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Bent Family of Gilmorton

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Dierck Report 22 Oct 2012 15:53

My name is Dierck Beardsley.I am looking for information and / or family descendants of the Bent family in Gilmorton. Leicestershire. My line of descent is from Willam Beardsley 1816-1870 and Elizabeth Bent 1783-1857. She was descended from William Bent 1779-1849 and Mary Bent nee Allen.1783-1857.
William Bent had a younger brother Allen Bent 1787-1873. who married Ann (Peake ????) and had issue. Some of these descendants went to NewZealand.
I am in possession of a Bent Family Bible with birth dates and also a typewritten history of the Bents of Gilmorton which was provided my a Martin Bloxsam in 1916.
I know there is someone out there named Paul or Ronald who had correspondence with a lady called Shelagh Eastling, sadly passed away. and it may be I have information of use to this person. Regards Dierck


Pam Report 22 Oct 2012 15:59

Welcome to the boards.

Go to SEARCH at top right of this page and then select SEARCH ALL TREES.

There are several people with Bent of Gilmorton in their family tree and you can make contact with them from there.


Dierck Report 22 Oct 2012 16:29

Thanks Pam by doing as you suggested I think i have found the Ronald I was looking for and have messaged him Regards Dierck


Pam Report 22 Oct 2012 23:04

Just hope he still has the same e-mail address as when he joined GR.


Gins Report 23 Oct 2012 10:05

You seem unsure of Allens wifes name, so posting this for you

Pallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837
Name: Allen Bent <<<Farmer
Spouse: Ann Peak
Marriage Date: 5 Oct 1815
Parish: Burrow On The Hill


Dierck Report 23 Oct 2012 18:58

Thanks Gins, greatly appreciated. Dierck