'Gent1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gent of Bumsted, Gent of Moyns

Commoners reports that "The family of Gent appears to have been settled at Wymbish, in Essex, so early as the years 1328."
William Gent of Bumsted, later of Moyns (Essex) (d before 1494)
m. Joan Moynes (dau/heir of William le Moyns of Moyns)
1. William Gent of Moyns generation omitted by Visitation (Essex, 1612 & 1634, Gent) but shown by Commoners & Berry
A. William Gent of Moyns generation omitted by Visitation (Essex, 1612, Gent) but shown by Commoners, Berry & Visitation (1634)
  m1. (sp) Thomasine Everard
  m2. Agnes Carr (dau/heir of Thomas Carr of Great Thurlow)
i. Thomas Gent of Moyns (d 1593, Baron of the Exchequer)
  Visitation (Essex, 1612, Gent) identifies this Thomas and his son Henry as 'of Bumsted'.
  m1. Elizabeth Swallow (dau/heir of Sir John Swallow of Bocking)
  a. Henry Gent of Moyns, Sheriff of Essex (d 1639)
  m. (1589) Dorothy Dalston (dau/coheir of Sir John Dalston of Dalston by Anne, dau/heir of THomas Tyrrell)
  (1) Thomas Gent of Lincoln's Inn 'of Burbeck' (dvp 1638)
  m. Isabella Thompson (dau of Francis Thompson of Scarborough Castle)
  (A) Frances Gent (d 1657)
  m. Sir Edmund Aleyn, Bart (d 02.11.1656)
  (2) George Gent of Moyns
  m1. (sps) Elizabeth Hale (dau of Richard Hale of Teeving or Tewing)
  m2. Anne Plaiters (dau of Sir Thomas Plaiters of Setterley)
  (A) George Gent of Moyns (d 1713)
  m. Anne Todd (dau of Radcliffe Todd of Sturmere Hall, relict of Thomas Mortlock)
  (i) George Gent (dvp 1708)
  m. Anne Wankford (dau of Robert Wankford of Toppesfield, widow of John Elliston of Overhall)
  (a) George Gent of Moyns (d 14.12.1746)
  m. Elizabeth Chaplyn (dau/heir of James Chaplyn)
  ((1)) George Gent of Moyns (d probably by 05.1786)
  m. _ Walford (dau/heir of Thomas Walford of Hastings Hall)
  ((A)) George William Gent of Moyns Park (b 05.1786)
  m. (1809) _ Vatian of Devon
  (b)+ other issue - Henry, Annabathea, Dudley
  (ii) Dudley Gent
  m. Deane Cock
  (iii) Hannah Gent
  m. Joseph Unwin of Hedingham Castle
  (iv) Anne Gent
  m. John Cock
  (v) daughter
  m. William Edwards of Toppesfield
  (vi)+ other issue - Henry, Martha, Dorothy
  (B) Anne Gent
m1. _ Banks
  m2. _ Walker
  (C) Dorothy Gent
  m. Henry Jones
  (D)+ 2 sons
  (3) Frances Gent
m. Devereux Tallakerne
  (4) Elizabeth Gent
  m. Rev. Henry Young
  (5) Dorothy Gent
  m. _ Cuffe
  (6) Hannah Gent
  m. Thomas Bayley (or Baggeley of London (master glasier to King Charles)
  (7)+ other issue - John (rector of Birdbrook), Henry, Nicholas, William, Anne 3 younger sons named in Visitation (1634)
  b. Thomas Gent of Rocliff, Cumberland
  m. Mary Dalston (sister of Sir John Dalston)
  c. Veere Gent of Hundon, Suffolk mentioned in Visitation (Essex, 1612, Gent)
  m. _ Smith (dau of _ Smith of Pinner's Hall)
  c. Frances Gent
  m. George Bradley of Cambridgeshire
  d. Elizabeth Gent
  m. Henry (probably not John) Denton of Cardew (Denston of Carew)
  e. Grizel Gent
  m. John Lyne of Norwich
  f. Bridget Gent
  m. Thomas Onwine (or Thomas Edmond of Bumpsted)
  g. Anne Gent
  m. _ Hyatt
  h.+ 5 sons including Edward of London, Francis (dsp) 2 sons named in Visitation (1612)
  m2. (1589, sp) Elizabeth Robyns (sister of Morgan Robyns, widow of Robert Hogeson of London)
2. Joan Gent
  m. William Sheldon

Main source(s): Commoners (vol I, Gent of Moyns) with support from Berry's Essex Pedigrees (1878, Gent)
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