Gent Family History





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The following pages give information about the Gent family from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.

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The following articles give very detailed information about various aspects of the family's history

The Gent Family

Various articles and essays about the history of my own branch of the Gent family, from Leek in North Staffordshire.    

Gent Family Wills, Staffordshire and Cheshire

Transcripts and summaries of wills of the Gent family in Staffordshire and thereabouts, from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.

Gent Family Letters, 1847-1891

These are transcripts of my family archive for the period that we lived in Knutsford, where Dr Henry Gent was in practice, until his son left for Manchester in 1878, until his marriage in 1891.

Family Letters, 1891-1941

The life of my great grandfather, including a diary of family life for one year, letters after a serious road accident, and letters when his wife was dying.

Letters from the Great War

My grandfather served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War, and was captured whilst rescuing injured prisoners. The correspondence he sent and received is here recorded.

Letters from Hospital

My Aunt Lyn spent six months in hospital during the Second World War with rheumatic fever.

My Mother's Family

The first part covers the history of my mother's parents: her father, born to a father of German Jewish origin, and a mother of Italian Jewish origin, and her mother, born in the Austro-Hungarian town of Gorz, now Gorizia, with Slovenian ancestry but a name that appears to be of Spanish origin. The second part is my mother's account of her experiences during the Second World War, living in Albania to escape persecution.

The Life of Thomas Gent, Printer of York, 1693-1778

A complete text of the 1832 edition of the autobiography of the Dublin-born printer and topographer. It is an excellent source for the eighteenth century, with many insights into politics, and the role of printers at the time.

Our Lamps Burn Brightly

An account by my Aunt Lyn of the purchase of a farm in Devon and her subsequent life there.

Family Letters, 1790-1841

Chiefly consisting of the correspondence of Dr Henry Gent whilst living in America, 1816-1830, and after his return to England. There is a listing available, showing date, sender and recipient. 

Frank J Gent

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