In 1695 Watson inherited the fortune of the Earl of Strafford, including the Wentworth Woodhouse estate, as the son of second earl's sister Anne. This was in preference to the earl's nearer relative, Thomas Wentworth, and led to a fierce rivalry between the two men and their families. In recognition of the bequest, Watson adopted the name Wentworth, becoming Thomas Watson-Wentworth thereafter.
He has a monument in York Minster.
One of his sons was Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham, KB, PC (I) (13 November 1693 – 14 December 1750, a British peer and Whig politician.
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