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Biography Edit

John Bent was born on 25 Jan 1596 in Penton, Grafton, County Hampshire, England and died on 27 Sep 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, North America. He is buried in Old Town Cemetery in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. He married in 1624 in England to Martha Blanchard (1598 - 1676).

Facts and Occupation Edit

He sailed from County Southampton, England and arrived on 24 Apr 1638 in New England, North America on the ship “Confidence.” He was made a freeman in 1640 in New England, North America. He was a proprietor of 122 ½ acres. He was a selectmen in 1641 and on the committee of assign timber. He was made a trooper of Maj. Simon Willard’s troops that went to Dedham, Essex County, Massachusetts, North America in 1654. John Bent was one of the petitioners for the town of Marlboro, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, North America in 1656.

Lineage Edit

John Bent (1596 - 1672)

m. Martha Blanchard (1598 - 1676)

Peter Bent (1629 - 1678)

m. Elizabeth Unknown ( - )

Hopestill Bent (1672 - 1678)

m. Elizabeth Brown (1677 - )

Thomas Bent (1706 - 1725)

m. Marty Stone (1718 - 1775)

Louis Bent (1740 - 1783)

m. James Glover (1734 - )

Louis Bent Glover (1762 - 1800)

m. Sally Nurse (1705 - 1819)

William Nelson Fairbanks (1818 - 1854)

m. Abby Augusta Reed (c.1826 - 1899)

Helen Suzette Fairbanks (1841 - 1921)

m. Frederic Crowninshield (1845 - 1818)

Helen Suzette Crowninshield (1868 - 1941)

m. Carl August de Gersdorff (1865 - 1944)

Chevaliere Josephine de Gersdorff (1896 - 1975)

m. Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014) 

m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b. 1941)

Chevalier Quinn Josiah Crowninshield Bradlee, KJ (b.1982)

References Edit

Books Edit

Arrival Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 46.

Marriage Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 46.

Children Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 46.

Death Edit

  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts; A Disriptive List Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, 2007, by Charles Henry Pope, p. 46.

Internet Edit