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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sir Henry Wentworth & Anne Saye

475330. Sir Henry Wentworth & 475331. Anne Saye    

1448, Henry born in Nettlestead, Suffolk, England, heir & s/o 950660. Philip Wentworth & 950661. Mary Clifford.

~1450, Anne born in England, d/o 950662. Sir John Saye & 184695. Elizabeth Cheney.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [War of the Roses.]

1461, Henry’s father, a Lancastrian, attained in parliament.

1462, Henry pardoned in parliament for any infractions of his family.

4/1463 at Parliament, Finding a way around the consequences of attainder was the object of Henry Wentworth, the son of the Lancastrian Philip Wentworth. He did not suggest that the judgement against his father be reversed. Henry's concern was with his own legal status, ‘disabled for ever’. He argued that because Philip had possessed no inherited land at the time of his attainder, no damage would be done to the king's interests if he, Henry, was allowed to inherit his ancestors’ lands. Henry's petition received the royal approval. (S) Parliament Rolls, Edward IV, April 1463.

4/25/1464, Henry and his father Philip at the Battle of Hedgeley Moor. Henry was in the forces of the Henry, Duke of Somerset. The Duke of Somerset’s men were quickly defeated at a heavy cost. Sir Henry managed to intercept and kill Lord Roos with 2 blows from his sword.

5/15/1464, The Battle of Hexham, Northumberland. Yorkist John Neville had about 3000 men. Lancanstrians, the Duke of Somerset and Lord Hungerford’s men were defeated. Henry’s and his father were captured. Henry was taken to the Tower.

5/18/1464, Henry’s father executed.

1465, Edward IV captured Henry VI and put him in the Tower of London.

12/1466, Henry pardoned by King Edward and restored to his lands.

[––Henry & Anne––]

~1468, Henry married Anne.

1468-1485, Henry Esquire of the King’s Household.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

1474-75, Indentures between the king and the following, retaining them for service in his invasion of France. Henry Wentworth the younger.

6/1475, Henry served with the King’s army in France. A force of about 13,000 landed at Calais.

8/29/1475, at Picquigny, France, west of Amiens, King Edward and King Louis XI met on a bridge to sign a peace agreement.

8/30/1477, Margery [Henry’s paternal grandmother] wrote her will: … to Henry Wentworth, my heir, 12 dishes of silver, and I will that the said Henry shall cause at his own proper expense, the body of [his] father Dni Philip Wentworth, Knight, to be transferred to the Church of Newsam, in Lincolnshire, … and another marble to be laid upon the body of his mother, in the Church of Friars Minors at Ispwich ; … (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, P347.

1478, Henry age 30.

1478-80, Henry knighted.

3/27/1480, Henry Wentworth, knight, on a commission of peace in Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

1480-83, Defendants: Henry Wentworth, knight, Thomas Fastolf, esquire, and others ... (S) UKNA.

1481-82, Henry, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk.

2/10/1483, Commission to enquire what persons in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk have committed treasons, insurrections, and rebellions ... : William Clopton, knight, Henry Wentworth, knight, … (S) CPRs.

6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England. The same day, Henry Wentworth, knight, on a commission of peace in Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

1483, Henry Wentworth nominated, but not elected, to the Order of the Knights of the Bath by the Duke of Suffolk. (S) Court Chivalry and Politics, Gumus, 2007, P276.

8/1/1483, Commission to collect subsidies in the county of Suffolk: William Brandon, knight, Henry Wentworth, knight, … (S) CPRs.

2/20/1484, Licence, … for Thomas Say [Joan his wife], son of John Say, knight, deceased, … successive remainders to William Say, knight, son and heir of the said John, … Leonard Say, son of the said John … Anne the wife of Henry Wentworth, knight, one of the daughters of the said John, the heirs of Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas Sampson, both deceased, another of the daughters of the said John, Katherine the wife of Thomas Bassyngburne, the 3rd daughter, and Mary the wife of Philip Calthorpe, the 4th daughter. (S) CPRs.

1/8/1484, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

5/1/1484, Henry Wentworth, knight, on a commission of array in Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

4/9/1486, King Henry, on a visit to the north of England, stopped at ‘Pomfreyte’. His retinue included Sir Henry Wentworth, Knyght. (S) A Memoir of the Court of Henry VII, Cavel, 2001.

1489, Henry, High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

1489-99, Henry a Knight of the Body to Henry VII.

1489, Henry of Nettlested in Suffolk, Knight of the Bath. (S) Henry VII, Breverton, 2016.

5/22/1489, Sir Henry Wentworth and Sir Richard Tunstall appointed as stewards to the Earl of Surrey. (S) A Memoir of the Court of Henry VII, Cavel, 2001.

1490, Henry Wentworth de Woodhouse, miles, High Sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) Eboracum, V2, 1788, P102.

5/6/1490, Sir Henry mentioned in a letter from Edward Plumpton to Sir Robert Plumpton, stating that Henry was at the time the Steward of Knaresborough. (S) The Plumpton Letters and Papers, Kirby, 1996, P93.

1492, Henry Wentworth, mil., High Sheriff of Yorkshire. (S) Eboracum, V2, 1788, P102.

Anne died.


1493-1500, Plaintiffs: Sir James Tyrell, knight. Defendants: Sir Henry Wentworth, knight. Subject: Performance of the covenant made at the marriage of Richard, son and heir of defendant, with Anne, eldest daughter of complainant. (S) UKNA.

12/26/1493, Wardship and marriage of John Seymour (married to daughter Margery) granted to Sir Henry Wentworth. (S) Seymours of Wolf Hall, Loades, 2015.

10/22/1494, Henry married 2nd Elizabeth Neville, widow of Lord Thomas Scrope. [No children.]

11/10/1495, IPM of Joan Inggaldethorp … John Stonour, and Elizabeth wife of Henry Wentworth, knight, (who was the wife of Thomas, late Lord de Scrop, of Upsale, Knight) … (S) Lincolnshire N&Qs, V3, 1893, P139.

1495-1500, Plaintiffs: Sir Henry Wentworth, knight, and Dame Elizabeth, his wife. Yorkshire. (S) UKNA.

8/17/1499, Henry wrote his will.

By 2/27/1501, Henry died, buried in Newhouse Abbey, Lincolnshire.

(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P149. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P614.

Family notes:

·         Early in this Henry’s life, he is Henry Wentworth ‘the younger’. A Henry Wentworth, ‘the elder’, of Shardolewes, Suffolk, also has a daughter Margery, born 1460, who’s marriage settlements may be confused with this Margery.

Children of Henry and Anne:

i. Sir Richard Wentworth, born ? in England.

Richard married Anne, d/o Sir James Tyrell.

ii. Elizabeth Wentworth, born ? in England.

By 1505, Elizabeth married 1st Sir Roger Darcy of Danbury, Essex.

1508, Roger died.

iii. Margery Wentworth (237665), born ~1475 in England.

[Mother of Queen Jane Seymour.]

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