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Nicknames: "Henry De Wyntworth"
Birthplace: Nettlestead,Suffolk,England
Death: Died in Newson Abbey, Lincolnshire, England
Occupation: Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk and Yorkshire
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About Henry Wentworth, Sir Knight Order of the Bath

Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk, KB (b. about 1448, died between 17 August 1499 and 27 February 1501), de jure Lord Despenser, was the grandfather of King Henry VIII's third Queen, Jane Seymour, and the great-grandfather of Jane's son, King Edward VI.

Sir Henry Wentworth was born about 1448, the only son and heir of the courtier Sir Philip Wentworth (b. about 1424) of Nettlestead and his wife, Mary Clifford, and the grandson of Roger Wentworth and Margery, Lady Roos. In taking as her second husband Roger Wentworth, a younger son of John Wentworth of Elmsall, Yorkshire, Sir Philip's mother, Margery, Lady Roos, who was the daughter and heiress of Philip, Lord Despenser, was said to have 'married herself dishonourably without licence from the King'.[1] Sir Philip Wentworth served in the army of King Henry VI in the Wars of the Roses. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Hexham, and beheaded at Middleham, Yorkshire, on 18 May 1464.[2]


Sir Henry Wentworth was pardoned in 1462. Two years later his father's lands were restored to him by Parliament. In 1475 he went to France with the army of King Edward IV. He was invested with the Order of the Bath in 1489. He served as an Esquire of the Household and a Knight of the Body, and held the offices of Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire, and High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1482. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1489 and 1492.[3]


Sir Henry Wentworth's will, made on 17 August 1499, was proved 27 February 1501. He was buried in Newhouse Abbey, Lincolnshire.[4]

Sir Henry Wentworth married firstly, Anne Say (died before 22 October 1494), the daughter of Sir John Say and Elizabeth Cheyney, by whom he had two sons, Sir Richard and Edward, and four daughters:[5]

  • Elizabeth Wentworth (died after 22 September 1545), married firstly, Sir Roger Darcy of Danbury, Essex; married secondly, as his second wife, Sir Thomas Wyndham of Felbrigg, Norfolk (died 1522),[6] Vice-Admiral and councillor to Henry VIII, by whom she had one son; and married thirdly, as his third wife, John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath[7]
  • Margery Wentworth (c. 1478 - c. October 1550), married before 1500 Sir John Seymour. Their daughter, Jane, was Henry VIII's third Queen and the mother of King Edward VI.[8]
  • Dorothy Wentworth, who married Sir Richard Broughton
  • Jane Wentworth

Sir Henry Wentworth married secondly, by licence dated 22 October 1594, Elizabeth Neville (d. September 1517), the second daughter of Sir John Neville, Marquess of Montagu, and widow of Thomas, Lord Scrope of Masham and Upsall (d. 3 April 1493). They had no issue.[9]

  • From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wentworth
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  • 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/n170/mode/1up
  • 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.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n174/mode/1up
  • *Sir Roger had the following issue:
    • 1. Sir Philip, of whom hereafter.
    • 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:--
      • 1. Sir Henry Wentworth, Kt., of whom hereafter.
      • 2. Margaret, who married Sir Thomas Cotton, Kt., of Landwade, Co. Cambridge.
      • 3. Another daughter, who married St. Rose Constable, Kt., of Flamborough, Co. York.
      • The line was continued by
      • (16) Sir Henry Wentworth, Kt., High Sheriff of Yorkshire, 5 or 7, Henry VII., whose will is dated 17 August, 1499, and proved 27 February, 1500-1. He married twice. By his 2d wife, Lady Elizabeth Scroope, who survived him, he had no issue. By his 1st wife, Anne, daughter of Sir John Say, Kt., he had issue as follows:
        • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n175/mode/1up
        • 1. Sir Richard, of whom hereafter.
        • 2. Edward, who inherited Hawston, Co. Cambridge, and was living, 17 August, 1499.
        • 3. Jane, living, 1499, unmarried.
        • 4. Dorothy, unmarried, in 1499; bur subsequently married Sir Robert Broughton, Kt.
        • 5. Elizabeth, who married, 1st Sir Robert Darcy, Kt., of Danbury, Co. Essex; and 2d, Sir Thomas Wyndham, Kt., of Felbrigg, Co. Norfolk.
        • 6. Margery, who married Sir John Seymour, Kt., of Wolf Hall, Co. Wilts. He died in 1536, and she in 1550. Of their children, Edward Seymour became Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, and was beheaded 22 Janurary, 1552; and Jane became the third wife of King Henry VIII., and was the mother of King Edward VI.
        • The line was continued by
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  • Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire1,2
  • M, b. circa 1448
  • Father Sir Philip Wentworth, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk3 b. c 1424, d. 18 May 1464
  • Mother Mary Clifford1,3
  • Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire was born circa 1448 at of Nettlestead, Suffolk, England; Age 30 in 1478.1,2 He married Anne Saye, daughter of Sir John Saye, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Speaker of the House of Commons. and Elizabeth Cheney, before 20 February 1484; They had 2 sons (Richard & Edward) and 4 daughters (Elizabeth, Margery, Dorothy, & Jane).1,4,2 Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire and Elizabeth Neville obtained a marriage license on 2 October 1494 at Deighton, Yorkshire, England; 2nd spouse for both. They had no issue.5,6,7,2 Sir Henry Wentworth, 4th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Yorkshire left a will on 17 August 1499; Buried at Newhouse Abbey, Lincolnshire.2 His estate was probated on 27 February 1501.2
  • Family 1 Anne Saye b. c 1453, d. b 22 Oct 1494
  • Children
    • Margaret Wentworth+1,2,8 d. Oct 1550
    • Elizabeth Wentworth+9,2 d. a 1542
    • Sir Richard Wentworth, 5th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk+2 b. c 1480, d. 17 Oct 1528
  • Family 2 Elizabeth Neville b. 1464, d. Sep 1517
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11575] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 92.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 381.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 380-381.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 206-207.
  • 5.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 93, notes.
  • 6.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XI, p. 569-571.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 200-201.
  • 8.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 611.
  • 9.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 16.
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1615.htm#i48537
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  • Henry WENTWORTH (Sheriff of Yorkshire)
  • Born: ABT 1444, Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
  • Died: BEF 27 Feb 1500/01
  • Buried: Newson Abbey, Lincolnshire, England
  • Notes: De jure 4th Baron Despenser, KB, of Nettlestead; d. BET 1 7 Aug 1499 and 27 Feb 1499/1500, leaving Sir Richard, with other issue (including at least one daughter, Margery, married Sir John Seymour, KB). [Burke's Peerage]; m. (1) 20 Feb 1484 Anne, dau. of Sir John de Saye, Knight, and Elizabeth Cheney, dau. of Lawrence Cheney of Ditton, co. Cambridge. [Magna Charta Sureties].
  • Father: Phillip WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Mary CLIFFORD
  • Married 1: Anne SAYE (b. 1453 - d. ABT 1494) (dau. of Sir John Saye of Sawbridgeworth, Knight and Elizabeth Cheney) 20 Feb 1473/4
  • Children:
    • 1. Richard WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)
    • 2. Elizabeth WENTWORTH (C. Bath)
    • 3. Edward WENTWORTH (b. ABT 1470)
    • 4. Jane WENTWORTH (b. ABT 1472)
    • 5. Margery WENTWORTH
    • 6. Dorothy WENTWORTH (b. ABT 1478 - d. BEF 1506)
  • Married 2: Elizabeth NEVILLE (B. Scrope of Masham) 22 Oct 1494, Chapel Manor Hou, Deighton, Yorkshire, England
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Henry WENTWORTH (Sheriff of Yorkshire)1
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  • Sir Henry Wentworth is the son of Sir Philip Wentworth and Mary Clifford. He married Anne Say, daughter of Sir John Say and Elizabeth Cheney. He died between 17 August 1499 and 27 February 1501.
  • Sir Henry Wentworth was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.).2 He lived at Nettlestead, Suffolk, England.1
  • Children of Sir Henry Wentworth and Anne Say
    • 1.Margaret Wentworth+1
    • 2.Elizabeth Wentworth+3 d. a 22 Sep 1545
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 153. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1289. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 16. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p10761.htm#i107610
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  • Sir Henry Wentworth1
  • M, #177910
  • Last Edited=22 May 2008
  • Child of Sir Henry Wentworth
    • 1.Elizabeth Wentworth+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 78. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p17791.htm#i177910
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  • Sir Henry Wentworth1
  • M, #1009, b. before 1484
  • Last Edited=22 May 2004
  • Sir Henry Wentworth was born before 1484. He married, secondly, Lady Elizabeth Neville, daughter of Sir John Neville, 1st and last Marquess of Montagu and Isabel Ingaldesthorpe, circa October 1494.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 16. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p101.htm#i1009
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  • Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=wHZcIRMhSEMC&pg=PA442&lpg=PA442&dq=Walter+Rodney+1400&source=bl&ots=2Ewaxt1C3N&sig=bDJIkcWwGSJ9DM0wJ0tKL6d7w_8&hl=en&ei=Vhi_TbaZH6jTiAKg8oko&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAjgK#v=snippet&q=CROFT&f=false
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  • . . . Thomas Wyndham, Knt., and John Bourchier, K.B., 1st Earl of Bath), Margery, Dorothy (wife of Robert Broughton, Knt.), Jane. He went in the King's army to France in 1475. He married (2nd) at Deighton, Yorkshire by License dated 22 Oct. 1494 ELIZABETH NEVILLE, widow of Thomas Scrope, Lord Scrope of Masham and Upsall (died 23 April 1493), and 2nd daughter of John Neville, Knt., K.G., Marquess of Montagu, by Isabel, daughter and heiress of Edmund Ingaldesthorpe, Knt. They had no issue. SIR HENRY WENTWORTH left a will dated 17 August 1499, proved 27 Feb 1500/1 (P.C.C. 20 Moone). He was buried in Newhouse Abbey, Lincolnshire. His widow, Elizabeth, died testate (P.C.C. 21 Maynwaryng) in Sept. 1517, and was buried with her 1st husband at Black Friars, Ludgate, London.
    • 13. RICHARD WENTWORTH, Knt., de jure 5th Lord Despenser, of Nettlestead, Suffolk, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, born about 1480 (aged 38 in 1518). He married ANNE TYRRELL, daughter of James Tyrrell, Knt., K.B., of Gipping, Suffolk, by Anne, daughter of John Arundell, Knt. [see MORLEY 11 for her ancestry]. They had three sons, Thomas, Knt., Philip, and Richard, and five daughters, Anne, Elizabeth, Margery (wife of Christopher Glemham, Esq., and Francis Colby, Esq.), Dorothy (wife of Lionel Tollemache, Esq.), and Thomasine (wife of Richard Pinder). He was knighted in 1509 by King Henry VIII on the eve of the king's Coronation. SIR RICHARD WENTWORTH died testate (P.C.C. 40 Porch) 17 Oct. 1528, and was buried at Friars Minor, Ipswich. His widow, Anne, was living 11 Nov. 1529.
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Henry Wentworth (b. 1450, d. Aug 01, 1499) Henry Wentworth (son of Phillip Wentworth and Mary Clifford) was born 1450 in Nettlestead, and died Aug 01, 1499 in Nettlestead, Suffolk, England. He married Anne Say on Feb 20, 1483/84 in Chapel Manor House, Deighton, Yorkshire.

More About Henry Wentworth and Anne Say: Marriage: Feb 20, 1483/84, Chapel Manor House, Deighton, Yorkshire.

Children of Henry Wentworth and Anne Say are:

   +Richard Wentworth, b. 1475, d. Oct 17, 1528.
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Sir Henry Wentworth, Knight of the Order of the Bath's Timeline

1450
1450
Nettlestead,Suffolk,England
1470
1470
Age 20
Of, Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
1470
Age 20
Nestlestead, Suffolk, England
1472
1472
Age 22
Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
1475
1475
Age 25
Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
1478
July 22, 1478
Age 28
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1478
Age 28
Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
1484
February 20, 1484
Age 34
1494
October 22, 1494
Age 44
Deighton, Yorkshire, , England
1499
August 1, 1499
Age 49
Newson Abbey, Lincolnshire, England