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John Wentworth of North Elmsall, West Yorks
Agnes Dronsfield
(Abt 1373-)
Philip le Despenser 2nd Baron le Despenser
(Abt 1365-1424)
Elizabeth de Tibetot
(Bef 1370-Bef 1424)
Sir Roger Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk
(Abt 1397-1452)
Margery le Despenser 3rd Baroness le Despenser
(Abt 1397-1478)
Sir Henry Wentworth of Codham Hall, Wethersfield, Essex
(Abt 1429-1483)


Family Links

1. Elizabeth Howard

2. Joan FitzSymonds
  • Sir Nicholas Wentworth

Sir Henry Wentworth of Codham Hall, Wethersfield, Essex 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1429
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Howard
  • Marriage (2): Joan FitzSymonds
  • Died: 22 Mar 1483 aged about 54


Will, 30 Aug 1477. 3 Margery Lady Roos, August 30th, 1477. My body to be buried in the Chapel of St. Margaret and St. Bernard at Cambridge, on the north side of the quire, under my window of the said Saints; to Henry Wentworth, my heir, twelve dishes of silver; and I will that the said Henry shall cause at his own proper expence, the body of my father, Sir Philip Wentworth [le Despenser?], Knight, to be transferred to the Church of Newsam, in Lincolnshire, and a marble stone to be laid over his body; and another marble to be laid upon the body of his mother, in the Church of the Friars Minors at Ipswich; to my son Thomas Wentworth, Chaplain; to John Constable, son of my daughter Agnes Constable; Roger Wentworth, son of Thomas Wentworth

Henry married Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Henry Howard and Mary Hussey. (Elizabeth Howard was born about 1430 and died about 1476.)

Henry next married Joan FitzSymonds, daughter of Robert FitzSymonds of North Shoebury, Essex and Katherine Mandfield.


1 Gary Boyd Roberts, <i>The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies Or the United States: Who Were Themselves Notable Or Left Descendants Notable in American History</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993), p. 317, 9.

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Jr. Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, <i>Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004 (Reprint)), 200:37.

3 Nicholas Harris Nichols Esq., <i>Testementa Vetusta - an Illustration From Wills of Customs... </i> (London, GB: Nichols and Sons, 1826), 1: 346.

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