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Rose Wilford (Whetenhall)

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: circa 1592 (73-89)
England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Whetenhall, III, Esq. and Anne Whetenhall
Wife of Thomas Wilford, Sr.
Mother of Thomas Wilford, MP and Cicely Sandys (Wilford)
Sister of George Whetenhall; Margaret Roydon and Jane Culpeper

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About Rose Wilford

  • From: [,_James_(DNB00) Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 61 Wilford, James by Albert Frederick Pollard]
  • [237] Sir Thomas Wilford or Wilsford (1530?–1604?), born about 1530, was son of 'Thomas Wilford by his second wife, Rose, daughter of William Whetenhall of Peckham'. His sister Cecily was second wife of Archbishop Edwin Sandys [q. v.] He also was brought up as a soldier, and, after considerable service (see his petition in State Papers, Dom. Eliz. ccxxx. 114), was in 1585 in command of a company at Ostend. He was a strong advocate of English interference in the Netherlands, and several of his letters to his patron Walsingham are quoted by Motley (United Netherlands, i. 375, 376, 382, 384; cf. Leycester Corresp. pp. 40, 79, 302; Hatfield MSS. iv. 35, 264, v. 367). He was knighted by Willoughby in the Low Countries in 1588 (Metcalfe, p. 137). In September 1589 he was appointed marshal of the expedition to be despatched to France (Acts P. C. 1589–90, p. 415; Cal. State Papers, Dom. Addenda, 1580–1625, pp. 202–3). In the following month he was made lieutenant of Kent, and in 1590–1 was superintending the admiralty works in Dover Harbour. In 1593 he was governor of Camber Castle; on 17 March 1594–5 he was, on Puckering's introduction, admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn; and in July 1595 was commissioned (Rymer, xvi. 279) to exercise martial law in Kent, and to arrest and summarily execute vagrants and others—a commission with which ‘no other measure of Elizabeth's reign can be compared in point of violence and illegality’ (Hallam, Const. Hist. i. 241). On 5 April 1596 Essex appointed him colonel of the English force invading France to help Henry of Navarre, but in October 1597 he was again in England, surveying all the castles in the Downs; and in August 1599, on an alarm of a Spanish invasion, he was nominated sergeant-major of the force to be assembled to meet it. He died about 1604, probably at his manor, Hedding in Kent, having married Mary, only daughter of Edward Poynings, and leaving a son, Sir Thomas, who succeeded him and married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir Edwin Sandys [q. v.] He must be distinguished from three contemporary Thomas Wilfords or Wilsfords: one was master of the Merchant Taylors' Company (Clode, Early Hist. and Memorials, passim); another was for many years president of the company of traders to Spain and Portugal; and the third was a recusant whose name frequently occurs in the state papers and acts of the privy council.
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  • From: SANDYS (Archbishop of York)
  • Edwin SANDYS (Archbishop of York)
  • Born: 1519, Hawkshead, Furnace Fells, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 10 Jul 1588, Southwell, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: William SANDYS of Esthwaite
  • Mother: Margaret DIXON
  • Married 1: Mary SANDYS (d. 1558, Strassburg, Germany) (dau. of William Sandys of Wadham) BEF 1553, Germany
  • Children:
    • 1. James SANDYS (d. 1557, Germany)
  • Married 2: Cecily WILFORD (b. ABT 1537 - d. 12 Feb 1611/12) ('dau. of Thomas Wilford of Hartridge and Rose Wethenhal') 19 Feb 1558/59, London
  • Children:
    • 2. Samuel SANDYS of Ombersley (Sir Knight MP Sheriff)
    • 3. Edwin SANDYS (Sir Knight)
    • 4. Miles SANDYS of Wilberton (Sir Knight Bt.)
    • 6. Margaret SANDYS
    • 7. Thomas SANDYS (Esq.)
    • 8. Anne SANDYS
    • 9. Henry SANDYS (Esq.)
    • 10. George SANDYS

Rose Whetenhall[1,2,3,4,5]

  • F, #45496,
  • b. circa 1505
  • Father William Whetenhall, Esq., Sheriff of Kent, Justice of the Peace for Kent6,[2,3,4,7]
    • b. 8 Nov 1467
  • Mother Anne Crowmer[6,2,3,4,7]
    • b. c 1470,
    • d. a 1520
  • Rose Whetenhall was born circa 1505 at of Hextall's Court in East Peckham, Kent, England.[6]
  • She married Thomas Wilsford, Esq.,
    • son of James Wilsford and Elizabeth Betenham, circa 1530;
  • They had 5 sons (Owen; William; Henry; Sir Thomas; & Walter) and 1 daughter (Cecily, wife of Rev. Edwin Sandys).[1,2,3,4,5]
  • Family Thomas Wilsford, Esq.
    • b. c 1480
  • Child
    • Cecily (Cecilia) Wilsford+[1,2,4]
      • b. c 1536,
      • d. 5 Feb 1611


  • 1. [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 59.
  • 2. [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 112.
  • 3. [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 566.
  • 4. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 260.
  • 5. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 352.
  • 6. [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 246.
  • 7. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 351-352.
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Peckham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 20
Age 24
Cranbrook, Kent, England
Age 82
England, United Kingdom