Monday, March 26, 2018

Thomas Gant - English Roots

Thomas Gant (our 7 times-great-grandfather) was born on 27 July 1667, in Northamptonshire, England. His parents were Thomas Gent and Sarah Newton.

Thomas married a few times. One of his wives and the mother of his son John was Mary Jennings (born 30 May 1668 — died 21 Feb. 1724, in Charles City, VA). Unfortunately, it is not known when Thomas came to America. He died on 22 April 1721, in Charles City, Prince George Co., Virginia, when he was only 53 years old.

Thomas' son John Gent, our 6 times-great-grandfather, was born in Charles City, Prince George Co., Virginia, on 11 April 1687. In 1717, John purchased land from Richard Washington, who, like John's father, also used to live in England in Northamptonshire.

On 22 June 1708, 21-year-old John married 38-year-old Sarah Boone (born 17 July 1670, in Biddulph, Staffordshire, England), daughter of John Boone and Mary Harper. Well, there was quite a big age difference between the spouses.
John passed in Isle of Wight, VA, on 3 December 1727.

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