Sir John Brent of Cossington was born circa 1406 in England to John Brent (-1410) and Joan Latimer (-1411) and died 22 August 1524 Crambe, North Yorkshire, England of unspecified causes.

The history and antiquities of the county of Somerset: collected from authentick records, and an actual survey made by the late Mr. Edmund Rack. Adorned with a map of the county, and engravings of Roman and other reliques, town-seals, baths, churches, and gentlemen's seats, Volume 3 by John Collinson, Edmund Rack, 1791

"Sir Robert Brent, (his brother) by the former wife, and heir to this estate (Cossington), married Jane daughter of John Harewell, of Wotton in the county of Warwick, who survived him, and had his manor for her dower, which was after her death, together with the rest of the estate, entered upon Joan his sister and heir by blood, to the exclusion of John son of John Brent by the second marriage. But this Joan in a state of insanity, the fines that were levied in her name were not sufficient to bar the heir male, who after several suits at law, and at length an arbitration by John Hody, (afterwards chief justice of the King's Bench) 10 Henry VI. was adjudged the right heir, by virtue of two entails made in the time of Edw. II. and Ric. II. and soon after this manor was entailed to this John Brent and the heirs of his body, remainder to Eleanor his sister, wife of John Verney of Fairfield, the younger, and the heirs of their body for ever."


Offspring of Sir John Brent of Cossington and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert Brent (-1508) 1440 England 1508 Lancashire, England Margaret Malet (-1500) Margaret Malet (-1500) Jane de Harewell



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