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Mary Kittamaquund

Female Abt 1631 - 1655  (~ 23 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Kittamaquund was born about 1631 in Maryland (daughter of Kittamaquund, Tapac of the Piscataway); died between 18 Apr 1654 and 4 Sep 1655.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Aft 15 Feb 1641

    Notes:

    "Mary Kittamaquund, daughter of the Tayac (Paramount Chief) of the Piscataway Indians, was born in Maryland probably about 1631. Her father ruled over as many as 7,000 people between the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers. Following about six months of dialogue and study with Jesuit Missionary Father Andrew White, Mary’s father converted to Christianity and was baptized on July 5, 1640. Soon after February 15, 1640/1, Mary too was baptized, and her father sent her to the English settlement called St Mary’s City, near the mouth of the Potomac River, to be educated by Governor Leonard Calvert and his sister-in-law, Margaret Brent. Mary married Giles Brent, brother of Margaret Brent, before January 9, 1644/5." [Roberta Estes, citation details below.]

    Mary married Giles Brent before 9 Jan 1645. Giles (son of Richard Brent and Elizabeth Reade) was born in 1600; died on 2 Sep 1679 in Middlesex County, Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mary Brent was born about 1654 in Acquia, Stafford, Virginia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Kittamaquund, Tapac of the Piscataway

    Notes:

    His name means "big beaver," and he was a tapac, or ruler, of the Piscataways at the time when the first English settlers arrived in Maryland. He ruled over as many as 7,000 people between the Potomac and the Patuxent.

    Children:
    1. 1. Mary Kittamaquund was born about 1631 in Maryland; died between 18 Apr 1654 and 4 Sep 1655.