Thomas Wentworth, Esq. (1520 - 1574) MP

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Birthplace: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, UK
Death: Died in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, UK
Managed by: Daniel Robert May
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About Thomas Wentworth, Esq.

ACCORDING TO SEVERAL SOURCES THOMAS WHO MARRIED GRACE GASCOIGNE WAS SON OF THOMAS & BEATRIX (WOODRUFFE) WENTWORTH, IT WAS THIS THOMAS' NEPHEW WHO MARRIED MARGARET GASCOIGNE AND WAS THE SON OF WILLIAM & CATHERINE BEESTON.

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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/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 scondly, 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
      • Thomas was of Scoreby, in Yorkshire, and married Grace, daughter of John Gascoigne, Esq., of Lasingcroft, in Yorkshire, by whom he had an only son, Thomas, and three daughters, Mary, Grace, and Elizabeth.

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  • THIS INFORMATION IS IN ERROR, AND CONTAINS INFO FOR TWO DIFFERENT THOMAS' , THE PARENTS ARE FOR THE ONE WHO MARRIED MARGARET GASCOIGNE
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Thomas WENTWORTH (Sir)2
  • Thomas WENTWORTH (Sir)
  • Born: 1520, Wentworth, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: AFT 27 Mar 1574 / 14 Feb 1587, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Buried: 1574, Wentworth, Yorkshire, England
  • Father: William WENTWORTH (Thomas & Beatrix Woodruffe)
  • Mother: Catherine BEESTON
  • Married 1: Grace GASCOIGNE ABT 1549, Scrooby, York, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas WENTWORTH (b.1565-d.27 Apr 1627)
    • 2. Grace WENTWORTH
    • 3. Mary WENTWORTH (b.1569-d.17 Apr 1627 m. William BREWSTER)
    • 4. Elizabeth WENTWORTH (b.ABT 1552 m. Nicholas MORTON)
  • Married 2: Margaret GASCOINE
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth WENTWORTH (m.Thomas DANBY (Esq.))
    • 2. Barbara WENTWORTH
    • 3. Margaret WENTWORTH (bur.13 Nov 1614 m.1: Michael DARCY m.2: Jasper BLYTHMAN (Esq.))
    • 4. Catherine WENTWORTH (m. Thomas GARGRAVE (Esq.))
    • 5. William WENTWORTH (b.ABT 1563-1614 m. Anne ATKINSON)

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Graduated from Trinity Hall of Cambridge University in 1548.

From alumni records:

1582 Sheriff of Yorks

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Thomas Wentworth, Esq.'s Timeline

1520
1520
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, UK
1538
1538
Age 18
of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
1548
1548
Age 28
Lasingcroft, Yorkshire, England
1550
1550
Age 30
of Lasingcroft,Yorkshire,England
1550
Age 30
Bridford, Devonshire, England
1552
1552
Age 32
of Lasingcroft, Yorkshire, England
1574
March 27, 1574
Age 54
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, UK
1574
Age 54
Wentworth, Yorkshire, England
1913
May 13, 1913
Age 54
May 13, 1913
Age 54