Person:Peter Bent (1)

Peter Bent
d.May 1678 England
m. Abt 1624
  1. Robert Bent1624/25 - 1648
  2. William Bent1626 - Bef 1672
  3. Peter Bent1629 - 1678
  4. Agnes BentAbt 1630 - 1713
  5. Corporal John Bent1636/37 - 1717
  6. Joseph Bent1641 - 1675
  7. Martha BentAbt 1643 - 1680
m. Bef 1653
  1. Peter Bent1653 -
  2. Martha BentAbt 1655 -
  3. Elizabeth Bent1658 - 1683
  4. Agnes Bent1661 - 1729
  5. John Bent1663/64 - 1676
  6. Zaccheus BentAbt 1667 - 1690
  7. Patience Bent1670 -
  8. Hopestill Bent1672 - 1725
Facts and Events
Name[1] Peter Bent
Gender Male
Birth[1] Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England
Christening[1][2] 14 Apr 1629 Weyhill, Hampshire, EnglandParish which Penton Grafton is within.
Marriage Bef 1653 Based on birth of eldest known child
to Elizabeth _____
Will[3] 21 Dec 1674
Death[1] May 1678 EnglandWhile traveling on business.
Probate[3] 1678 Will proved
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Peter Bent, in Bent, Allen H. The Bent Family in America: Being Mainly a Genealogy of the Descendants of John Bent who Settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, with Notes upon the Family in England and Elsewhere. (Boston, Mass.: David Clapp & Son, 1900)
    p 13.

    Peter2 Bent (John1) was born in Penton-Grafton (baptized April 14, 1729), England, in April, 1629, and died in England, whither he seems to have gone on business, in May, 1678, ae. 49. He was but nine years old when he accompanied his father to America. At or before the incorporation in 1660 of Marlboro', which was carved out of the wilderness to the west of Sudbury, he had moved thither. He and his father were among the thirteen who petitioned the Colony in 1656 for the laying out of the town. He built a grist mill on Stony Brook, in what is now the town of Southboro', and became a busy man. In 1661 he contracted to build a bridge across the Sudbury River "for horse and man and laden carts to pass over." More than once he went to England, no small undertaking in those days. He had built his house just south of Williams Pond, a mile or more from the present centre of Marlboro'.

    Two years after Marlboro' was burned by the Indians, Peter died. The inventory of his estate includes "26 acres of ye house lott at Marlbrough, Milstones and Mil Irons, 25 acres of upland, joyneing to ye former house lott " and much other land, the real estate being appraised at £436. The personal estate, amounting to a little more than £40, includes one pair pistols, holsters and three swords.

  2. Felton, E. C. The English Ancestors of John Bent, of Sudbury. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1895)

    1629. Peter, the son of John Bent was baptized the 14th day of April.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Peter Bent, in Hudson, Charles. History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1657 to 1861 : with a brief sketch of the town of Northborough, a genealogy of the families in Marlborough to 1800, and an account of the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town. (Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862)
    p 324.

    His [Peter Bent] will, dated Dec. 21, 1674, and proved 1678, mentions wife Elizabeth, sons Peter, John, and Zaccheus, and dau. Hopestill, Elizabeth, Martha, Agnes, and Patience. He speaks of Zaccheus as being " weak in body," and of a portion of his children, if not all, as being then minors.