Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Margaret Brent (ca. 1601-1671)
MSA SC 3520-2177


James, Edward T, editor. Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

Masson, Margaret W. "Margaret Brent, c1601-c1671: Lawyer, Landholder-Entrpreneur." Notable Maryland Women. Ed: Winifred G. Helmes.  Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1977.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles:

Curtix, Jennifer Keats. "Legendary Ladies: 10 Women Who Changed the Face of Maryland." Maryland Life, October 2011.

Jensen, Ann. "'Is This Justice?': A Woman's Plea in Colonial Maryland Puts Margaret Brent Ahead of Her Time." Annapolitan. (June, 1990): 47-49.

Loker, Aleck. "BARRISTERS, BRIGANDS, AND BRENTS: Margaret Brent: Attorney, Adventurer, and America's First Suffragette"A Briefe Relation Historic St. Mary's City Foundation and Friends Newsletter, Spring 1999.

"Notes on 'Colonial Women of Maryland.'" Maryland Magazine 2: 379.

Spruill, Julia Cherry. "Mistress Margaret Brent, Spinster." Maryland Historical Magazine 29 (December, 1934): 259-269.

Other Sources:

Maryland History Leaflet No. 1, Prepared for use of Government House by the Maryland State Archives

Biographical Sketch of Margaret Brent by Dr. Lois Green Carr, Historic St. Mary's City

Notes on Margaret Brent, © Dr. Lois Green Carr, Historic St. Mary's City Commission

Transcription of Margaret Brent's Request for Voting Rights as published in Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664, Archives of Maryland Volume 1 available at

Deposition Regarding Leonard Calvert's Last Wishes, naming Margaret Brent as his Executrix from PREROGATIVE COURT (Wills, Original Record)  Liber 1 folio 9, MdHR 1279-1 [MSA S 1276-1, 3/38/10/1].

Ramey, Mary E.W. "Chronicles of Mistress Margaret Brent." Pamphlet. 1915.

Roberts, Mary Carter. "Margaret Brent, 'Gentleman.'" Pamphlet. St. Mary's Economic Development Commission.

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