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Monday, June 21, 2010

Roger Wentworth Esq. & Margery Despenser

1901320. Roger Wentworth Esq. & 1901321. Margery Despenser

~1390, Roger born in England, s/o 3802640. John Wentworth & 3802641. Agnes Dronfield.

1399, Margery born in England, heir & d/o 3802642. Philip le Despenser & 3802643. Elizabeth Tibetot.

9/13/1404, Margery “married” Sir John Roos, 7th Lord Roos of Hemsley. [No children.]

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

3/22/1421, John, baron de Ros, killed in France serving under the Duke of Clarence at the siege of Beauge. (S) Burkes Genealogical and Heraldic History, 1914, P608.

11/22/1421, The king assigned to the said Margery in dower £73 6s. 8d. a year of £100 yearly rent to be taken of the fee farm of the city of York. (S) CCRs, 4/29/1446.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

 [––Roger & Margery––]

6/1/1423, Roger married Margery acquiring the manor of Nettlestead, Suffolk. (S) DNB.

6/25/1423, Pardon, for £1000 … to Margery, late the wife of John de Roos, knight, tenant in chief of Henry V, and to Roger Wentworth, esquire, for intermarrying without the king’s licence. (S) CPRs.

1424, Margery 24 or 26, heir to her father, inheriting the manor of Parlington.

4/2/1424, Order to the escheator of Northampton to take into the king’s hand all the lands in the bailiwick which Margery late the wife of John de Roos, ‘chivaler,’ holds in dower as the said Margert has married Roger Wentworth without the king’s licence [they must not have paid the fine.] Same order to the escheators of counties of Leicester, Buckingham, York, Kent, Nottingham, and the city of York. (S) CFRs.

10/20/1424, To the escheator in Kent. Order to take the fealties of … and Thomas Wentworth, and to give them livery of the manors of Chetham and Kyngeston … found by inquisition, …, that Philip le Despenser knight at his death held … the said manors … for life by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife, mother of Margery now wife of Roger Wentworth esquire their daughter and heir, with remainder to John Loterell and the others and to the heirs of Thomas Wentworth by fine levied at Westminster … (S) CCRs.

10/29/1424, To eacheator of the county of York to take the fealty of Roger Wentworth, esquire, who has taken to wife Margery the daughter and heir of Philip le Despenser, knight, and Elizabeth late his wife, … Rogery and Margery to have full seisin … the king for 2 marks … has respited … the homage from Roger by reason of his having issue by Margery. (S) CFRs.

11/3/1424, To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to meddle no further with the manors of Gedeneye and Alkebarough …, delivering to Roger Wentworth esquire and Margery his wife any issues thereof taken; … learned by inquisition, …, by charter indented made a demise thereof to Philip le Despenser knight for life, with remainder to Margery his daughter, now wife of Roger Wentworth, and to the heirs of her body by John de Roos son of William de Roos lord of Hamelake, … that John de Roos died without issue by her, … (S) CCRs.

1427-8, “Receipt by Roger Wentworth, esquire, to the sheriffs of the city of York, for 55 marks, the Easter instalment of an annuity of 110 marks assigned in dower to Margery, Lady Roose, his wife, out of the fee-farm of the city. York.” (S) UKNA.

1343, Roger Wentworth, esquire on a commission. (S) Incomes From Land In England, Gray, 1934.

5/3/1436, To Roger Wentworth, donsel, lord of Parlyngton in the diocese of York, and Margery, lady of Roos, his wife. Grant, at their recent petition—containing that they contracted marriage lawfully per verba de presenti, consummated it and had offspring, but could not have the marriage solemnized before the church after the custom of the country because, being unequal in nobility, they feared that scandals might arise between their kinsmen and friends; that afterwards they had the said marriage, thus consummated, solemnized within the bounds of the parish church of Hemyngburgh in the said diocese, without banns, and without the solemnizations wont by the custom of the country to be made before the church, further offspring being born thereof; and adding that they are moved by a scruple of conscience to doubt whether anyone may hesitate as to the validity of the marriage thus contracted—that the said marriage contracted between them and all its consequences hold good as if it had not been clandestine, but had been proclaimed and solemnized before the church, with banns and the wonted solemnizations, all the said offspring, and likewise future offspring, being hereby decreed legitimate. (S) Lateran Regesta, 342, 6 Eugenius 4.

10/9/1438, Robert Breton of Aurom, co. York, fined for not appearing to answer Roger Wentworth, esquire, touching a plea of debt of £13 4d. (S) CPRs.

5/16/1443, “…  in Suffolk. Warranty clause. Witnesses: Roger Wentworth, esq. …” (S) UKNA.

4/29/1446, To the sheriffs of the city of York … Order to pay to Roger Wentworth, who has taken to wife Margery who was wife of John de Roos knight, and to the said Margery during her life £73 6s. 8d. a year, and to pay them the arrears for Easter and Michaelmas terms last; … (S) CCRs.

6/30/1446, “Margery Hovell of Nettlestead, widow; and Roger Wentworth, esquire, Margery Lady Roos his wife, Philip Wentworth, esquire, their son, … Margery has granted to Roger, Margery, Philip, … in Cretyng Omnium Sanctorum, Cretyng Sancte Marie, Stonham, Codynham, Beylham, Blakynham Magna, Blakynham Parva, Netlystede, Somerysham and Bramford (Suff.)” (S) UKNA.

12/8/1449 at London, Debtor: Thomas, Lord Roos. Creditor: Roger Wentworth, esquire, Philip Wentworth, esquire, … Amount: 500m. … (S) UKNA.

10/24/1452, Roger died.


1455, Margeria, Dame de Roos, widow of Roger, sealed a document. (S) Catalogue of Seals, Dept. of Manuscripts, British Museum.

1458, Philip, his mother Margery and his children “of both sexes” received a papal indult to choose their confessor.

3/14/1461, Edward [earl of March] proclaimed himself King Edward IV as the rightful heir.

1461, Margery’s son Philip, a Lancastrian, attained in parliament.

5/18/1464, Margery’s son Philip executed; his son Henry his heir.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England.

8/30/1477, Margery wrote her will: My body to be buried in the Chapel of St. Margaret and St. Bernard at Cambridge … 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 ; to my son Thomas Wentworth, Chaplain, to John Constable, son of my daughter Agnes Constable ; … (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, P347.

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

4/20/1478, Margery died; buried at Grey Friars, Ipswich, Suffolk.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P613.

Child of Roger and Margery: [3 sons, 3 daughters]

i. Philip Wentworth (950660), born 1424 in England.

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