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Sir Roger Dent, Kt. b. Abt 1470 Wallington, Northumberland, England d. 1530 North Yorkshire, England: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Sir Roger Dent, Kt.

Male Abt 1470 - 1530  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Roger Dent  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Kt. 
    Born Abt 1470  Wallington, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Sheriff of Newcastle, England 
    Died 1530  North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1192  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2019 

    Father Roger Dent, Sr.,   b. 1438, Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1490, Durham, Durham Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Jane 
    Family ID F10253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Fenwycke,   b. Abt 1475, Wallington, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Dent,   b. Abt 1501, Ormesby, North Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Dent,   b. 1502
     3. Rawfe Dent,   b. 1504
     4. Thomas Dent,   b. 1506
     5. George Dent
     6. Robert Dent,   b. 1510
     7. Richard Dent,   b. 1512
     8. Kathrine Dent,   b. 1514
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1470 - Wallington, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1530 - North Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Roger Dent and Ann Fenwyck had George, Rawfe, Thomas, William, a second George, Robert, Richard and Katherine. Son William had his pedigree recorded at the Visitation of Yorkshire in 1561. He was sheriff of Newcastle and Mayor in 1562. Earlier in 1548 he had purchased considerable monastic possessions in Newcastle Bourbe and other places. It is not known which child of Roger and Ann was the father of the last known ancestor of the American immigrants.

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      Subject: Roger Dent & Anne Fenwycke
      Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 18:00:10 +0100
      From: "Mary Hurley"
      To:
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      Dear John:
      May I say how much I admire all the work you have done on recording the huge Dent family connection. However, being a bit of a stickler for accuracy, I have wondered where Roger Dent and Anne Fenwycke came from, no one has noted any sources for their names. I have therefore been to York, and have searched the records in an attempt to verify this descent. As the early records are written in Latin, and I am no scholar I have latterly employed a researcher, to whom I submitted various descendant lists from the USA which I have downloaded together with the College of Heralds Visitation of Cambridge.
      I have found John's baptism in Ormsby (1641) and Thomas' in Guisborough (1631), Thomas being the son of Peter, and John of George.
      I quote the following letter from Emma Dobson, Archive Assisstant at the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, University of York.
      "I have studied the information provided with your letter and as a result decided to check the IGI. Whilst I was unable to locate an entry for the marriage of Roger Dent and Anne Fenwycke I did manage to find an entry for their son William Dent which in turn linked back to Roger and Anne as his parents. William's siblings are also listed. The dates of all the entries are listed as "about...date". This usually indicates that precise information has yet to be located but that this is what the researcher would have expected to find. Also, the source of this information is not given. This would support the idea that the information has been deduced rather than discovered!
      We checked the Pedigree lists for North Yorkshire for the Dent family but without success. We also checked the manorial records for information pertaining to Ormsby but again without success."
      John, I wonder if the information was taken from an old tomb in the church at Dent? Which would mean that there is no definite connection between Roger and his family, and John and Thomas. The parish records for Dent (which is no longer in Yorkshire, but now in Cumbria), do not appear to go back to the fifteenth century.
      I will very much appreciate your comments. Wishful thinking tends to lead one to attach ancestors where they do not belong.
      Mary
      PS: I still need to verify the parentage of John Dent who married Margaret Evans; was it George, died 1757, m. Elizabeth Harrison?

  • Sources 
    1. [S685] GENI, https://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Roger-Dent-Kt/6000000001319684299.

    2. [S1013] Roger Dent, Sr.

    3. [S1019] The Dent Family .

    4. [S900] Dent and Fenwycke Ancestry .


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