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Catherine Spencer (Wentworth)

Birthplace: Essex, UK
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Cleveland and Lucy Wentworth, Countess Cleveland
Wife of William Spencer
Mother of Mary Clack
Half sister of Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baron Wentworth and Anne Lovelace, 7th Baroness Wentworth

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About Catherine Spencer

  • Lady Catherine Wentworth1
  • F, #472400
  • Last Edited=19 Jun 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.05%
  • Lady Catherine Wentworth is the daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st and last Earl of Cleveland and Lucy Wentworth.1
  • Citations
  • 1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2442. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
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  • Name Katherine Wentworth
  • Born Cal 1639
  • Buried 21 May 1670 Cople House, Cople, Bedfordshire, England
  • Father Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Cleveland, b. 1591, d. 25 Mar 1667 (Age 76 years)
  • Mother Lucy Wentworth, b. of, Gosfield, Essex, England d. 23 Nov 1651
  • Family William Spencer, b. of, Cople, Bedfordshire, England
  • Married Abt 1661
  • MARRIAGE: Licence> 25 July 1661, wife aged about 22 years.
  • Sources
  • 1. [S9] #218 Complete Baronetage, 1611-1880 (1900-1906), Cokayne, George Edward, (5 volumes. Exeter [England]: W. Pollard, 1900-1906), FHL book 942 D22cg., vol. 1 p. 43 fn. (b) (Reliability: 3).
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  • Thomas WENTWORTH (1° E. Cleveland)
  • Born: 1591
  • Died: 25 Mar 1667, Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
  • Buried: 4 Apr 1667, Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
  • Father: Henry WENTWORTH (3° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Mother: Anne HOPTON
  • Married 1: Anne CROFTS BEF 1612
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas WENTWORTH
    • 2. Anne WENTWORTH (B. Wentworth & Dow)
  • Married 2: Lucy WENTWORTH (C. Cleveland) BEF 25 Oct 1638
  • Children:
    • 3. Catherine WENTWORTH
  • From: WENTWORTH (1° E. Cleveland)


  • Lucy WENTWORTH (C. Cleveland)
  • Died: 23 Nov 1651, Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
  • Buried: 2 Dec 1651, Toddington, Bedfordshire, England
  • Father: John WENTWORTH (1° Bt.)
  • Mother: Catherine FINCH
  • Married: Thomas WENTWORTH (1° E. Cleveland) BEF 25 Oct 1638
  • Children:
    • 1. Catherine WENTWORTH
  • From: WENTWORTH (C. Cleveland)


  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 60
  • Wentworth, Thomas (1591-1667) by Herbert Edward Douglas Blakiston
  • WENTWORTH, Sir THOMAS, fourth Baron Wentworth of Nettlestead and first Earl of Cleveland (1591–1667), born in 1591, was the elder son of Henry, third baron Wentworth (d. 16 Aug. 1593), by Anne (d. May 1625), daughter of Sir Owen Hopton, lieutenant of the Tower. Thomas Wentworth, second baron [q. v.], was his grandfather. In 1595 his mother married Sir William Pope (1573–1631) of Wroxton (afterwards first Earl of Downe), and Thomas, with his brother Henry (d. 1644), afterwards a major-general in the king's army, and his sister Jane, who married Sir John Finet [q. v.], were brought up there. The boys matriculated on 12 Nov. 1602 at Trinity College, Oxford, their stepfather being the nephew of the founder, Sir Thomas Pope [q. v.]; a room had been built for them over the college library in 1601 at a cost of 50l. (Comp. Burs. Coll. Trin.) On 27 Aug. 1605 they appeared before James I at Christ Church (Wake, Rex Platonicus, p. 35), and Thomas was created a knight of the Bath on 4 June 1610. In 1611 he married, and seems to have settled at Toddington, Bedfordshire, with his great-aunt Jane (Wentworth), lady Cheyney, on whose death on 16 April 1614 he added the estates there of the Cheyney family to the Wentworth property in Suffolk and Middlesex. .... etc.
  • By his first wife, Anne (d. 1638), daughter of Sir John Crofts of Saxham Parva, Suffolk, Cleveland had six children—Sir Thomas (1623–1665) [q. v.], Anne, Maria, William, and Charles, who died as children, and Anne (1623–1697), who married John Lovelace, second baron Lovelace of Hurley, and inherited the barony of Wentworth in 1686 from her niece [see under Lovelace, John, third Baron; Wentworth, Henrietta Maria, Baroness Wentworth]. The barony passed from her, first to her granddaughter, Martha Lovelace, lady Johnson, then to the Noel family, and after some abeyance to the second Earl of Lovelace (1839–1906) in right of his mother, the first countess, Augusta Ada, only child of Lord Byron by Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady Byron, who never assumed the title of Baroness Wentworth, although she became entitled to it in 1856. By his second wife, Lucy (d. 1651), daughter of Sir John Wentworth, bart., of Gosfield, Essex, Cleveland had an only daughter, Catherine, who married William Spencer of Cople, Bedfordshire, and died without issue in 1670 (Rutton, Wentworth Barony Papers, House of Lords).
  • [There are excellent sketches of Cleveland and his son in Rutton's Three Branches of the Family of Wentworth of Nettlestead (1891), pp. 61–102. A few facts are gleaned from Evelyn, the Lords' Journals, Symonds's Diary, Collins's Peerage (vi. 206–8), Doyle's Official Baronage, Warburton's Cavaliers, and G. E. C[okayne's] Complete Peerage, viii. 97–9; and see the authorities cited.]
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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)
  • (19) Sir Thomas Wentworth, Kt., 2d Baron Wentworth, who is said in the Peerages to have been summoned to Parliament "from 23 January, 1552 to 4 February, 1489." This is, however, an error; as the letters of Administration granted on his estate to his son Henry, on the 18 January, 1583-4, have been found. He died at Stepney, Co. Middlesex. He was one of Queen Mary's Privy Council, and Deputy of Calais when that place was surrendered, in 1558. He was subsequently tried by his peers and honorably acquitted. He was one of the noblemen who sat in judgment on the Duke of Norfolk, and also upon Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • He was twice married. His first wife was Mary, daughter of Sir John Wentworth, Kt., of Gosfield, Co. of Essex, to whom he was married at Gosfield, 9 February, 1545-6 (For her descent, see back to No. 2, of XIV., of this note).
  • She died without issue, and he remarried Anne, daughter of Henry Wentworth, Esq., of Co. Suffolk. She was buried at Stepney, Co. Middlesex, in 1571. By her he had issue as follows:
    • 1. Thomas, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. Cecil, Lord Burghley, but died without issue in his father's lifetime.
    • 2. Henry, 3d Baron, of whom hereafter.
    • 3. Elizabeth, who married William Hynde, Esq., son and heir of Sir Francis Hynde, Kt., of Madingley, Co. Cambridge.
  • The line was continues by the 2d son
  • (20) Henry Wentworth, 3d Baron Wentworth, who is said in the Peerages to have been summoned to Parliament 19 February, 1593, probably 1592-3, as administration was granted on his estate the 30 August, 1593. His wife, who suvived him, was Anne, daughter of Sir Owen Hopton, Kt., Lieutenant of the Tower of London and relict of Sir Wm. Pope, Kt.
  • They had issue as follows:
    • 1. Thomas, 4th Baron, etc., of whom hereafter.
    • 2. Henry, a Major General in the service of King Charles I., who died in 1644.
    • 3. Jane, who married Sir John Finet, Kt., of West Keele, Co. Lincoln.
  • The line was continued by
  • (21) Thomas Wentworth, 4th Baron Wentworth, who was created, 7 February, 1625-6, Baron Wentworth of Nettlestead, and Earl of Cleveland.
  • He suffered greatly for his loyalty to King Charles I. He died 26 March 1667, in his 76th year, and was buried at Toddington, Co. Bedford. He was twice married. His first wife was Anne, daughter of Sir John Crofts, Kt., of Saxmundham, Co. Suffolk, who was buried at Toddington aforesaid, in January 1637-8. His second wife was Lucy (wrongly called Catherine in the Peerages), second daughter and co-heir of Sir John Wentworth, Kt., and Bart. of Gosfield Hall, Co. Essex.
  • Her descent is briefly as follows:
  • Sir Roger Wentworth, of Codham Hall, by his wife Anne Tyrrell (see back to number 2 of XIV. of this note) had a second son, Henry Wentworth, Esq., Mountnessing, Co. Essex, and died in his father's lifetime, leaving by his wife Anne, daughter of Reginald Hammond, Esq. (with other issue), a son, John Wentworth, Esq., born 1540, buried at Gosfield, 3 April, 1588. He inherited Gosfield Hall from his uncle Sir John Wentworth, Kt. (see back to number 2 of XIV. of this note), and by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Christopher Heydon, Kt., had with other issue a son, John Wentworth, Esq., born 1564, buried in Gosfield church, 11 February, 1613-4, who married Cecelia, daughter of Sir Edward Unton, by Anne, Countess of Warwick, and had with other issue Sir John Wentworth, Kt., of Gosfield, created a Baronet, 29 June, 1611, and died in October 1631, when, having no surviving male issue, the Baronetcy expired.
  • He married Catherine, daughter of Sir Moyle Finch, Kt., who died in September 1639. They had, with several other daughters, a daughter Lucy, who married Thomas, 4th Baron Wentworth, and 1st Earl of Cleveland, as above stated.
  • The Earl of Cleveland, by his first wife had issue as follows:
    • 1. Thomas, of whom hereafter.
    • 2. William, who died in 1623, aged six years, and was buried at Toddington, Co. Bedford.
    • 3. Charles, who died in 1622, in his second year, and was buried at Toddington aforesaid.
    • 4. Anne, who died in infancy.
    • 5. Mary, who died unmarried in January 1632-3, aged 18, and was buried at Toddington.
    • 6. Anne, of whom hereafter.
  • The Earl by his second wife, Lucy, had an only daugher
    • 7. Catherine, who married William Spencer, Esq., of Cople, Co. Bedford, and died without issue.
  • The second wife, Lucy, died 23 November 1651, and was buried at Toddington.
  • The line was continued through



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Catherine Spencer's Timeline

Essex, UK
May 1670
Age 31
Wiltshire, UK