Elizabeth Bent was born circa 1628 in England and died after 1704 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Peter Bent (1629-1678) 1651 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Note: The family name of Elizabeth, who was probably born about 1630 and married about 1651 Peter Bent, has not yet been discovered. Peter was born in England and came to America with his father, John, in 1638, when 9 years of age. He made more than one trip to England afterwards and died there. Elizabeth was probably born in England. She survived her husband many years. Was living at Sudbury as late as 1704, and presumably, died there in old age.

1679 Petition of Elizabeth Bent

Dated 29 May 1679, Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Embellished with many scrolls:

To the Honoble Gov. and Council Sitting in Boston the 29th May, 1679. The Petition of Elizabeth Bent, relict, widow of Peter Bent, of Marlborrough, decead.

Humbly sheweth that your Petitionrs Habitation and almost all that shee had was consumed by the Indians in the Last war and her husband went for England and there dyed and Lost all that he carried with him and Left your petitionr a very poore Widdow with Seven Children and in the Time of the Late Warr Shee billeted severale Souldiers so Long as that her bill did Amount to six pounds and Capt. Hull gave her a Note to the Constable for the payment of the Same, who will pay her onely Thre pounds in mony So that shee is an Extrordinary Looser thereby: Also she had Two Horses Imprest (viz.) one from watertowne and another from Charlestowne wh were out may months and at Last dyed never being returned home to her againe and being a poore Ignorant widow, She never Looked after any Tickett or pay for them to this day.

Yor Poore petitionr therefore humbly Intreats the favor of yor honos to Impute this Neglect of Duty onely to her Ignorance and that the Law which doth exclude all persons from making further claime to debts due from the Country after the time therein Limited may nott debar your Petitior from that wh is justly due, so Shall your Petitior and her poore fatherless ones Ever pray for Yor honole ct.


Offspring of Peter Bent, Sr. and Elizabeth Agnes Barnes (1628-1704)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Peter Bent (1653-1717) 15 October 1653 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 3 March 1717 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Abigail Barnes (1683-1768)
Martha Bent (1655-)
Elizabeth Bent (1658-1683)
Agnes Bent (1661-1729)
John Bent (1663-1676) 8 January 1663 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 20 April 1676 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Zacheus Bent (1667-1690)
Patience Bent (1670-)
Hopestill Bent (1672-1725) 17 January 1672 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 18 August 1725 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Elizabeth Brown (1677-1750)



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