

      http://dna-explained.com/2014/03/04/daughters-of-princess-mary-kittamaquun d/d/

      [xiv] See excerpt from Charles Calvert to Cecilius Calvert, April 26, 1672, in William Hand Browne, ed., Proceedings of the Council of Mayland: 1671-1682 (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1896), xiv. “Major Fitzherbert’s brother who maryed the Indian Brent, has civilly parted with her, and (as I suppose) will never care to bed with her more; soe that your Lordship needs not to feare any ill consequence from that match, butt what has already happened to the poore man, who unadvisedly threw himself away upon her in hopes of a great portion which now is come to little.” See also Will of Charles Beaven, signed June 20, 1698, proved June 21, 1699, Prerogative Court (Wills) Vol. 2, pp. 182-183, Liber 6, Folios 285-286. See also Will of Mary Beaven, signed April 18, 1712, proved June 13, 1713, Prerogative Court (Wills) Vol. 3, p. 240, Liber 13, Folio 513. See also Maryland Land Patents, BB#37:374. On March 15, 1696/7, Richard Marsham transferred 600 acre grant called The Hickory Thickett to Charles Beaven by assignment.
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      Brent, Giles, Esq., The Retirement, Stafford County, Virginia. 31st Aug., 1671.
      To dau. Mary Fitzherbert, personalty.
      To son Giles and hrs., Iands, rights and reversions of lands in either England, Virginia or Maryland, and for lack of such hrs., to hrs. at law of father Richard Brent, Esq., Lord of the Mannors of Admington and Larke Stoke in Co. of Gloucester, in England.
      Exs, to pay from personal estate 3000 Ibs. for pious uses, and certain legacies to Edward Sanders and John Howard, both of Stafford Co... Va,,, who are to act for exs. until they shall otherwise order. Residue of personalty to son Giles at age of 21.
      Exs.: Son Giles and bros. Richard and William, both in England.
      Judgments 28, f. 76
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      Brent, Margaret, Peace, Westmoreland County, Virginia., 26th Dec.,1663;
      To nephew George and hrs., testatrixs rights to take up lands in Maryland except all those already assigned to cousin James Clifton.
      To nieces [unnamed] Clifton, Elizabeth Brent, Anne Vandan and niece Mary dau. of bro. Giles, personalty.
      To nephew Richard, son of bro. Giles and hrs., patent of land at the Falls of Rappahannock R., lease of Kent Fort Mannor in Maryland, saving yet power to his father Giles to sell the sd. lease and satisfy to his son other where as he shall think fit; shd. sd. nephew die during minority or without issue sd. legacy to pass to his bro. Giles or his sister Mary or to the hrs. of bro. Giles or otherwise, as sd. bro. shall dispose.
      To bro. Giles and hrs., residue of estate.
      Exs.: bro. Giles and his children, Giles, Mary and Richard, or such as are living at decease of testator.
      Judgments 28, f. 6.

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      Beavan, Mary, Prince George's Co., 28th Apr., 1712; 13th June, 1713.
      Richard Marrsham, ex. and sole legatee of estate-, real and personal.
      Test: Thos. Blanford, Sarah Blanford. 13. 513.
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      Mrs. Mary Beavens 34.238 I PG £32.3.3 Aug 22 1713
      Appraisers: John Whitte, Anthony Harris.
      Approvers: Henry Culver.
      Next of kin: Charles Beaven, Richard Beaven.
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      Mary Beaven 35B.17 A PG £32.3.3 £31.19.7 Aug 24 1713
      Payments to: Charles Beaven, Katherine Beaven, Benjamin Berry.
      Executor: Mr. Marsham Warring (executor of Mr. Richard Marsham (executor of deceased)).
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      Waring, Basill, Calvert County, 8th Dec., 1688; 29th Dec, 1688.
      To wife Sarah, 5/3 of entire estate,
      To sons Samson, Marsham and Basill, residue of estate in equal parts.
      Wife afsd. joint ex. together with father Richard Marsham and father John Hance; Richard Marsham in behalf of Marsham and Basil Waring afsd., and father John Hance in behalf of son Samson.
      Test: Thos. Greenfield, Mary Bevan, Martha Greenfield. 6. 66.6.
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      Beaven, Charles, Prince George's County, 20th June, 1698; 21st June, 1699.
      To wife Mary, plantation during life and land Her Grove (Hargreave} adjoining thereto.
      to son Richard and hrs., sd land at death of wife.,
      to Charles and daus. Sarah and Margaret equally, 600 A., "Hickory Thicket", in Chas. Co.,
      to daus. Eliza: and Catherine, personalty. wife afsd.,
      extx., personal estate jointly with children.
      Test, Jas. Watts, David Hewes, Jno. Gibbons. 6.285

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      Beaven, Charles, Prince George's County, 20th June, 1698; 21st June, 1699.
      To wife Mary, plantation during life and land Her Grove adjoining thereto.
      to son Richard and hrs., sd land at death of wife.,
      to Charles and daus. Sarah and Margaret equally, 600 A., "Hickory Thicket", in Chas. Co.,
      to daus. Eliza: and Catherine, personalty. wife afsd.,
      extx., personal estate jointly with children.
      Test, Jas. Watts, David Hewes, Jno. Gibbons. 6.285===
      Sources:
      Title: Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families (seg 2 & 3) provided by Christi Brogan (brogan@idworld dot net)
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 153: Indenture, 27 Sep 1705
      From: Thomas Onebee of Prince George's County
      To: Joshua Cecell of Prince George's County
      For 12£ a parcel of 42 acres called Snake in Prince George's County on the west side of the Patuxent River near the head of Deep Creek; bounded by Mansfeild, The Farme, Hargreave now in possession of Mrs. Mary Beaven
      Signed: Thomas Onebee
      Witnessed: William Selby and John White (mark)
      Memorandum: 1 Oct 1705 acknowledgement of deed by Thomas Onebee
      Witnessed: Robert Brady and James Stoddart
      Alienation: 8 Oct 1705 Joshua Cecell paid the sum of 1s/9p

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