Sir Michael Wentworth, of Woolley, co York

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Michael Wentworth, Sir

Death: 1696 (37-46)
Place of Burial: Woolley, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wentworth and Elizabeth Wentworth
Husband of Dorothy Wentworth
Father of Anne Maude and Godfrey Wentworth

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir Michael Wentworth, of Woolley, co York

  • 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)
  • Michael* was afterwards of Mendham Priory, in the county of Suffolk, and became cofferer to Henry VIII., and comptroller to the Queen. By his wife Isabel, daughter and heir of Percival Whitley, Esq., of Whitley, in Yorkshire, he became ancestor of the Wentworths of Wooley, in Yorkshire, a line which terminated in co-heiresses the latter part of the last century. He died 13 October, 1558, and his wife in 1560.
  • Col. Michael Wentworth, who emigrated to this country and married the widow of Gov. Benning Wentworth, and who is more particularly alluded to under the head of Gov. Benning, was descended from this Thomas, whose son Michael was of Mendham, and married Isabel, daughter of Percival Whitley. They had Thomas of Wooley, married to Susan, daughter of Christopher Hepton. They had Michael, of Wooley, married Frances, daughter of George Downes. They had John, of Wooley, married Elizabeth Ra Aldbogh. They had Michael, of Wooley, married Dorothy Sprotbrough. They had Mathew, of Wakefield, 8th and youngest son, born 1689, and died 1749, married Anne, daughter of James Sill, of Wakefield. They had Michael who was second son, and emigrated to Portsmouth, N. H., and married the widow of Gov. Benning Wentworth. They had but one child, Martha, who married at Portsmouth, N. H. John, son of Thomas, grandson of Mark Hunking, and great grandson of Lt. Gov. John Wentworth. _____________________________
  • Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with additions, Parts 5-7 By Sir William Dugdale
  • Pg. 323-324 ________________________________
  • Debrett's Baronetage of England: with alphabetical lists of such baronetcies ... By John Debrett, William Courthope
  • Pg. 210 ________________________
  • Pedigrees of the county families of Yorkshire (1874) Vol. 2
  • CHART _________________________________________
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