Note: Dent. W Nanjemy, Md Chas Co, 2nd Oct., 1702; 17th Feb., 1704. To wife Elizabeth during life, plantation and mill, also 50 A., "St. Barbary's,�, ' 15A Wheeler's Palme, and 200 A., "Thomkinson's Long Lookt For. To son Thomas and hrs., dwelling plantation afsd. at deceaseof mother, also 894 A., Whitehaven and the lodge where Thomas Perry lives. To Son George plantation at Portobacco where Richard Edgar lives and adjoining lands 300A, (unnamed), bought of Thomas Warner, 109A, part of Harrisons Gift bought of Thomas Baker, 118 A. (unnamed) bought of Anthony Smith and wife, 118 A. (unnamed) bought of Thomas Baker, 2 tracts 118 A. and 125 A. (unnamed) bought of Andrew Baker, and residue 888 A. of "Harrisons Gift" at Pope�s Creek. To sons Thomas and George and hrs. afsd, residue of land Lawrell Branch at Mattawoman. To son Peter and hrs., 1/3 of tract of 1569 A., "Friendship" taken up jointly with Col. Addison, Mr. Hutchinson (son afad. having already received 36 of sd. tract by conveyence from Mr. Hutchinson afsd.), also Ginsbrough 400, inherited by testator at death of brother George Dent. To little " dau. Elizabeth and hrs, plantation at Mattawoman and 500 A adjoining it. To young son Phillip and hrs., "St. Barbary�s Wheelers Palme'' and "Thomkinson's Long Lookt For" at decease of wife. Jonathan Matthews to colleat all moneys due testator, and to dispose of ships, cargoes, etc.; sd. money to be equally divided amongst wife and child. afsd. Sons to have their estates in this country at 17 yrs. and money in England at 21 yrs. Daughters at marriage or Majority. Wife and child. afsd., residuary legatees. Exe.: Wife Elizabeth and sons Thomas and George. In event of wife's marriage she to continue in executorship if she wishes to keep her child. and sufficient security be furnished. Trustees: Phillip Hopkins, Richard Harrison, Gerard Fowke, Thomas Evans Test: Jno. Beale, Gerard Fowke, Sam�ll Peele, Thomas Evans. Note: Occupation: Attorney and Clerk in the lower house assembly. 2nd wife: Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. Note: Served in the early Indian wars and was known as Colonel William Dent. He amazed alot of property and his worth was considerable. His properties included a plantation on the Nanjemoy in Charles Co., a town house in Annapolis, plantations on the Mattawoman in Prince Georges Co. and another farm at Port tobacco Clifts. Note: from USGenweb research of Harriet Moore
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