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About Absalom Kent
His 3 Jun 1718 will was probated in Calvert Co. 28 Jul 1718. He wascalled a planter in his will, which gave personal effects to his sons William and Henry, who were "to be of age 18." Also named were daughters Priscilla Wilson, Mary - to receive personal effects at death of testifier Richard Stallings, and Grace who was under age 16. Richard Stallings was married to her aunt Mary, daughter of Absalom's father. Stallings was also mentioned in the 1726 will of Absalom's son, William.
Another Entry The Kents’ 350 acres covering the Creek and the land to the south remained intact until after Thomasin’s death in 1694, at which point it was divided into four parcels allocated to Henry Kent’s four sons and their heirs: Absalom, John, Richard and the heirs of Henry Kent Jr. The creek itself came under Absalom’s part, which he swapped with brother John, who then sold this section in 1708 to the Quaker Richard Johns, of the family of Johns Hopkins. The descendants of Henry Jr.’s three daughters, with names including Stallings, Games, Freeman, Ferguson, Rhodes and Howerton, continued to reside on the southern portions of Rockhould for some time longer.
Our branch moved gradually west – ancestor Absalom Kent moved to “Timberwell” (west of Huntingtown) after he married Mary Wadsworth, the only child of William Wadsworth. Absalom and Mary’s daughter Priscilla married Thomas Willson of the neighboring “Newington” tract on Kings Landing Road by 1717. The Willsons first settled in Prince Georges County roughly where the New Carrollton Metro station is today, then moved further up the Potomac Valley.