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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 60
  • Wentworth, Thomas (1525-1584) by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • WENTWORTH, THOMAS, second Baron Wentworth of Nettlestead (1525–1584), born in 1525, was the eldest son of Thomas Wentworth, first baron [q. v.] He is said to have been educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, but he took no degree, and on 9 Feb. 1545–6 married, at Gosfield, Essex, his cousin Mary, daughter of Sir John Wentworth of that place. In September 1547 he accompanied the Protector Somerset, whose second cousin he was, on his invasion of Scotland, distinguished himself at the battle of Pinkie (10 Sept.), and was dubbed a knight-banneret by the Protector at Roxburgh on the 28th. Meanwhile he was on 26 Sept., during his absence, returned to parliament as one of the knights of the shire for Suffolk, retaining his seat until his succession to the peerage at his father's death on 3 March 1550–1. He was a docile tool of the Earl of Warwick, and on 1 Dec. 1551 was one of the peers who tried and condemned the Duke of Somerset. On 16 May 1552 he was one of the three commissioners appointed to exercise the functions of lord lieutenant of Norfolk and Suffolk, and his appointment was renewed on 24 May 1553. He was one of the witnesses to Edward VI's settlement of the crown on Lady Jane Grey, but, not being a privy councillor, did not sign the engagement to carry it out. He gave in his adhesion to Mary on 17 July, securing by his promptness the favour of the queen, who at once made him one of her privy councillors, and bestowed on him a greater mark of confidence by appointing him one of the commissioners to examine Northumberland, Northampton, and Lady Jane Grey. He was one of the peers who tried Northumberland on 17 Aug., and the minor conspirators on the following day.
  • On 13 Sept. following Wentworth was by letters patent appointed deputy of Calais (Dep. Keeper of Records, 4th Rep. App. ii. 259), but he did not assume the duties of his office until December. He was the last English deputy of Calais, and, with the exception of a visit to England in March to May 1556, remained at his post until its capture by the French. Soon after his arrival Wentworth represented to the council the defenceless state of Calais, but no effective steps were taken to strengthen it (Acts P. C. 1556–8, p. 91). Late in the autumn of 1557 Guise laid plans for the seizure of the town by a coup-de-main. On 18 Dec. news of this project reached Wentworth, but he neglected the warning until it was confirmed on the 26th. On the following day a council of war was held, and it was decided to abandon the open country, and only attempt the defence of Guisnes, Hammes, Newhaven (Haven Etue), Rysbank, and Calais. Reinforcements were ordered from England under the Earl of Rutland, but on the 29th Wentworth wrote that Calais was in no immediate danger; he disbelieved alike the French reports and the warnings of Lord Grey de Wilton, who was captain of Guisnes. On the 31st Guise's army arrived on the borders of the Pale, and on 1 Jan. 1557–8 Rutland was again ordered to proceed at once to Calais. He failed to arrive in time; one fortress after another fell before Guise; on the 6th the castle of Calais was surrendered, and on the 7th Wentworth yielded up the town, being himself one of the prisoners of war.
  • It was well for Wentworth that he was kept away from England for a time; for the loss of the last stronghold on the continent produced an outbreak of indignation that would certainly have cost him his head, and he would have been a convenient scapegoat for the government. On 2 July 1558 he was indicted for having on 20 Dec. 1557 become an adherent of the French king, and conspired to deliver Calais into his hands, of having neglected to take any musters or make any levies for its defence, and on 15 July orders were given for sequestering his estates and taking an inventory of his goods. Wentworth, however, prudently remained in France, and was not ransomed till after the change of government. He returned in April 1559, and on the 21st was committed to the Tower. Northampton had on the 20th been appointed lord high steward for his trial for high treason; it took place before a panel of his peers on the 22nd, and Wentworth was acquitted (‘Baga de Secretis’ in Dep.-Keeper of Records, 4th Rep. App. ii. 259–61; Machyn, Diary, p. 195; Hayward, Annals, p. 36; Wriothesley, Chron. ii. 144). There was indeed no evidence that Wentworth was a traitor, and Elizabeth was no doubt averse from marking the commencement of her reign with bloodshed; but it is evident that Wentworth's incompetence contributed materially to the loss of Calais, and he was at least as culpable as his subordinates, Sir Ralph Chamberlain, lieutenant of the castle of Calais, and John Harleston, lieutenant of Rysbank, who were condemned for treason on 1 and 22 Dec. 1559, though their lives were spared. In an elaborate article in the ‘North British Review’ (December 1866), based on unpublished archives at Brussels and Paris, the entire blame of the catastrophe is put upon Wentworth, who is described as ‘a man of small capacity, of no energy, of great arrogance and conceit, and withal unmindful of his duties.’ It should, however, be remembered that Wentworth had repeatedly pointed out the condition of Calais to the government, which had persistently neglected his warnings.
  • Wentworth failed to obtain any important employment under Elizabeth. He was, however, appointed lord lieutenant of Norfolk and Suffolk, and frequently served as commissioner for musters and for the good government of the city of London (Acts P. C. 1558–80 passim). On 8 Sept. 1560 he was one of those ordered to receive the king of Sweden, and in January 1572 was one of the peers who tried the Duke of Norfolk. In 1561 was dedicated to him the English translation of Bullinger's ‘Sermons.’ He died at Stepney on 13 Jan. 1583–4. A portrait of Wentworth belonged in 1779 to Thomas Noel, viscount Wentworth, and was engraved for the ‘Antiquarian Repository’ (1808, iii. 59); another belonged in 1866 to Mr. F. Vernon-Wentworth of Wentworth Castle (Cat. First Loan Exhib. No. 178). 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. Wentworth may have married a third time as on 9 Sept. 1589 William Borough [q. v.] married at Stepney a Lady Wentworth (Harl. MS. 6994, f. 104). By his second wife Wentworth had issue three children, two of whom were born before August 1558. The eldest, William, married on 26 Feb. 1581–2 Elizabeth, second daughter of William Cecil, lord Burghley. The wedding was characterised 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 second son, Henry (1558–1593), accordingly succeeded as third Baron Wentworth. He was father of Thomas Wentworth, fourth baron Wentworth of Nettlestead and first earl of Cleveland [q. v.]
  • [Davy's Suffolk Collections (Addit. MS. 19154); Rutton's Three Branches of the Wentworth Family, 1891, pp. 35–53; Cooper's Athenæ Cantabr. i. 484–5, and authorities there mentioned; Froude's Hist. of England; Cal. Hatfield MSS. vols. i. and ii.; Official Return of Members of Parl.; G. E. C[okayne]'s Complete Peerage.]
  • From: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wentworth,_Thomas_(1525-1584)_(DNB00)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofnati60stepuoft#page/265/m... _____________________
  • Thomas WENTWORTH (2° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Born: 1525, Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
  • Died: 13 Jan 1583/84, Stepney, Middlesex, England
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: Thomas WENTWORTH (1° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Mother: Margaret FORTESCUE (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Married 1: Mary WENTWORTH (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead) 9 Feb 1545
  • Married 2: Anne WENTWORTH (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead) 1555/56
  • Children:
    • 1. William WENTWORTH
    • 2. Henry WENTWORTH (3° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Thomas WENTWORTH (2° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • his Biography
  • Born in 1525, was the eldest son of Thomas Wentworth, first baron Wentworth, by his wife Margaret dau. of Sir Adrian Fortescue of Salden. He is said to have been educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, but he took no degree, and on 9 Feb 1545-6 married, at Gosfield, Essex, his cousin Mary, daughter of Sir John Wentworth of that place.
  • In Sep 1547 he accompanied Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, whose second cousin he was, on his invasion of Scotland, distinguished himself at the battle of Pinkie (10 Sep), and was dubbed a knight-banneret by the Protector at Roxburgh on the 28th.
  • Meanwhile he was on 26 Sep, during his absence, returned to parliament as one of the knights of the shire for Suffolk, retaining his seat until his succession to the peerage at his father's death on 3 Mar 1550/1.
  • He was a docile tool of the Earl of Warwick, and on 1 Dec 1551 was one of the peers who tried and condemned the Duke of Somerset. On 16 May 1552 Wentworth was one of the three commissioners appointed to exercise the functions of lord lieutenant of Norfolk and Suffolk, and his appointment was renewed on 24 May 1553. He was one of the witnesses to Edward VI's settlement of the crown on Lady Jane Grey, but, not being a privy councillor, did not sign the engagement to carry it out.
  • He gave in his adhesion to Mary on 17 Jul, securing by his promptness the favour of the queen, who at once made him one of her privy councillors, and bestowed on him a greater mark of confidence by appointing him one of the commissioners to examine Northumberland, Northampton, and Lady Jane Grey. He was one of the peers who tried Northumberland on 17 Aug, and the minor conspirators on the following day.
  • On 13 Sep following Wentworth was by letters patent appointed deputy of Calais, but he did not assume the duties of his office until Dec. He was the last English deputy of Calais, and, with the exception of a visit to England in Mar to May 1556, remained at his post until its capture by the French. Soon after his arrival Wentworth represented to the council the defenceless state of Calais, bat no effective steps were taken to strengthen it.
  • Late in the autumn of 1557 Guise laid plans for the seizure of the town by a coup-de-main. On 18 Dec news of this project reached Wentworth, but he neglected the warning until it was confirmed on the 26th. On the following day a council of war was held, and it was decided to abandon the open country, and only attempt the defence of Guisnes, Hammes, Newhaven (Haven Etue), Rysbank, and Calais. Reinforcements were ordered from England under the Earl of Rutland, but on the 29th Wentworth wrote that Calais was in no immediate danger; he disbelieved alike the French reports and the warnings of Lord Grey de Wilton, who was captain of Guisnes. On the 31st Guise's army arrived on the borders of the Pale, and on 1 Jan 1557/8 Rutland was again ordered to proceed at once to Calais. He failed to arrive in time; one fortress after another fell before Guise; on the 6th the castle of Calais was surrendered, and on the 7th Wentworth yielded up the town, being himself one of the prisoners of war.
  • It was well for Wentworth that he was kept away from England for a time; for the loss of the last stronghold on the continent produced an outbreak of indignation that would certainly have cost him his head, and he would have been a convenient scapegoat for the government. On 2 Jul 1558 he was indicted for having on 20 Dec 1557 become an adherent of the French king, and conspired to deliver Calais into his hands, of having neglected to take any musters or make any levies for its defence, and on 15 Jul orders were given for sequestering his estates and taking an inventory of his goods. Wentworth, however, prudently remained in France, and was not ransomed till after the change of government. He returned in Apr 1559, and on the 21st was committed to the Tower. Northampton had on the 20th been appointed lord high steward for his trial for high treason; it took place before a panel of his peers on the 22nd, and Wentworth was acquitted. There was indeed no evidence that Wentworth was a traitor, and Queen Elizabeth was no doubt averse from marking the commencement of her reign with bloodshed ; but it is evident that Wentworth's incompetence contributed materially to the loss of Calais, and he was at least as culpable as his subordinates, Sir Ralph Chamberlain, lieutenant of the castle of Calais, and John Harleston, lieutenant of Rysbank, who were condemned for treason on 1 and 22 Dec 1559, though their lives were spared.
  • In an elaborate article in the 'North British Review' (December 1866), based on unpublished archives at Brussels and Paris, the entire blame of the catastrophe is put upon Wentworth, who is described as 'a man of small capacity, of no energy, of great arrogance and conceit, and withal unmindful of his duties'. It should, however, be remembered that Wentworth had repeatedly pointed out the condition of Calais to the government, which had persistently neglected his warnings.
  • Wentworth failed to obtain any important employment under Elizabeth. He was, however, appointed lord lieutenant of Norfolk and Suffolk, and frequently served as commissioner for musters and for the good government of the city of London.
  • On 8 Sep 1560 he was one of those ordered to receive the King of Sweden, and in Jan 1572 was one of the peers who tried the Duke of Norfolk. In 1561 was dedicated to him the English translation of Bullinger's 'Sermons.'
  • 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 Dec 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 Sep, and was buried in Stepney church on 3 Sep 1571 or 1576.
  • Wentworth may have married a third time, as on 9 Sep 1589 William Borough married at Stepney a 'Lady Wentworth' (Harl. MS. 6994, f. 104). By his second wife Wentworth had issue three children, two of whom were born before Aug 1558. The eldest, William, married on 26 Feb 1581/2 Elizabeth, second daughter of William Cecil, lord Burghley. The wedding was characterised by much magnificence, but the bridegroom died of the plague at Burghley's house at Theobalds on 7 Nov 1582 (Cal. Hatfield MSS. \. 70). His wife died, leaving no issue, in Apr 1583; her portrait, painted by Lucas de Heere, belongs to the Marquis of Salisbury (Cat. First Loan Exhib. No. 240). The second son, Henry, accordingly succeeded as third Baron Wentworth. He was father of Thomas Wentworth, fourth baron Wentworth of Nettlestead and first earl of Cleveland.
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasWentworth(2BNettlestead).htm _______________________
  • WENTWORTH, Sir Thomas II (by 1525-84), of Nettlestead, Suff., Westminster and Stepney, Mdx.
  • b. by 1525, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Wentworth I, 1st Lord Wentworth. educ. ?St. John’s, Camb. m. (1) settlement 9 Feb. 1546, Mary (d.1554) da. of Sir John Wentworth of Gosfield, Essex, s.p.; (2) by 1556, Anne or Agnes (d.1574), da. of Henry Wentworth of Mountnessing, Essex, 2s. 1da.; ?(3). Kntd. 28 Sept. 1547; suc. fa. as 2nd Lord Wentworth 3 Mar. 1551.2
  • Offices Held
    • Jt. ld. lt. Suff. 1552-3, 1560-1, Norf. and Suff. 1569; trier of petitions in the Lords, Parlts. of Mar. 1553, 1563, 1571; PC 21 Aug. 1553-8; dep. Calais Dec. 1553-Jan. 1558; j.p. Suff. 1554, q. 1558/59-?d., Mdx. 1561, q. 1577-?d. ; commr. goods of churches and fraternities Suff. 1553; other commissions, Essex, Suff., and eastern counties 1564-d.3
  • Biography
  • Thomas Wentworth is said to have been educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, leaving without a degree, and to have shown early promise as a soldier. He may have served under his father in the campaigns of 1543 and 1544, but he is first certainly glimpsed in the army led by his kinsman the Protector Somerset against the Scots in 1547, when he was knighted in the camp at Roxburgh. His return to the Parliament which assembled a month-and-a-half later reflected his kinship with Edward VI, and was presumably abetted by his father, the most influential peer in Suffolk after the downfall of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk. Nothing is known about his part in the work of the Commons before the death of his father during the third prorogation left him heir to a peerage and a place in the Lords. His cousin Sir Thomas Cornwallis replaced him in the Commons as one of the knights for Suffolk during the last session of the Parliament.4
  • Wentworth attended 14 out of the 25 sittings of the Parliament of March 1553 and three months later he witnessed the device settling the crown on Jane Grey. As joint lord lieutenant of Suffolk he was expected to support Jane but in the event he joined Princess Mary, to whom he swore allegiance on 17 July. For his decisive part in securing Suffolk for her during the succession crisis Mary made him a Privy Councillor in August and deputy of Calais before the end of the year. The imperial ambassador Renard considered Wentworth ‘rather lightweight, young and inexperienced’, and his term at Calais was a testing and unrewarding time. Censured for failing to suppress Protestantism in the town he was not given adequate support to maintain its defences. He misjudged the seriousness of the French attack early in 1558 and on the fall of the town he was taken prisoner. While in captivity he was indicted on 2 July 1558 for his ineptitude and his estates were ordered to be sequestered. After his ransom and return to England in March 1559, he was arraigned for high treason on 22 Apr. but ‘quit himself, thanks be to God, and [was] clean delivered’. Although acquitted of treason and restored to his lands, he was not renamed to the Privy Council by Elizabeth, but many local issues were entrusted to him by the Queen. He bettered his father’s somewhat poor record of attendance in the Lords, but after being present for the prorogation on 20 Oct. 1580 he missed the short session in 1581. He died intestate at Stepney on 13 Jan. 1584 and administration of his goods was granted five days later to his son Henry.5
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/we... _________________________
  • IN OTHER REFERENCE THE 2ND WIFE OF THOMAS WENTWORTH IS CALLED ANNE WENTWORTH DAU. OF HENRY WENTWORTH
  • The visitation of Yorkshire in the years 1563 and 1564 (1881)
  • http://archive.org/details/visitationofyork00flow
  • http://archive.org/stream/visitationofyork00flow#page/343/mode/1up
    • Wentworth. Chart Pg. 342-244
  • Pg.343
  • Sir Roger Wentworth son & heyr to his mother. = Anne doughter to Humfey Tyrrell, son to Thomas Tyrrell of Heron.; ch: Sir John (m. Anne Betnam), Henry (m. Agnes Hamond), Sarah (m. Edward Shawe & _ Everard & Frauncis Clopton), Margaret (m. John Barney), Bryen (m. Aless Buckford), John Wentworth
  • Sir John Wentworth of Gosfeld Hall in Essex, otherwyse called Belkowsse, in Essex. = Anne doughter of . . . . Betnam of Pluckley in Kent; ch: Mary (m. Thomas now Lord Wentworth), Pg.344 John (died young), Margaret, Anne (m. Sir Hugh Ryche & Henry Lord Maltravers) Wentworth.
  • Henry Wentworth 2 son to Sir Roger, of Mountnes in Suffolk. = Agnes doughter & heyr of . . . . Hamond of Essex or Kent.; ch: Mary (m. Thomas now Lord Wentworth), Mary (m. William Cardenall), John (m. Elsabeth Haydon & _ Southwell), Henry, Roger, Pyter, Thomas Wentworth
  • Mary Wentworth 2 doghter. = Thomas now Lord Wentworth. = Mary doughter to Henry Wentworth*
  • Mary Wentworth doughter to Henry Wentworth* = Thomas now Lord Wentworth; ch: Pg.344 William, Henry, Elsabeth.
    • * She is generally called daughter of John. That Lord Wentworth married two first cousins, of the same christian name, seems not to have been noticed by the Extinct Peerages. _____________________________
  • HYNDE, William (c.1558-1606), of Madingley, Cambs.
  • b. c. 1558, 1st s. of Francis Hynde of Madingley by Jane, da. of Edmund Verney† of Penley, Bucks. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1572; G. Inn 1577. m. (1) c.1581, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas, 2nd Lord Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suff.; (2) c.1597, Elizabeth, da. of William Lawrence of St. Ives, Hunts., wid. of John Hutton of Dry Drayton. suc. fa. 1596. Kntd. 11 May 1603.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/member/hy... ____________________
  • ACCORDING TO OTHER REFERENCES THE DAU. CECILY LISTED HERE IS THOMAS WENTWORTH'S SISTER.
  • Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Lord Wentworth1
  • M, #282841, b. 1525, d. 13 January 1583/84
  • Last Edited=19 Jun 2011
  • Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Lord Wentworth was born in 1525.1 He was the son of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord Wentworth and Margaret Fortescue.1 He married, firstly, Mary Wentworth, daughter of Sir John Wentworth, on 9 February 1545/46.1 He married, secondly, Anne Wentworth, daughter of Henry Wentworth, in 1555/56.1 He died on 13 January 1583/84.1
  • He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1547.1 He fought in the Battle of Pinkie in 1547.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Suffolk between 1547 and 1551.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Despenser [E., 1387] on 3 March 1550/51, de jure.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Wentworth [E., 1529] on 3 March 1550/51.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk from 1552 to 1553, joint.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1553.1 He held the office of Governor of Calais from 1553 to 7 January 1557/58.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk in 1569.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk in 1569.1
  • Children of Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Lord Wentworth and Anne Wentworth
    • 1.Hon. William Wentworth1 d. 7 Nov 1582
    • 2.Hon. Cecily Wentworth+1
    • 3.Henry Wentworth, 3rd Lord Wentworth+2 b. b 20 Aug 1558, d. 16 Aug 1593
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2442. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 502. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p28285.htm#i282841 _______________________
  • Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (1525 – 13 January 1584) was the eldest son of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth and Margaret Fortescue. He studied at St John's College, Cambridge.[1]
  • 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 13 January 1584.
  • Wentworth appears as a minor character in the novel The Two Dianas by Alexandre Dumas.
  • 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.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Wentworth,_2nd_Baron_Wentworth _____________________________
  • Thomas WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)
  • Born: 1525, Nettlestead, Suffolk, England
  • Died: 13 Jan 1583/1584, Stepney, Middlesex, England
  • Father: Thomas WENTWORTH (1° B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Mother: Margaret FORTESCUE (B. Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  • Married: Jane HARLESTON AFT 2 Feb 1574, South Ockendon
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Thomas WENTWORTH (Sir Knight)1 ________________________
  • Sir Thomas Wentworth, 6th Lord le Despenser, 1st Lord Wentworth1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • M, #86571, b. circa 1500, d. 3 March 1551
  • Father Sir Richard Wentworth, 5th Lord le Despenser, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk2,11,12 b. c 1480, d. 17 Oct 1528
  • Mother Anne Tyrrell2,11,12 b. c 1481, d. a 11 Nov 1529
  • Sir Thomas Wentworth, 6th Lord le Despenser, 1st Lord Wentworth was born circa 1500 at of Nettlestead, Suffolk, England; Age 28 in 1528.2,5,10 He married Margaret Fortescue, daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Anne Stonor, circa 1520; They had 8 sons (Thomas, 2nd Lord Wentworth; Henry; Richard; Philip, Gent; John; Edward; James; & Roger) and 9 daughters (Anne, wife of John Poley, Esq; Cecily, wife of Sir Robert Wingfield; Mary, wife of William Cavendish; Elizabeth, wife of John Cock, & of Leonard Matthew; Margaret; Margery, wife of John, Lord Williams of Thame, of Sir William Drury, & of Sir James Croft; Jane, wife of Henry, Lord Cheney; Katherine; & Dorothy, wife of Paul Withypoll, of Sir Martin Frobisher, & of Sir John Savile).1,2,13,3,4,5,6,8,9,10 Sir Thomas Wentworth, 6th Lord le Despenser, 1st Lord Wentworth died on 3 March 1551 at King's Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England.14,5,10 He was buried on 7 March 1551 at Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England.14,5,10 His estate was probated on 27 November 1551.5,10
  • Family Margaret Fortescue b. c 1502, d. bt 23 Apr 1546 - 12 May 1551
  • Children
    • Anne Wentworth+15,4,9,10 b. c 1521, d. 28 Aug 1575
    • Margery Wentworth+2,7 b. c 1530
    • Dorothy Wentworth16,2 b. c 1540, d. 3 Jan 1601
    • Philip Wentworth, Gent.+15,5,10 b. c 1550, d. b 10 Oct 1583
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. XII/2, p. 497-499.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 381.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 57.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 506-507.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 239.
  • 6.[S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 297.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 159.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 433.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 350.
  • 10.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 219-220.
  • 11.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 238.
  • 12.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 219.
  • 13.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 692.
  • 14.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 382.
  • 15.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 381-382.
  • 16.[S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 1723.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2881.htm#... ________________________________
  • Sir Thomas Wentworth
  • Birth: 1500 Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
  • Death: Mar. 3, 1551, England
  • Baron Wentworth. 6th Lord Despenser, of Nettlestead, Suffolk. Knight of the Shire for Suffolk, Privy Councilor, Lord Chamberlain for the Household of King Edward VI.
  • Son and heir to Sir Richard Wentworth and Anne Tyrrell, grandson of Sir Henry Wentworth, Lord Despenser and Anne Say, Sir James Tyrrell (executed for treason as an accomplice to Richard de la Pole) and Anne Arundel.
  • Husband of Margaret Fortescue, daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue (beheaded for refusing to take the oath of supremacy) and Anne Stonor. They were married about 1520 and had eight sons and nine daughters
    • Thomas
    • Henry
    • Richard
    • Philip
    • John
    • Edward
    • James
    • Roger
    • Anne, wife of John Poley
    • Cecily, wife of Sir Robert Wingfield
    • Mary, wife of William Cavendish
    • Elizabeth, wife of John Cock and Leonard Matthew
    • Margaret
    • Margery, wife of John Williams Lord Thame, Sir William Drury and Sir James Croft
    • Jane, wife of Lord Henry Cheney
    • Katherine
    • Dorothy, wife of Paul Withypoll, Sir Martin Frobisher and Sir John Savile
  • Sir Thomas took part in the Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk's expedition to France in 1523, was created Lord Wentworth and admitted to the House of Lords 02 Dec 1529. He was also one of the peers to try Queen Anne Boleyn. Sir Thomas served with Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk at the Siege on Montreuil as one of his Council of War. Sir Thomas was granted the manors of Stepney, Hackney, and Cheney Gate, Westminster, Middlesex in 1550.
  • Margaret was heir to her younger sister, Frances, the wife of Thomas FitzGerald, and Margaret died between 23 April 1546 and 12 May 1551.
  • Sir Thomas died testate at the King's Palace at Westminster and was buried in the Westminster Abbey 07 March 1551.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Wentworth (1480 - 1528)
  • Children:
    • Philip Wentworth (____ - 1583)*
    • Anne Wentworth Poley (1520 - 1575)*
  • Burial: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
  • Plot: Chapel of St John the Evangelist
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 109856403
  • From http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=wentworth&GSf... __________________________
  • Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ... By Douglas Richardson
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=kjme027UeagC&printsec=frontcover&d...
  • Pg.216
  • 15. THOMAS WENTWORTH, Knt., de jure 6th Lord Despenser, of Nettlestead, Suffolk, Harston, Cambridgeshire, etc., Knight of the Shire for Suffolk, Privy Councillor, Lord Chamberlain of the Household to King Edward VI, son and heir, born about 1500 (age 28 in 1528). He married about 1520 MARGARET FORTESCUE, daughter of Adrian Fortescue, K.B., of Stonor (in Pyrton) and
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  • Shirburn, Oxfordshire, and St. Clement Danes, London, by his 1st wife, Anne (descendant of Kind Edward III), daughter and heiress of William Stonor, Knt. [see STONOR 14 for her ancestry]. They had eight sons, Thomas [2nd Lord Wentworth], Henry, Richard, Philip, Gent., John, Edward, James, and Roger, and nine daughters, Anne, Cecily (wife of Robert Wingfield, Knt.), Mary wife of William Cavendish), Elizabeth (wife of John Cock and Leonard Matthew), Margaret, Margery (wife of John Williams [Lord Williams of Thame], William Drury, Knt., and James Croft, Knt.), Jane (wife of Henry Cheney [Lord Cheny]), Katherine, and Dorothy (wife of Paul Withypoll, and Martin Frobisher, Knt., John Savile, Knt.). He took part in the Duke of Suffolk's expedition to France in 1523. He was created Lord Wentworth and admitted to the House of Lords, 2 Dec. 1529. In 1530 he was one of the peers who tried Queen Anne Boleyn. His wife, Margaret, was heiress in 1540 to her younger sister Frances, wife of Thomas Fitz Gerald, 10th Earl of Kildare. In 1544 he served under the Duke of Norfolk as the Siege of Montreuil, being one of his Council of War. Margaret died between 23 April 1546 and 12 May 1551, presumably before her husband. He was granted the manor of Stepney, Hackney, and Cheyney Gate (now The Deanery), Westminster, all in Middlesex, in 1550. SIR THOMAS WENTWORTH, 1st Lord Wentworth, died at the King's Palace at Westminster 3 March 1550/1, and was buried 7 March 1550/1 in Westminster Abbey. He left a will proved 27 Nov. 1551 (P.C.C. 35 Bucke).
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 60
  • Wentworth, Thomas (1501-1551) by Albert Frederick Pollard
  • ....Of the sons, Thomas succeeded as second baron, and is separately noticed; and John and James were lost with the Greyhound in March 1562-1563 (MACHYN, pp. 304, 394).
  • http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Wentworth,_Thomas_(1501-1551)_(DNB00)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionaryofnati60stepuoft#page/264/m... ___________________________
  • 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...
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  • Links
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Calais_(1558)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Wentworth,_1st_Baron_Wentworth

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