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Families covered: Wentworth of Bockinge, Wentworth of Codham Hall, Wentworth of Gosfield, Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell

Henry Wentworth of Codham Hall (d 22.03.1482)
m1. Elizabeth Howard (dau of Henry Howard of Teringhampton)
1. Sir Roger Wentworth of Codham Hall, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire (d 09.08.1539)
  m. Anne Tyrell (d 1534, dau of Humphrey Tyrell of Little Worley)
  A. Sir John Wentworth 'of Codham' of Gosfield (dspms 15.09.1567)
  m. Anne Bettenham (dau of John Bettenham of Pluckley or Bickley)
  i. Mary Wentworth (dsp c1554)
  m. (09.02.1545/6) Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Lord (b 1525, d 13.01.1583/4)
  ii. Margaret Wentworth (dsp)
iii. Anne Wentworth (dsp 05.12.1580)
  m1. Sir Hugh Rich (dvpsp 01.11.1547, son of Chancellor Richard, Lord of Leighs)
  m2. (04.1555) Henry FitzAlan, Lord Maltravers or Mautravers (b 1538, dvpsp 30.06.1556)
  m3. (before 1580) William (probably not Henry) Deane of Dynes Hall
  B. Henry Wentworth of Mountnessing
  Visitation (1612) shows Henry as a generation earlier, as son of Henry Wentworth by Elizabeth Howard. We provisionally follow BEB1841 in showing him in this generation firstly because the dates make this seem slightly more likely, albeit not fully convincingly so, and secondly because there is a suspicion of error in Visitation which shows 2 Henrys for the previous generation, itself not necessarily a problem (the first may have died young), but labelling both as the 2nd son.
  m. Agnes Hamond of Ramesden
  i. Sir John Wentworth of Little Horksley, later of Gosfield (b 1540, d 13.04.1588, rector of Gosfield)
BEB1841 identifies Sir John's wife as Elizabeth St. Lawrence (dau of Christopher St. Lawrence, Baron of Howth). We follow the Visitation which is supported by TCP (Howth) in identifying Elizabeth as his daughter and Dorothy Southwell as her mother.
  m1. Elizabeth Haydon (dau of Sir Christopher Haydon of Baconthorpe)
  a. John Wentworth of Gosfield (b 1564, d 10.02.1613)
  m. Cicely Unton (dau of Sir Edward Unton or Umpton of Wadley)
  (1) Sir John Wentworth, Bart of Gosfield (b c1583, d 10.1631)
  m. Catherine (probably not Elizabeth) Finch (bur 26.09.1639, dau of Sir Moyle Finch, Bart)
  (A) Cecily Wentworth (bur 01.02.1667/8)
  m. (1619) Sir William Grey of Chillingham, Baron Grey of Werk (d 29.07.1674)
(B) Lucy Wentworth (d 23.11.1651)
  m. (before 25.10.1638) Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Cleveland (b 1591, d 25.03.1667)
  (C)+ other issue (d young) - son, Elizabeth, daughter
  (2) Diana Wentworth
  m. Lewis Bowles of Hartfordshire
  (3) Cecylie or Cicely Wentworth (d 1642)
  m. (1609) Thomas Finch, 2nd Earl of Winchilsea (b 13.06.1578, d 04.11.1639)
(4) Ann Wentworth
  m. Sir Edward Gostwick of Bedfordshire
  (5)+ other issue - William (dsp), Catherine
  b.+ other issue - William (dsp), Henry, Edward (dsp)
  m2. Dorothy Southwell (dau of Sir Richard Southwell)
  e. Elizabeth Wentworth (d 1627)
  m1. (before 1597) Christopher St. Lawrence, Lord Howth (d 24.10.1619)
  m2. Sir Robert Newcomen, Bart (d 1629)
  f.+ other issue - Richard, Frances (dsp)
  ii. Anne Wentworth (d 02.09.1574)
  m. (1555-6) Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Lord (b 1525, d 13.01.1583/4)
  C. Lora Wentworth
  m1. (Edmund) Shawe
  m2. _ Everard
  m3. _ Clapton
  D. Margaret Wentworth
  m. John Barnes (Barney) of Norfolk
2. Roger Wentworth of Felsted, later of Bocking
Visitation shows this Roger as of this generation but there is a suspicion of error as it identifies him as 3rd son but also identifies Thomas as 3rd son. Noting the confusion above with Henry, it is possible that Roger was 3rd son of Sir Roger of Cobham Hall rather than his younger brother. There are not enough known dates to help clarify the issue.
  m1. Mary
  m2. Ann Buckford (dau of William Buckford)
  A. John Wentworth of Bockinge
  m. Elizabeth Capel (dau of Sir Edward Capel of Hadham)
i. Edward Wentworth of Bockinge
  m. Brigett Maxey (dau of Anthony Maxey of Bradwell)
  a. Roger Wentworth of Bockinge (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Eden (dau of Sir Thomas Eden of Sudbery or Bollington/Ballingdon)
  (1)+ issue (a 1634) - John (b c1624), Thomas, Roger, Elizabeth, Mary
  b. Elizabeth Wentworth
  m. Thomas (not James) Ayloff (son of Sir William, Bart)
  c. Anne Wentworth
  m. (Henry) Capell (son of Sir Gamaliel)
  d.+ other issue - Henry, John, Edward
  ii. Henry Wentworth (dsp)
iii. Ann Wentworth
  m. Rowland Husse or Huish of Devon
  B. Henry Wentworth of Bumpsted
  m. ?? Benlowe (dau of ?? Benlowe of Finchingfild)
  C. Ann Wentworth
  m1. Roger Parker
  m2. Richard Upcher
  D. daughter
  m. ?? Mannock of Gifford's Hall
E. son (d young)
3. Margery Wentworth
  m. Sir William Walgrave of Smallbridge (d c1502)
4. Margaret Wentworth
  m1. William Ashfield ('John Ashfield of Stowlangtoft'?)
  m2. Edward Wingfield
5. Elizabeth Wentworth
  Visitation (1558) shows Elizabeth as having married, first Richard Alington then _ Cheyney. Visitation (1612) shows just her marriage to Sir William Alington. As the Alington records show that Sir William married again after his marriage to Elizabeth, with no indication that there was a divorce, we presume she married just once to ...
  m. Sir William Alington
6. Mary Wentworth
m1. _ Tymp'ley
  m2. _ Harbey
7.+ other issue - Henry, Thomas, William, Robert
The following is supported by Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (1696, edited by George Marshall 1873) and VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 4, Parishes: Lillingstone Lovell). Le Neve identifies Lillingston Lovell as "Lillingston Lovell Bucks in Oxforshire tho' surrounded by Bucks and North'tonshire".
m2. Joane FitzSymond (d by 1519?, dau of Robert FitzSymond (son/heir of Sir John of North Shoebury by Mary, dau/heir of Roger Chamber of Lillingstone & Irchester by Alice, dau of William Adderbury & Elizabeth Swynford), widow of Robert Timperley)
11. Sir Nicholas Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell (d c1557, Chief porter of Calais)
  m. Joanne or Janet Josseleyne (bur 1569)
  A. Peter Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell (d 1597, MP, 3rd son?)
  m. Frances Walsingham (d 1596, sister of Sir Francis Walsingham)
  i. Nicholas Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell (d 1613)
  m. Susanna Wigson (dau/coheir of Roger Wigson of Wolston Warr)
  a. Sir Peter Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell, Sheriff of Oxfordshire (b c1591, d unm 01.12.1675)
  b. Paul Wentworth of Lillingston Lovell (d (unm?) 26.02.1689-90)
c. Elizabeth Wentworth
  m. Francis Wendy of Haslingfield
  d. Susan Wentworth
  m. Rowland Wilcox of Lilborn
  e. Sarah Wentworth (d unm)
  f. Sibilla Wentworth
  m. Fisher Dilk of Shustoke
  g. Anne Wentworth
  m. John Wildbore of Foxton
  ii. Frances Wentworth probably of this generation
  m. Walter Strickland of Boynton on the Wold
  iii. Mary Wentworth probably of this generation
  m. Edward Boys of Fredville
  B. Clara Wentworth probably of this generation
  m. Edward Boys of Fredville
  C.+ other issue (dvp) - Henry, Paul

Main source(s): Visitation (Essex, 1558+1612+1634, Wentworth), BEB1841 (Wentworth of Gosfield) with some suport from TCB (vol i, Wentworth of Gosfield)
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