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Elizabeth Wentworth (Cecil)

Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: April 1583 (18)
Westminster, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Lady Mildred Cecil, Baroness Burghley
Wife of William Wentworth
Sister of Frances Fransica Cecil; Anne de Vere, Countess of Oxford and Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
Half sister of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter and Marguerite Cissell

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About Elizabeth Wentworth

  • Elizabeth CECIL
  • Born: 1 Jul 1564
  • Died: AFT Apr 1583
  • Father: William CECIL (1° B. Burghley)
  • Mother: Mildred COOKE (B. Burghley)
  • Married: William WENTWORTH 26 Feb 1581/82 (son of Thomas Wentworth & Anne Wentworth)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CECIL.htm#Elizabeth CECIL1 ______________________
  • Elizabeth Cecil was the daughter of William Cecil, 1st Baron of Burghley and Mildred Cooke.1 She married William Wentworth, son of Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Lord Wentworth.2
  • Her married name became Wentworth.2
  • Citations
  • 1.[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 3, page 4153. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1363.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p1633.htm#i16322 _______________________
  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofnati60stepuoft#page/266/m...
  • Pg. 266
  • William Wentworth, the son of Thomas (1525-1584) Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (s. of Thomas (1501-1551) Wentworth, 1st Baron & Margaret Fortescue) and Anne/Agnes Wentworth (dau. of Henry Wentworth), m. 26 Feb. 1581/2 Elizabeth Cecil, dau. of William Cecil, Lord Burghley. The wedding was charcterised by much magnificence, but the bridegroom died of the plague at Burghley's house at Theobalds on 7 Nov. 1582 (Cal. Hatfield MSS. v. 70). His wife died leaving no issue, in April 1583; her portrait, painted by Lucas de Heere, belongs to the Marquis of Salisbury (Cat. First Loan Exhib. No. 240). ________________________
  • 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/n178/mo...
  • (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. __________________________
  • Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (1525 – 13 January 1584) was the eldest son of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth and Margaret Fortescue.
  • Career
  • Thomas served with distinction under his relative the Lord Protector Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547; but in 1551 he was one of the peers who condemned Somerset to death on a charge of felony.
  • He was a trusted counsellor of Mary I of England, who appointed him deputy of Calais. Wentworth was the last Englishman to hold this post, for on the 7 January 1558 he was compelled to surrender Calais to Francis, Duke of Guise, his representations as to the defenceless condition of the fortress having been disregarded by the Privy Council some years earlier.
  • Wentworth himself remained in France as a prisoner of war for more than a year, and on his return to the Kingdom of England in 1559 he was sent to the Tower of London for having surrendered Calais. He was eventually acquitted of treason. He died on the 13th of January 1584.
  • Children
    • His eldest son William Wentworth married Elizabeth Cecil, a daughter of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, but predeceased his father on 7 November 1582. The peerage consequently passed to his second son Henry Wentworth, 3rd Baron Wentworth (1558–1593), who was one of the judges of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Fotheringay in 1586. Henry was married to Anne Hopton and was father to Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Cleveland.
  • References
  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Wentworth,_2nd_Baron_Wentworth _____________
  • The visitations of Suffolk made by Hervey ... 1561, Cooke ... 1577, and ... By William Hervey, Robert Cook
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=EycAAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=M...
  • Pg. 78 ________________________
  • Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire (1874) Vol. 2 Pg.n258
  • http://www.archive.org/details/pedigreesofcount02fost
    • Pedigree of Wentworth, of Elmsall, Bretton and Baron Wentworth, of Nettlested.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/pedigreesofcount02fost#page/n265/mode...
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/pedigreesofcount02fost#page/n266/mode...
  • SEE DOCUMENTS OR SOURCES __________________
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Elizabeth Wentworth's Timeline

July 1, 1564
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
April 1583
Age 18
Westminster, Middlesex, England