~1285, Robert born in England, s/o 4989124. Robert de Brent & 4989125. Isabella Montacute.
~1290, Clarisa born in Bawdrip, Somerset, England, heiress & d/o 4989126. Adam de la Ford.
By 1303, Robert married to Clarisa.
1302-03, Between Robert son of Robert de Brent, and Clarice his wife, and William de Barne, of lands in Cosington, Wrington, Legh, South Brent, and Glastonbury. [Likely contract by guardians.]
1309, Robert’s father died.
~1309, Robert married Clarissa.
1311-12, Jordan Ridel's son Sir William created a mesne tenancy by granting Robert's service to Baldwin Malet.
1312, Sir Robert de Brent of Somerset on the Banneret’s Roll of knights.
1315, Robert and his brothers accused of flooding crops and carrying away timber from land at Mark held by the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
1322, Resolution of dispute over the advowson of Charlinch, Somerset, in favour of Robert Brent.
1325, Clarisa’s father died, her brother Adam the heir. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, Hale.
10/18/1325, Baldwin Malet and Robert de Brente acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Welesford £20; to be levied in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
By 1328, Robert knighted.
6/1328 at Berghes, Gift indented by Robert de Wambergh archdeacon of Wells … Witnesses … Sir Robert de Brente knights … (S) Cal. of Maunscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907.
8/1330, Gift indented by Adam abbot of Glastonbury … Witnesses: Sir John de Clevedone, Sir Robert de Brent, Sir Hugh de Langelonde knights … (S) Cal. of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, f.859.
By 1331, Robert de Brent of Cossington died, ‘buried on the north side of the choir of the Abbey church at Glastonbury to which he had been a great benefactor’. [Assumed: In the following records Robert is not a knight.]
(S) The Denbow Disaspora, May 2000. (S) The Brent Family, VA Hist. Mag. V13, 1906, P105. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V8, 2004, Cossington. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Bawdrip & Charlinch.
Child of Robert and Clarisa:
i. Robert de Brent, born ~1310 in England.
8/1331, Indenture made at Somerton [Somerset], … between John de Godelee, dean of Wells, and … Robert de Brent and John de Cadcote are surety … for greater security Sir John de Clyvedon, the elder, lord of Clyvedon, has also affixed his seal. (S) Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902, A.9809.
1339, Robert married Elizabeth Denebaud, sister of Jean’s husband.
1340, Robert and Thomas de Brent were accused with others of abducting a man indicted for murder from the fetters in which he was being held in Wrington.
3/20/1343, A commission of oyer and terminer called to investigate the complaint of widow Margaret Beaupre that Robert and Thomas de Brent with others had broken into her house and assaulted her and her servants.
10/6/1343, at Southampton, Debtor: Robert de Brent, of Somerset [held Cossington and South Brent in Whitley Hundred] Creditor: Adam de la Ford, of Southampton [Hants]. Amount 220m. (S) UKNA.
1345, Robert the heir of his maternal uncle Adam de la Ford.
1357, Robert died, succeeded by his son John (d.1373).
ii. John de Brent, born ? in England.
John settled in Charing, Kent, on lands previously of his maternal grandfather, Adam de la Ford.
iii. Jean de Brent (1247280), born ~1325 in England.
iv. Hawise de Brent (311897), born ~1329 in England.