Jonathan Gent

Jonathan Gent, the 6th child of John Gent (b 1814) and Ann Bamber (b 1815) was born in Whittle le Woods on 6 April 1843.  He was a reedmaker, like his father and married Mary Garstang (b 1843) on 29 Mar 1865 in St John’s Church, Whittle le Woods.  Confusingly, his brother, our direct ancestor John Gent (b 1848) also married a Mary Garstang (b 1845).

Although Jonathan is not a direct ancestor he is of particular interest to us because his grandson, David (son of James) died on the battlefields of France, aged 20 during the First World War.

Children of Jonathan (b 1843) & Mary Gent
 Name  Date of Baptism
Date of Marr
Place of Marr
 James Gent
 21 Jul 1867  Priscilla Cockshutt     7 Jul 1892  Clayton le Moors
 Ann Gent
 2 Jan 1870  James Taylor
 1894  Chorley
 Dora Alice Gent
 30 Jan 1876  Samuel Gregory Butterworth    1909  Chorley