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John Bent

John was born about 1535 in Penton-Grafton, Parish of Weyhill, County Hampshire, England. The parish records do not begin until the year 1564, and the name of Bent is found on the first page. John's wife was named Edith, but her parentage is unknown. They were married about 1564 in Calne, County Wiltshire. John and Edith had ten known children, all born in Penton-Grafton. John must have been a fairly successful farmer, or "yeoman", because his estate was substantial for the times. At Winchester, less than twenty miles away, are Bent wills dating back to 1519, among them an Edward Bent in 1558, John's father. John Bent died in Penton-Grafton, in 1588, in the 30th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, leaving a widow Edith. John wrote his will on June 19, 1588 and it was filed at the Consistory Court at Winchester, Hampshire. The will was proved on September 18th of the same year in Winton, Hampshire. John was buried in the churchyard of St. Michael's in Weyhill.

Children of John and Edith, born in Penton-Grafton :
i. Edith, baptized Sept. I6, 1564.
ii. Robert, baptized Sept. 29, 1566, died July, 1631.
iii. David, baptized Oct. 13, 1508; his mother's executor.
iv. Joan, baptized Nov. 23, 1570, died before 1574.
v. Maria, baptized Jan. 13, 1572; d. in Jan. 1591.
vi. Joan, baptized Nov. 12, 1574; m. William Noyes, perhaps the
Rev. William of Wiltshire, father of Rev. James and Nicholas
Noyes, who were among the first settlers of Newbury, Mass,
vii. Richard, baptized Feb. 5, 1577.
viii. Alice, baptized June 7, 1579.
ix. Agnes, baptized Feb. 27, 1582 ; m. a Street.
x. John, baptized Sep. 13, 1586.




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  • Maintained by: Ken Smith
  • Originally Created by: Beca
  • Added: 14 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39451503
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Bent (1535–Jul 1588), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39451503, citing St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Weyhill, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Ken Smith (contributor 46985536) .