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Margaret Brent was born around 1601, in Gloucester, England. Her father, Richard Brent, was Lord of Admington and Lark Stoke in the county of Gloucester. Her mother, Elizabeth (Reed) Brent, was a descendant of King Edward III. Very little is known about her early life except that she received some education and that she was raised a Roman Catholic (Christian religion based in Rome, Italy, and headed by a pope who is the supreme authority in all church affairs).

On November 22, 1638, Brent emigrated (moved from one country to another) to St. Mary's, the capital of the Maryland colony in North America. She moved there with her sister Mary, her brothers Giles and Fulke, and several servants. Maryland was founded in 1632 by Cecilius Calvert, Second Baron Baltimore (also known as Lord Baltimore), who had received the grant from King Charles II. The Calverts were Roman Catholic...

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