From the Brent family a source for my Brent ancestors
2. Richard baptized Nov. 7, 1656, married Margaret, daughter of Sir
John Peshall, mentioned in grandmother's will—- will dated 22 July, 1676. Codicil 27 Oct., 1678, will proved 10 May, 1679, his wife Margaret buried at Illmington 22 June, 1666; 3. Giles emigrated to Maryland 1638, married Mary , died in Virginia 167 1; 4. William, married Barbara and died without issue, his wife buried at Illmington, July 10, 1686. Concerning this gentleman, Anthony a Wood says : 11 Henry Carey began a translation of the history of France written by the Count Gualdo Priorato, but died after he had made some progress therein. Afterwards it was finished by Wtn. Brent, Esq'r, and printed at London, 1677 (being the same person that had before wrote (sic), a book entitled, "A discourse upon the nature of eternity and the condition of a separated soul according to the grounds of reason and principles of Christian Religion" London, 1655, written while he was a prisoner in the Gatehouse at Westminister. It was afterwards printed there again in 1674.) By the way it must be known that though we have had several Brents who have been students of the University (Oxford), yet this Will. Brent was not, but educated when a youth in Coll. of English Jesuits at St. Omers. Afterwards being entered into the Society of Grey's Inn, he became a barrister and a solicitor or such like officer under Thomas Earl of Strafford, when he was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was born at Stoke Lark in Gloucestershire, in the Parish of Illmington in Warwickshire, and having suffered much for his religion by imprison- ment, payments of money, and I know not what, lived privately several years at Foxcote in Warwickshire, and in his last days in London. He died near Little Turnstile, in Holborn in the Parish of St. Giles, in the Fields near London, 21 May, 1691, aged 80 years or more." 5. Edward, unmarried; 6. George, administrator to his father 1652, mentioned in grandmother's will and in conveyance 1663 as "of Defford," married Marianna, daughter of Sir John Peyton of Doddington, and twice married afterwards; 7. Margaret born 1601, emigrated to Maryland 1638, was alive in 1661, mentioned in grandmother's will; 8. Mary emigrated to Maryland 1638, died about 1657; 9. Catherine, baptized Aug. 25, 1630, died Nov. 1, 1640; 10. Elizabeth; 11. Eleanor; 12. Jane; 13. Ann, baptized Aug. 7, 1637, at Illmington. Issue of Richard and Margaret (Peshall) Brent; 1. Robert, married Catherine , executor to his father, will dated 19 November, 1693, will proved 24 October, 1695. The following curious grant is men- tioned in Hotten's "Our Emigrant Ancestors " : 28 February, Grant to Robert Brent of all wrecks, &c, in or upon any of the Rocks, Shelves, seas or banks, on or near the coast of America between the Bermudas and Porto Rico or between Cartagena and the Havanna; 4. Jas. II, (1689). 2. Frances, died Dec. 20, 1656; 3. Mary, died April 3, 1657; 5. GENEALOGY. 101 Katherine, born May 7, 1639; 6. Elizabeth, died July 14, 1656; 7. Giles, died before 1666; 8. Margaret, married Thomas Bartlett of Evesham and had Richard and other children.