Henry Medcalf Gent was the 1st son of Jonathan Gent (1785-1851)
Henry was christened at St Andrew, Leyland on 21 April 1809, but a number of censuses state his birthplace as Blackburn, which is highly likely as his parents were married on 6 March 1809 at St Mary in Blackburn.
Henry was a joiner and a beer seller. He married Alice Lawson on 30 August 1829 in Bolton when he was aged 20 and she was 19 years old. They had 12 children in total, two-thirds of which died in infancy in Bolton.
His 3 surviving children all lived into their sixties.
|Elizabeth Towers Gent||1833-1894||James McNiven||1858||St Peter, Bolton|
|Mary Ann Gent||1836-1904||Moses Crankshaw||1860||St George, Bolton|
|John Lawson Gent||1837-1840|
|James Lawson Gent||1839-1901|
|John Towers Gent||1840-1842|
|George Towers Gent||1842-1842|
|Louisa Medcalf Gent||1843-1846|
|Jonathan Towers Gent||1844-1845|
|Sarah Jane Gent||1847-1858|
|Alice Gent||1848-||William Baron||1870||Holy Trinity, Bolton|
[Infant mortality in Bolton in mid C19]