My Genealogy Home Page:Information about Mary Brent
Home Page |Surname List |Index of Individuals | |Sources
Mary Brent (b. Abt. 1588, d. Abt. 1623)Mary Brent was born Abt. 1588 in London, England, and died Abt. 1623 in Virginia.She married Thomas Pearsall on Abt. 1607 in London, County Of Middlesex, England, son of Edmund Pearsall.
Notes for Mary Brent:
Mary Brent: "...emigrated to Maryland 1638, and died about 1657. On 17 Oct 1652, Mary Brent received a Virginia grant of 1640 acres of land in Northumberland County on the Potomac River and on Aquia Creek, adjoining her brother Giles Brent.Among the head rights for which she obtained this grant was that of Mr. William Ayres.It will be recalled that Christopher Ayres was one of the executors of the will of Edmund Pearsall...in 1629, along with Thomas Pearsall, son of said Edmund, who married Mary Brent." (Pearsalls p. 995)
On 4 Oct 1639, almost a year after their arrival, Margaret and Mary Brent were granted seventy and one-half acres of town land in Saint Mary's which they called the Sisters Freehold.By the letters from Leonard Calvert to the surveyor it is evident that the houses both in St. Mary's and on Kent Island, which Giles Brent obtained, were built before the survey was made, for he said in both instances, I would have you set forth the land lying nearest together about the house where they now dwell.The Sisters Freehold was about half a mile from Saint Mary's City and was formerly known as St. Thomas.The house was located a quarter of a mile from St. Mary's River, on an elevation about sixty feet above sea level, and commanded a beautiful view of the river and country.It was said to have been surrounded by a large grove of handsome oaks, and for the times was of great elegance." (Pearsalls 993)
More About Mary Brent:
Record Change: January 23, 2004
More About Mary Brent and Thomas Pearsall:
Marriage: Abt. 1607, London, County Of Middlesex, England.
Children of Mary Brent and Thomas Pearsall are:
- +Thomas Pearsall, b. 1609, London, Middlesex, England, d. Abt. 1667, Virginia.