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Clara Boys (Wentworth)

Birthplace: Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: before 1589
Nonington, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicholas Wentworth, Sr. and Lady Jane Wentworth
Wife of Edward Boys, Esq., of Fredville in Nonington
Mother of John Boys; Magistrat of Kent Edward Boys Boys, II, Magistrate of Kent; Nicholas Boys; Gersona Boys; Mary Boys and 1 other
Sister of Sir Peter Wentworth, Kt.; Joan Gates; Henry Wentworth; Paul Wentworth; Francis Wentworth and 1 other

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About Clara Boys

Clare Wentworth, the only daughter of Nicholas Wentworth and Jane Josselyn, married before her father died to Edward Boys, Esq of Fredville, Nonington, co Kent, sheriff of that county in 1577. Clare died before 1586 and her husband remarried twice.

Edward Boys of Fredwell (Fredville) in Nonington, Sheriff of Kent (b c1527, d 15.02.1598-9) m1. (sp) Jane Engham (bur 19.01.1586-7, dau of Robert Engham of Bredgar, widow of Richard Ashenden) m2. Clara Wentworth (dau of Sir Nicholas Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell)

Children of Clara Wentworth and Edward Boys

  • 1. Edward BOYS Birth: 1556 Nonington, Kent, England Death: 15 FEB 1598
  • 2. Nicholas BOYS Birth: About 1557 Nonington, Kent, England
  • 3. GERSONA BOYS Birth: 1559 Nonington, Kent, England
  • 4. Elizabeth Boys Birth: 1561 Nonington, Kent, England
  • 5. Mary Boys Birth: 1563 Nonington, Kent, England
  • The Wentworth genealogy: English and American (1878) Vol. 1
  • (15) Henry Wentworth, of Codham Hall, in Wethersfield, co. Essex, married, first, Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Henry Howard, second son of Sir John Howard; and, secondly, Jane, daughter and heir of Henry Fitz Simon. She survived her husband and remarried Sir Richard Fitz Lewes, Kt., of West Horndon, do. Essex, whose Will she proved 24 November 1529. By his second wife Henry Wentworth had issue only one son, Nicholas, ancestor of the Wentworths of counties Oxford, Bucks, Northampton, Warwick, and Lincoln, of whom hereafter. The said Henry Wentworth died 22 March 1482-3, having had issue by his first wife as follows: --
  • Before proceeding with the main line, we give the descendants of the son by the second wife, just mentioned, viz.--
    • (16) Nicholas Wentworth, who became Sir Nicholas, being knighted by King Henry VIII in person during his expedition to Boulogne, in August 1544. For many years he was "Chief Porter of Calais," then an important government post. He possessed numerous estates in the counties of Oxford, Bucks, Northampton, Warwick, and Lincoln, but his chief residence was at Lillingstone Lovell, co. Oxford, which manor was given to him by the king in 1546, in exchange for certain lands in Northamptonshire. His Will, dated 7 February 1551-2, was proved 24 June 1557, and he probably died not long before the latter date. He married, before 1525, Jane, daughter of John Josselyn, Esq., of Newhall-Josselyn, co. Essex, and of Sabridgeworth, co. Herts, and sister of Sir Thomas Josselyn, Kt. She survived him, and was buried at Burnham, co. Bucks, 26 August 1659. Their issue were are follows: --
      • 1. Peter, of whom hereafter.
      • 2. Henry, who became a counsellor at law in London, and died in St. Sepulchre's parish 1 January 1613-14. By a first wife, whose name has not been ascertained, he had one daughter, Cicely, who married Francis Michell, of Theydon Garnon, co. Essex, and had issue. Henry Wentworth married, secondly, Anastacy, daughter and heir of William Hale, Esq., of Maldon, co. Essex. She survived her husband, dying 4 June 1634, without issue and was buried at Maldon aforesaid.
      • 3. Paul, who was of Burnham, co. Bucks. He was chosen M. P. 1571, and was leader of the opposition party in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Hallam calls him "the most undaunted asserter of civil liberty in this reign." He and his brother Peter were repeatedly sent to the Tower. He died 13 January 1593-4, in his 60th year, and was buried at Burnham. He married there, 26 November 1653, Helen, daughter of Richard Agmondesham, Esq., of Heston, co. Middlesex, and widow of William Tyllesley, Esq., of Burnham aforesaid. Her Will, dated 24 August, was proved 8 November 1615. They had issue:-
      • 4. Francis, whom his father in his Will directed should become a priest. There is no evidence that he did so; and he was buried at Burnham 4 September 1564.
      • 5. Clare, only daughter, who married, before her father's death, Edward Boys, Esq., of Fredville, in Nonington, co. Kent, sheriff of that county in 1577. She died before 1586, and he remarried twice, dying 15 February 1598-9, aged 71.
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  • Born: 1537
  • Died: Nonington, Kent, England
  • Father: Nicholas WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Jane JOSSELYN
  • Married: Edward BOYS ABT 1555
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward BOYS
  • From: WENTWORTH1
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