Philip Wentworth

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Sir Philip Wentworth
Arms of Wentworth.svg
Wentworth coat of arms: Sable, a chevron between three leopard's faces, or
Born c. 1424
Died 18 May 1464
Middleham, Yorkshire
Spouse(s) Mary Clifford
Children Henry Wentworth
Margaret Wentworth
Elizabeth Wentworth
Parent(s) Roger Wentworth
Margery le Despencer

Sir Philip Wentworth, Knight, of Nettlestead, Suffolk (c. 1424 – 18 May 1464) was an English knight and courtier.


Philip Wentworth was the son of Roger Wentworth (died 24 October 1462), esquire, of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, and Margery (died 1478) daughter and heiress of Philip, Lord le Despencer.[1][2][a]

Wentworth was Usher of the King's Chamber, King's Sergeant, Esquire of the Body, King's Carver, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk (1459–1460), Knight of the Shire for Suffolk, Constable of Llanstephen and Clare Castles, Chief Steward of the Honour of Clare.[1]

Wentworth supported the house of Lancaster and was in the army of King Henry VI, which was defeated at the Battle of Hexham on 15 May 1464. He was captured and three days later beheaded at Middleham, Yorkshire on 18 May 1464.[1]


Wentworth married Mary, daughter of John, Lord Clifford and Elizabeth Percy, daughter of Henry Percy (Hotspur).[3] When Mary died, was buried at the Friars Minor at Ipswich, Suffolk.[1]

They had a son and two daughters who survived him:[3]



  1. ^ From Douglas Richardson's Plantagenet Ancestry "In 1458 he and his mother, Margery, Lady Ros, and their children "of both sexes" received a papal indult that a confessor of their choice may absolve them from all their vows and grant them absolution for their sins".[1]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Richardson 2011, p. 214.
  2. ^ Lundy 2011, p. 346 § 3451 cites Mosley 2003, p. 1107; Mosley 2003a, p. 2441.
  3. ^ a b Richardson 2011, pp. 214, 541–542.
  4. ^ Metcalfe 1882, p. 77.
  5. ^ Harvey & et al 1930, pp. 78–79.


  • Harvey, W.; et al. (1930). "Visitations of the North 3". Surtees Soc. 144: 78–79. 
  • Lundy, Darryl (19 June 2011). "Margaret Despenser". p. 346 § 3451. 
    • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. 1 (107th, in 3 volumes ed.). Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books). p. 1107. 
    • Mosley, editor-Charles, ed. (2003a). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. 2 (107th, in 3 volumes ed.). Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books). p. 2441. 
  • Metcalfe, Walter C., ed. (1882). The Visitations of Suffolk. Exeter: William Pollard. p. 77. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Plantagenet Ancestry (2nd ed.). Douglas Richardson. pp. 214, 541–542. ISBN 9781461045137. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Blore, Thomas (1811). The History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland. Stanford: R. Newcomb. 
  • Metcalfe, Walter C., ed. (1878). The Visitations of Essex. XIII. London: Harleian Society. p. 314.