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Henry Wentworth, of Mountnessing

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Gosfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1545 (49)
Mountnessing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Sir Roger Wentworth, of Codham Hall and Anne Tyrell
Husband of Agnes Hammond
Father of John Wentworth, Esquire; Mary Cardinall; Thomas Wentworth; Roger Wentworth; Peter Wentworth and 2 others
Brother of Margaret Wentworth; Sir John Wentworth, of Gosfield; Roger (ii) Wentworth, of Felsted & Bocking and Lora Shaa

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About Henry Wentworth, of Mountnessing

  • Henry WENTWORTH of Mountnessing
  • Born: 1496, Gosfield, Essex, England
  • Died: 1545, Mountnessing, Essex, England
  • Father: Roger WENTWORTH (Sir)
  • Mother: Anne TYRELL
  • Married: Agnes HAMMOND
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne WENTWORTH (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
    • 2. John WENTWORTH
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Henry WENTWORTH of Mountnessing1


  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofnati60stepuoft#page/266/mode/2up
  • Pg.266
  • Wentworth's first wife died without issue at Calais about 1554, and he married secondly in 1555 or 1556, her cousin Anne or Agnes, daughter of Henry Wentworth of Mountnessing, Essex. She escaped from Calais in December 1557, and was imprisoned in the Fleet on 16 Aug. 1558 'for certein her offences,' which were of a religious nature; on the 30th she made her submission to the council, and was sent to her mother's house in Essex. She died on 2 Sept., and was buried in Stepney church on 3 Sept. 1571 or 1576.


  • 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/mode/1up
  • (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: .....
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgenealo01inwent#page/n180/mode/1up
  • 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 Wentworth genealogy: English and American (1878) Vol. 1
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgeneal02wentgoog#page/n78/mode/1up/search/Nicholas
  • (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: --
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgeneal02wentgoog#page/n84/mode/1up/search/Nicholas
  • We now resume the direct line from Henry (15) and Elizabeth (Howard), whose eldest son
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgeneal02wentgoog#page/n85/mode/1up
    • (16) Sir Roger Wentworth, Kt., of Codham Hall, was sheriff of the counties of Essex and Hertford in 1499. He died 9 August 1539, aged 74, and was buried at Gosfield, co. Essex. He married Anne, daughter and heir of Humphrey Tyrrell, Esq., of Little Warley, co. Essex, and heir also to her mother Isabel, daughter and heir of John Helion, Esq. She died 28 August 1534, and was buried at Gosfield. They had issue as follows: --
      • (17) 1. Sir John Wentworth, Kt., of Bocking and Gosfield, co. Essex, who was born in 1494. He was buried at Gosfield 1 October 1567. He married, before 1525, Anne, daughter of John Bettenham, Esq., of Pluckley, co. Kent. She was buried at Gosfield 30 November 1575. They had issue, an only son John, who died young, and three daughters, viz. --
      • 2. Henry, of whom hereafter.
      • 3. Roger Wentworth, Esq., of Felsted and Bocking, co. Essex, who compounded to avoid knighthood in 1553-4. He died 24 February 1556-7 and was buried at Bocking. His first wife Mary according to his monument, was buried at Bocking. He married secondly, Alice Buckford, who was living, as appears by a deed, in 1540; and thirdly, Anne Isaac, a widow, who survived him, and died in 1561. By his second wife Alice he had a daughter Anne, who married, first Roger Parker, of Gosfield and secondly Richard Upcher; another daughter, who married __ Mannock; and an only son
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgeneal02wentgoog#page/n87/mode/1up
      • 4. John Wentworth, the younger (there being two brothers with the same Christian name, -- a practice not uncommon at this period), son of Sir Roger, of Bumpstead at the Tower, co. Essex. He died before 1566, and his wife Elizabeth in 1569. Their son
      • 5. Lora, who married, first, Edward Shaw (or Shaa); secondly, __ Everard; and thirdley, Francis Clopton, of Kedington, co. Suffolk, Esq.
      • 6. Margaret, who married John Berney, Esq., of Reedham, co. Norfold, ancestor of the line of Baronets of this name.
      • The direct line was continues through the second son
      • (17) Henry Wentworth, Esq., of Mountnessing and Gosfield, co. Essex, who died in his father's lifetime, before 1539. He married in 1528 (the marriage license dated 25 September) Agnes, daughter and heir of Sir Reginald Hammond, Kt., of co. Kent, who survived him and remarried, at Gosfield, 18 January 1545-6, William Wilford, Esq., of London. By her, Henry had issue as follows: --
      • http://www.archive.org/stream/wentworthgeneal02wentgoog#page/n88/mode/1up
        • 1. John. of whom hereafter.
        • 2. Henry, who married, at St. Peter le Poor, London, 1 June 1565, Joan, daughter and coheir of __ Alablaster.
        • 3. Thomas, baptized at Gosfield 3 August 1545, and buried there 20 August 1565.
        • 4. Roger.
        • 5. Peter Wentworth (Rev.), rector of Great Bromley, co. Essex, and chaplain to Lord Darcy. His Will, dated 1 September 1592, was proved 14 September 1599. By is wife Elizabeth Moone, who survived him, he had issue, (1) Elizabeth; (2) William; (3) Anne; (4) Sothell (or Southwell), a son; (5) Mary, -- all living in 1592.
        • 6. Anne, who married, at Gosfield, 26 October 1551, Thomas Silesden, Esq., of Finchingfield, co. Essex, who died in 1562.
        • 7. Mary, who married, at Gosfield, 16 September 1562, William Gardinall, Jr., Esq., of Great Bromley, co. Essex, who survived her.


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Gosfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Mountnessing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Mountnessing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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August 1, 1545
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Mountnessing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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