|11th Baroness Wentworth (1792-1860),|
about the time she received the Barony
At the death of her cousin Baron Scarsdale in 1856, Annabella, Lady Byron, as the last surviving grandchild of the 1st Viscount Wentworth of Wellesborough, had the abeyance of the 300-year-old barony of Wentworth of Nettlestead terminated in her favour. Her daughter Ada having died of cancer four years prior, Lady Byron would pass the Wentworth barony on to Ada's elder son at her own death in May 1860, at the age of 67. Several modern writers, who idolize Lord Byron, have judged his wife unfavourably, which is the opposite of how she was viewed by her own family and friends, one of whom described her as "one of those pure spirits, little valued by the world, though worshipped by those who knew her well."
|Seaham Hall, county Durham|
|Ada (née Byron),|
Countess of Lovelace
Issue of 11th Baroness Wentworth and 6th Baron Byron:
1) Hon. ADA AUGUSTA BYRON, b. 10 Dec. 1815 Mayfair, London, bap. 20 Dec. 1815 St George Hanover Square, London; d. 27 Nov. 1852 Marylebone, London, bur. 3 Dec. 1852 St Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall Torkard; m. 8 July 1835 St Mary Church, Ealing, Middlesex, as his 1st wife, WILLIAM KING-NOEL, 1st Earl of Lovelace, b. 21 Feb. 1805 Westminster, London, bap. 14 Mar. 1805 St Margaret Church, Westminster; d. 29 Dec. 1893 Horsley Towers, East Horsley, Surrey, bur. 2 Jan. 1894 Lovelace Mausoleum, St Martin Churchyard, East Horsley, er son of Peter, 7th Baron King of Ockham (1775-1833, descended from Edward III) and Lady Hester Fortescue (1784-1873, descended from Henry VII), and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
The 11th Baroness Wentworth's interesting ancestry will be explored in the next couple blogposts. First up are her three lines of descent from Edward IV's illegitimate daughter Dame Margaret Lumley.
A1) Margaret Plantagenet, illegit. (b. c.1462) m. Thomas Lumley, Heir of Lumley Castle (c.1462-1503, descended from Edward III), and had a son B2 and two daus A2 & C2 (see below)
A2) Anne Lumley m. 1) Robert, 4th Baron Ogle (c.1490-1532, descended from Edward III), and had
A3) Agnes Ogle [*1] m. Sir John Delaval of Seaton Delaval Hall (by 1523-1572), and had
A4) Sir Robert Delaval of Seaton Delaval Hall (by 1542-1607) m. Dorothy Gray (c.1554-bef.1600, descended from Edward III), and had
A5) Sir John Delaval of Dissington Hall (by 1579-1652) m. 2) Elizabeth Selby (c.1595-1658), and had
A6) George Delaval of Dissington Hall (d. 1695) m. Margaret Gray (c.1642-1709, descended from Edward III), and had
A7) Edward Delaval of Dissington Hall (1664-1744) m. Mary Blake (1664-1711, descended from Edward III), and had
A8) ANNE DELAVAL, b. Dissington Hall, Newburn, Northumberland, bap. 8 Sept. 1702 St Michael Church, Newburn; d. 21 Mar. 1765 Marylebone, London, bur. 28 Mar. 1765 St Marylebone Parish Church; m. (contract 11 Sept.) 1721, as his 2nd wife, Sir RALPH MILBANKE, 4th Baronet of Halnaby, b. 6 Oct. 1688 Halnaby Hall, Croft-on-Tees, Yorkshire, bap. 30 Oct. 1688 St Peter Church, Croft-on-Tees; d. 9 May 1748 St James Square, London, bur. 28 May 1748 St Peter Church, Croft-on-Tees (c.1688-1748, descended from Edward III), and had
|Sir Ralph Milbanke, 6th Bt|
- see Generation A10
A11) ANNE ISABELLA MILBANKE [later Noel], 11th Baroness Wentworth (1792-1860-see details above)
[*1] For my reasoning behind my placement of Agnes, wife of Sir John Delaval, as daughter of the 4th Baron Ogle, see footnote [*1] in 'Edward IV Descents for Agnes Mary (née Eyston) Western (1870-1961)'.
|Lambton coat of arms|
B3) Agnes Lumley (d. 1564) m. John Lambton of Lambton Hall (c.1505-1549), and had
B4) Robert Lambton of Lambton Hall (c.1530-1583) m. Frances Eure (b. c.1530, descended from Edward III), and had
B5) Ralph Lambton of Lambton Hall (1555-1593) m. Eleanor Tempest (b. c.1565, descended from Edward I), and had
B6) Sir William Lambton of Lambton Hall (1589-1644) m. 1) Jane Curwen (c.1590-1619, descended from Edward III), and had
B7) Henry Lambton of Lambton Hall (1614-1693) m. Mary Davison (d. 1660), and had
B8) ELEANOR LAMBTON, b. c.1655; bur. 20 Dec. 1722 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street, Durham; m. 6 Apr. 1676, RALPH HEDWORTH of Chester Deanery (see C8 below), and had
B9) JOHN HEDWORTH of Chester Deanery, bap. 10 July 1683 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street; d. 31 May 1747 Leicestershire, bur. 9 June 1747 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church; m. 2nd 14 Aug. 1729 St Mary Church, Gateshead, Durham, MARGARET AYTON, b. West Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, bap. 16 Sept. 1711 St Michael Church, Houghton-le-Spring; bur. 1 Sept. 1731 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street, dau. of Samuel Ayton of West Herrington (d. 1725) and Elizabeth Robinson, and had
B10) ELIZABETH HEDWORTH, b. Chester Deanery, bap. 26 Jan. 1731 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street; d. 6 July 1767 Bath, Somersetshire, bur. 18 July 1767 St Peter Church, Croft-on-Tees; m. 4 July 1747 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street, co. Durham, Sir RALPH MILBANKE, 5th Baronet of Halnaby (see A9 above)
C2) Sybil Lumley (c.1480-by 1526) m. William, 9th Lord Hilton (d. by 1537), and had
|Hedworth of Harraton coat of arms|
C4) JOHN HEDWORTH of Harraton Hall, b. c.1537; bur. 15 Jan. 1600; m. c.1560, JANE BELLASIS, b. c.1535; bur. 25 Feb. 1601, dau. of Richard Bellasis of Henknoll (c.1489-1540) and Margery Errington (d. 1587), and had
C5) JOHN HEDWORTH of Chester Deanery, Chester-le-Street, Durham, b. c.1570; d. 23 Oct. 1613 Chester Deanery, bur. 24 Oct. 1613 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street; m. 1st, JANE BRANDLING, b. c.1572; bur. 10 June 1602, dau. of William Brandling of Felling and Anne Helye, and had
C6) RICHARD HEDWORTH of Chester Deanery, b. c.1595; d. 1680; m. ELIZABETH HERBERT, dau. of Thomas Herbert of York (d. 1614) and Mary Harrison (d. 1604), and had
C7) RALPH HEDWORTH of Chester Deanery, bap. 10 Sept. 1619 St Michael Church, Houghton-le-Spring; d. 1683; m. ANNE ----, bur. 4 Jan. 1660[*2], and had
C8) RALPH HEDWORTH of Chester Deanery, bap. 26 Feb. 1654 St Mary & St Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street; d. 1705; m. 6 Apr. 1676, ELEANOR LAMBTON (see B8 above)
[*2] Robert Surtees was unable to further identify Ralph Hedworth's wife Anne in his 1820 pedigree of Hedworth of Chester Deanery, and I've had no further luck in 2016.
The next blogpost will cover a line from Edward III to the 11th Baroness Wentworth that is an addition to Ruvigny's Mortimer-Percy volume.