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Oliver Wentworth

Male Abt 1490 - 1559  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Oliver Wentworth  [1
    Born Abt 1490  of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 7 Dec 1558 and 28 Jan 1559  [5
    Alternate death Aft 7 Dec 1558  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I1454  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2018 

    Father Thomas Wentworth,   b. Abt 1441, of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1523 and 19 Nov 1524  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Jane Mirfield,   b. of Howley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Apr 1523 
    Married Abt 1475  [5
    Family ID F5601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Soothill,   b. Bef 1489,   d. Aft 1544  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1510  [5
    Children 
    +1. William Wentworth,   b. Abt 1520, of Waltham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1574  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Some experts have expressed doubt that he was a son of Thomas Wentworth of North Elmshall and Jane Mirfield. But he was clearly of gentry rank to have married Isabel Soothill. And Jane Mirfield's father was an Oliver -- not a common name in England at the time. This Oliver is the first known Wentworth thus named. Having waffled over this issue, as of 20 April 2017 we're restoring the link.

  • Sources 
    1. [S162] The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, With a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition, by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.

    2. [S159] Joseph Lemuel Chester, "A Genealogical Memoir of the Wentworth Family of England, From its Saxon Origin in the Eleventh Century to the Emigration of One of its Representatives to New England About the Year 1636." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 22:120, April 1868.

    3. [S53] The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215: The Barons Named in the Magna Charta, 1215, and Some of Their Descendants Who Settled in America During the Early Colonial Years, by Frederick Lewis Weis. Fifth edition, with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and William R. Beal. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999.

    4. [S170] The Wentworth Genealogy, English and American, by John Wentworth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1878.

    5. [S2667] Terry J. Booth, Paul C. Reed, and Nathaniel Lane Taylor, "The English Ancestry of William Wentworth of New Hampshire: Male-Line Ancestry for Five Generations." The American Genealogist 90:161, Jul 2018, and 90:263, Oct 2018.