William Wentworth I

William Wentworth I (bef. 1616 - abt. 1697)

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Elder William Wentworth I
Born before in Alford, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1653 in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshiremap
Profile last modified 4 Jan 2019 | Created 19 Mar 2011
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The Puritan Great Migration.
William Wentworth I migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Contents

Biography

Research note: An new article on the ancestry of William Wentworth is being published. It is in three parts with the first part published in January 2019. This profile will be updated as the other parts of the article are released.
  • The American Genealogist, vol. 90 no. 3 (July 2018, but actually released January 2019). "The English Ancestry of William Wentworth of New Hampshire: Male line ancestry for five generations," by Terry Booth, Paul C. Reed and Nathaniel Taylor.


Name

  • William Wentworth

Alias

  • Elder

Christening

  • William was christened at Alford parish church in Lincolnshire on March 15th 1615/6

Parents

Marriage

Note: This needs to be researched further. Wives need more investigation to see what children belong to which wife and which wife he was first married too. It's stated that Elizabeth Knight was the second wife and there is confusion as to who the first wife was.

Issue

  • William and Elizabeth had 9 sons
  1. Benjamin Wentworth
  2. Ezekiel Wentworth
  3. Ephraim Wentworth
  4. Timothy Wentworth
  5. Paul Wentworth
  6. Sylvanus Wentworth
  7. Gershom Wentworth
  8. John* Wentworth
  9. Samuel Wentworth
  • William and Elizabeth had 3 Daughters
  1. Sarah Wentworth
  2. Sarah Wentworth
  3. Elizabeth Wentworth

Arrival

  • Arrived Boston in 1636.

Land

  • His farm granted in 1652, extended to Garrison Hill.

Death

  • William died on the 81st anniversary of his baptism, March 15th 1596/7.

Burial

  • His unmarked grave is in cemetery 800 yards west of this monument. 1690 Old, Dover, NH[2]

Sources

  1. Torrey: Page 796
  2. FindAGrave

Acknowledgements

Magna Carta Project

William Wentworth I is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor, but is not currently in a trail to a Magna Carta Surety Baron that has been reviewed/approved by the Magna Carta project. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. ~ Noland-165 11:03, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Douglas Richardson, 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 I, pp xxiii-xxix
Magna Carta Trail
Proposed Magna Carta trail between, Gateway Ancestor, William Wentworth and surety baron, Roger Bigod.
1. William Wentworth is the son of William Wentworth [unknown confidence]
2.William is the son of Christopher Wentworth [unknown confidence]
3. Christopher is the son of William Wentworth [unknown confidence]
4. William is the son of Oliver Wentworth [unknown confidence]
5. Oliver is the son of Thomas Wentworth Esq. [unknown confidence]
6. Thomas is the son of Joan (Calverley) Wentworth [unknown confidence]
7. Anne is the daughter of Walter Calverley [unknown confidence]
8. Walter is the son of Joan (Bigod) Calverly [confident]
9. Joan is the daughter of John Bigod [unknown confidence]
10. John is the son of Roger Bigod [unknown confidence]
11. Roger is the son of John Bigod Sr [unknown confidence]
12. John is the son of Ralph (Bigod) le Bigod [unknown confidence]
13. Ralph is the son of Hugh (Bigod) le Bigod [unknown confidence]
14. Hugh is the son of Roger Bigod [confident]


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On 18 Jan 2017 at 00:25 GMT Georgine (Kelley) Butman wrote:

In the Wentworth Volume 1 Genealogy Book written by John Wentworth of Chicago. I have in my possessions both volumes he wrote they have been passed down from Alanson Wentworth.It does state about his daughters Sarah who was married to Benjamin Bernard and also Elizabeth to Tozier. On pages 59, 60-61. Page 60 - April 30, 1706 Sarah Bernard in her 15th year, chose her Uncle Paul Wentworth of Dover NH for guardian. Also in Rowley records is proof that he could be no other than Paul.

If you need the copies of the pages I can do this.

On 6 Jan 2017 at 15:53 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

Sarah Wentworth is attached as daughter of Elder William Wentworth, but I see no sources for this. All documentation I can find shows only one daughter, Elizabeth. I recommend detaching Sarah until a source showing her relationship is provided. Additionally, Sarah has a death date of 1706 in Iowa, which is historically highly improbable

On 9 Jul 2016 at 00:55 GMT George Field wrote:

Wentworth-1367 and Wentworth-145 are not ready to be merged because: Need sourcing for Wentworth 1367. Dates do not overlap

On 9 Jul 2016 at 00:37 GMT Randy Wentworth wrote:

Wentworth-1367 and Wentworth-145 appear to represent the same person because: If you look at the two, you'll see both are meant to be Elder William. Same "parents", same "wife", etc. Thanks!

On 1 Oct 2014 at 16:18 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

Wentworth-789 and Wentworth-349 appear to represent the same person because: These duplicates need to be cleaned up. Merge direction should be correct now.

On 1 Oct 2014 at 16:16 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

Wentworth-789 and Wentworth-155 appear to represent the same person because: Still the same duplicated person. Merge direction should be correct now.

On 1 Oct 2014 at 15:13 GMT Michael Sheffield wrote:

Wentworth-856 and Wentworth-145 do not represent the same person because: Marriage incorrect as indicated previously

On 1 Oct 2014 at 15:07 GMT Michael Sheffield wrote:

Wentworth-856 and Wentworth-145 do not represent the same person because: No source info. First wife of William Wentworth dies after this marriage is indicated. Unless there was a divorce, this doesn't seem a match

On 1 Oct 2014 at 03:59 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

Wentworth-789 and Wentworth-155 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person, one is just more robust than the other. The arborist wants them merged.

On 1 Oct 2014 at 03:56 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

Wentworth-349 and Wentworth-789 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles need to be merged. They are clearly the same person, one is just less robust than the other.

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