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== Biography ==
[[File:Apologia - George Ent front page.JPG|thumb|right|Title Page of Ent's Apologia]]
Ent was born on 6 November 1604 in Sandwich, Kent. He was the son of a Belgian immigrant, Josias Ent<ref>Will of Josias Ent, merchant of Sandwich; Kent History & Archives Centre, Maidstone, Kent; PRC32/49/166b, mentioning wife Judith, sons: George, Josias, Giles, and another (Isaac?), and daughters Judith, Elizabeth, Jane & Anne</ref> (sometimes called John Ent) and his wife Judith; The Ent (or Ente) family of Sandwich came from Newchurch, in the county of Flanders, to avoid religious persecution.<ref>Will of Peter Ente, notary publicke, Kent History & Archives Centre, Maidstone, Kent; PRC17/55/106, lines 7 & 8; proved 1611;</ref> George Ent's father died in July 1629, his mother in 1650,<ref>Will of Judith Ent, Prob 11, National Archives; 1650, naming George as sole executor, and his son as a beneficiary</ref>