The Remarkable Margaret Brent

The Remarkable Margaret Brent (HM164T)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.451', W 77° 2.464'

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Landowner, Lawyer, Suffragette

— 1601 - 1671 —

Despite occasional conflicts between European settlers and local Indians, Mistress Margaret Brent of Saint Mary's City, Maryland, was granted the first land patent on Piper's Island (later known as Jones Point) in 1654. An extraordinary woman for her time, Brent appears here before the Maryland Assembly requesting not only the right to vote, but the right to two votes—one for herself as a landowner and one as Lord Baltimore's attorney.

Brents undertaking and medling with your Lordships Estate here? we do Verily Believe and in Conscience report that it was better for Collonys safety at that time in her hands then in any mans else in the whole province? —Letter from the Maryland Assembly, describing Brent's management of Lord Baltimore's will, 1649.

Tobacco Farming
To hold title to her land, Brent was required to cut back the forest and plant tobacco. On most plantations, indentured servants and enslaved African Americans performed the arduous labor.
HM NumberHM164T
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322733 N 4295545
Decimal Degrees38.79085000, -77.04106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.451', W 77° 2.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 27.06" N, 77° 2' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 I-95, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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