William was born 1660. William was the son of Thomas Dent and Rebecca Wilkinson. William died about 1705 in Charles Co., MD. William named his wife Elizabeth in his will and left his son, George, the plantation at Port Tobacco. He made a codicil on March 1, 1703 and made provision for Mrs. Anne Fowke, mother of my wife Elizabeth. He married second Sarah Brooke. (Purse & Person, p. 615) Elizabeth died between October, 1702 and March, 1703, when she was named in her husband's will and when he made a codicil to that will. (Purse & Person, p. 615)
Elizabeth Fowke and William Dent had the following children:
78 i. Thomas5 Dent was born in Portobacco, St. Marys Co., MD November 15, 1685. Thomas died 1725 in Charles Co., MD, at 39 years of age. He married Anne Bayne 1705. Anne died 1725. He was a planter of Charles Co., MD, Clerk of Prince George's Co., MD 1702-1708, Justice of Charles Co. 1706-1711, Sheriff 1711-1714, Captain of Militia and member of the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly fro Charles County from 1715-1718. He was committed to debtor's prison in 1722 for gambling debts. (Purse & Person, p. 615)
+ 82 v. George Dent(Col.) was born September 27, 1690.
+ 84 vii. Peter Dent was born about 1694.
+ 86 ix. Elizabeth Dent was born about 1697.
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