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

Anne Dent

Female Abt 1720 - Aft 1773  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Anne Dent  [1
    Born Abt 1720  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1773  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2112  Tree1
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 

    Father George Dent,   b. 27 Sep 1690, Nanjemy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1754, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Herbert,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1764, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1713  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gilbert Ireland,   b. 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1755, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1741  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ireland,   b. Abt 1740, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Dent Ireland,   b. Abt 1741, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. William Herbert Ireland,   b. Abt 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Gilbert Ireland,   b. 1750, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1787, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary Ireland,   b. Bef 1755, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1779, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Major Sweeney,   b. Abt 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1756  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Sweeney,   b. Abt 1760, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1783, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)  [natural]
     2. George Sweeney,   b. Abt 1762, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F1486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DENT, ANN, Charles Co. 4 May, 1764
      20 Jun, 1764
      To dau. Elizabeth Harrison, clothes.
      To dau. Mary A. Cox, clothes.
      To dau. Anne Ireland, Mulatto Tom, horses, stock.
      To son George Dent, still, candlestands, other.
      To Eleanor McPharling, Negro wench, Moll, during her life and at her decease to her son Herbert Blackiston.
      To dau. Margaret Greenfield, Negzo man Dick.
      To son John Dent, Negro man, Carpenter, and other.
      To dau. Sarah Dent, negro girl, Sarah, horses, furniture.
      To dau. Rebecca Marshall, Negro wench Cate that works in the house, clothing.
      To dau. Letty Stoddert, Negro man, Phill, cattle, clothing.
      To granddau. Anne Herbert Dent, Negro boy James son of Tom and Cate, furniture.
      To grandson William Herbert Ireland, Negro boy, Phill, furniture, mare.
      To granddau. Anne Dent, furniture.
      To granddau. Anne Alexander, dishes.
      To grandson Harbert Blackiston, silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Marshall, lesser silver cans.
      To granddau. Anne Stoddert, tablespoons.
      Residue of estate to son John Dent, ex.
      Wits Joseph Thompson. 32. 161
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      IRELAND, GILBERT, St Mary's. 17 Jan, 1755; 6 Mar., 1755
      To wife Anne Ireland, dwelling plantation, 124 a., 23 a. I purchased from Joseph Alvey, 83 a. , I bought from Mr. Carbery, 17 a., I bought from Marl. Bailey.
      After her death I give my dwelling plantation and land I bought from Joseph Alvey to my second son William Herbert Ireland and the 83 a. I bought from Mr. Carbery and the 17 a. I bought from Mark Brewer [note above written as Marl. Bailey] give after my wife's death to son Gilbert Ireland. I also give to son Gilbert Ireland 50 a. which lies on this side the road that leads from James Paine to Thomas Greves which is pt. of same land I bought from Mr. Carbery and also pt. of same I bought from said Thos. Greaves which land I give to said Gilbert.
      I give to my eldest dau. Anne Ireland my plantation lying near to Walter Davis's called "Charing Cross" or "Swillenham."
      To youngest dau. Mary Ireland, plantation I bought from Evan Evans.
      To eldest son John Ireland, all the rest of my lands.
      To wife Anne Ireland 2/5 pt of my person estate and the remainder to my 5 children.
      Wife extx. and in case of her death during the minority of my children then Philip Key to be ex.
      Wit: William McWilliams, Jesses Craig, John Hills.
      That I be buried in Chaptico Church Yard at the distance of about 3 feet from the feet of my late good friend Mr. Jas. Dickson, that a cheap black marble stone may be sent for from Philadelphia. 29. 386
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 179. Jun 5, 1777 from John Ireland of St. Mary's County, to Mary Ireland of the same County, for 2 £sterling, a certain tract of land in CC, heretofore given by George Dent of CC to Anne Sweeny, daughter of the sd George Dent and mother of the sd John & Mary Ireland, as by the will of sd George Dent_ Signed - John Ireland. Wit - Jno Reeder, Jeremiah Jordan. Susannah, wife of the sd John Ireland, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Timothy Bowes, Clk of St. Mary's County, certified that the afd Gentlemen, John Reeder and Jeremiah Jordan, before whom this deed was acknowledged, are JPs for sd county. Recorded Jul 21, 1777.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 425. Dec 23, 1772 from Major (Major) Sweeny and Anne, his wife, of St Mary's County, to Mary Ireland of the same County, for the natural love that they have for sd Mary Ireland and for 10 £, after the death of sd Anne, all their right to all the land in CC which was given to sd Anne by her father, George Dent, lying on Mattowoman Swamp. Signed - Major Sweeny, Ann Sweeny. Wit - Jeremiah Jorden, John Reeder Jr (St Mary's County JPs). This deed was acknowledged in St Mary's County. Certified by Danl Wolstenholme, Clk [St Mary's County]. Recorded Jun 14, 1773.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z, 376.

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