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Roger Wentworth

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  • Name Roger Wentworth  [1
    Born of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 1452  [5, 6, 7
    Alternate death Aft 5 Jun 1452  [8
    Alternate death 21 Oct 1452  [3, 9, 10
    Alternate death 24 Oct 1452  [4, 11
    Person ID I9374  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 19 May 2018 

    Father John Wentworth,   b. of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1413 
    Mother Agnes Dronsfield,   b. of West Bretton, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1430 
    Married 1407  [6
    Family ID F6492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margery le Despenser,   b. Abt 1399, of Goxhill, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1478  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Bef 2 Mar 1423  [4
    Children 
    +1. Agnes Wentworth,   b. of Nettlestead, Bosmere, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1496
    +2. Philip Wentworth,   b. 1424,   d. 1464  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F5572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Gary Boyd Roberts, 600D, Margery le Despenser and Sir Roger Wentworth were ancestors to Thomas Jefferson, to Jefferson's wife Martha Wayles, and to Edith Bolling, wife of Woodrow Wilson.

      Descent to Thomas Jefferson:

      1. Margery le Despenser = Sir Roger Wentworth
      2. Margaret Wentworth = Sir William Hopton
      3. Margaret Hopton = Sir Philip Booth
      4. Audrey Booth = Sir William Lytton
      5. Sir Robert Lytton = Frances Cavalery
      6. Anne Lytton = Sir John Borlase
      7. Anne Borlase = Sir Euseby Isham
      8. William Isham = Mary Brett
      9. Henry Isham of Virginia (emigrant) = Mrs. Katherine Banks Royall
      10. Mary Isham = William Randolph of Virginia (emigrant)
      11. Isham Randoph = Jane Roberts
      12. Jane Randolph = Peter Jefferson
      13. Thomas Jefferson

      Descent to Martha Wayles:

      10. Anne Isham (sister of Mary Isham) = Francis Epes III
      11. Francis Epes IV = Sarah (maiden name unknown)
      12. Martha Epes = John Wayles
      13. Martha Wayles = (1) Bathurst Skelton; (2) Thomas Jefferson

      Descent to Edith Bolling:

      13. Mary Jefferson (sister of Thomas Jefferson) = John Bolling III (great-great-great grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe)
      14. Archibald Bolling = Catherine Payne
      15. Archibald Bolling, Jr. = Anne E. Wigginton
      16. William Holcombe Bolling = Sallie Spiers White
      17. Edith Bolling = (1) Norman Galt; (2) Thomas Woodrow Wilson

      This couple were also ancestors of Jane Seymour and thus of Edward VI:

      Margery le Despenser (1399-1478) = Sir Roger Wentworth (d. 1452)
      Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
      Henry Wentworth (1448-1501) = Ann Saye (1453-1484)
      Margaret Wentworth (1478-1550) = John Seymour (1476-1536)
      Jane Seymour (1508-1537) = Henry VIII (1491-1547)
      Edward VI (1537-1553)

      And of Ada Lovelace, pioneer of computer programming:

      Roger Wentworth (d. 1452) = Margery le Despenser (1399-1478)
      Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
      Henry Wentworth (1448-1501) = Ann Saye (1453-1484)
      Richard Wentworth (1480-1528) = Anne Tyrell (1480-1534)
      Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth (1501-1551) = Margaret Fortescue (1550-1551)
      Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth (1525-1584) = Anne Wentworth (d. 1571)
      Henry Wentworth, 3rd Baron Wentworth (1558-1593) = Anne Hopton (1561-1625)
      Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baron Wentworth (1591-1667) = Anne Crofts (d. 1637/8)
      Anne Wentworth, 7th Baron Wentworth (1623-1697) = John Lovelace (d. 1670)
      William Noel (1642-1675) = Margaret Lovelace (1644-1671)
      John Noel (1668-1697) = Mary Clobery (1672-1751)
      Clobery Noel (1695-1733) = Elizabeth Rowney (d. 1743)
      Edward Noel, 9th Baron Wentworth (1715-1774) = Judith Lamb (d. 1761)
      Judith Noel (1751-1825) = Ralph Milbanke (d. 1793)
      Anne Noel-Byron, 11th Baron Wentworth (1792-1860) = George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
      Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace) (1815-1852)

      They are also ancestral to Megan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne. Notably, Roger and Marjory's son Philip Wentworth and his wife Mary Clifford are the most recent common ancestors shared by Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess:

      Roger Wentworth (d. 1452) = Margery le Despenser (1399-1478)
      Philip Wentworth (1424-1464) = Mary Clifford (1416-1478)
      Elizabeth Wentworth (1440-1480) = Martin De La See (1420-1494)
      Jane At See (1464-1528) = Piers Hildyard (1460-1502)
      Isabel Hildyard (1500-1540) = Ralph Legard (1490-1540)
      Joan Legard (1530-1586) = Richard Skepper (1495-1556)
      Edward Skepper (1552-1629) = Mary Robinson (1576-1630)
      Rev. William Skepper (1597-1646) of Boston, MA (d. 1640-50) = unknown 1st wife
      Jane Skepper (1635-1682) = Abraham Browne (1630-1690)
      Jane Brown (b. 1657) = Henry Lunt (1653-1709)
      Jane Lunt (1693-1743) = Nathaniel Drake (1695-1763)
      Abraham Drake (1726-1805) = Martha Eaton (1730-1799)
      Martha Drake (1767-1841) = John Smith (1760-1842)
      John Smith (1792-1866) = Mary "Polly" Mudgett (1797-1869)
      Mary Hussey Smith (1822-1908) = Jacob Lee Merrill (1818-1899)
      George David Merrill (1861-1924) = Mary Bird (1862-1925)
      Gertrude May Merrill (1887-1938) = Frederick George Sanders (1873-1944)
      Doris May Sanders (1920-2011) = Gordon Arnold Markle (1918-1982)
      Thomas Wayne Markle (1944- ) = Doria L. Ragland (1956- )
      (Rachel) Megan Markle (1981- ) = Prince Henry Charles Albert David (1984- )

  • Sources 
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    2. [S121] "Constable family (per. c. 1300-1488)", article by Rosemary Horrox in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

    3. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

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    5. [S431] John P. Ravilious, 13 Sep 2004, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    6. [S419] Brice Clagett, 21 Nov 2003, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    7. [S831] F. N. Craig, "Lady Millicent's Cat and the Bullers Inheritance." The American Genealogist 70:96, 1996.

    8. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

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

    10. [S72] Chris Phillips, Some Corrections and Additions to The Complete Peerage.

    11. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.