William Wentworth

(1396 - )
     William Wentworth was born in 1396 See the Visitation of Yorkshire for his ancestry.

Child of William Wentworth

Sir William Wentworth

( - 2 July 1644)
     Sir William Wentworth was the son of Sir William Wentworth (Baronet) and Ann Atkins or Atkinson.
     Sir William Wentworth lived at Ashby Puerorum, Lincolnshire.
     Sir William Wentworth married Unknown Savile.
     William died on 2 July 1644 in the battle of Marston Moor.

Child of Sir William Wentworth

Sir William Wentworth

(before 1644 - 1692)
     Sir William Wentworth was born before 1644. He was the son of Sir William Wentworth.
     Sir William Wentworth married Isabella Apsley circa 9 February 1666 in Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Sir Allen Apsley, treasurer to the household of James, Duke of York.
     Sir William Wentworth lived at Northgate Head, Wakefield, Yorkshire.
     William died in 1692.

Child of Sir William Wentworth and Isabella Apsley

Sir William Wentworth (Baronet)

(3 July 1562 - before 10 September 1614)
     In"Sir William Wentworth's volume" he described his father's neighbours the Rythers. He owned Gawthorpe Hall [via his mother]. He may have attended St John's College, Cambridge in 1576, possibly also attending Gray's Inn from 1579. In the late 1590s he endured lengthy litigation over his estates, emerging only partially successful; but he had recovered his position by 1601 and bought a baronetcy in June 1611. He and his wife were strict Protestants, renowned for their devotion and learning, and he was remembered by his son as both ambitious and methodical. Sir William Wentworth (Baronet) was christened on 3 July 1562 in Wentworth, Yorkshire. It may have been the 30th.. He was the son of Thomas Wentworth Esq and Margaret Gascoigne.
     Sir William Wentworth (Baronet) married Ann Atkins or Atkinson.
In 1599/0 Sir William Wentworth (Baronet) purchased property in Harewood, in 1599/0. Hilary Term:A fine between Robt Chamberlain esq., John Gregory esq. & Henry Atkinson esq. and deforciants Henry Earl of Kent, John Piggott, esq., John Leighfield, Sac Theo, bach., Robert Rither esq., Edith Rither, Mary Rither, Helena Rither, Robert Stapleton kt., Wm Middleton, esq., Henry Bellasses esq., Robert Oglethorpe gent., William Oglethorpe his son & heir apparent, & Ralph Conyston. Re The castle & manor of Harewood & 30 messuages and 30 cottages with lands and the frankpledge in Harwood, Bondgate, Newhall, Stocton, Lofthouse, Hetherick, Gawthorpe als. Gawckthorpe, Stubhouse, Allwoodley, Wike, Brandon, Eastkeswick, Weardley, Dunkeswick, Helthwaite Hill, Weton, Hewby, Newby, Wescohill, Stainburne, Westrighton, Carleton, Swindon, Kirkby Overblowes, and Kereby, and free fishing in the Wharfe. A warrant against James Rither, father [son of] of William Rither, the grandfather of Robert, Edith, Mary & Helena, and against Matthew & William Redman.
He is supposed to have sold Harewood to Sir William Wentworth in 1601 - Sir William Wentworth described 'Mr Robert Ryther, being a young man, greatly indebted for his father and something for himself, resolved to sell Harewood, suing therein the especial consel and confidence of the Countess of Cumberland and Sir Robert Stapleton, both of them persons much experienced and very politique ....'.
     In 1607 he wrote: Then it pleased God to give me an opportunity to buy Harwod.... The house of Harwod Castle, being for many years divided betwixt the Redmans and the Rythers was at last by James Ryther's policies and purchase untied in himself. But his proud overweening condition, albeit he had especial good gifts of nature, brought him to die in the Fleet for debt and his son Robert Ryther to sell all his inheritance. These Rithers and Redmans being men of great worship and courage, albeit they had some times married with the house of Gawthorp, could never remain in firm friendship with it. For they claimed to be lords of Harwod, as indeed it seems they were and the Gascoignes they held for freeholders, who claimed to have a manor in Gawthorp or Lofthouse etc. But the Gascoignes being ever too mighty for them bore them very hard, both with suits, quarrels and countenance. Diverse great men, knights and earls, made awards betwixt them, but the settled rancour of their hearts and remembrance of old displeasures would never suffer long agreement.
At last ... after the death of my mother I came to be the inheritor of the house of Gawthorpe. At which time Mr Robert Ryther, being a young man, greatly indebted for this father and something for himself, resolved to sell Harwood, suing therin the especial counsel and confidence of the Countess of Cumberland and Sir Robert Stapleton, both of them persons much experienced and very politic and remaining for the most part at London, it was offered to diverse great persons, but the price was beyond the measure and the encumbrances dangerous and almost without number, as will appear by my evidence. [After selling lands to the value of 400 pounds? p.a. he] raised money to purchase Harwood.
. William was created Baron in 1611.
     William died before 10 September 1614. He was buried on 10 September 1614 in Wentworth Woodhouse. 1641 on Wentworth village website.

Children of Sir William Wentworth (Baronet) and Ann Atkins or Atkinson

William Wentworth 4th/2nd Earl of Strafford

( - 1791)
     William Wentworth 4th/2nd Earl of Strafford was the son of Thomas Wentworth Lord Raby, 3rd/1st Earl of Strafford and Anne Johnson.
     William died in 1791. He married Lady Anne Campbell but died without issue.

William Wentworth Earl of Strafford

(8 June 1626 - 16 October 1695)
     William Wentworth Earl of Strafford was born on 8 June 1626 in Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Wentworth Earl of Strafford and Arabella Holles. William As his fathers honours were forfeited by attainder, he received them all by a fresh grant from Charles I on 1 Dec 1641 on 1 December 1641.
     The second Earl sold Harewood to Sir John Cutler in 1657 (by then the castle was ruinous) and it was later bought by Henry Lascelles.
William was created earl of Strafford, his father’s attainder being reversed by act of parliament in 1662. William died without issue on the 16th of October 1695, when all his titles except the barony of Raby, became extinct. His estates passed to a kinsman, Thomas Watson, afterwards Watson-Wentworth (d. 1723), a son of Anne (1629—1695), daughter of the 1st earl, and her husband Edward Watson, 2nd Baron. Rockingham. In 1746 Watson-Wentworth’s son, Thomas Watson-Wentworth (c. 1690— 1750), was created marquess of Rockingham, and when his son Charles, the 2nd marquess, died in 1782, the estates passed to his maternal nephew, William Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliarn (1748-1833). His descendant, the present Earl Fitzwilliam, is the owner of Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, and the representative of the Wentworth family.
The barony of Raby passed to the 2nd earl’s cousin, Thomas Wentworth (1672-1739), son and heir of Sir William Wentworth of Northgate Head, Wakefield. In early life he saw much service as a soldier in the Low Countries, and was occasionally employed on diplomatic errands. From 1711 to 1714 he was British ambassador at the Hague, and in. 1711 he was created earl of Strafford. The earl was one of the British representatives at the congress of Utrecht, and in 1715 he was impeached for his share in concluding this treaty, but the charges against him were not pressed to a conclusion. He died on the 15th of November 1739. The earldom became extinct when Frederick Thomas, the 5th earl, died in August 1799. William, the 4th earl (1722-1791), had a sister Anne, who married William Connolly; and one of their daughters, Anne, married George Byng (d. 1789) of Wrotham Park, Middlesex. Their son, Sir John Byng (1772-1860), a distinguished soldier, was created earl of Strafford and Viscount Enfield in 1847. Having entered the army in 1793, Byng served in Flanders and commanded a brigade during the Peninsular War. He was present at Waterloo and became a field marshal in 1855. The earldom of Strafford is still held by his descendants
. William When parliament reversed his father's attainder, William (already first Earl of Strafford by the second creation) became second earl of the first creation in succession to his father in 1662.
     William died on 16 October 1695 aged 69. He married (twice?) but died without issue. His estates descended to his daughter Anne, who married Edward Watson, second Lord Rockingham. His titles died with him except for the Barony of Raby which descended to his nephew once removed Thomas who was created Earl of Strafford on 4 Sep 1711.

Edward Wepham

     Edward Wepham married Dorothy Marlott, daughter of Thomas Marlott and Dorothy Stapley, on 14 July 1622 in Pulborough, Sussex.

Thomas Bouville Were

     Thomas Bouville Were married Sarah Kennet, daughter of Benjamin Kennet and Catherine Steer, in October 1836 in Sidmouth, Devon. Tuesday week at Sidmouth, Thomas Bouville Were, esquire, of Clifton near Bristol, to Sarah, second daughter of the late Benjamin Kennet Dawson, esq, formerly of Wakefield.

Lt Col Wilfred Montague Were-Collins OBE, MC

(1893 - 12 May 1983)
     Wilfred was nick-named Michael. He was born in 1893.
     He served as an officer in the Dorset Regiment.
     The marriage of Lt Col Wilfred Montague Were-Collins OBE, MC and Molly Doreen Halahan, daughter of John Crosby Halahan and Winifred May Carter, was registered in Bournemouth RD, in the June 1931 quarter.
     Wilfred died on 12 May 1983.

Garrett Wesley

     Garrett Wesley made a will dated 13 March 1727/28 in Dangan, Meath, Ireland. To be buried in the chancel of the church at Laracorm Co, Meath. His wife. Residue of estate to Richard Colley, Dublin, Esq [who took the name Wesley]. Witnessed by John Dunbar Bate!
     His will was proved on 21 November 1728 in Ireland.

Child of Garrett Wesley

Mary or Margarert Wesley

(circa 1660 - 15 June 1683)
     Mary or Margarert Wesley was born circa 1660. She was the daughter of Garrett Wesley.
     Mary or Margarert Wesley married Wentworth Harman, son of Sir Thomas Harman, circa 10 October 1679. She was the daughter of Garrett Wellesley of Dangan.He married secondly Frances Sheppard.
     Mary died on 15 June 1683.

Children of Mary or Margarert Wesley and Wentworth Harman

Beatrice Wesseldine

(15 April 1883 - 26 April 1970)
     Beatrice Wesseldine was born on 15 April 1883.
     The marriage of Beatrice Wesseldine and George John Tyack Harris, son of John Tyack Harris and Elizabeth Anne Ross, was registered in Gainsborough RD, in the March 1919 quarter.
     Beatrice died on 26 April 1970 in Lincoln RD, Lincolnshire, aged 87.

Frances West or Killigrew

(after 1707 - )
     Frances West or Killigrew was also known as Killigrew in records. She was born after 1707. She was the second daughter and heiress. She was the daughter of John West and Mary Erisey.
     Documents relating to Mary West and Frances West (infants), daughters and co-heirs of Mary West, their late mother, deceased, and also granddaughters and co-heirs of Richd. Erisy, esquire, deceased, by his wife Frances (who was daughter of Sir Peter Killigrew, deceased), by John West, Esq.
     Frances West or Killigrew was mentioned in the will of Frances Killigrew dated 16 February 1731.
     Frances West or Killigrew was party to a land transaction on 1 December 1736. Assignment of 1000 year term.
(1) Mary and Frances Killigrew of Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, spinsters, daus. of Jn. West and Mary his late wife, who was dau. of Frances Erisey, dau. of Sir Peter Killigrew, decd.
(2) Martin Killigrew of Arwenack, esq.
(3) George Dunbar s. of Major J. D. of Ballycarney, Ireland, by his wife Anne, decd., dau. of George Killigrew, only son of Sir Peter Killigrew, decd.
(4) John West, esq.
(5) John Laroche of St. James, Westminster, esq.
(6) Richard Mounteney of Lincolns Inn, esq.
Recites: 14 Jan. 1673, 1000 year lease (Sir Peter Killigrew to Walter Hele),
Rosemorran, Tregedna, Kelnoweth and Tregenver in Budock
- other property of Sir Peter Killigrew settled in trust
Consideration: to settle leasehold estates to uses declared in lease and release of even date
(2) to (6):
His moiety of Tregenver in Budock
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     Frances West or Killigrew married Hon Charles Berkeley in 1745 in Rushbrooke, Suffolk.
     Will and codicil of Charles Berkeley of Brewton Abbey, Somerset - provision made for wife Frances of her property in Falmouth by settlement of jointure made at their wedding
- details of trusts, sales and uses of estates and property for daughters Sophia and Mary.

Children of Frances West or Killigrew and Hon Charles Berkeley

Mary West or Killigrew

(after 1705 - 1738)
     Mary West or Killigrew was born after 1705. She was the daughter of John West and Mary Erisey.
     Documents relating to Mary West and Frances West (infants), daughters and co-heirs of Mary West, their late mother, deceased, and also granddaughters and co-heirs of Richd. Erisy, esquire, deceased, by his wife Frances (who was daughter of Sir Peter Killigrew, deceased), by John West, Esq.
     Mary West or Killigrew was mentioned in the will of Frances Killigrew dated 16 February 1731.
     Mary West or Killigrew and an unknown person obtained a marriage licence on 14 May 1737 in Hampshire. John Merrill of Lainston, esq., & Mrs Mary West alias Killigrew, of the same at Lainston, Sparsholt, St Bartholomew, Winchester, or the Cathedral, 14 May 1737; JohnWest esq., bondsman.
     Deed dated 6 July 1737 between (2) Mary Killigrew, daughter. of Jn. West by his wife Mary decd. (3) Martin Killigrew of St. James, Westminster, esq.
Consideration: marriage between John Merrill and Mary Killigrew
(2) is seised of moiety of estates of Sir Peter Killigrew in Budock, Falmouth and Mylor.
     A marriage settlement between Mary West or Killigrew and John Merrill was made on 6 July 1737. Pre-nuptial settlement (also counterpart) between (1) Susanna Merrill of St James, Westminster, widow, and son John M. & (2) Mary Killigrew, dau. of Jn. West by his wife Mary decd. (3) Martin Killigrew of St James, Westminster, esq. Consideration: marriage between John Merrill and Mary Killigrew
(2) is seised of moiety of estates of Sir Peter Killigrew in Budock, Falmouth and Mylor
Recites: 30 Nov/1 Dec. 1736 deed of settlement
(1) agrees to provide £400 annuity to (3) in trust for (2) in lieu of dower, and to support younger children of the marriage
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     Mary West or Killigrew married John Merrill on 14 July 1737 in Lainston, Hampshire. John Merrill esq & Mrs Mary West, otherwise Killigrew, were marryd at lainston Church.
     Mary died in 1738. She died after the birth of a daughter..
     The administration of her estate was granted to John Merrill on 24 May 1745 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Grant of administration of goods of Mary Merrill, formerly Killigrew, to her husband John Merrill.

Child of Mary West or Killigrew

Daniel West

     Daniel West was born in Victoria. He was from Narrawong near Portland.
     Daniel West married Emma Charlotte Alice Collins, daughter of Rev Robert Reeves Collins and Mary Jane Halahan, in 1901 in Victoria.

Children of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins

Daniel Leigh West

(7 September 1912 - 2002 or 2003)
     Daniel Leigh West was born on 7 September 1912 in Edenhope, Victoria. He was the son of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.
     Daniel Leigh West married Florence Annie Close in 1938 in Victoria.
     Daniel Leigh West lived at Edenhope, 1996. He had retired from his farm. A property he purchased from his sisters was passed to Kerry & Kate Hausler of 'Fern Hill'. He and Flossie had lived at Patyah which in 1994 was occupied by his son Danny.
     Daniel died in 2002 or 2003.

Dorothy Halahan West

(19 March 1915 - 2016)
     Dorothy Halahan West was born on 19 March 1915 in Edenhope, Victoria. She was the daughter of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.
     Dorothy Halahan West married George Alexander Robinson in 1934 in Victoria.
     Dorothy Halahan West lived at 147 Lake Street, Edenhope, 2003.
     Dorothy died in 2016 in Victoria.

Elizabeth Mary West

(1902 - )
     Elizabeth Mary West was commonly known as Betty.
     Elizabeth Mary West married P G Gordon Wilson. Elizabeth Mary West was born in 1902 in Edenhope, Victoria. She was the daughter of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.

Frances West

(before 1590? - )
     Frances West was born before 1590?.
     Frances West married Alban Popplewell, son of Francis Popplewell and Dorothy Thornhill, on 10 February 1606 in Barmby Upon Don, Yorkshire.
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Children of Frances West and Alban Popplewell

Frederick James West

     Frederick James West married Louisa Grimwood, daughter of James Grimwood and Ursula or Ustley Grimwood, on 17 April 1889.

Harriet West

(24 June 1827 - circa December 1874)
     Harriet West was christened on 24 June 1827 in Clifton, Bedfordshire. She was the daughter of William West and Mary Field.
     Harriet West married George Kingsley Daniel, son of John Kingsley and Sophia Daniels, on 26 November 1848 in Clifton, Bedfordshire.
     Harriet West and George Kingsley Daniel were recorded on the 1851 census in Shillingdon/Shitlington, Bedfordshire. George K Daniel, aged 36, born Henlow, Harriett, aged 24 born Clifton, Charles aged 2, Isabella aged 5 months.
     Harriet West and George Kingsley Daniel appeared on the 1861 census in Lower Stondon, Shillington/Shitlington, Bedfordshire. George K Daniel, 36, ag. lab, born Southill; his wife Harriet 34, straw plaiter, born Clifton, children Charles 12, ag. lab., born Clifton, Isabella 10, born Henlow, Ann 8, scholar, George 6, ditto, Ellen 4, Walter 1, all born Shitlington.
     Harriet West and George Kingsley Daniel appeared on the 1871 census in Hitchin Rd, Arlesey, Bedfordshire. George Kingsley Daniels head, mar, 44, ag. lab., born Southill; Harriet, wife 43, born Clifton, Isabel, 20, unmarried, straw plaiter, born Henlow, George, 16, ag. lab., born Stondon, Ellen, aged 14, scholar, do., Walter, 11, scholar, do, Lois, 8, scholar, do., William, 4, scholar, born Arlesey, Eliza, 11 months, daughter, born Arlesey, Albert, grand son, 1, born Arlesey; Dinah Dear? visitor, mar, 64, nurse, born Morton, Herts.
     Harriet died circa December 1874. She does not appear to be listed in the 1881 census for Bedfordshire and a 39 year old Harriet Daniels died in the Dec quarter of 1874 i the Biggleswade registration district.

Children of Harriet West and George Kingsley Daniel

Henry West

     Henry West was the son of William West and Mary Field.

Jean Reeves West

(20 July 1905 - )
     Jean Reeves West was born on 20 July 1905 in Edenhope, Victoria. She was the daughter of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.
     Jean Reeves West married Harold James Bull in 1934 in Victoria.
     Jean Reeves West lived at 'Ozenkadnook', Victoria, 1982.

Joan West

     Joan West married John Geere, son of John Geere, on 13 May 1621 in Wivelsfield, Sussex. They had many children in Ditchling and Cuckfield, but it is not certain which John it refers to.

Joan Maud West

(31 July 1903 - 1982)
     Joan Maud West was born on 31 July 1903 in Edenhope, Victoria. She was the daughter of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.
     Joan Maud West married Charles Kerr.
     Joan died in 1982 in Edenhope.

John West

(before 1690 - )
     John West was born before 1690 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
     John West married Mary Erisey, daughter of Richard Erisey and Frances Killigrew, in June 1711.

Children of John West and Mary Erisey

Marjorie Nora West

(1910 - )
     Marjorie Nora West was born in 1910 in Edenhope, Victoria. She was the daughter of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.

Mary West

(before 1690 - )
     Mary West was born before 1690.
     Mary West married George Bullett, son of Unknown Bullett, in 1708 in Mellis, Suffolk.

May Hannah West

(1907 - 1966)
     May Hannah West was born in 1907 in Edenhope, Victoria. She was the daughter of Daniel West and Emma Charlotte Alice Collins.
     May Hannah West married William Robinson.
     May died in 1966 in Edenhope, Victoria.

Mercy West

(before 1655 - before 11 November 1683)
     Mercy West was born before 1655 in Lincolnshire, England.
     Mercy West married David Popplewell, son of David Popplewell and Ann Pettinger, on 21 November 1672 in Belton, Lincolnshire.
     Mercy died before 11 November 1683 in Belton, Lincolnshire. She was buried on 11 November 1683 in Belton, LIN.

Children of Mercy West and David Popplewell