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Thomas Wentworth KG (1593 - 1641)

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Sir Thomas "1st Earl of Strafford" Wentworth KG
Born in Chancery Lane, London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Londesborough, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
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Died in Tower Hill, The City, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Apr 2011
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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford(1593-1641) was the son of Sir William Wentworth and his wife, Anne Atkinson and was baptised at St Dunstan in the West on 22 April 1593. [1] He married firstly Lady Margaret Clifford, daughter of Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland and his wife, Grisold Hughes in Londesborough on 22 October 1611. [2] His second wife whom he married in February 1625 was Lady Arabella Holles, daughter of John Holles, 1st Earl of Clare and his wife, Anne Stanhope. Thirdly in October 1632 he wed Elizabeth Rodes, daughter of Sir Godfrey Rodes.

He served King Charles as Lord Deputy of Ireland, and was created 1st Earl of Strafford in January 1640 and Knight of the Garter (K.G.). One of the first acts of the Long Parliament was to impeach him for his conduct in Ireland, and he was recalled to London and detained. It was determined that Wentworth had only acted on the King's wishes, and the impeachment failed. Parliament then passed a Bill of Attainder to which King Charles reluctantly gave his assent and signed his death warrant in an futile effort to restore order on the eve of the 1st English Civil War. Wentworth was beheaded on 12 May 1641 at Tower Hill in London.

Children of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Lady Arabella Holles

  1. William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford d. Oct 1695
  2. Lady Anne Wentworth
  3. Lady Arabella Wentworth b. 1630, d. 1689

Children of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and Elizabeth Rodes

  1. Thomas Wentworth
  2. Margaret Wentworth


  1. Baptismal record St Dunstan in the West (22 Apr 1593 Thomas Wentworth son of Willm. Wentworth)
  2. Marriage record Londesborough, Yorkshire (22 October 1611 Thomas Wentworth son of William Wentworth married Margarett daughter of Frances Earle of Cumberland and Grissell)
  • Ronald G. Asch, ‘Wentworth, Thomas, first earl of Strafford (1593–1641)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 accessed 26 April 2017. This is a subscription site but access is free to readers of British libraries whose library subscribes.
  • History of Parliament online [1]
  • Wikipedia [2]
  • Clifford pedigree: Table Showing the Descent of the Barony of Clifford


This person was created through the import of Wilson and Steele.ged.GED on 20 April 2011.

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On 26 Apr 2017 at 05:15 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Wentworth-1350 and Wentworth-207 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same man. Thomas Wentworth was married three times.

On 9 Mar 2017 at 08:22 GMT Alton Rogers wrote:

Wentworth-1350 and Wentworth-207 do not represent the same person because: Don't see anything to make them clear duplicates including having different spouses.

On 9 Mar 2017 at 05:47 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Wentworth-1350 and Wentworth-997 do not represent the same person because: They are duplicates but there is a lower number-207

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