'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 interconnected by a dotted line. Nichols (both p144 & p163) confirms that they were brothers. We show them as sons of ...
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1. Thomas Bent of Enderby, Leicestershire this line supported by Nichols (p163)
  m. Alicia Willmer (dau of _ Willmer of Enderby)
  A. William Bent of Enderby (a 1619)
  m. Johanna Bennet (dau of Thomas Bennet(t) of Quneybarow (Quenborough))
  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) John Bent of Enderby (dsp)
  (2) Joseph Bent (b c1611, d 1666, rector of Misterton) who married ...
  m. (09.05.1653) Susan Marsh (a 1634, 1666, dau of Robert Marsh of London & Edmonton)
  (3)+ other issue - 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 (Tackhall) of Sapcot)
  a. William Bent
  m. Alicia Samson (dau of Thomas Samson of Hinckley)
  b.+ other issue - Robert, Richard, John
  iii. Nicholas Bent of Sapcote (a 1619)
  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. Richard Bent of Enderby
  m. - Goddard of Claybrook
  b.+ other issue - Nicholas, Audian, Stephen, Thomas
  v. Stephen Bent of Narborow, Leicestershire
  m. Grace Otefeild (dau of Thomas Otefeild of Narborough)
  a. Thomas Bent (a 1629)
  vi. Adrian Bent of Narborow (a 1619)
  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/Gumley, Leicestershire (6th son)
  m. _ Jordan
  i. Thomas Bent
  m. _ Cater (dau of John Cater)
  ii.+ other issue - Richard, Lucia/Luke
  E. Edmund or Edward Bent (chamberlain of Leicester)
  m. _ Blower of Loughborough
  i.+ issue - Valentine, John, Robert, Thomas
  F. Roger Bent of Frolesworth, Leicestershire
  m. Agnes 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. Ursula Bent
  m. Thomas Hewett of Strettaston (Streaton)
  iii. Alice Bent
  m. John Champion of Monks Kirby
  iv. Margery Bent
  m. Thomas Fletcher of Leicester
  v. Agnes Bent
  m. William Denshire of Clopton
  vi. Elizabeth Bent
  m. Nicholas Smith of Barwell
  vii. Margaret Bent
  m. Richard Perkins of Copston
  viii. Goditha Bent
  m. Hugho Lowe of Billesdon
  ix.+ 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 this line supported by Nichols (p144)
A. Thomas Bent of Cosby (d 1555)
  i. John Bent of Cosby (dsp bur 12.11.1583)
  m. (09.07.1582) Elizabeth Walton (dau of Thomas Walton of Bushby, m2. William Yarde)
  ii. Richard Bent of Cosby (b c1534, d 21.03.1603-4)
  m. Amicia Jay (bur 07.10.1618)
  a. Ambrosius Bent of Cosby (b 030.3.1604-5)
  m. Margaret Goodman (a 1609, dau of Lawrence Goodman of Baston)
  (1) Richard Bent of Cosby (b 1594, bur 05.02.1652, 3rd son)
  m. Anna Morton (bur 22.04.1650, dau of William Morton, archdeacon of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
  (A) William Bent of Cosby (b 1617-8, d 03.02.1674)
  (i) William Bent (d 04.03.1698-9)
  m. Elizabeth (d 09.06.1730)
  (a) George Bent (d unm 29.03.1714)
  (B)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 01.01.1629-30), Valentine (bpt 20.01.1630-1), Edward (bpt 08.04.1632), Ambrose (bpt 08.10.1637), Frances (bpt 20.05.1627), Anne (bpt 20.10.1628), Elizabeth (bpt 27.09.1633), Margaret (bpt 24.07.1636), Mary (bpt 25.04.169)
  (2) Alice Bent
  m. John Freeman of Cosby
  (3)+ other issue - Richard (dsp), John (dsp), Thomas, William (bpt 19.07.1604), Elizabeth (bpt 24.02.1602-3)
  b. Agnes Bent
  m. William Estwell
  c. Elizabeth Bent
  m. William Ward
  d. Alice Bent
  m. Richard Miles
  e. daughter mentioned by Visitation but not by Nichols
  m. Thomas Parker
  iii. Thomas Bent of Cosby (d 1591)
  a.+ issue - Richard (d 1603), Thomas, William, Mary (b 1558), Margaret (b 1559)
  iv. William Bent of Cosby (d 1609)
  m. _ Guston or Gunston
  a. John Bent of Cosby (bpt 13.08.1562, bur 20.05.1601)
m. (02.06.1589) Mary Bury (dau of John Bury, m2. Richard Vincent of Steyning)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas, William, Elizabeth (bpt 07.06.1590), Anne (bpt 10.08.1592)
  v. Robert Bent of Cosby (d 1595)
  a. William Bent (bpt 13.08.1571, 4th son?)
  m. Mary Wright (dau of John Wright of Stanton)
  (1) William Bent (a 1619)
  (2) George Bent (b 1620 (bpt 09.07.1624), bur 26.06.1693) son of William the younger, possibly fits here?
  (3) John Bent of London (b c1623, d 16.10.1689) possibly fits here?
  m. (1648) Anne Newton (b c1624, f 07.08.1677, dau of John Newton of Houghton by Joan)
  (A)+ 3 children (d before 1677)
  (D)+ other issue (a 1617) - Anne, Amie, Elizabeth, William
  b+ other issue - Richard, John, Thomas, 2 other sons, 3 daughters
  B.+ other issue - John (bpt 10.10.1562), Margaret (b 1557), Elizabeth (b 1558)

Main source(s): Visitation (Leicestershire, 1619, 'Bent'), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 1, 1807, 'Pedigree of Bent of Cosby' (p144) & 'Pedigree of Bent of Enderby' (p163))
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