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Rebecca Dent (Wilkinson)

Also Known As: "Rebecca Dent"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Prince George's County, Province of Maryland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. William Wilkinson and Naomi Wilkinson
Wife of John Dent; Col. Thomas Dent and Col. John Addison
Mother of Major William Peter Dent; Thomas Dent; Margaret Howard; Peter Dent; George Dent and 2 others
Sister of Elizabeth Hatton; Mary Wilkinson; William Wilkinson and (No Name)
Half sister of Elizabeth Budden

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About Rebecca Dent

Addison, Rebecca, widow, Prince George's Co.,5th Nov., 1724; 20th Aug., 1726. To son Thomas, £20. To grandchild. (by dau. Barbara, wife of Thomas Brooke), viz. Lncy, Baker and Thomas Brooke, £200 equally; shd. they die sd. legacy to grandson Benjamin Brooke. To dau. Barbara Brooke, extx., residue of estate. Test: Alex. Contee, John Howard, Mary Delihunt. 18, 520. Maryland Calendar of Wills

Thomas wedded Rebecca Wilkinson (1633-1726) in 1659. Rebecca was the Virginia born daughter of the Rev. William Wilkinson (1612-1676) who emigrated from England and his first wife, Naomi Hughes (1616-1634) his wife. After Thomas died, Rebecca married in 1677 Col. John Addison (d. 1705), a bachelor who then returned to England and died there intestate. Col. Addison profited from this marriage, and this alienated the Dent children from their mother.

The Addison family has a rich history in Maryland dating back to the 17th century.

Colonel John Addison, son of The Reverend Launcelot Addison (1633-1703) and Dorothy (Danvers) Addison, was born in Westmoreland County, England, on the border of Scotland. He had three brothers. Thomas and Henry Addison were merchants; Anthony Addison was rector of Abingdon, Oxford, England, and Chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough.

John Addison emigrated from England in the early 1670's. On May 21, 1677, John Addison married Rebecca (Wilkinson) Dent, (daughter of the Reverend William Wilkinson, and widow of Thomas Dent). With the exception of her youngest child, Barbara, who was only an infant when her mother remarried, Rebecca's marriage to John Addison alienated the Dent children: William, Peter, George, Thomas, and Margaret Dent. There is no doubt that Colonel Addison profited from his marriage to the widow Dent and obtained a great deal of Thomas Dent's property. John and Rebecca had one child: Thomas.

John Addison established a powerful family in Prince George County politics. He was a merchant, Indian trader, and owned extensive land. He was also part owner of the ship "Liverpool Merchant", which was seized along with its cargo for violations of the navigation acts. Addison took a leading role in the Maryland Protestant Revolution of 1689. The Revolution lasted only a short time and ended in July, 1690. John Addison served as a member of the Associator's Convention (the Assembly elected under their regime) and the Grand Committee of Twenty (their executive committee). The goal of the Protestant Associators was the overthrow of the proprietary officers (Calverts). From 1690 to May 1692 there was an interim government of Protestant Associators. From1692 to 1715, Maryland was under crown rule (as King William and Queen Mary had declared it a royal colony) with Sir Lionel Copley as governor, thus ending Maryland's status as a proprietary province.

John Addison later returned to England, leaving his wife and son in America, and died there around 1706. He passed on to his son, Thomas, his large estate acquired in England and America. Rebecca survived her husband by 20 years.

-------------------- The Addison family has a rich history in Maryland dating back to the 17th century.

Colonel John Addison, son of The Reverend Launcelot Addison (1633-1703) and Dorothy (Danvers) Addison, was born in Westmoreland County, England, on the border of Scotland. He had three brothers. Thomas and Henry Addison were merchants; Anthony Addison was rector of Abingdon, Oxford, England, and Chaplain to the Duke of Marlborough.

John Addison emigrated from England in the early 1670's. On May 21, 1677, John Addison married Rebecca (Wilkinson) Dent, (daughter of the Reverend William Wilkinson, and widow of Thomas Dent). With the exception of her youngest child, Barbara, who was only an infant when her mother remarried, Rebecca's marriage to John Addison alienated the Dent children: William, Peter, George, Thomas, and Margaret Dent. There is no doubt that Colonel Addison profited from his marriage to the widow Dent and obtained a great deal of Thomas Dent's property. John and Rebecca had one child: Thomas.

John Addison established a powerful family in Prince George County politics. He was a merchant, Indian trader, and owned extensive land. He was also part owner of the ship "Liverpool Merchant", which was seized along with its cargo for violations of the navigation acts. Addison took a leading role in the Maryland Protestant Revolution of 1689. The Revolution lasted only a short time and ended in July, 1690. John Addison served as a member of the Associator's Convention (the Assembly elected under their regime) and the Grand Committee of Twenty (their executive committee). The goal of the Protestant Associators was the overthrow of the proprietary officers (Calverts). From 1690 to May 1692 there was an interim government of Protestant Associators. From1692 to 1715, Maryland was under crown rule (as King William and Queen Mary had declared it a royal colony) with Sir Lionel Copley as governor, thus ending Maryland's status as a proprietary province.

John Addison later returned to England, leaving his wife and son in America, and died there around 1706. He passed on to his son, Thomas, his large estate acquired in England and America. Rebecca survived her husband by 20 years.

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Rebecca Dent's Timeline

1633
1633
Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia Colony
1652
1652
Age 19
(Present Andover Estates), St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
1659
1659
Age 26
St Mary's County, Province of Maryland
1662
1662
Age 29
Westbury Manor, St Mary's, Maryland, USA
1662
Age 29
St Mary's, Maryland, United States
1664
1664
Age 31
Somerset Co, Maryland, United States
1666
1666
Age 33
Westbury Manor, St Mary's, Maryland, USA
1669
1669
Age 36
St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
1677
May 21, 1677
Age 44
1679
1679
Age 46
St Mary's, MD