WENTWORTH, Godfrey (1704-89), of Woolley, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747

Family and Education

b. 17 Oct. 1704, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of Godfrey Wentworth of Woolley by Anne, da. of Giles Clarke of Lyon’s Inn, London. educ. Wakefield sch.; St. John’s, Camb. 1722. m. 1728, his 1st cos. Dorothy, da. of Sir Lyon Pilkington, 4th Bt., 3s. 3da.; marriage dissolved by Act of Parliament 1758. suc. uncle William Wentworth 1729.

Offices Held

Alderman, York, ld. mayor 1759.


Wentworth belonged to a junior branch of the Wentworth Woodhouse family, who had been seated at Woolley since the end of the sixteenth century. Returned for York as a Tory after a contest in 1741, he voted against the Government, for which he was thanked by the corporation in February 1742.1 He did not stand again, and died 18 Jan. 1789.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1742, p. 96.