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Isaac Kent

Male 1719 - 1784

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  • Birth  27 Sep 1719  Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  To Nova Scotia in 1760 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  29 Dec 1784  Round Hill, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I03841  Our Beals Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 May 2018 

    Father  Ebenezer Kent,   b. 18 Aug 1680, Charlestown, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1752, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Hannah Gannett,   b. 04 Aug 1684, Situate, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1767, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  08 Dec 1703  Situate, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01085  Group Sheet

    Family  Rachel Beal,   b. 25 Aug 1719, Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1805, Round Hill, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Oct 1739  Hingham, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Abigail Kent,   b. 01 Mar 1752, Milford, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1820, Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Anna Kent,   b. 25 Jul 1750, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1825, Belleisle, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Arod (Arach) Kent,   b. 04 Oct 1754, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Caleb Kent,   b. 15 Apr 1759, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1759
     5. Elizabeth Kent,   b. 15 Aug 1746, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1749
     6. Hannah Kent,   b. 12 Sep 1764, Round Hill, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1796
     7. Isaac Kent,   b. 09 Jun 1742, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1835
     8. John Kent,   b. 31 Jan 1757, Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1815, Annapolis, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joshua Kent,   b. 15 Apr 1759, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1759
     10. Rachel Kent,   b. 28 Jul 1740, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1746, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Rebecca Kent,   b. 13 Aug 1748, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1791
     12. Susanna Kent,   b. 30 Jul 1744, Hingham, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1751
    >13. Zarah Kent,   b. 04 Oct 1754, Milford, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1841, Round Hill, Annapolis Co., N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01083  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Kent house in Round Hill, N.S. ca.1931, but moved in 1888, when Herbert Crosby/Crosley built a new house on the original site. Isaac Kent, the 'Planter' immigrant, brought the house from Machias, Maine ca.1763.
    Kent house in Round Hill, N.S. ca.1931, but moved in 1888, when Herbert Crosby/Crosley built a new house on the original site. Isaac Kent, the "Planter" immigrant, brought the house from Machias, Maine ca.1763.
    From the Images Nova Scotia collection of the NS Museum of Cultural History, photo no. 76.116.270A.
    Kent-Crosby house, 1996
    Kent-Crosby house, 1996
    Built in 1888 on the site of the original Kent house, which was moved elsewhere. While Isaac "Watson" Kent owned this house ca.1888-1890, the significance of the house is that it marks the original location of the ancestral Kent home.
    Kent-Crosby house, 2003
    Kent-Crosby house, 2003
    Built in 1888 on the site of the original Kent house, which was moved elsewhere. While Isaac "Watson" Kent owned this house ca.1888-1890, the significance of the house is that it marks the original location of the ancestral Kent home.
    Kent-Crosby house, 2006
    Kent-Crosby house, 2006
    Built in 1888 on the site of the original Kent house, which was moved elsewhere. While Isaac "Watson" Kent owned this house ca.1888-1890, the significance of the house is that it marks the original location of the ancestral Kent home.

    Documents
    Isaac Kent's Will 1784
    Isaac Kent's Will 1784
    Transcribed by Donald W. Beals
    Kent-Crosby house site inventory
    Kent-Crosby house site inventory
    Description and history of the present-day Kent-Crosby house in Tupperville, N.S. and the ancestral Kent home it replaced.

  • Notes 
    • In 1755 the Seven Year War between Britain and France was getting under way and the colonial government in Nova Scotia was becoming very apprehensive about which side the French Acadian population would take if France invaded the country. The government, under Charles Lawrence, was not prepared to wait and see so they decided to deport the Acadians. They were forced to leave the land they had occupied for generations and were shipped out of the country with the majority sent to what is now the state of Louisiana. This resulted in a lot of rich farm land in the Annapolis Valley and the Cornwallis area being left vacant. So in 1758 and 1759 Governor Lawrence sent advertisements to the American Colonies inviting Protestant settlers to come and fill up this vacant land.

      Isaac and Rachel Kent took up this challenge and became part of a group now known as the "Planters". Their trip is described in "Planters and Pioneers" by Esther Clark Wright:

      On May 17, 1760, 25 heads of families, making with wives and children 45
      passengers, were embarked at Boston on board the "Charming Molly". There
      were also on board 10 oxen,11 cows, 2 horses, 10 sheep, 1 "sow bigg with
      piggs", 6 lambs and seven small cattle. The vessel, one suspects, was not
      so charming when she arrived at Annapolis. On June 19 the "Charming Molly"
      again sailed from Boston with ten more settlers for Annapolis.

      In 1760 both Rachel and Isaac were 41 and there were seven children in the family, five having died before this date (including one set of twins in 1759). One additional child was born in Nova Scotia. They brought with them two oxen and one cow. Isaac was given a grant of land in Annapolis County bordering on the Annapolis River in the area now known as Round Hill. It was directly across the river from Belleisle. The size of the grant is not known but in 1770 Isaac owned 1498 acres. We can assume that at least part of this was well developed land which only five years earlier had been cultivated by the deposed Acadians.