Margaret Brent

1655–before 1708 (Age 53)
Middlesex, Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Brent was born in 1655, in Middlesex, Virginia, United States. She married George Plowden Sr. about 1690, in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died before 1708, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

George Plowden Sr.
1662–1713
Margaret Brent
1655–1708
Marriage: about 1690
Edmund Plowden Sr.
1691–1758
Dorothy Plowden
1692–1724
Winifred Plowden
1693–
Mary Plowden
1696–
George Plowden Jr.
1697–
Mary Plowden
1700–
Plowden

Spouse and Children

    George Plowden Sr.

    Male1662–1713Male

    Female1655–1708Female

MARRIAGE
about 1690
St. Mary's, Maryland, United States
children

(7)

    Male1691–1758Male

    Dorothy Plowden

    Female1692–1724Female

    Winifred Plowden

    Female1693–Female

    Mary Plowden

    Female1696–Female

    George Plowden Jr.

    Male1697–Male

+2 More Children

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived by a piece of ground that had been cleared by fire, from Middle English brend, past participle of brennen ‘to burn’. 2. habitational name from any of the places in Devon and Somerset named Brent, probably from Old English brant ‘steep’, or from an old Celtic (British) word meaning ‘hill’, ‘high place’. 3. byname or nickname for a criminal who had been branded; compare Henry Brendcheke (‘burned cheek’), recorded in Northumbria in 1279 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • The Legend of Katherine Brent Marsham [wikitree.com]
  • Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties [*disputed parentage*]
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Brent - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mrs Eleanor Nuttle

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