Rose Wilford (Whetenhall) (c.1510 - c.1592) MP

‹ Back to Wilford surname

Is your surname Wilford?

Research the Wilford family

Rose Wilford's Geni Profile

Records for Rose Wilford

1,329,151 Record

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in England, United Kingdom
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
Last Updated:

About Rose Wilford (Whetenhall)

  • From: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wilford,_James_(DNB00) Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 61 Wilford, James by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • [237] Sir Thomas Wilford or Wilsford (1530?–1604?), born about 1530, was son of 'Thomas Wilford by his second wife, Rose, daughter of William Whetenhall of Peckham'. His sister Cecily was second wife of Archbishop Edwin Sandys [q. v.] He also was brought up as a soldier, and, after considerable service (see his petition in State Papers, Dom. Eliz. ccxxx. 114), was in 1585 in command of a company at Ostend. He was a strong advocate of English interference in the Netherlands, and several of his letters to his patron Walsingham are quoted by Motley (United Netherlands, i. 375, 376, 382, 384; cf. Leycester Corresp. pp. 40, 79, 302; Hatfield MSS. iv. 35, 264, v. 367). He was knighted by Willoughby in the Low Countries in 1588 (Metcalfe, p. 137). In September 1589 he was appointed marshal of the expedition to be despatched to France (Acts P. C. 1589–90, p. 415; Cal. State Papers, Dom. Addenda, 1580–1625, pp. 202–3). In the following month he was made lieutenant of Kent, and in 1590–1 was superintending the admiralty works in Dover Harbour. In 1593 he was governor of Camber Castle; on 17 March 1594–5 he was, on Puckering's introduction, admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn; and in July 1595 was commissioned (Rymer, xvi. 279) to exercise martial law in Kent, and to arrest and summarily execute vagrants and others—a commission with which ‘no other measure of Elizabeth's reign can be compared in point of violence and illegality’ (Hallam, Const. Hist. i. 241). On 5 April 1596 Essex appointed him colonel of the English force invading France to help Henry of Navarre, but in October 1597 he was again in England, surveying all the castles in the Downs; and in August 1599, on an alarm of a Spanish invasion, he was nominated sergeant-major of the force to be assembled to meet it. He died about 1604, probably at his manor, Hedding in Kent, having married Mary, only daughter of Edward Poynings, and leaving a son, Sir Thomas, who succeeded him and married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Edwin Sandys [q. v.] He must be distinguished from three contemporary Thomas Wilfords or Wilsfords: one was master of the Merchant Taylors' Company (Clode, Early Hist. and Memorials, passim); another was for many years president of the company of traders to Spain and Portugal; and the third was a recusant whose name frequently occurs in the state papers and acts of the privy council.
  • ____________________________
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/SANDYS.htm#Edwin SANDYS (Archbishop of York)
  • Edwin SANDYS (Archbishop of York)
  • Born: 1519, Hawkshead, Furnace Fells, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 10 Jul 1588, Southwell, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: William SANDYS of Esthwaite
  • Mother: Margaret DIXON
  • Married 1: Mary SANDYS (d. 1558, Strassburg, Germany) (dau. of William Sandys of Wadham) BEF 1553, Germany
  • Children:
    • 1. James SANDYS (d. 1557, Germany)
  • Married 2: Cecily WILFORD (b. ABT 1537 - d. 12 Feb 1611/12) ('dau. of Thomas Wilford of Hartridge and Rose Wethenhal') 19 Feb 1558/59, London
  • Children:
    • 2. Samuel SANDYS of Ombersley (Sir Knight MP Sheriff)
    • 3. Edwin SANDYS (Sir Knight)
    • 4. Miles SANDYS of Wilberton (Sir Knight Bt.)
    • 6. Margaret SANDYS
    • 7. Thomas SANDYS (Esq.)
    • 8. Anne SANDYS
    • 9. Henry SANDYS (Esq.)
    • 10. George SANDYS
  • ______________________
view all

Rose Wilford's Timeline

1510
1510
Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1515
1515
Age 5
Kent, England
1530
1530
Age 20
1536
1536
Age 26
Cranbrook, Kent, England
1592
1592
Age 82
England, United Kingdom