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Henry Wentworth, Sir

Birthplace: Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Codham Hall,Wethersfield,Essex,England
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Roger Wentworth and Baroness Margery Wentworth (Despencer)
Husband of Jane Montgomery; Jane Fitzsymonds and Elizabeth Wentworth
Father of Elizabeth Wentworth; Alexander Wentworth; Nicholas Wentworth, Sr.; Elizabeth Alington; Sir Roger (i) Wentworth, of Codham Hall and 7 others
Brother of Sir Philip Wentworth; Thomas Wentworth; Margaret Hopton; Elizabeth Calthorpe and Agnes Constable

Occupation: Lord of Codham Hall in Essex, Sir
Managed by: Eric Michael ANDERSON
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About Henry 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)
  • XIII. John Wentworth, Esq., of North Elmsall, who married Agnes, sister and co-heir of Sir William Dronsfield, of West Bretton, in Yorkshire, and living in 1413. He had four sons, viz:
    • 1. John, of whom hereafter.
    • 2. Sir Roger Wentworth, who married Margery, relict of John Lord de Roos (who died without issue, 22 March, 1421-2). She was daughter and heir of Philip le Despencer, of Nettlestead,* County Suffolk, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Robert Tiptoft, of Nettlestead, and relict of William Scrope, Earl of Wiltshire. Sir Roger settled at Nettlestead, and died before his wife. Lady Margery died 20 April 1478. Her Will was dated 30 August, 1477, and proved 28 May 1478. He was settled at Nettlestead, and became ancestor of the Barons Wentworth of Nettlestead and the Earl of Cleveland. His direct line terminated in Lady Anne Wentworth, who married John, Lord Lovelace. He was also the ancestor of the Wentworths of Gosfield, in the county of Essex, members of which family were scattered over the kingdom, especially in the counties of Bucks, Oxford, and Dorset. From Lady Anne Wentworth, who married John, Lord Lovelace, was descended Anna Isabel (born 1794, and died 16 May, 1860), daughter and heir of Sir Ralph Milbanke and grand daughter of Sir Edward Noel, Baronet, Lord Wentworth. She married, in 1815, the celebrated poet, Lord Byron, whose name was George Gordon, and left an only child, Ada, who married Earl Lovelace, and died, in 1852, leaving children.
    • *Sir Roger had the following issue:
      • 1. Sir Philip, of whom hereafter.
      • 2. Henry Wentworth, Esq., of Codham Hall, County Essex, the first of the family who settled in that county. He died 22 March, 1482-3, having had two wives. by the 2d, Jane, daughter of Henry Fitz Lewes, who survived him, he had no issue. By his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Henry Howard( 2d son of Sir John Howard, by Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Hussey, of Co. Sussex, Kt.,) he had, with other issue, Sir Roger Wentworth, of Codham Hall, aforesaid, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire in 1499, and died 9 August 1539, who married Anne, only daughter and heir of Humphrey Tyrrell, Esq., of Little Warley, Co. Essex. She died 28 August, 1534, leaving, with other issue, Sir John Wentworth, Kt., of Gosfield, Co. Essex, born 1494, died 15 September, 1567; he married Anne, daughter of John Bettenham, Esq., of Pluckley, Co. Kent, who was buried at Gosfield, Co. Essex, 30 November, 1595. They had two daughters. One of them, Anne, married three times: 1st. Sir Hugh Rich, 2d son of Lord Chancellor Rich, who died 1 November 1554; 2d. Henry Fitzallen, Lord Maltravers, who died in 1556; and 3d. Wm. Deane, Esq. Lady Maltravers was buried in Gosfield Church, 10 January, 1580-1. The other daughter of Sir John and Lady Anne Wentworth, viz., Mary, was married at Gosfield, 9 February, 1545-6, to Sir Thos. Wentworth, Kt., 2d Baron of Nettlestead. She died without issue, and evidently shortly after her marriage. (See forward to number 19 of this note for further account of her husband.)
      • 3. Thomas, a priest, one of his mother's executors.
      • 4. Elizabeth, who married Sir John Calthorpe.
      • 5. Margaret, who married Sir William Hopton, Kt.
      • 6 Agnes, who married Sir Robert Constable, Kt.
      • The direct line was continued by
      • (15) Sir Philip Wentworth, Kt., of Nettlestead, who married Mary, daughter of John, Lord Clifford, of Westmoreland, and had issue as follows:--
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  • Henry Wentworth, Esq.1,2
  • M, d. 22 March 1483
  • Father Roger Wentworth, Esq. d. 24 Oct 1452
  • Mother Margery le Despenser b. c 1398, d. 20 Apr 1478
  • Henry Wentworth, Esq. was born at of Cobham Hall, Wethersfield, Essex, England. He married Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Henry Howard, Esq. and Mary Hussey, in 1442 at of Clapham, Yorkshire, England; They had 7 sons (Roger, Henry, Roger, Henry, Thomas, William, & Robert) and 2 daughters (Margery & Elizabeth).3 Henry Wentworth, Esq. died on 22 March 1483.
  • Family Elizabeth Howard b. c 1421
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Wentworth+
    • Margery Wentworth+2,4 b. c 1463, d. 6 May 1540
    • Sir Roger Wentworth, Sheriff of Essex & Hertfordshire+ b. 1465, d. 9 Aug 1539
  • Citations
  • 1.[S3538] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 78; Wallop Family, p. 824.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 114.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 235.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 741
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  • WENTWORTH of Codham (Esq.)
  • Henry WENTWORTH of Codham (Esq.)
  • Born: ABT 1429, Codham Hall, Essex, England
  • Died: 22 Mar 1482/3
  • Buried: Probably Weathersfield
  • Father: Roger WENTWORTH of Nettlestead (Sir)
  • Mother: Margery (Margaret) DESPENCER (B. Ros of Hamlake)
  • Married 1: Elizabeth HOWARD
  • Children:
    • 1. Margery WENTWORTH
    • 2. Elizabeth WENTWORTH
    • 3. Margaret WENTWORTH
    • 4. Roger WENTWORTH (Sir)
  • Married 2: Joan FITZSIMON (b. ABT 1428)
  • Children:
    • 1. Nicholas WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)
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Henry Wentworth's Timeline

Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
Age 29
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Age 31
Essex, England
Age 34
Wethersfield, Essex, England
Age 37
Wethersfield, Essex, England
March 22, 1482
Age 56
Codham Hall,Wethersfield,Essex,England
Age 56
Age 56
Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire, , England