KENT Richard, Sr.

KENT Richard, Sr.[1, 2]

Male Abt 1586 - 1654  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name KENT Richard 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1586  Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • ("The Great Migration says by 1597 based on estimated date of marriage.)
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1634  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • (RICHARD, Ipswich 1634, came that year with another of the same surname, perhaps a cousin in the Mary and John, freeman. 4 Mar. 1635, removed with first settlers to Newbury 1635, left in England Sarah, and other daughters of whom one, Rebecca, had married in England Samuel Scallard, and after his death she came, and, perhaps, brought daughter. Mary, who married 4 Dec. 1656, John Rolfe; and the mother married Oct. 1647, John Bishop; but here, says Coffin, he had John, b. 20 July 1645; and he d. 11 June 1654. [James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England]
    Residence 1635  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Will 22 May 1654  [6, 7
    • (He bequeaths his house and lands to his son John who is about nine-years-old at the time. And if John dies without heirs this property goes to Richard's grandson John Bishop Jr who is only about six-years-old at the time. Richard bequeaths 20 pounds to his daughter Sarah or her children "if they Come ouer." Sarah and her family were still in England. He bequeaths his loving wife "Em Kent" ten pounds annually plus the fruit of her apple tree. An immediate sum of thirty pounds was allowed as an alternative to the ten pound annual rate. He bequeathed 100 trees from his nursery to his son-in-law John Bishop. John Bishop was also to have Richard's underage son John Kent "in manner as an apprentice till he compleat nineteen yeares of age, and the faid John Bifhopp is to have my fonne john Kent kept at fchool to learne to Reade Write & fifer one whole yeare at my charge, and at age nineteene my fonne John Kent is to enjoy the land, only to be guided by my Ouerfeers till he come of age of one and twenty : and I doe ffurthur Order that my fonne John Bifhopp William Tittcum and Richard Barltlett be my overfeers." Richard goes on to specify that the appointed overseers are to receive compensation. "Alfoe I giue the first Samon that is caught in my wire to mr Noice & the fecond to mr Roggers of Rowlee till my fonne be of age nineteene and then I leave it to my fonne to doe what he fees good".)
    Died 14 Jun 1654  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Will (proved) 26 Jul 1654  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Occupation maltster  [5
    _UID A0BB0D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000CFEF 
    Notes 
    • Among the names of the Kents on record in the counties of England are the following, which may belong to this family:


      YORKSHIRE RECORDS, YORKSHIRE FINES.
      1566. Michaelmas Term, 8 and 9 Elizabeth. Plaintiff, William Rayner. Deforciants, Richard Kent and Ann his wife. Nature and situation of the property, messuage and a cottage with lands in Hertishede.
      WILLS IN THE YORK REGISTRY -- proved year 1638-9. Bundle for January. Testator's name, residence, and occupation: Kent, James, Bramley. Date of will: Dec. 11, 1637. Bundle for June. Testator's name, residence, and occupation: Kent, Robert, Heddingley (a fragment). Date of will: (???), 1636.


      REGISTER OF ST. NICHOLS ACOUS, LONDON.
      1613. Baptisms, June 20. Elizabeth Kent, daughter to JAMES KENT, at the ffrench Church. Note. -- This bap., although here stated to have taken place at the French Church, occurs in the Dutc h Church Register as "t'Kint."
      Apl. 28, 1616. Anne Tkint the daughter of Jaques Tkint at the Duch Church.

      1617-8. Mary Tkint the daughter of Jaques Tkint at the Duch Church.

      10. Elizabeth Tkint the daughter of Jaques Tkint and Elizabeth his Wyfe in the duche Church.

      1622. Jaques Tkint the Sonne of Jaques Tkint and Elizabeth his wife in the Duch Church. Note. -- Christian name given as "Jacob" in the Dutch Register.

      Mch. 7, 1623-4. James Tkent the Sonne of Jaques Tkent and Elizabeth his Wife Duch Church. Note. -- Christian name given as "Jacob" in the printed Dutch Register.

      1683-4, Jan. 14. Mary Kent daughter to John Kent.

      Marriages: 1573, July 12. Henry Kent and Jane Gabbett.

      1592, Nov. 1. Willeam Kent and Jane Killingbecke.

      1640, Nov. 5. Willeam Kent of Stradford Lanton in the Countie of Essex yeoman and Marie Tumrike of the parish of St. Michell Cornhill.


      STAPLEHILL OF DARTMOUTH.
      Agnes uxor William Kent of Dartmouth mar. lic. 19 Jan. 1615-16 Exeter. Anne mar. 22 Jan. 1615-16 at Townstall to William Kempe. Note. -- Evidently the same as William Kent and evidently one with Anne.

      ARCHDEACONS OF SUDBURY, COUNTY CAMBRIDGE.
      1621. Theophilus Kent; he was a sufferer in the grand rebellion.

      PARISH OF ROTHERHAM.
      The family of Kent, who have been numerous in the parish of Rotherham, and have produced several clergymen, may seem to have a claim to William Kent the artist, who did so much to improve the public taste in gardening. Vertue says that he was a native of Yorkshire, and the following entry in the parish register of Rotherham agrees well with the time of his birth: 1684, March 27, bap. William Kent.

      THE CHURCH. INSCRIPTIONS.
      Kent, William, son of Richard of Kimberworth, gent., died 16 Sept., 1680, aged 10. Elizabeth, his wife, buried 30 May, 1693, aged 49. Richard of Kimberworth, gent., died 29 June, 1711, aged 67. William, son of Richard, gent., died 12 May, 1724, aged 44. (Several others of recent date.)
      CHESHIRE RECORDS. Harrwich Hundreds. Rectors of Coppenhall: George Massy (...) resigned the living on a pension of five marks, payable out of its fruits, and his successor William Kent (probably of a family of that name settled in or about Northwich) also resigned on a similar pension, "out of the Chapel fruits."

      HARLEIAN SOCIETY RECORDS. Marriage Allegations in the Registery of the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury:

      May 18, 1665. George Kent of St. Dustan's East, Gent. Bachr about 29 & Susanne Tomkins of Same Spr. about 25 & at own dispose; at St Gregory's London.

      1665-6, Feb. 12. Richard Kent of St. Margaret's Westminster, Gent. Bachr abt. 23 & Bridget Harris of St. Paul's Convent Garden Spr abt. 23 & at own dispose; at St Clement Danes or St. Mary, Somerset, Lond.


      LIST OF EMIGRANTS TO AMERICA, 1600 TO 1700.
      ten yeares theire Names as followeth Viz Edward Kent age 19 years (indorse) 9 Dec. 1685 et al.
      The men whose names are contained in the within written list are Shipt upon the acct of John Rose & company on board the Jama Mercht to be landed & disposed of in Barbados or in Jamaica: John Rose.

      Receipt for one hundred Prisoners on Mr Nepho's Acco to be Sent to Barbadoes Prisoners in Dorchester Goale to bee Transported: Peter Kent.

      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      On March 4, 1634 he became a freeman.

      Richard was born about 1590 in England. He took the oath of allegiance to pass to New England on the "Mary and John" on 26 March 1633. Being only a list of those who took the oath, unfortunately the family members of those who took the oath were not included. From Richard's will, his daughter Sarah remained in England. The ship embarked in March 1634.

      It appears that they landed at Ipswich, Massachusetts. In 1635, Richard was with a party that moved to an area that was later to become the town of Newbury, Ma. That same year he was allowed to build a fishing weir on the Chebacco River. Richard was a maltster by trade. Richard Kent and Henry Short were assigned the job of laying out town lots. In 1636 Richard was chosen to be one of the selectmen of Newbury. In 1650 Richard and two others were appointed to end small causes in the town of Newbury according to law. This was probably to relieve courts of minor law suits.

      Richard's wife Emma who is mentioned in his will could not be verified as the mother of his children Rebecca, John, and Sarah There could have been a previous marriage for Richard and even possibly additional children.
    Person ID I25183  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2015 

    Father KENT Thomas,   b. SAY 1563, Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. PROB 25 May 1605, Upper Wallop, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother PYLE Ellen "Helen",   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Jun 1585  Upper Wallop, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F10086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 DREW Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Nov 1618  Winnall, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. KENT Rebecca,   b. CA 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1654  (Age ~ 32 years)
     2. KENT Sarah,   b. SAY 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. KENT,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F43384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 [KENT] Emma,   d. 10 Jan 1676/7, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1626  [2, 11
    Children 
     1. KENT John, Jr.,   b. 20 Jul 1645, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F9977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1634 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1635 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jun 1654 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill (proved) - 26 Jul 1654 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S523] Book-Kent Genealogies, CS71.K37., p.245-247.

    2. [S524] Book-Seven Hundred Ancestors, CS71.L58., p.71.

    3. [S5703] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. IV 1634-35, 4:141.

    4. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, 163:62 "Richard Kent, Stephen Kent and Mary Easton".

    5. [S278] Book-Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian, p.162.

    6. [S5703] Book-The Great Migration Begins, Vol. IV 1634-35, 4:140.

    7. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, 163:65 "Richard Kent, Stephen Kent and Mary Easton".

    8. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:633.

    9. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, 163:56 "Richard Kent, Stephen Kent and Mary Easton".

    10. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, 163:63 "Richard Kent, Stephen Kent and Mary Easton".

    11. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, p.434.