Mary was the only child of Kittamaquund, paramount chief of the Piscataway tribes when Lord Baltimore’s settlers arrived in Maryland in 1634. In 1641, seven-year-old Mary became the ward of Maryland governor Leonard Calvert and his sister-in-law Margaret Brent. Three years later Mary was married to Margaret Brent’s 38-year-old brother, Giles Brent, who likely intended to gain control of Piscataway lands through the alliance. The Brents moved to Virginia to lands near here in 1647, where Giles and Mary had at least three children. Giles Brent remarried in 1654, but there is no record of Mary’s death.
Year On Marker: 2009
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Geographic Location: Stafford County
Physical Description of Location: 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway (US 1 northbound), Aquia Harbour, VA 22554. Marker is on right, in front of the Stafford Post Office, when traveling north on US 1, just past intersection with Foreston Woods Drive.
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