Peter Bent (1629 - 1678)

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Birthplace: Wayhill,Penton Grafton,Southampshire,England
Death: Died in England, UK
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About Peter Bent

(from "The New England Historic & Genealogical Register", The Bent Family, DPL 929.1, N44h, vol. 48, pps. 288-289)

Baptized April 14, 1629

Peter Bent, as well as his father, John, was one of the petitioners for the township of Marlboro (MA) in 1656, and soon after settled there, where he had a grant for a mill, which was probably in the part which afterward became Southboro. During King Philip's War his son was scalped by Indians, his house garrisoned and burnt. He died "in Old England sometyme in May 1678", aged 49. His will is dated 12/21/1674, at which time he was about to start for England. He returned between these 2 dates, however.

Children of Peter and Elizabeth Bent, the first 3 born in Sudbury (MA), the others in Marlboro (MA):

Peter, born 10/15/1653

Martha, probably the Martha living in Boston in 1690.

Elizabeth, born 12/2/1658

Agnes, born 8/19/1661; married 7/9/1684 Caleb Johnson of Sudbury (MA).

John, born 1/8/1663; died 4/20/1676, at Cambridge, whither the family had removed for safety after Philip's War.

Zacheus, born about 1667; died 3/20/1630, aged 23

Patience, born 1670

Hopestill, born 1/17/1672


   According to the "Passenger List for the Confidence," which sailed in
   1638 the: "CONFIDENCE, of London, two hundred tons, John Gibson, Master.
   She salled from Southampton the last of April,
   "by vertue of the Lord Treasurers warrant of the 11th of
   JOHN BENT 35 of Penton, Hants, husbandman Sudbury
   Mrs. Martha Bent
   Robert Bent 10
   Agnes Bent 8
   William Bent 6
   Peter Bent 4
   John Bent 2
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Peter Bent's Timeline

April 14, 1629
Wayhill,Penton Grafton,Southampshire,England
April 14, 1629
Penton Grafton,Southampshire,England
April 14, 1629
Penton Grafton,Hampshire,England
October 10, 1653
Age 24
Sudbury, MIddlesex, MA, USA
Age 26
Sudbury, Middlesex, MA, USA
December 2, 1658
Age 29
Sudbury, Middlesex, MA, USA
August 19, 1661
Age 32
Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
January 8, 1663
Age 33
Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA, USA
Age 37
Marlboro, Middlesex, MA, USA
August 28, 1670
Age 41
Sudbury, Middlesex Co., MA, USA