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Rebecca Wilkinson

DeathAUG 1726
Aged: 93.6 years
In my own words from the cited website:

Rebecca Wilkinson, daughter of Naomi Hughes and Rev. William Wilkinson was born in Lynnhaven, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1633, soon after her parents arrived in the colony. Naomi?s death date is often seen as 1634, but she would only have been 18 at that time and already the mother of three children, making her death date highly speculative and improbable.

Rev. Wilkinson married second, Margaret Budden who had a child, Eliza, by a previous marriage. In 1650, the family, including William and wife, Margaret, her daughter, Eliza, and his three daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Mary. moved to St. Mary?s County, Maryland. Wilkinson also transported three servants at that time.

Ten years later, 1660, Rebecca married Thomas Dent, who had arrived in the New World in 1658, and had immediately begun acquiring land, as well as entering into the political life of the colony. He paid the transportation of 75 people and got 50 acres of virgin land in return, making him one of the wealthiest men in the colony. When Thomas died in 1676, he and Rebecca had five surviving children, and Rebecca was pregnant with a sixth, Barbara, who would be posthumous.

The next year, as was common then, the very wealthy, Rebecca married her second time to John Addison. This marriage later on created a rift between Rebecca and all her Dent children except, Barbara. The children felt that John Addison was using their father?s wealth flagrantly and resented him bitterly.

Rebecca survived John Addison, inheriting from him and becoming even wealthier. However, when she died in 1726, her estate was valued at only a few shillings more than twenty pounds. No record exists to explain this discrepancy between what was and what should have been.

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


abt 1660bef FEB 1705  MD, St Marys Co Elizabeth Fowke 


16621712  MD, St Marys Co Edmund Howard 


04/26/167605/26/1754  MD, St Marys Co Thomas Brooke Jr 
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  2. Other: Probate of will - RootsWeb;
  1. Other: Probate of will - RootsWeb;
  2. Website: Wilkinson;
    Source from: Violet Wilcox
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