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Carent, John

Male 1425 - 1483


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  • Born  1425  Of Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Birth  Abt 1425 
    Death  1483  Of Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death  Abt 1483  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  1483  Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I06164  My Genealogy

    Father  Carent, William,   b. Abt 1395, Of Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 8 Apr 1476, Toomer, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Stourton, Margaret,   b. Abt 1400, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1463, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Abt 1465  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F01811  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Brook, Jane, Of Weymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1441  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02419  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Langford, Margaret,   b. Abt 1440, Of Bradfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1500-1501, Greyfriars, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1462  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02908  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • History of Parliament
      Biographies of the Members of the Commons House, 1439-1509--
      J. C. Wedgwood, 1936--
      pp. 154-155--
      Carent, John, junior (1425-83); of Ash in Stour-Pain, Dorset, and of Toomer, Somerset. M.P. Dorset 1453-4, called "junior".
      Son and heir of William Carent, MP (1395-1476), by Margaret (Stourton), and nephew of John Carent, sr., who d. leaving coheirs in 1478. Married (1) 1441 Jane dau. of Thomas Brooke of Weycroft, Devon, M.P., and (2) c1459, Margaret, widow of Nicholas Carew of Beddington, Surrevy, M.P., who survived him and d. 1503.
      ....Died just before 11 Jul 1483, when William Carent his son succeeded him
      MP for Dorest.

      .. . .
      Carent, William (1395-1476); of Toomer, Som.; steward of Shaftesbury abbey, agent for Duke of Somerset. M.P. Dorset 1420; Somerset 1423; Dorset 1426, 1427; Somerset 1445-6, 1450-1.
      Son and heir of William Carent, MP (d. c1422), by Alice, dau. and eventual heir of Sir John Toomer of Toomer-Henstridge, Som.; m. (1) Margaret, d. 1463, dau. of Sir William Stourton, the Speaker, and (2), 1468, Katherine (d. 1473), dau. and heir of Thomas Payne of Payneshay, Devon, widow of John Stourton, M.P., of Preston-Plucknet, and of Sir John Beynton, M.P. He was brother of Nicholas Carent, dean of Wells, d. 1467, and of John Carent, senr. (d. 1478). William's son John Carent junr., was M.P. Dorset 1453.
      ....He was pardoned in 1437, "of Thomer, Som., esq., late sheriff, farmer of Henxstrigge and Charleton, late eschr. of Som. and Dorset" (m. 24); and in 1446, 1452, Nov. 1455, Jan 1458 (m. 34) and Dec 1471--always of Thomer or Tomer...As a Lancastrian he was summoned to the Great Council 1455, for Dorset...died 8 Apr 1476 when John aged 40 and more, was his heir.


      The Carents lived at Toomer in Henstridge co. Somerset, a pedigree of the family will be found in Hutchins's Dorset, iv, 112. The Dean was the second son of Wm. Carent, by Alice, sister and heiress of Richard Toomer

      ....In Henstridge church is a fine monument bearing the effigies of William Carent, eldest son of William Carent and Alice Toomer, and Margaret Stourton his wife. On the cornice of the canopy over the tomb are shields bearing - Toomer, Carent and Toomer quarterly, Carent impaling Stourton. Bishop Beckington in 1463 granted forty days indulgence to all true penitents who should make a pilgrimage to this tomb. The effigies of his brother John, with those of his two wives, were lately to be seen lying on the floor of Marnhull church in a neglected condition; but they have now been replaced on a plain altar tomb. The third brother, Nicholas, was Dean of Wells 1448-67; his monument, if he ever had one, has disappeared altogether. The Carents parted with Toomer in 1676...