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

Giles Brent

Male 1652 - 1679  (27 years)


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  • Name Giles Brent 
    Born 5 Apr 1652  "Retirement", Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Sep 1679  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015477  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    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 F03850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Brent,   b. Between 1650 and 1654, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Giles Brent,   b. Abt 1671, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1693/94, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Margaret Brent,   b. Abt 1673, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Brent,   b. Abt 1675, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1698, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     4. William Brent,   b. Abt 1677, 'Richland' Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1709, Clarkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F10030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
      Coll Giles Brent of Potomac Departed this Life 2th of September
      1679 and was buried in the Great Church Yard y'' next day following &c.
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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. ad. 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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      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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      Thomas and Susannah Gerard had 11,000 acres from Lord Baltimore known as St. Clement's Manor and St. Clement's Island in 1638-1639. Thomas was involved in the uprising in St. Marys Co, MD and left to settle on lands in Westmoreland County, Virginia, where he died.
      Jan and List: Below is an interesting account of a suburban type lifestyle that Thomas GERRARD, John WASHINGTON, and other MD ex-patriots lived in VA. "The Englishmen on the banks of the Potomac mingled elegant pleasures with rude labors and perilous enterprises. There is a record of a contract in 1670 between John LEE, son of Col. Richard LEE, then deceased, Henry CORBIN, Isaac ALLERTON, and Dr. Thomas GERRARD, for building a banqueting house at or near their respective lands. The English colonist acted as far as the circumstances would permit, precisely as he would in London. It was a rare thing if the richer settlers did not visit the mother country once during the year...
      Among those who resided in the "suburban" area (Westmoreland Co. VA) above Machodic, at Nomini Creek, were: Walter BRODHURST, Edmund BRENT, Nicholas SPENCER, Valentine PEYTON, Maj. John HALLOWES(HOLLIS), Above Nomini resided at Appomattox Creek (now Mattox) Col. John WASHINGTON, his father-in-law, Col. Nathaniel POPE, William BUTLER, the minister, and Andrew MONROE, who lived in Maryland, in 1643. Still further upthe river, beyond Nomini, were Samuel HAYWARD, , Col. Giles BRENT, and his famous sister, Margaret BRENT, at "Peace" on Acquia Creek. Other settlers were Capt. John ASHTON, Capt. John LORD, brother of Rich'd LORD, of Hartford, New England; Capt. William HARDWICH, a tailor from Maryland, brother-in-law of Mrs. WASHINGTON; Thomas STURMAN, of Maryland; Daniel HUTT, formerly of London; John ROSIER, minister, Anthony BRIDGES, Capt. George MASON (born in 1629), John HILLILER, Capt. Thomas EWELL, Col. Gerrard FOWKE, Col. Thomas SPEKE, Capt. William PIERCE, Capt. John APPLETON, Col. Tomas BLAGG, Capt. Alexander BAINHAM, Col. John DODMAN, Lewis MARKHAM, Clement SPELMAN, William BROWNE, of Plymouth, Daniel LISSON, Robert VAULX, and Capt. Thomas and William BALDRIDGE. " ( Genealogies of VA Families" from Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. V, p.903-907.)
      Pat Obrist
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      http://www.provenlines.com/hist21.html

      The Rebellion known as Bacon's Rebellion had it's beginnings in 1675 and was ended early in 1677 in Virginia, however, the year of the actual conflict was in 1676. Sometimes referred to as the precursor to the American Revolution, it is ironic that it was exactly 100 years before a rebellion would be launched that succeeded in independence from Great Britain. Listed below are the names of over 100 individuals who took part in the Rebellion. There are, without a doubt, many hundreds not listed herein. * Notes individuals executed for their participation in Bacon's Rebellion.

      Brent, Lt. Gov. Giles
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 4 KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I GILES BRENT of RICHLAND in ye County of Stafford in Virginia Gentl.. have lett, granted and sett unto THOMAS HATHAWAY of ye same County & Colony, Planter, one small tenement which now ye said HATHAWAY lives in. on ye South side of AQUIA CREEKE, Beginning at a small run binding upon RICHARD WHITTALL and soe running South West into ye Miles End and likewise binding upon a small run binding ye land of Mr. GEORGE INGLISH and that small tenement aforesaid: duringe ye naturall life of THOMAS HATHAWAY & MARY HATHAWAY and ye first Child ye said MARY hath and warrantinge ye same from mee my heirs Exors. Admors. and assigns unto ye said THOMAS HATHAWAY and MARY HATHAWAY or their assigns duringe ye time above mentioned; And alsoe the backland of RICHARD WHITTALL from ye RIDGE PATH unto ye Mites End the said THOMAS HATHAWAY and MARY HATHAWAY paying two (?) only ye time above mentioned; I do acknowledge to have received four thousand pounds of Tobo:, itt being in full satisfaction for that land above mentioned. As Witness my hand and seale this 26th day of July 1679 Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of us
      MARY WHTEHEAD her marke GILES BRENT
      THOMAS BUTLER, MICHILS HILL
      Wee ye Subscribers, THOMAS BUTLER and MARY WHITEHEAD, doe declare upon oath be-fore Coll. GEORGE MASON, that wee saw the within specified Lease signed sealed and de-livered by Coll GILES BRENT at Mr. HATHAWAYs House the day & year within mentioned unto Mr. HATHAWAY
      Sworne before me this Instant 3d May 1680
      GEORGE MASON
      Recordat: in Cur: 12d. Augst:
      Aprill ye 4th 1678. Received of THOMAS HATHAWAY in full satisfaction for this Land. As witness my hand GILES BRENT
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 5 WILLIAM NICHLESS of BRISTOLL, Marriner, doe hereby constitute and appoint my loving Friend. GEORGE BRENT, of Stafford County in Virginia, my true and lawful Attorney to prosecute my suite against MRS. MARY BRENT, Administrator; of Coll. GILES BRENT deceased. for protested Bills of Exchange drawn upon Captaine ;JNO; ENGLAND of BRISTOLL, Merchant. signed by ye said GILES BRENT and made payable to ye said NICHLESS for eleaven pounds ten shillings and four pence Sterl., bearing date from Virginia ye 4th of April 1677, and by THOMAS HARTWELL, Notary Publique, presented to ye said JNO: ENGLAND and by him denied to he paid as ye said Notary certified in his Publique Instrument of Protest, dated ye twelfth of August 1679; And what my said Attorney shall act and doe or cause to be done in ye premisses, I doe by these presents confirme and raffle. Witness my hand and scale this fourth of June 1680
      PETER BARBERT, WM, NICKLAS Recordat. 11th August 1680,
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      P.263a BEE IT KNOWN unto all that. Whereas Mr. ISAAC MASON late of this County deced att ye time of his death stood seized of a certaine tract of land att or near OCOUTA in Stafford Countie whereon hee lived for terme of his owne life ye life of MARGARETT his Wife & ye life of GEORGE BRENT SENIOR as by said Lease will appeare granted by Colo GILES BRENT deced dated 11th of July 1678 and by his Will being proved in due forme of Law gave ye said Plantation to MARGARETT his said Wife but not mentioninge to her heires & assignes is believed to bee but an Estate of Life and Whereas ye said MARGARETT married wth Mr. SAMPSON DORRELL & dyed leaveinge him possessed, butt her Estate by her death determining & yen one life upon ye Lease being still remaining (viz) that of ye said GEORGE BRENT aforesaid wch said Estate by ye Statute of ye 29th of CHARLES ye Second beinge undevised noe heire appearinge devolves to ye Exors of ye said ISAAC MASON, who is ye said GEORGE BRENT, and for as much as that DORRELL hath now ye possession of said Tenement and alsoe a Lease for Lives after ye Estate determined to ye said ISAAC MASON his Exors wch for a valuable consideration (viz) ye sume of Two thousande pounds of Tobacco paid to GEORGE BRENT Exor. aforesaid, hee ye said GEORGE BRENT bath granted unto ye sd SAMPSON DORRELL his heires for ever and dureinge ye life of him ye said GEORGE BRENT Wittness this 11th day of September 1692 Wittness ANDREW GRIFFIN, GEORGE BRENT
      CORNELIUS BUTTWELL
      This Sale was acknowledged by GEORGE BRENT to SAMPSON DORRELL in ye County Court of Stafford on ye 13th day of September 1692 and was then recorded
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP. 15(27)-16(28) TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come. MARY BRENT of ye retiremt: in ye County of Stafl`d: Widdow, ye Relict and Admr. of COLL. GILLS BRENT late of the County aforesaid deced., send Greeting, Now Know yec
      that I ye said MARY BRENT in ye qualificacon aforesaid as alsoe be in ge Guardian to my Son, GILES BRENT, ye Son heire of his Father, Col, GILES BRENT, deced, being well assured and perfectly knowing that my said Husband, Col. GILES BRENT, did covenant and agree with THOMAS DERRICKE SENIOR of MATTHYES POYNT in ye County aforesaid, Plantr:, to left and sett to him, ye said THOMAS DERRICKE for (three Children of ye sd. Tho; DERRICKE) and for ye longest liver of him, all that pte: or p:cell of Land sittuate lying and being in MATTHYES POYNT Divident unleased, lying betwixt the Leased Land of him ye said THOMAS DERRICKE and ye Leased Land of him ye said THOMAS HAYWARD, Coopr;, and am alsoe well knowing that my said Husband, Coll GILLS BRENT deced., did receive a summe of Tobo; in part of pay for ye grant of ye said Lease, butt itt soe pleased God that before ye sealing of ye Lease, ye said Call, GILES BRENT died, leaving his Son an Infant and because I ye said MARY BRENT am willing to doe any such act that my tend to ye settlement and discharging all of obligations that my said Huband was anyway oblidged to as far as my power extends, I have therefore left and sett and doe by these presents Lett and sett all that p:cell of land aforesd: now unleased lying betwixt ye Leased Land of THOMAS DERRICKE SENIOR and THOMAS HAYWARD, Cooper, unto WILLIAM DERRICKE, JNO: DERRICKS MARY DERRICKSE, (Children of THOMAS SENIOR) for and during their naturall lives and for and duringe ye naturall life of ye longest liver of them, or to their assigns, together with all priviledges as of Hawking, Hunting, Fishing and Fowling as long as on ye Patten( is granted they or their assignes or one of them paying therefore to mee ye said MARY BRENT or to my Son, GILES BRENT, when itt shall please God he shalt arrive act ye age of one & twenty yeares old or to either of us our heires Ezors. or Admors. yearly on ye twenty fourth day of Decembr: as long as this Lease shall last; Fifty pounds of Tobo: and Caske, alsoe said WILLM: JNO: MARY doe covenant and agree that they or any one of them will punt as Orchard of one hundred Apple trees and keepe and preserve ye same by good fence from harme of Cattle and to renue them from tyme to tyme as they shall dye and decay, alsoe that if the within Leased Land shall for two whole yeares together remaine voyd of Christian Inhabitants, then itt shall bee lawfull for me, ye said MARY BRENT, my Son GILES BRENT or he heires of ye said GILES BRENT into ye within granted premisses to reenter and to hold in her, his or their right see if this Lease never had bin made; In Witness whereof ye parties to this Lease have interchangably sett our hands and scales ye day & yeare first above written
      MARY BRENT for herselfe
      And THOMAS DERRICKE SENIOR for and in behalfe of his three Children ye Leasees THOMAS DERRICKS his mrke,
      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JAMES CLIFTON,
      GEORGE BRENT
      Recorded in Stafford County xxvii die Octobris 1680
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP. 397-402 This Indenture made 22nd May 1727 between EDMUND PLOWDEN & BRENT NUTTHALL both of St. Mary's County in Province of Maryland Gent. of one part & GEORGE MASON of Stafford County in Colony of Virginia Gent. Whereas GILES BRENT late of the County Stafford Esqr. by his Last Will & Testament bearing date last day of August 1671 inter alia did bequeath unto his son & heir GILES BRENT and heirs of his body lawfully begotten all his land .. due to him in Virginia .. and for want of such heirs then to his the said Giles the Fathers own right heirs and for want of such then to the right heirs of his Father RICHARD BRENT Esgr. deced antiently Lord of the mannors of Admington & Larke stoke in the county of Glocester in England .. by an Estate in fee tail in all the premises to him & heirs of his body & being so possessed afterwards died leaving Issue a son WILLIAM BRENT & two daughters MARGARET & MARY BRENT which Margarett Intermarried with a certain GEORGE PLOWDEN late of St. Marys county and Province of Maryland aforesaid Gent. deced by whom she had issue the said EDMUND PLOWDEN (one of the Parties to these Present) and the said Mary Intermarried with a certain JOHN NUTTHALL late also of Saint Marys County and Province of Maryland afd Gent. deced by whom she had issue the said BRENT NUTTHALL (the other party to these presents) which said Edmund Plowden and Brent Nuthall as heirs of the said Margaret & Mary by vertue of the aforesaid devise are Imediately after the end 4 determination of the Estate in fee tail in the aforesaid Giles Brent the son & the heirs of his body .. Intituled to a Joynt Estate in fee simple in all lands & premises aforesaid .. Now this Indenture witnesseth that Edmund Plowden and Brent Nutthall in consideration of sum Forty pounds Sterl..to each of them in hand paid .. loth hereby acknowledge .. of every part and parcel thereof .. hereby release .. said George Mason .. doth acknowledge themselves to be fully paid .. have granted forever all the reversions when it shall happen to come .. after the end & determination of the aforesaid Estate in fee tail for want of heirs of the body lawfully begotten of the aforesaid Giles Brent the son in all the land in Stafford County .. by force of the devise of the above named Giles Brent Esqr Great Grandfather to the said Edmund and Brent and all the right ., they assign a good sure & sufficient Estate .. of all the lands & inheritance in all & singular the before mentioned unto George Mason ..
      Presence Stephen McKey, Edmund Plowden
      Benj. McKey, John Mercer Brent Nutthall
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th June 1727 Deed of Sale and Receipt of Consideration money acknowledged by Edmund Plowden and Brent Nutthall admitted to record.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 402- 406 Know all men . , We EDMUND PLOWDEN and BRENT NUTTHAL both of St. Marys parish in Province of Maryland Gent. are bound unto GEORGE MASON of Stafford County in just sum of Ten thousand pounds Sterl. Money of great Britain .. 22 May 1727. The condition is such that whereas GILES BRENT late of Stafford County in Colonly of Virginia Esgr. deced by his Last Will & Testament dated last day of August 1671 Inter alia did bequeath unto his son & heir GILES BRENT and to heirs .. all his land .. any way due to him in Virginia & for want of such heirs then to his the said Giles the father's own right heirs & for want of such then to the right heirs of his Father RICHARD BRENT Esgr. deced antiently Lord of the mannors of Admington & Larke Stoke in the County of Gloscester in England by virtue of which devise the said Giles took an estate in fee tail in all the premises and afterwards dyed leaving issue a son WILLIAM BRENT and two Daughters MARGARET & MARY BRENT which Margaret Inter-married with a certain GEORGE PLOWDEN late of St. Marys County and Province of Maryland Gent, deced by whom she had issue the above bound Edmund Plowden and the said Mary inter married with a certain JOHN NUTTHAL late also of St. Marys County Province of Maryland Gent. deced by whom she had issue the above bound Brent Nutthall which said Edmund & Brent as heirs of said Margaret & Mary their Mothers by virtue of the aforesaid devise are Immediately after the Determination of the Estate in said Giles Brent .. Intituled to a Joynt Estate in fee simple and whereas said Edmund and Brent have sold unto George Mason all their right in all the lands lying in Stafford County in Virginia .. which they have by virtue of the said Giles Brent Esqr. Great Grandfather .. now if .. shall at all times execute Deed conveyance their right the premises of him .. Geo. Mason .. and also when it shall happen that the Estate in fee Tail shall be determined .. shall make good sure sufficient Estate .. in all the said lands .. then the above obligation shall be voyd or otherwise shall remain in full force.
      Presence Stephen McKay, Edmund Plowden
      Benin. McKey, Jno. Mercer Brent Nutthall
      At a Court held for Stafford County 14th June 1727 This Bond proved .. admitted to record.

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