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John Wentworth (abt. 1360 - 1425)

John Wentworth
Born about in North Elmsall, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died at about age 65 in North Elmsall, par. South Kirkby, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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John WENTWORTH Esq was born circa 1370 in North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England and died 15 Oct 1425 of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, England at age 55. [1]

John Wentworth of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, and "Agnes, sister and co-heiress of William Dronsfield, of West Bernton, Yorkshire" had at least one son: Roger, who married (as her 2nd husband) Margery (or Margaret) le Despenser, widow of John Roos."[2]

He married Agnes Dronsfield, daughter of William Dronsfield.[3]



  • Roger Wentworth, Esq.[4][5] d. 24 Oct 1452
  • John Wentworth, Esq.
  • Sir Roger Wentworth d. 21 Oct 1452
  • Thomas Wentworth
  • Richard Wentworth, Esq. b. c 1410

Research Notes

Many pedigrees conflated the different Johns in this Wentworth family, resulting in a missing generation. See the research notes on his father's profile for a detailed explanation.


  2. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol IV, pp 216-217 NETTLESTEAD #15
  3. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 234-235
  4. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 215-216
  5. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 456
  • John Wentworth, Esq., "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 12 January 2018), citing Douglas Richardson's
    • Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. III, pp 234-235, 456
    • Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. IV, p. 215-216
  • Cracroft Peerage
    • 17F. John Wentworth, of North Emsall, co. York
    • 18F. Agnes Dronsfield, dau. of Sir William Dronsfield, of West Bretton, co. York
  • Burke's Notable British Families 1600s-1900s Dormant, Abeyant, Forfieted and Extinct Peerages; Page 575.
  • Visitation of Yorkshire: Page 342 Wentworth

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posted by Dan Norum
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Dan, Richardson gives his wife as Agnes Dronfield, not Alice Bisset.
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New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Volume 1, edited by William Richard Cutter, shows John who m. Alice Bissett as the son of William who m Dionysia Rotherfield (See:

I don't know this family, and I don't have access to my copies of Richardson's books to see what pedigree he gives. Do you have access whereas you can see what he says?

I'm going to delete my previous comments, since they have led to confusion and I obviously placed them on the wrong profile. Your comments are absolutely correct! I think we're talking about different things, due to the error of my original posting. I'll replace my comments with the question: Was Jane Le Tyas really 60 years old when her son John was born, or is there a missing generation of another John Wentworth?
posted by Dan Norum
I'd say there's definitely a generation missing.
* Clay, JW: Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Volume 1 of 3, page 294, III. Note the first two generations are conjectural; there are many alternative versions. The sons of this John are also unclear; the version shown here is now favoured, but not proved. Older pedigrees differ.
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