Part 1: Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse; Strafford

(Note that there was another distantly related branch of the Wentworth family which obtained a Barony, and, briefly, the Earldom of Cleveland; that Barony eventually devolved on the Noel and Byron families.)




William Wentworth, of Wentworth Woodhouse, d.1477; m.Isabel Fitzwilliam


1a) Sir Thomas, of Wentworth Woodhouse, d.5 Dec 1548; m.Mrs Beatrix Drax, née Woodruffe


1b) William, of Wentworth Woodhouse, d.4 Jul 1549; m.Catherine Beeston


1c) Thomas, of Wentworth Woodhouse, d.14 Feb 1587; m.Margaret Gascoigne


1d) Sir William, of Wentworth Woodhouse, cr Baronet 1611 (bap 3 Jul 1562- bur 10 Sep 1614); m.by 1591 Anne Atkinson (bur 23 Jul 1611)


1e) Sir Thomas, of Wentworth Woodhouse, 2nd Bt., cr 1628 Baron Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, and Baron of Newmarch and Oversley, cr later in1728 Viscount Wentworth, cr 1640 Baron of Raby [with remainder after his own issue male to his younger brothers and their issue male], and also cr 1640 Earl of Strafford; attainted 1641 (London 13 Apr 1593- executed 12 May 1641); m.1st Londesborough 22 Oct 1611 Lady Margaret Clifford (bur 21 Sep 1622); m.2nd London 24 Feb 1625 Lady Arabella Holles (d.York 5 Oct 1631); m.3rd ca Oct 1632 Elizabeth Rodes (d.Hooton Roberts 19 Apr 1688)


[by 2nd m.]:


1f) William, Lord Raby (Wentworth Woodhouse 8 Jun 1626-16 Oct 1695); in 1641 he was cr Earl of Strafford, Viscount Wentworth, Baron Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, Baron of Newmarch and Oversley and Baron of Raby, thus giving him all the titles of his father, but with a later date of precedency; in 1661 his father’s attainder was reversed, thus giving him all his father’s titles with the original dates of precedency; he m.1st 27 Feb 1655 Lady Henrietta Mary Stanley (17 Nov 1630-London 27 Dec 1685); m.2nd 18/19 Sep 1694 Henriette de La Rochefoucauld (d.11 Nov 1732); on his death all his titles became extinct except the Barony of Raby, which passed to his heir male, as below; the vast Wentworth Woodhouse estates were left to his nephew Thomas Watson, later Watson-Wentworth (see below, Part 2)


2f) Anne (8 Oct 1629-2 Jan 1696); m.London 13 Nov 1654 Edward Watson, 2nd Lord Rockingham (see Part 2, below)


3f) Arabella; m.Hon. Justin MacCarty, 1689 Viscount Mountcashell (d.Barèges 1 Jul 1694)


[by 3rd m.]:


4f) Thomas


5f) Margaret


2e) Sir William, of Ashby Puerorum, k.a. Marston Moor 2 Jul 1644; m.11 Jul 1627 Elizabeth Savile (d.9 Nov 1660)


1f) Sir William (ca 1636-Jun 1692); m.1667 Isabella Apsley


1g) William, d.1693


2g) Thomas (Stanley Hall 1672-Wentworth Castle 15 Nov 1739); in 1695 he succeeded his cousin as 3rd Lord Raby and 4th Baronet; he was cr 1711 Earl of Strafford and Viscount Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse and of Stainborough [with remainder, after his own issue male, to his brother Peter and his issue male]; in 1722 he was cr by the Pretender Duke of Strafford; he m. at Bradenham, Bucks, 6 Sep 1711 Anne Johnson (d.19 Sep 1754); notwithstanding his title, he had not inherited the magnificent Wentworth Woodhouse estates (see above); feeling piqued at the loss of what he considered his birthright, he purchased the Stainborough estate a few miles away and erected a spectacular new house there, which came to be called Wentworth Castle


1h) Anne (1713-1797); m.28 Apr 1733 William Conolly, of Castletown (d.3 Jan 1754)


2h) William, 2nd Earl of Strafford [and 2nd Jacobite Duke of Strafford[, etc. (1722-Wentworth Castle 10 Mar 1791); m.28 Apr 1741 Lady Anne Campbell (d.Wentworth Castle 7 Feb 1785); most of his estates went to his sisters, though Wentworth Castle itself went to his cousin, the 3rd Earl


3h) Lucy, d.27 Apr 1771; m.1747 Sir George Howard (17 Jun 1718-16 Jul 1796)


4h) Henrietta, d.12 Apr 1786; m.1743 Henry Vernon, of Hilton Park; her grandson eventually succeeded to the Wentworth Castle estate and took the name Vernon-Wentworth


3g) Peter, of Henbury, d.10 Jan 1739; m.Juliana Horde


1h) William, d.16 Jun 1776, aged 76; m.Susanna Slaughter


1i) Frederick Thomas, 3rd Earl of Strafford, 5th Lord Raby, and 6th Baronet (Henbury 25 Feb 1742-Nottingham 6 Aug 1799); m.Silton, Dorset 17 Sep 1772 Elizabeth Gould (d.Henbury 1 May 1811)


2i) George


3i) Caroline


4) Augusta Anne, d.1802; m.30 May 1772 John Hatfield Kaye, of Hatfield Hall; she had inherited Wentworth Castle on the death of her brother, and left it to the grandson of Lady Henrietta Vernon (above)


2h) Harriet, d.5 Dec 1776; m.Thomas Arundel


4g) Paul, k.a.Namur 1695


5g) Allan, k.a.Liège 23 Oct 1702


6g) Frances Arabella, d.London 16 Mar 1724; m.Sep 1686 Walter Bellew, 2nd Lord Bellew (d.1694)


7g) Anne; m.James Donelan


8g) Isabella; m.Francis Arnudel


9g) Elizabeth, d.21 Mar 1750, aged 69; m.Hounslow 2 Jun 1722 John Arundell, 4th Lord Arundel of Trerice (21 Nov 1701- bur 13 Aug 1768)


10g – 11g) 2 more daus


2f) Anne, d.1707; m.Edward Skinner


3e) Sir George, d.ca 1666; m.Anne Ruisshe


1f) Ruisshe, of Sarre (ca 1651-8 Jun 1686); m.1680 Susanna Adye (d.23 Sep 1681)


1g) Mary, d.29 May 1718; m.Thomas Howard, 6th Lord Howard of Effingham (1682-10/13 Jul 1725)


4e) Mary; m.Sir Richard Hooton


5e) Anne; m.Sir George Savile (dvp 1614), eldest son of Sir George Savile, of Thornhill, Bt.


6e) Elizabeth; m.Lowton Hall 1636 James Dillon, 3rd Earl of Roscommon (ca 1605-8 Nov 1649)


2d) Elizabeth; m.Thomas Danby, of Farnley


3d) Barbara


4d) Margaret; m.1st Michael Darcy (dvp 13 Dec 1588), eldest son of John, 2nd Lord Darcy; m.2nd Jasper Blythman


5d) Catherine; m.Thomas Gargrave, of Nostel Priory


2b) Gervase


3b) Michael, of Mendham Priory; m.Isabel Whitley


1c) Thomas, of Mendham Priory and of Whitley; m.Susan Hopton


1d) Michael à Wentworths of Woolley


4b) Thomas; m.Grace Gascoigne à issue


5b) Bryan


6b) Elizabeth; m.Ralph Denham


7b) Isabel; m.Nicholas Wombwell


8b) Beatrice; m.Thomas Worrall


2a) Ralph


3a) George


4a) William


5a) Elizabeth; m.1st Thomas Lea; m.2nd Henry Arthington







Part 2: Watson; Watson-Wentworth; Rockingham



Edward Watson, of Rockingham Castle, Northants, m.Dorothy Montague and had issue:


1a) Sir Edward, of Rockingham Castle (d.1616); m.Anne Digby


1b) Sir Lewis, of Rockingham Castle, cr 1645 Lord Rockingham (1584-5 Jan 1653); m.1st 1609 Hon. Catherine Bertie (d.15 Feb 1611); m.2nd 3 Oct 1620 Eleanor Manners (d.London 23 Oct 1679)


1c) Edward, 2nd Lord Rockingham (30 Jun 1630-22 Jun 1689); m.London 13 Nov 1654 Lady Anne Wentworth (8 Oct 1629-2 Jan 1696)


1d) Lewis, 3rd Lord Rockingham, cr 1714 Earl of Rockingham, Viscount Sondes, and Baron of Throwley (29 Dec 1655-Rockingham 19 Mar 1724); m.Jul 1677 Lady Catherine Sondes (d.21 Mar 1696); she was heiress to the estates of her family


1e) Edward, Viscount Sondes (1686-20 Mar 1722); m.21 Mar 1709 Lady Catharine Tufton (24 Apr 1693-13 Feb 1734)


1f) Lewis, 2nd Earl of Rockingham (ca 1714-4 Dec 1745); m.10 Apr 1736 Katherine Furnese (d.17 Dec 1766)


2f) Thomas, 3rd Earl of Rockingham (30 Dec 1715-Rockingham 26 Feb 1746)


3f) Edward


4f) Catherine; m.Edward Southwell (1705-1755)


2e) George (d.1735)


3e) Mary; m.Wray Saunderson


4e) Anne (d.young)


5e) Arabella; m.Sir Robert Furnese, of Waldershare, 2nd Bt. (1687-7 Mar 1733)


6e) Margaret (1696-London 24 Feb 1752); m.London 8 Apr 1725 John Monson, Lord Monson (ca 1693-London 18 Jul 1748); their second son inherited most of the estates of the 3rd Earl of Rockingham, and was cr Lord Sondes


2d) Edward


3d) Eleanor (Rockingham 26 Feb 1659-Stonelwigh 23 Jul 1705); m.Rockingham 23 Oct 1679 Thomas Leigh, 2nd Lord Leigh of Stoneleigh (1652-12 Nov 1710)


4d) Thomas, took surname Watson-Wentworth on inheriting the estates of the Wentworth family (17 Jun 1665-6 Oct 1723); m.Alice Proby


1e) Thomas, cr 1728 Lord Malton, cr 1734 Earl of Malton, Viscount Higham, Baron Wath and Baron Harrowden, 6th Lord Rockingham 1746, cr 1746 Marquess of Rockingham (Tidmington, Worcs 13 Nov 1693-Wentworth-Woodhouse 14 Dec 1750); m.22 Sep 1716 Lady Mary Finch (d.30 May 1761)


1f) son (d. Leyden Aug 1734)


2f) son


3f) son


4f) William, Viscount Higham (1728-16 Aug 1739)


5f) Charles, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, cr 1750 Earl Malton, Prime Minister (13 May 1730-1 Jul 1782); m.London 26 Feb 1752 Mary Bright (d.Hillingdon House 19 Dec 1804)


6f) Anne (d.London 29 Aug 1769); m.London 22 Jun 1744 William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam (15 Jan 1720-10 Aug 1756); their family inherited the great estates at Wentworth Woodhouse and added the surname Wentwroth


7f) Mary; m.31 May 1764 John Milbanke (ca 1725-1806)


8f) Henrietta Alicia (1737-    ); m.21 Oct 1764 William Sturgeon


5d) George


6d) Arabella; m.Sir James Oxenden, Bt.


7d) Anne


8d) Margaret


2c) Grace (d.1658); m.Edward Barkham [later, 2nd Bt.] (d.1688)


3c) Frances; m.Edward Dingley, of Charlton


4c) Eleanor; m.Sir Charles Dymoke, of Scrivelsby (d.ca 1688)


2b) Edward (d.1658)


3b) Anne; m.Sir Charles Norwich


4b) Emma; m.John Grant


5b) Mary; m.Sir Anthony Mayney, of Linton


6b) Elizabeth; m.1st Sir John Needham, of Lichborough; m.2nd Sir Edward Tyrell, Bt. (d.Jun 1656)


7b) Catherine; m.Thomas Palmer, of Carlton


2a) Catherine; m.Arthur Broke