Colonial Settlement Brent Family Robert Brent

Robert Brent

Robert Brent (1764-1819)—was the son of Robert Brent (1730-1780) and Ann Carroll (1733-1804). Robert was born at Woodstock in Stafford and, like his father and brother, was involved in the cutting of sandstone from Brent’s/Government Island in Aquia Creek. He was a judge of the Orphan’s Court in Washington and paymaster of the army. Thomas Jefferson appointed him mayor of Washington and he held this position from 1802-1812. Robert Brent resided at Brentwood, his country estate near Washington. This was designed for him by Benjamin H. Latrobe and was located near the present campus of Gallaudet College.