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Wentworth of West Bretton

Richard Wentworth of West Bretton (acceeded 1440) m. Maud Clifford, daughter of Thomas, Lord Clifford

Bretton Hall, Wakefield was built in 1720 for Sir William Wentworth, and later alterations were made for his Beaumont descendants by Sir Jeffry Wyattville (1766-1840) in 1815. The Beaumonts were here from about 1792.

Monuments to the Wentworth's of Bretton Hall can be found in the All Saints' Church, Silkstone, Barnsley. Sir Thomas, a Cavalier who died in 1675, lies in armour, a helmet over his long hair; his wife is with him, holding a book.

Pedigree of Wentworth of West Bretton

Source:Visitation of Yorkshire, Sir.William Dugdale, A.D. 1665 and 1666

William Wentworth Married 1: Grace Gascoigne about 1549,
Children of William and Grace:

  1. Thomas Wentworth
  2. Grace Wentworth
  3. Mary Wentworth
  4. Elizabeth Wentworth

His second marriage was to Margaret
Children of William and Margaret :

  1. Elizabeth Wentworth
  2. Barbara Wentworth
  3. Margaret Wentworth who married Michael Darcy
  4. Catherine Wentworth
  5. William Wentworth

Mathew Wentworth (d1678) of Bretton married Judith Rhodes. Their son Mathew (d1705), who was born after 1663 married Elizabeth Osbaldeston, daughter of William Osbaldeston and Anne Wentworth, in 1677.

William Wentworth, son of Mathew and Elizabeth (above), married in 1720 to Diana Blackett, daughter of Sir William Blackett(1657-1705) and Julia Conyers.

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