Elizabeth Dunham (Wentworth) (c.1524 - 1570) MP

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Birthplace: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Prob. Scrooby, Nottingham, England
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Elizabeth Dunham (Wentworth)

  • The Wentworth genealogy, comprising the origin of the name, the family in England, and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth, the emigrant, and of his descendants (1870)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n162/mode/1up
  • (18) William Wentworth, Esq., married, 1460-1, Isabel, daughter of Sir Richard Fitzwilliams, of Aldwarke, in Yorkshire, by Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Thomas Clarell of the same place, and had issue, Thomas, Ralphe, George, William, and Elizabeth. The latter married, first, Thomas Lea, Esq., of Middleton, and secondly, Henry Arthington, Esq. Of the three younger sons, there is no record save of their names. The father died in 1477, and the line was continued by the eldest son--
    • (19) Sir Thomas Wentworth, who was knighted for his bravery at the battle of Spurs, 16 August, 1513. It will be seen that down to this period, the successors to the estate of Wentworth-Woodhouse were almost invariably only sons, and as invariably married heiresses or co-heiresses.
    • By this, time, therefore, the wealth of this family had become enormous, as may be judged by the fact, that this Sir Thomas bore the sobriquet of "Golden Thomas." He paid at one time a heavy fine to be excused from accepting the Order of the Bath, and in 1528 abtained a license* from Henry VIII. to remain covered in the royal presence. The reason alleged was his infirmity arising from old age. But, as he lived twenty years longer, (he died 5 Dec., 1548,) the presumption is, that the license was purchased at a great price for the purpose of gratifying a whim or some feeling of personal pride. He married Beatrix, daughter of Sir Richard Woodruff, Kt., of Woolley, in Yorkshire, and widow of John Drax, Esq., of Woodhull, by whom he had five sons and three daughters, viz: William, Gervase, Michael, Thomas, Bryan, Elizabeth, Isabel, and Beatrice.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n164/mode/1up
      • Of the three daughters of Sir Thomas and Lady Beatrix, Elizabeth married Ralph Denham, Esq., Isabel married Nicholas Wombwell, Esq., and Beatrice married Thomas Worrel, Esq.
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  • Heraldic visitation of the northern counties in 1530 By Thomas Tonge, William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=swQVAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=John+Crabbe+1530&source=bl&ots=9cuuJgK9Ym&sig=tGbMVW5DZkxffqhv2tyfUYLHfvM&hl=en&ei=EkY2Tf-BIZT6swPwqfXIAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDIQ6AEwBDgU#v=onepage&q=Wentworth&f=false
  • Pg. 76
  • WILLIAM, son and heyre of Thomas maryed Isabell, doughter of Syr Richard Fytzwillyam of Aldwerk: and by her had yssue, Thomas, son and heyre; Rauff, ijde son; George, iijde son; Elisabeth, maryed, furst to Thomas Lee, and after to Henry Ardyngton, esquier.
    • THOMAS, son and heyre of Willyam, maryed Beatrix, doughter of Syr Richard Woderofe: and by her had yssue, Willyam, son and heyre; Mighell, ijde son; Thomas iijde son; Brian, iiijth son; Elisabeth, maried to Rauff [sic], esquier; Isabell, maried to Nicholas Woomwell, esquier; and Beatrix.
      • WILLYAM, son and heyre to Thomas, maryed Kateryn, doughter to Syr Rauf Boston: and by her hath yssue, THOMAS, son and heyre; Margaret; and Meriell.
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  • ACCORDING TO OTHER SOURCES THIS IS NOT THE CORRECT FATHER OR GRANDFATHER FOR ELIZABETH
  • Elizabeth's father, Thomas Wentworth was the son of Richard Wentworth and Anne Tyrrell.
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  • ACCORDING TO OTHER SOURCES THESE ARE NOT THE CORRECT PARENTS FOR ELIZABETH
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Elizabeth WENTWORTH5
  • Elizabeth WENTWORTH
  • Born: BET 1536, Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
  • Died: ABT 1570, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Father: Thomas WENTWORTH (1° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Mother: Margaret FORTESCUE (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Married: Ralph DUNHAM (Esq.) ABT 1556, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John DUNHAM
    • 2. Thomas DUNHAM (m. Jane Bromley)
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  • Re Thomas Wentworth, we are descended twice from Thomas Wentworth, through his daughter Elizabeth to the Dumhams, and through his Daughter Mary who is accepted by the Mayflower Society to have married William Brewster, religous leader of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. A marriage certificate for them has not been found. The Mayflower society has put up a monument to Elder William Brewster and his wife Mary Wentworth. Evidence rests upon the fact that they were descenter. She was born in the right place at the right time to have been married to him. Not all discenter marriages are registered in the Church of England.
  • Source: Adrienne Anderson chart of Scandinavian Norman Descent of Hamblins
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ACCORDING TO OTHER SOURCES HER HUSBAND WAS Ralph Denham OR DUNHAM, Esq

  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Elizabeth WENTWORTH1
  • Elizabeth WENTWORTH
  • Born: 1524, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Father: Thomas "Golden Thomas" WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Beatrice WOODRUFFE
  • Married 1: John COCHE
  • Married 2: Leonard MATHER
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Elizabeth Dunham's Timeline

1524
1524
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
1550
1550
Age 26
1554
1554
Age 30
Scooby, England
1556
1556
Age 32
Langford, Bedford, England
1556
Age 32
1556
Age 32
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
1558
1558
Age 34
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
1560
1560
Age 36
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1570
1570
Age 46
Prob. Scrooby, Nottingham, England
1913
May 13, 1913
Age 46