Birth Memoabt 1645? 1650? 1651? 1635 Guisborough, Yorkshire, England? abt 1640?
Residencebef Sep 1666, Cool Springs, Charles County, MD64788,64789
Reside Memoestablished planter; entered his cattle marks at court in Charles County, MD
Residenceaft Sep 1666, Charlotte Hall, St Mary’s County, MD64790
Land Purchase26 Sep 1673, Charles County, MD64791,64792,64793
Purchase MemoPiccawaxen or Wm&Mary Hundred, Promise, 140 ac, Surveyed Sep 1673 for John Dent at abound oak & bound tree of Edward Swann & William Marshall, bounding upon Swan N.W.
Land Purchase29 Jun 1674, Charles County, MD64794,64795
Purchase MemoBarnaby 60 ac, granted to him; adjoining his plantation Cumberston
Land Purchase7 May 1676, Charles County, MD64796,64797
Purchase MemoBarnaby 60 ac, Surveyed for John Dent, in the line of the land called Cumberton & adjoining Bow, included into resurvey of Dents Inheritance, folio 419, 19 Aug 1720
Undefined13 Aug 1678, Charles County, MD64798
Undefined Memoappointed Richard Edelen their attorney to “allow the right & title of the tract Promise to Richard Ashman of Chas Co” The instrument witnessed by Sarah X Gwin & Mary Alderne (Deeds, Lib H 1 fol 2, LaPlata)
Residenceca 1679, St Mary's County, MD64799
Reside MemoCharlotte Hall
Undefined30 May 1705, Charles County, MD64800
Undefined Memofrom John Harrison Will: Harrison’s Adventure 215 ac; Providence. In event of sale of latter not being confirmed to Edward Greenhalgh it is devised to Mr. Dent (of St Marys) as also all land in Corretoman, VA. 3. 483
Will Filed25 Sep 1711, St Mary's County, MD64780,64801,64802,64803,64804,64805,64806,62595,64807,64808,64809,64810
Will Filed MemoWill dated; 3 Sep? Witnessed: Samuel Williamson, James Keech and Henry Davis
Deathbef 5 May 1712, Chaptico, St Mary’s County, MD64811,64812,64813,64814,64815,64816,64780,64817,64782,64764,64784,64786,64818
Death Memobet 3 Sep 1711-5 May 1712; Cool Springs
Will Filed5 May 1712, St Mary's County, MD64819,64780,64766,64820,64809,64810
Will Filed MemoWill probated; Will Book 13: 442; Prince Calvert (PC 1) pg 181; Charles County, MD?
OccupationJustice of St Mary’s Co 1679, 1680, 1684, 1685 & 1689; of the quorum 1694; captain of Chaptico Hundred 1689; captain of the Foot 1694; and a Vestryman of King and Queen Parish in 1696; planter64780,64821,64822,64784,64823,64824,64825
FatherGeorge Dent (~1620-)
Misc. Notes
Pg 359 John Dent the immigrant, came to MD abt 1663. He acquired considerable estates under the will of John Harrison, of Charles Co, which was executed in 1690 and proved in 1708, and owned other estates, besides. 40410

Pg 5764826 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.)

Dent, John, St. Mary's Co., 25th Sept., 1711; 5th May, 1712.4605
To son John and hrs., 200 A., "Cumberson," 60 A., "Barnaby" 300 A., "Reading,"' 100 A.., "Evan's Addition.," house and lott at Newportowne, and 215 A.," Providence,'' 200 A, "Pearly Progress.," 250 A., "'Harrison's. Adventure,"' and all land given testator by will of John Harrison., excepting 50 A., "Haphazard."
to son George and hrs,., 50 A., "Haphazard," 324 A., "Freestone Point."
to dau. Mary and hrs "Ashman's Freehold."
to dau. Lydia and hrs 100 A., "St. Anne."
to dau. Anna and hrs., "St. Stephen" and 200 A, "Coldman," and 100 A., "Evan's Reserve."
to dau. Abigail and hrs., 136 A., "Love's Adventure.''
to dau. Christian and hrs., 381 A., "Coldwell's," 25 A. bought out of Trentforke, 200 A., "Horserange. "Should sd. dau. die without issue., land to revert to hrs. of testator, In event of son Peter coming into the promise to settle he is to have portion, of lands, devised to son John, also part of "'Horserange" afsd. and 1/2 "Freestone Point" afsd.
To wife personalty, and joint ex. with son John afsd.
Test: Samuel Williamson, James Keech, Henry Davis. 13.442

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.107-1134605

Pg 4 Thomas Dent arrived at St Mary’s City during 1650’s bringing with him a young kinsman, John Dent64827 (Same John?)
Military
He was styled “Captain” and “Gentleman”. (MD Arch, xv, 256, 326; xvii, 379; xx, 138; xiii, 241; xx, 106; xxiii, 18)40410

Capt3276,8882,8369,4342,64826,57847

(Capt John Dent) served against the Indians at Susquehanna Fort, 1681 and was Appointed Captain of Chaptico Hundred 1689, Captian of the Foot in 1694. Appointed by Willian and Mary Commission from King Charles II of England and a member of the Kings Council for Maryland4605
Research
Pg 359 John Dent (1674-1732) s/o immigrant John Dent of Yorkshire, England (b: abt 1645 d: 1712 St Mary’s Co) by his wife Mary Shercliff (b: 1647; living in 1712) d/o John Shercliff (d: 1663) of St Mary’s Co, who marr Anne Spink sister to Henry Spinke40410 (wife Mary Shercliff not Mary Hatch?)

The Dent Family64828 (Who is John’s father?)
A third son is given as (George) Dent, born in 1635 in Yorkshire. Given as the only child of the (George) is Capt. John Dent, born in 1645, also in Yorkshire. Thus, a question. Could (George) actually be Capt. John? Or is Capt. John a fourth son? It seems likely that Capt. John Dent is also the son of Peter Dent, of England. ... In 1681, he was involved with Josiah Fendall, former Governor of the Province, and Capt. John Coode in their attempt to overthrow the rule of Lord Baltimore.

Dent-John of “Anstruther” Newton Hundred, SM Co d. by 1712, having m. Mary d/o John & Ann (Spink) Shercliff & niece of Henry Spink (MCHR-Chancery Court (Record) 2:862; MDTP-Prerogative Court (Accts) 22:115, 444; SMWB-St Mary’s Co Wills PC#1:181; MCHR PC:861)39734 (wife Mary Shercliff not Mary Hatch? Mother Ann Spink! Perhaps she was married to a Hatch before John Dent?)

Peter Dent b: 1670 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff8369 (Mother Mary Shercliff not Mary Hatch?)
Michael Dent b: 1672 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
John Dent b: 1674 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Lydia Dent b: 1680 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Mary Dent b: 1678 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Anne Dent b: 1682 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Abigail Dent b: 1684 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Christain Dent b: 1686 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff

Capt John Dent b: abt 1635 Marr: abt 1664 Charles Co MD Mary Hatch b: abt 1647 St Mary’s County MD4342
Parents: George Dent & Mary Shercliffe (Father George Dent? Mother Mary Shercliffe? See above?)
Grandparents: Peter Dent b: England & Margaret Nicholson b: England

General Index of Wills of St Mary’s Co MD 1633-190023107 (Him?)
Pg 31 Sep 25, 1711 Dent, John Liber PC 1, Folio 181

Ind Recd John Dent CD # 50 Pin #439902 b: 1645 Yorkshire, England d: 1712 St Marys Co MD Spouse: Mary Shercliff (Submitter: Andrew Hildreth Gilland Jr, TX)3276 (Spouse: Mary Shercliff? not Mary Hatch)
Ind Recd Christian Dent CD # 70 Pin #158549 b: abt 1686 Chiptico(sic) Hun, St Marys MD Parents: Capt John Dent & Mary Shercliffe (Submitter: Emogene Harrison Tindall, AR)3276 (Spouse: Mary Shercliff? not Mary Hatch)
Ind Recd John Dent CD # 70 Pin #158540 b: 1645 Yorkshire, England d: 1712 St Marys MD Parents: Peter Dent & Margaret Nicholson Spouse: Mary Shercliff Marr: abt 1673 St Marys MD (Submitter: Emogene Harrison Tindall, AR)3276 (Parents: Peter Dent? Spouse: Mary Shercliff? not Mary Hatch)

MD Calendar of Wills Pg 18839523 (Who is Peter Dent? Barnaby in possession of John Dent Jr. on Rent roll 6 May 1676?)
Proddy, Nicholas (nunc.) Chas Co, 2 Feb 1676; 2 Apr 1676
To mother, 2 bros & 2 sisters (all unnamed) in Eng,; Thomas Dickinson, Thomas Deaverel, Dr. John Wine, Edward Mines, personality.
To Peter Dent, “Barnaby” 1/2 land at Piscataway
John Addison, ex & residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
Test: Richd Carpender (sic), Silvanus Gilpin 5. 201

May 5, 1712 - Maryland Prerogative Court. The St. Mary's County, Md. will of John Dent, constituting Mary Dent & John Dent executors was exhibited. Said executors were granted administration.
Sureties: Samuel Turner, John Bright.
Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 22, p. 115.
Comment: John Bright is the son of John Bright Sr. who d. testate in 1710. Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 3, pp. 177-8.
46578 (Him?)
Spouses
Birth1647, St Mary's County, MD64851,64837,64779,62594,64784,64785,64852
Land Purchaseaft 3 Sep 171164808
Purchase Memoresidue of her husband, Capt John Dent’s personal Estate Goods and chattells; Executor with son John
Undefinedbef 5 May 1712, St Mary's County, MD64853
Undefined Memoexecutor of her husband, Capt John Dent, jointly with son John & bequeathed her personal property
Undefined5 Apr 171364854
Undefined MemoCapt JohnDent -His widow & son John rendered an account to the court, when all children were declared of age.
Deathbef 2 Jun 1726, Chaptico, St Mary’s County, MD64779,64846,64855,64785,64856
Death MemoCool Springs; bef Mar 1725 Charles County, MD? 1728?
Will Filed2 Jun 1726, St Mary's County, MD64779,64857
Will Filed MemoProbate, Inventory of personal estate, George Dent & Samuel Turner signing as the kinsman
FatherJohn Hatch (1618-1681)
MotherAnne Spinke (~1615-)
Research
Marriages and Deaths St Mary’s County MD292 (Parents John & Ann Shercliffe not Hatch? Henry Spink - Relationship?)
Deaths: Dent, Mary (Mrs.) b: 1647, dau John & Ann Shercliffe & niece of Henry Spink. She was 65 in 1712. Ref. Chancery Court 2:862 deposition (84 Women’s Career File by Carr, St Mary’s City Comm, Historian, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD)

Charles County, MD Probate41619 189: Mary Dent decd 2 Jun 1726 - George Dent, Samuel Truner (sic) kin - Jno Dent adm. (Kin to son John Dent’s wife, Catherine?)

Peter Dent b: 1670 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff8369(Hatch or Shercliff? Same Mary?/different wife? John Dent’s father, George married Mary Shercliff?)
Michael Dent b: 1672 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
John Dent b: 1674 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Mary Dent b: 1678 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Lydia Dent b: 1680 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Anne Dent b: 1682 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Abigail Dent b:1684 Parents:Captain John Dent&Mary Shercliff
Christain Dent b: 1686 Parents: Captain John Dent & Mary Shercliff
Marriageabt 1664, England64858,64779,64765,64784,64785,64849,64859
Marr Memobef 1678? bef 1665 MD?; abt 1673 St Mary’s County, MD? Charles County, MD?
ChildrenMichael (1665-<1697)
 Peter (1668-)
 John (1674-<1733)
 Lydia (1676-)
 George (1681-1750)
 Mary (~1684-1726)
 Anne (1688-)
 Abigail (1690-)
 Christian (1692-<1758)
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