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. 41660
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, 1712.4876
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.107-1134876
Pg 4 Thomas Dent arrived at St Mary’s City during 1650’s bringing with him a young kinsman, John Dent68980
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 Spinke41660
(wife Mary Shercliff not Mary Hatch?)
The Dent Family68981
(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)40954
(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 Shercliff8893
(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 MD4603
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 1633-190024052
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)3470
(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)3470
(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)3470
(Parents: Peter Dent? Spouse: Mary Shercliff? not Mary Hatch)
MD Calendar of Wills Pg 18840737
(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. 201May 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. 177-8.48293 (Him?)