Philip Wentworth

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Sir Philip Wentworth
Wentworth coat of arms: Sable, a chevron between three leopard's faces or
Bornc. 1424
Died18 May 1464
SpouseMary Clifford
ChildrenHenry Wentworth
Margaret Wentworth
Elizabeth Wentworth
Parent(s)Roger Wentworth
Margery le Despencer

Sir Philip Wentworth of Nettlestead, Suffolk (c. 1424 – 18 May 1464) was an English knight and courtier. Wentworth was a great-grandfather of Queen Jane Seymour,[1] third wife of King Henry VIII. He was beheaded at Middleham, Yorkshire.


Philip Wentworth was a son of Roger Wentworth (died 24 October 1462) of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, and wife Margery le Despencer (died 1478), daughter and heiress of Philip le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer, and wife Elizabeth de Tibetot.[2][3]

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.[2]

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.[2]


Jane Seymour

Wentworth married Mary Clifford, daughter of John Clifford, 7th Baron de Clifford, and wife Elizabeth Percy, daughter of Henry Percy (Hotspur) and wife Lady Elizabeth Mortimer.[4] Mary was buried at the Ipswich Greyfriars at Ipswich, Suffolk.[2]

They had a son and two daughters who survived him: [4]


  1. ^ Browning, C. (1911). Americans of Royal Descent. Genealogical Publishing Com. pp. Pedigree CXII: page 525. ISBN 9780806300542. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Richardson 2011, p. 214.
  3. ^ Lundy 2011, p. 346 § 3451 cites Mosley 2003, p. 1107; Mosley 2003a, p. 2441.
  4. ^ a b Richardson 2011, pp. 214, 541–542.
  5. ^ Metcalfe 1882, p. 77.
  6. ^ Harvey & et al 1930, pp. 78–79.
  7. ^ Royal Ancestry of Meghan Markle
  8. ^ Belfast Telegraph Meghan Markle’s royal links to medieval king and 16th century queen of England


  • 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. Vol. 1 (107th, in 3 volumes ed.). Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books). p. 1107.
    • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003a). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. Vol. 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. Vol. XIII. London: Harleian Society. p. 314.