'Bent1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bent of Cosby, Bent of Enderby, Bent of Narborow, Bent of Stony Stanton

Visitation starts with 2 lines, led by Thomas of Enderby and William of Cosby respectively, who are shown by the Harleian editor as nterconnected by a dotted line. We take thius to mean that they were possibly brothers (or cousins) but that this had not been proven. Provisionally, we presume that they were brothers, showing them both as sons of ...
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1. Thomas Bent of Enderby, Leicestershire
  m. Alicia Willmer (dau of _ Willmer of Enderby)
  A. William Bent of Enderby
  m. Johanna Bennet (dau of Thomas Bennet of Quneybarow)
  i. John Bent of Enderby
m. Agnes Marsh (dau of John Marsh of Enderby)
  a. William Bent of Enderby (a 1619)
  m. Elizabeth Bingley (dau of Thomas Bingley of Croft)
  (1) Joseph Bent (b c1611, 2nd son)
  Visitation ends with this generation. This appears to be the Joseph Bent of Enderby (d 18.06.1666, rector of Misterton) who married ...
  m. (09.05.1653) Susan Marsh (a 1634, 1666, dau of Robert Marsh of London & Edmonton)
  (2)+ other issue - John,William (b c1613), John (dsp), Maria, Anna, Ellena, Bridget, Elizabeth (dsp)
  b. Margeria Bent
  m. Nicholas Grunday of Thornton
  c. Alicia Bent
  m. Thomas Kendall of Houghton
  d. Petronilla Bent
  m. William Ward of Exton
  ii. Richard Bent of Stony Stanton
  m. Alicia Tackhell (dau/heir of William Tackhell of Sapcot)
  a. William Bent
  m. Alicia Samson (dau of Thomas Samson of Hinckley)
  b.+ other issue - Robert, Richard, John
  iii. Nicholas Bent of Sapcot
  m. Grace Tackhell (dau/coheir of William Tackhell of Sapcot)
  a. William Bent
  iv. Thomas Bent of Enderby
  m. Alicia Read (dau of Roger Read of Enderby)
  a.+ issue - Nicholas, Audian, Stephen, Thomas
  v. Stephen Bent of Narborow, Leicestershire
  m. Grace Otefeild (dau of Thomas Otefeild of Narborow)
  a. Thomas Bent
  vi. Adrian Bent of Narborow
  m. Maria Meade (dau of Jacob Meade of Narborow)
  a.+ issue (a 1619) = William (b c1606), Joyce, Maria
  B. Richard Bent
  i.+ issue - Richard, John
  C. John Bent of Stony Stanton, Leicestershire (4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Blakesley (dau of Thomas Blakesley of Coventry)
  i.+ issue - William, John
  D. Robert Bent of Gunley, Leicestershire (6th son)
  i. Thomas Bent
  m. _ Cater (dau of John Cater)
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, Lucia
  E. Edmund Bent of Leicester
  m. _ Blower of Loughborow
  i.+ issue - Valentine, John, Robert, Thomas
  F. Roger Bent of Frolleswroth, Leicestershire
  m. Agneta Clarke (dau/heir of William Clarke of Frolesworth)
  i. William Bent of Billesdeon (a 1619)
  m. Anna Parkenall (dau of Robert Parkenall of Glaston)
  ii. Margaret Bent
  m. Richard Perkins of Copston
  iii. Elizabeth Bent
  m. Nicholas Smith of Barwell
  iv. Ursula Bent
  m. Thomas Hewett of Strettaston
  v. Alicia Bent
  m. John Champion of Kirekeby Monachous
  vi. Margeria Bent
  m. Thomas Fletcher of Leicester
  vii. Goditha Bent
  m. Hugho Lowe of Billesdon
  viii.+ other issue - George, Ambrose (dsp)
  G. Anna Bent
  m. Robert Savege of Newton-in-the-Thistles
  H.+ other issue - Nicholas (dsp), Thomas
2. William Bent of Cosby, Leicestershire
A. Thomas Bent of Cosby
  i. John Bent of Cosby (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Walton
  ii. Richard Bent of Cosby
  m. Amicia Jay
  a. Ambrosius Bent of Cosby
  m. Margaret Goodman (dau of Lawrence Goodman of Baston)
  (1) Richard Bent of Cosby (3rd son)
  m. Anna Morton (dau of William Morton, archdeacon of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
  (A) William Bent (b 1617-8, a 1619)
  (2) Alice Bent
  m. John Freeman of Cosby
  (3)+ other issue - Richard, John (dsp), Thomas, William, Elizabeth
  b. daughter
  m. Thomas Parker
  c. Agnes Bent
  m. William Estwell
  d. Elizabeth Bent
  m. William Ward
  e. Alice Bent
  m. Richard Miles
  iii. Thomas Bent of Cosby
  a.+ issue - Richard, Thomas, William
  iv. William Bent of Cosby
  m. _ Guston
  a. John Bent of Cosby
  (1)+ issue - Elizabeth, Maria
  v. Robert Bent of Cosby
  a.+ issue - Richard, John, Thomas, William

Main source(s): Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Bent')
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