WATSON WENTWORTH, Hon. Thomas (1665-1723), of Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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21 Mar. - 11 Nov. 1701
22 Nov. 1703 - 1713
1713 - 1722
1722 - 6 Oct. 1723

Family and Education

b. 17 June 1665, 3rd s. of Edward Watson, 2nd Baron Rockingham, by Anne, da. of Thomas Wentworth, M.P., 1st Earl of Strafford, sis. and coh. to William, 2nd Earl of Strafford. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1683. m. (lic. 18 July 1689) Alice, da. of Sir Thomas Proby, 1st Bt., M.P., of Elton Hall, Hunts., 1s. suc. 1695 to Wentworth Woodhouse and the bulk of the estates of his uncle, the 2nd Earl of Strafford, taking the name of Wentworth after Watson.

Offices Held


Succeeding to the bulk of the great Wentworth estates in Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, and Ireland, Thomas Watson Wentworth sat for 20 years for his boroughs of Malton and Higham Ferrers. Classed in 1715 as a Whig who would often vote with the Tories, he voted against the Government in every recorded division except on Lord Cadogan. He died 6 Oct. 1723.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick