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- Charles County Gentry: A Genealogical History of Six Emigrants - Thomas Dent ... By Harry Wright Newman
- Pg. 57
- CAPTAIN JOHN DENT, GENT.1
- (16___ - 1712)
- It has been pointed out that Thomas Dent claimed headrights in 1663 and 1676, respectively, for the transportation of one John Dent. The question arises whether these John Dents are the one and the same. Most likely they are. It is possible and quite probable that John Dent settled in Maryland about 1658, returned to England, and again entered the Province about 1676. And there are definite circumstances which indicate that he probably married in England and left a wife or orphaned children in England.
- Nothing has been unearthed to prove the degree of relationship which existed between Thomas and John, but it was popularly stated to be that of brothers. Modern research, however, has now proved the fallibility of that assumption. John could have been a nephew of Thomas, and thus a son of the elder brother William (see pedigree on page 4). John was too old to be the son of Peter Dent, of Cambridge, and likewise to be a son of the younger brother George. It is noted, however, that the name of Peter appears among the children of both Thomas and John, thus strengthening the belief that they were the descendants of Peter Dent, of Gisborough. ....
- Pg. 58
- Returning to the belief that John Dent married in England, it is significant that at the time of his death he had a son living outside of the Province. In his will he mentioned a son Peter who was bequeathed property on the condition "if he comes into this Province to inhabit". Thus it looks as if Peter had never been in Maryland which substantiates the supposition that John Dent married before his final departure for Maryland and left a child or children in England. It is also significant that in 1677 John Harris proved rights for 50 acres of land for the transportation of Abigail Dent who could have been a daughter left in Yorkshire.1 And John Dent in his will provided for a spinster daughter Abigail.
- Whether John Dent was a bachelor or widower at the time of his settlement in Maryland is consequently a debatable question, but it is known that sometime before 1678 he had married Mary, the daughter of John Hatch, an interesting character in early Maryland history.
- Pg. 59
- Children of John Dent
- 1. Peter Dent.
- 2. Michael Dent, d.s.p.
- 3. John Dent married Catherine ___ , q.v.
- 4. George Dent married twice. q.v.
- 5. Mary Dent.*
- 6. Lydia Dent married Samuel, son of Edward Turner. Issue: Edward; John; Samuel; Ruth; Micha.
- 7. Anne Dent married John Cadle. Issue: Robert; Mary; Elizabeth; Abigail; Edward.
- 8. Abigail Dent.
- 9. Christian Dent married Thomas Suite.**
- .... He married a daughter of John Hatch, a well-known liberal and opportunis who rose to importance during the Commonwealth. From 1654 to 1658 John Hatch was a member of the commission or governing body of the Province which under the chairmanship of Richard Preston ruled the colony for four years or so. .....
- During the sessions of the Council regarding the investigations emanating from Fendall's Rebellion, Thomas Perry, of St. Mary's County, under oath on October 12, 1682, made several reference to John Dent which prove absolutely his marriage to a daughter of John Hatch. Perry thus state, ". . . if he (Dent) had declared all that he know against Ffendall and which he (Dent) heard Ffendall say at his ffather in law Hatch's funeral he (Dent) could have hang'd him . . ."***
- Founders and Patriots of America Index By National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
- Pg. 67
- John ( . . . . - a. May 5, 1712) m. a.1678 (2) Mary Hatch MD XXXIV, 271
- Col. Thomas Dent, Sr., Gent. (1630–1676), Justice, Sheriff, and member of the Lower House of the Maryland General Assembly.
- Thomas was born about 1630 in the Parish of Guisborough, Yorkshire, England making him slightly less than thirty years of age upon his arrival in America around 1658. He resided in Saint Mary's County, Maryland. .....
- Certainly related and using the same coat of arms, Thomas was the uncle or perhaps older brother of Capt. John Dent, Gent. (ca. 1645-1712), who married Mary Hatch.  ....
- Thomas was the son of Peter Dent II, Gent. (ca. 1600-1647) and Margaret Nicholson (1602–1647). Peter was born at Ormesby, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. He lived 6 miles away in Guisborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. The town and valley of Dent is about 70 miles west of Guisborough. Peter died in August 1647 at Guisborough. Margaret was born at Hutton, Yorkshire, England.
- Margaret was the daughter of Rev. John Nicholson (1576–1655). ....
- ^ McFarland, Barbara Stobbs (2009). Matthew & Lena Their Story "A Biographical History". Granville, Ohio: Phoenix Graphix Publishing. pp. 324–5.
- Pg 5753197 Capt John Dent (16__ - 1712) It is possible and quite probable that John Dent settled in Maryland about 1658, returned to England, and again entered the Province about 1676. And there are definite circumstances which indicate that he probably married in England and left a wife or orphaned children in England.
- Pg 59 During the sessions of the Council regarding the investigations emanating from Fendall’s Rebellion, Thomas Perry, of St Mary’s County, under oath on Oct 12, 1682, made several references to John Dent which prove absolutely his marriage to a daughter of John Hatch. Perry thus states, “... if he (Dent) had declared all that he knew against Ffendall and which he (Dent) heard Ffendall say at his ffather(sic) in law Hatch’s funeral he (Dent) could have hang’d him...” (Archives, vol. 17, p. 119. Francis P. Culver, genealogist, whose claims to infallibility, are well known stated in MD Hist. Mag, vol. 19, p. 195, that John Dent marr: Mary Shirtcliffe. The latter intermarried with the Dant(sic) family of Catholic faith, of no connection with John Dent.)
- Capt. John Dent inherited the lands of his uncle Thomas Dent, circa 1630 of Gisborough, Yorkshire, England. Under the will in Charles Co. Maryland, which was executed in 1690 and proved in 1708. ... As early as 1681, he was involved with Josias Fendall, former Governor of the Province, and Capt. John Coode in their attempt to overthrow the rule of Lord Baltimore. They failed at that time but were successful in 1689. Ref. Maryland Genology pg. 357-360; Maryland Archives Vol. 13 pg. 241; Vol. 15 pg. 256-326, Vol. 17 pg. 379; Vol. 20. pg. 138-206, Vol. 23 pg. 18; The Maryland Dents pg.107-1133816
- 53197. Author: Harry Wright Newman, Charles County gentry: a genealogical history of six emigrants, Thomas Dent, John Dent .., Washington DC 1940, 335 pgs, Location: Heritage Quest 17 Oct 2008; Reprint 1971 Available PG MD Room.
- 3816. Author: James Bowles jim.bowles[at]comcast.net, “Bowles Family Genealogy Last Modified 6 Jun 2009,” http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3047458&id=I582553348, 21 Mar 2005; 28 Jun 2009.
Mary Dent's Timeline
St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
Province of Maryland
Chaptico Hundred, St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
Saint Marys City, St. Mary's County, Maryland
August 19, 1684
St. Mary's County, MD
June 2, 1726
Charles County, Province of Maryland