John Wentworth

John Wentworth (1671 - 1730)

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Lt Gov. John Wentworth
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Husband of — married in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshiremap
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Died in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshiremap
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John "known as Lt. Gov." born 16 Jan 1671, son of Samuel and Mary (Benning) Wentworth ... appointed Lt-Gov of New Hampshire in 1717, an office he held until his death 12 Dec 1730. He married Sarah, daug of Mark Hunking. She died 1 April 1741, in her 68th year, making her born in 1673. In her will, made 20 March 1741 she gave all her children equal shares save Elizabeth Lowd.

Children of John and Sarah (Hunking) Wentworth:

  1. Benning b 24 July 1696
  2. Hunking 19 Dec 1697
  3. Hannah b 4 July 1700 marr 1st Samuel Plaisted, marr 2nd Theodore Atkinson
  4. Sarah b 24 June 1702 marr 1st Archibald McPhedris, marr 2nd George Jaffrey Jr
  5. John b 19 Oct 1703
  6. William b 10 Dec 1705
  7. Mary b 7 May 1707 marr 1st Temple Nelson, marr 2nd John Steele
  8. Samuel b 15 Jan 1708
  9. Mark Hunking b. 1 March 1709
  10. Elizabeth b 16 Feb 1710/11 marr 1st John Lowd, marr 2nd capt Benjamin Underwood. Died childless 19 Oct 1790
  11. Rebecca b 61 April 1712 marr Thomas Packer (Sheriff). Died Sept 1738
  12. Ebenezer b 1 August 1714
  13. Daniel b. 5 January 1715-16
  14. George b. 12 June 1719 and died at sea unmarried Dec 1741[1]


  1. "The Wentworth Genealogy comprising The Origin of the name, the Family in England and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth, the Emigrant and of his descendants". By John Wentworth, LL.D., of Chicago, Ill. In Two Volumes, Volume 1. 1870 Press of Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, Mass. p. 96-101

See also:

  • Page 270: "Jno Wentworth and Sarah Hunking both of Portsmo were marryd ye 12th of Oct. 1693.", "Ltt Govr Jno Wentworth Esq. Departd ye 12th of Decr 1730."
  • "Notable Kin", Volume One by Gary Boyd Roberts, publ 1998
  • "Some Descendants of Henry & John Sherburne of Portsmouth, NH"

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On 12 Feb 2015 at 03:47 GMT Thomas Sherburne Assoc. AIA wrote:

Wentworth-790 and Wentworth-491 appear to represent the same person because: identical family connections & locale

On 12 Feb 2015 at 03:46 GMT Thomas Sherburne Assoc. AIA wrote:

Wentworth-150 and Wentworth-790 are not ready to be merged because: identical family conncetions

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