Gent Family History - My Paternal Line


Rod Gent in the U.K. is conducting a one-name study of the GENT name.  With his permission, further details of his work may be consulted.

To date, I have researched the GENT family back to the mid-eighteenth century. The earliest records show my ancestor George marrying in County Durham. Based on his age at death, he was born c1728; four children from his marriage to Mary COLLING have been 'located' but there may be others. His descendants are listed on the chart below (my direct line is bolded).

In addition, the following surnames are found in my paternal grandmother's family tree:

       Pope                   Sussex to London
       Taylor                  Sussex
       Cunningham      Scotland to West Sussex to Hampshire
       Hopkins              Sussex
       Robinson            Sussex
       Savage               Hampshire to Sussex

I have been fortunate to make great strides with the HOPKINS/ROBINSON family of Heyshott and, in the process, met a handful of dedicated individuals researching the same large clan.  We stay in touch, and update each other on findings.  I was also lucky in 'meeting' a descendant of the SAVAGEs who is trying to establish the family's early seventeenth-century history in Hampshire.  And in 2005 a brick wall tumbled down, and I'm now corresponding with several CUNNINGHAM descendants.

If you have connections to or further data about any of the families on this page, I would be more than happy to exchange information. 

GENT FAMILY TREE

1 George GENT c1728-1808 m. Mary COLLING 

  2 George GENT bp 1756

  2 Isabel GHENT c1763-1772

  2 Ann GHENT bp 1766

  2 John GENT c1769-1832 m. Elizabeth BELL 

    3 George GENT c1794-1834 m. Jane SMITH d.s.p.

    3 Ann GENT c1797-1871 m. William WINDLOW

      4 Elizabeth WINDLOW bp 1821

        5 Isabella WINDLOW bp 1847

      4 Alice WINDLOW 1822-1823

      4 Ann WINDLOW c1824-1892 m. John ROSS

        5 George Moffet ROSS 1851-1920 m. Elizabeth Jane GUTHRIE

        5 James John ROSS b. 1853 m. #1 Margaret Catherine STOREY and #2 Mary Elizabeth BLACKBURN

          6 Annie Isabella ROSS b. 1876 m. James SMITH

            7 Elsie Margaret SMITH b. 1903

            7 Phillis SMITH b. 1906

            7 Marjorie SMITH b. 1909

        5 Thomas Reginald Charlton ROSS 1860-1864

        5 Joseph ROSS c1864-1937 m. Barbara GIBSON

          6 Frederick Charles ROSS 1885-1891

          6 Florence Ross b. 1887 m. John W. ARMSTRONG - EMIGRATED TO USA

          6 Annie Ross 1890-1893

          6 Harry Ross b. 1892

          6 Joseph Gibson Ross b. 1894

          6 John Ross 1896-1918 d.s.p.

          6 Barbara Ross 1898-1978 m. Albert Norris MOUL

        5 John ROSS c1867

     4 Dorothy WINDLOW bp 1825  

      4 William WINDLOW 1827-1828

      4 Isabella WINDLOW 1828-1829 

      4 John WINDLOW 1830-1832

      4 Mary WINDLOW bp 1832  

        5 Alice WINDLOW b. 1851

      4 James WINDLOW 1834-1898 d.s.p  

    3 William GENT 1799-1885 m. Ann MASON 

      4 Elizabeth GENT 1837-1837

      4 Alice Jane GENT 1841-1852 

      4 John GENT 1844-1927 m. Harriet Frankland RANDALL

        5 John Roland Philip GENT 1887-1972 d.s.p.

        5 Alice Mary GENT 1888-1941 d.s.p.

        5 Robert Maughan GENT 1890-1987 m. Dorothy Gwendoline STANIFORTH 

          6 John GENT

          6 Robert GENT

          6 Rosamund GENT

        5 Thomas Samuel GENT 1894-1915 d.s.p.  

        5 Gerard (Sir Edward) James GENT 1895-1948 m. Guendolen Mary WYETH 

          6 Marcus James GENT

          6 Gerard Nicholas GENT 1926-2008 m. Catharina Sally Geertruida ten BOKKEL

            7 Coby Ann GENT

            7 Gerard Thomas GENT

            7 Christopher Paul GENT

            7 Catharine Guendolen Louise GENT

          6 Ann Monica GENT

          6 Janice Mary GENT

        5 Frances Kate GENT 1896-1972 m. Roy Boteler YELD

          6 Elizabeth Frances YELD

          6 Evelyn Rachel YELD

    3 John GENT 1801-1875  

      m. #1 Elizabeth CHAPMAN, #2 Eleanor TAYLOR and #3 Elizabeth SPOORS  

      4 Robert GENT c1823-1830 

      4 George GENT c1825-1886 m. Mary Ann REDHEAD  

        5 John GENT 1850-1850 

        5 Eleanor GENT 1854-1932 m. William SNOWBALL 

          6 George Dugmore SNOWBALL 1882-1952 m. Arabella Clementson HULL 

           7 Russell SNOWBALL 1918-1995 m. Ivy May WALTON

          6 James William SNOWBALL 1884-1954 m. Alice MILLS  

           7 James William SNOWBALL 1913-1954 m. Mabel Davidson CARR

           7 Catherine SNOWBALL b. 1912 (move her ahead of her brother) m. Thomas W. MILLS

        5 Mary Jane GENT 1858-1935 m. Charles James WATSON 

         6 Charles Victor WATSON b. 1887

          6 Edith WATSON 1889-1936 d.s.p.

        5 John Redhead GENT 1860-1861 

        5 Jane GENT 1862-1885 d.s.p.

        5 Elizabeth Dobson GENT 1868-1950 m. John PARKES 

          6 Edna Irene PARKES 1905-1968 m. Fred CUNNINGTON 

            7 Rosemary CUNNINGTON

          6 George Leslie PARKES 1908-1972 m. Kathleen Bridget HORLEY 

            7 Edith Elizabeth Sheila PARKES 1928-1938

            7 Joan PARKES 

            7 George Leslie PARKES

            7 John PARKES 

            7 Peter PARKES 1939-2012

            7 Richard PARKES 

            7 Gerard PARKES

      4 John GENT c1827-1830 

      4 Mary Ann GENT c1830-1832

      4 William GENT c1832-1840 

      4 Elizabeth GENT c1835-1911 m. George STERLING 

        5 Mary Ann STERLING b.1858 m. Joseph RIDDELL  

        5 Martha Jane STERLING 1861-1890 m. William MAUGHAN 

         6 Thomas William MAUGHAN 1890-1897

        5 Ellen STERLING #5577 b. 1865  

        5 William Robert STERLING 1868-1934 m. Mary Sarah BREWIS 

          6 Phillis STERLING 1899-1978 m. William Ripley BADENOCH 

            7 William BADENOCH 1922-2009 m. Irene BURDOCK

              8 Andrea Dorothy BADENOCH

              8 Donald William BADENOCH

            7 Mary Margaret BADENOCH 1927-1991 m. Geoffrey SLEIGHTHOLME

          6 Elizabeth Gent STERLING 1901-1940 

            m. #1 James FALL and #2 Edward SMITH 

            7 William Robert SMITH

          6 John Brewis STERLING 1904-1940 m. Margaret Jane BALE  

            7 Mary Margaret STERLING

          6 Leslie Atkinson STERLING 1907 -1967

        5 George STERLING 1870-1934 m. Fanny BOTTOMS 

          6 Frances May STERLING 1901-1965 m. Sidney TAIT (move ahead of her brothers)

            7 Audrey Sterling TAIT

         6 George Gent STERLING b. 1903

          6 John Gent STERLING 1905-1992 m. Elsie BREWIS 

            7 Kenneth Bruce STERLING 

        5 Sarah Hannah STERLING 1872-1937 m. Joseph SCOTT

          6 Elizabeth Hay SCOTT 1899-1976 m. Francis PEACOCK  

            7 Ethel Doreen PEACOCK 

            7 Sheila PEACOCK 

          6 George Shiel SCOTT b.1901

          6 William Basil SCOTT 1909-1964

        5 John Gent STERLING 1875-1914 m. Sarah Ann POTTS 

          6 Robert William STERLING 1905-1905

          6 Thomas STERLING b. 1906

          6 Ellen STERLING b. 1908

          6 John Gent STERLING 1910-1910

          6 Norah Annie STERLING b. 1914 m. Stephen HANDS

      4 Robert GENT c1837-1847               

      4 Mary Ann GENT 1839-1857 d.s.p.

      4 James GENT 1843-1847 

      4 Ann GENT 1846-1847 

      4 John GENT 1848-1931 m. Mary Ann STEPHENSON 

        5 William John GENT 1875-1927 m. Annie Rodman PARKER  

          6 Annie GENT 1899-1974 m. Jack Frank Dudley MILANO d.s.p.

          6 John William GENT 1901-1984 

            m. #1 Alma Agnes WALKER and #2 Emily Charlotte RUTT  

            7 Vera Alma GENT 

            7 Mary Annie GENT 1926-2003 m. George Henry TIPLER 

             8 Susan TIPLER

             8 Stephen TIPLER

             8 David TIPLER

            7 Elizabeth Emily GENT 

          6 Elizabeth Mary GENT 1905-1950 d.s.p.

          6 Mary GENT 1907-2003 m. Frederick James CUTLER d.s.p.

          6 Ernest Rodman GENT 1909-1984 m. Lena Gladys POPE 

            7 Francis Arnold GENT 

            7 John William GENT 

            7 Ronald Ernest GENT

            7 Alan Keith GENT

            7 Philip Rodman GENT 1942-2005 m. Suzan J. BARKER

              8 Eleanor Louise GENT

              8 Lucy Claire GENT

          6 Thomas Alfred GENT 1914-1997 d.s.p.

            m. #1 Mabel BOOTH and #2 Molly May HAYNES 

        5 Mary Ann GENT 1877-1940 m. Herbert Samuel HAMLYN  

          6 Mary HAMLYN 1898-1987 m. Alexander WILLIAMSON

            7 Philip Alexander WILLIAMSON 1922-1989 m. Irene Emily DEAN d.s.p.

          6 John HAMLYN 1908-1976 d.s.p.

        5 Thomas GENT 1879-1880 

        5 John Thomas GENT 1880-1949 m. Jane Dickenson GENT d.s.p. - SEE BELOW 

        5 Ernest GENT b.1882 m. Jeanette PAPIN MacCOSHAM d.s.p. - EMIGRATED TO USA

        5 Robert GENT 1884-1939 m. Ethel Maud ROBINSON 

          6 Joan Ethel GENT 1935-1991 d.s.p.

        5 Elizabeth GENT 1886-1974 m. Alfred John SEABROOK 

          6 Elizabeth Dorothy SEABROOK 1914-1975 m. Gerald Farrar MASON 

            7 Jeremy Seabrook Farrar MASON 

          6 Alice Anne SEABROOK 1928-1999 m. David Alun LLOYD

        5 Edwin GENT 1888-1954 d.s.p.

        5 George Stephenson GENT 1890-1970 m. Lilian REED  

          6 Pamela Mary GENT   

          6 Mollie Patricia GENT 1925-1997 m. Edward Patrick MINETT d.s.p.

        5 Charles GENT 1893-1948 m. Ethel Florence CHAPMAN  

          6 Eileen Mary Florence GENT 

          6 Dennis Charles John GENT 1930-1991 m. Judith CALVER 

            7 Richard Charles GENT

            7 Andrew John GENT

    3 James GENT 1804-1834 d.s.p.

    3 Henry GENT 1806-1807

    3 Henry GENT 1808-1808 

    3 Mary GENT 1810-1878 m. Reginald CHARLTON d.s.p.

    3 Thomas GENT c1813-1886 m. Hannah EARL 

      4 Anne Sarah GENT 1847-1885 m. John Caley DENNIS 

        5 Louise DENNIS 1875-1933 m. Thomas MARTIN d.s.p.

        5 Blanche DENNIS 1877-1973 m. Frederick Augustus PURCELL - EMIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA

          6 John Frederick PURSELL 1904-1968 m. Maude BROWN d.s.p.

          6 James PURSELL 1906-1980 m. Patricia Eileen COX 

            7 Anthony James PURSELL 

          6 Frederick PURSELL 1913-2001 m. Dorothy May POUND

            7 Richard Anthony PURSELL

            7 David John PURSELL 

            7 Peter Frederick PURSELL

      4 Charles John GENT 1850-1910 m. Isabella Jane WILSON 

        5 Hannah GENT 1875-1964 m. John Atkinson BREWIS  

          6 Charles Gent BREWIS 1913-1986 d.s.p. 

        5 John George GENT 1877-1964 m. Lauretta Jane TEASDALE  

          6 Charles John GENT 1908-2002 m. Mary MEWES

            7 Iain Charles GENT

            7 Margaret Elizabeth GENT

        5 Thomas GENT 1879-1957 m. Blanche BELL d.s.p.  

        5 Charles Edward GENT 1882-1956 d.s.p. - EMIGRATED TO CANADA

        5 Beatrice Isabella GENT 1884-1965 m. Arthur Stanley LEMON 

          6 Charles Stanley LEMON 1908-1988 m. Elizabeth Cairns GUY 

            7 Maureen Elizabeth LEMON 

          6 Ruth Isabel LEMON 

        5 Jane Dickenson GENT 1886-1968 m. John Thomas GENT d.s.p. - SEE ABOVE 

        5 Henry Earl GENT 1888-1951 m. Ethel Henrietta SMITHSON d.s.p.

        5 William Askew GENT 1891-c1970 m. Helen ANDERSON 

          6 Edna GENT 

      4 Thomas William GENT 1852-1899 m. Jane Elizabeth NEWBEGIN  

        5 Margaret GENT 1876-1938 m. Joseph BARRETT  

          6 Joseph Barrett bc1903

          6 Fred BARRETT 1904-1994 m. Gladys HEATLEY d.s.p.

        5 Hannah GENT b.1878 m. William HENDERSON 

          6 Nora Isabel HENDERSON b. 1902

          6 Ethel Margaret HENDERSON b. 1904

          6 Thomas William HENDERSON b. 1906

        5 Thomas William GENT 1880-1881 

        5 Thomas GENT 1884-1957 m. Jessie Brown ALLISON 

          6 Thomas William GENT 1913-1949 m. Jessie FORREST

            7 Jessie D. GENT 

          6 Jane H. GENT b. 1916

          6 Lydia GENT

        5 Jane Elizabeth GENT 1888-1976 m. Evan Eugene HARRIS-JONES 

          6 Evan Eugene HARRIS-JONES 1908-1981

          6 Mavis I. HARRIS-JONES 1912-1965 m. James WALKER

          6 Vivian Sylvester HARRIS-JONES 1917-2005 m. Edna PATTISON

          6 Gloria Mabel HARRIS-JONES 1919-1994 m. #1 Robert BRADLAW and #2 Alec ECCLESTONE

          6 Iris Patricia HARRIS-JONES 1924-1998 m. Alan PATTERSON

          6 Caroline Audrey HARRIS-JONES

        5 William Edward GENT 1891-1966 m. Elizabeth Agnes CALLAGHAN 

          6 Mary GENT 1915-1971 m. Frederick William Gustave LAUBE

            7 Jeanne LAUBE

            7 William LAUBE

            7 Michael LAUBE

          6 Rose Ann GENT 1917-1996 m. Alexander COOK

            7 Terry COOK

          6 Ethel Patricia GENT 1920-2006 m. George Leslie HOBBS

            7 Patricia HOBBS

            7 Joan HOBBS

            7 Leslie George HOBBS

          6 William Edward GENT 1922-1924  

          6 Philip GENT 1925-1998 m. Eunice Margaret AVERY

            7 Michael GENT

            7 Stephen William GENT

            7 Anthony GENT

            7 Richard Gary GENT

          6 Edward Cuthbert GENT 1929-2007 m. Patricia SHOLDER

            7 David GENT

            7 Paul GENT

          6 Thomas GENT

          6 Kathleen GENT 1933-1933

      4 George James GENT 1856-1947 m. Mary Elizabeth MILBURN 

        5 Annie GENT b.1884 m. George Rowntree

        5 Jane Milburn GENT b. 1887 m. Thomas THOMPSON  

        5 William GENT 1893-1893

(KNOWN DETAILS OF INDIVIDUALS STILL LIVING, OR POTENTIALLY STILL LIVING, ARE WITHHELD TO PROTECT PRIVACY)

My great grandmother Annie Rodman PARKER GENT was the daughter of Scottish Ann RODMAN by her Irish husband John Ferguson PARKER.  The associated surnames of FERGUSON, NEIL/L, BLACK, and McMEEKIN are also being researched.

My great great grandmother Mary Ann STEPHENSON GENT was the daughter of Susannah JOHNSON by her husband William STEPHENSON.  I've traced the Stephensons back to mid-18th century Edmondbyers, in County Durham, and I'm investigating the affiliated surnames of GIBSON, BURROW, JOBLING, CLOUGH, and PATTERSON.

My three times great grandmother was Elizabeth SPOOR/S (the spelling varies) GENT who was the daughter of Ann MOULD by her coalminer husband William SPOOR/S.  I have details surrounding the SPOOR family of Whickham, County Durham, going back four generations from Elizabeth.  The surnames SMITH, EBDON and GIBSON tie into this line.

My four times great grandmother Elizabeth BELL GENT was born sixth of the ten children of William and Ann BELL.  I know the names of Elizabeth's siblings and the years they were born but nothing else.  With BELL such a common name, it's not likely this stumbling block will be easily moved aside.

 

Cousins marrying cousins:  a non-branching family tree 

Please contact the site owner with comments or questions:

Lesley Gent, Ontario, Canada
email: lmgmay1955@gmail.com

     

Copyright ©2000, Lesley Gent

Page last modified -- Sunday, 1 January 2017

 

This site shows respect for living relatives by not posting their personal details online.

Make a Free Website with Yola.