Person:Thomas Wentworth (31)

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth
d.3 Mar 1551
  1. Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth1501 - 1551
  1. Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth1525 - 1584
  2. Jane Wentworth - 1614
  3. Dorothy Wentworth1543 - 1601
  4. Margaret Wentworth - 1587
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth
Alt Name Thomas Wentworth, 1st Lord Wentworth
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1501
Death[1] 3 Mar 1551
Burial[1] Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England

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Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth and de jure 6th Baron le Despencer, PC (1501 – 3 March 1551) was an English peer and courtier during the Tudor dynasty.

The Wentworths were originally from Yorkshire but had settled in Nettlestead, Suffolk in the mid-fifteenth century, where Wentworth was born. He was the eldest son of Sir Richard Wentworth, de jure 5th Baron le Despencer of the 1387 creation, and was a nephew of Margery Wentworth, the mother of Jane Seymour. His mother was Anne, the daughter of Sir James Tyrrell, the supposed murderer of the Princes in the Tower. He had two younger brothers, Philip and Richard, and five sisters, Anne, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Margery and Thomasine.

Circa 1520 Wentworth married Margaret Fortescue, the eldest daughter of Sir Adrian Fortescue. They had a large family of eight sons and nine daughters, including Thomas, later 2nd Baron Wentworth and Mary, who married Sir William Drury. Another daughter, Dorothy, married the explorer Martin Frobisher.

In 1523, Wentworth took part in Suffolk's failed invasion of France and was knighted by him. In 1529, he was also created Baron Wentworth in the Peerage of England. In 1536, he was present at the trials of Anne Boleyn and her brother, Lord Rochford and at those of Lord Montagu and the Marquess of Exeter in 1538.

In 1550, Lord Wentworth was appointed Lord Chamberlain to Edward VI and died the following year. His funeral was held at Westminster Abbey and he was buried in the abbey's Chapel of St John the Baptist. His title passed to his eldest son, Thomas.

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