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Ralph Wordsworth of Water Hall, gent. born 1591. Died Aug. 14, 1603. Buried at Penistone. married Elizabeth, daughter & co-heir of Richard MICKLETHWAITE, of Swaithe hall, Darfield, Barnsley, gent. Died 1665, aged 68, buried Penistone.


John Wordsworth, of Swaithe Hall (1626-1690), married 4 times:
m. (1) Sarah, daughter of William Spencer of Attercliffe, gent. married at Sheffield 1664
m. (2) Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Rodes of Great Houghton. Died 1673, buried at Darfield

Josias Wordsworth of Water Hall (1627-1709) married 1656 Sarah, (1625-1691) daughter of George Beaumont, of the Oaks, Darton.

MS 309

Source: FMG

Josiah Wordsworth (1719-1780) Mincing Lane, London, merchant. Purchased estates at Wadworth, Yorks.and Sevenscore, Kent. Built the Cloth Hall at Penistone in 1763. married 1749 Anne (1721-1814) co-heiress of Arthur ROBINSON, Collector of Customs at Sunderland. She was buried at Wadworth.

Josiah and Anne had two daughters:

Note: On the 23rd. May, 1826, Sir C.E.Kent, Mrs. Ann Verelst, & Henry Verelst, esq. conveyed the Manor of Penistone, Water Hall in Penistone, and Heeley Farm in Hoylandswaine, to F.W.T. Vernon Wentworth, esq. of Stainbro' Castle.

Refer also to Genealogical memoranda relating to the family of Wordsworth (1881)


Milner of Burton Grange

Verelst of Aston Hall

Beaumont, of the Oaks, Darton

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