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Families covered: Wortley of Wortley

                               
BP1934 (Wharncliffe) reports that this family was of Norman origin and that the first known ancestor was Alanus de Wortley who married, in 1135, the daughter of the Lord of Wath, near Rotherham. It also reports "An unbroken male descent continued till the death of Sir Francis Wortley, last baronet of Wortley, in 1665." We hope in due course to find and report the early generations (which presumably include Sir Nicholas Wortley of Wortley) but, for the moment, show what is reported on this family in BEB1844.
Nicholas Wortley (d by 1488)
m. (1432) Isabel Tunstall (d 03.1492, dau of William Tunstall of Thurland)
1. Sir Thomas Wortley of Wortley (d 1514)
  m1. (1463) Catherine FitzWilliam (dau of William FitzWilliam of Sprotborough)
  A. Nicholas Wortley (dsp)
B. Isabel Wortley
  m. John Talbot
  m2. (div, sp) Joan Balderston (dau of William Balderston)
  m3. Elizabeth FitzWilliam (dau of Sir Richard FitzWilliam of Alder Park)
C. Thomas Wortley of Wortley (d 11.04.1543)
  m. Margaret Savile (dau of Sir John Savile of Tankersley and Thornhill)
  i. Francis Wortley of Wortley
  m1. (1558) Mary Swyft (d 1581, dau of Robert Swyft of Rotherham and Broomhall)
  a. Sir Richard Wortley of Wortley (d 25.07.1603)
  m. Elizabeth Boughton (dau of Edward Boughton of Cawston)
(1) Sir Francis Wortley, 1st Bart of Wortley (a 1644)
  m1. Grace Brouncker (dau of Sir William Brouncker of Melksham)
  (A) Sir Francis Wortley, 2nd Bart of Wortley (b c1616, dspl 14.03.1665)
  m. Frances Faunte (dau of Sir William Faunte of Freeston (sb Foston?))
  partner unknown
  (i) Anne Newcomen or Wortley
  m. Sidney Montagu (d 11.11.1727)
  Their son inherited Wortley and took the name Wortley-Montagu.
  (B) Margaret Wortley (dsps)
  m. Sir Henry Griffiths, Bart of Burton Agnes
m2. Hester Smithies (dau of George Smithies, alderman of London)
  (C) Sarah Wortley
  m. Roger Battridge or Battergh
  (2) Sir Edward Wortley (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Eldred (dau of William Eldred 'of London', widow of Sir Samuel Tryon, Bart)
  (3) Sir Thomas Wortley (dsp)
  (4) Mary Wortley
  m. Henry Hilton of Hilton (de jure 13th Lord) (b by 1587, dsp 3.03.1641)
(5) Anne Wortley
  m1. Sir Rotherham Willoughby of Aston
  m2. Sir George Morton, Bart of Milborne
  (6) Elizabeth Wortley
  m. Sir Henry Crofts
(7) Eleanor Wortley (d 20.01.1666/7)
  m1. Sir Henry Lee, 1st Bart of Quarendon (a 1611)
  m2. (22.05.1634) Edward Ratcliffe, 6th Earl of Sussex (b before 10.11.1559, dsp 07.1643)
  m3. (30.03.1646) Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (b 05/6.1587, d 19.04.1658)
  m4. (07.1649) Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (b 1602, d 05.05.1671)
  (8) Sarah Wortley
  m. (13.01.1615) Sir Sutton Coney
  (9)+ other issue (d young) - Richard, Francis, Richard mentioned in Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1612, 'Wortley of Wortley')
b. John Wortley of Langley 'of Unthanke' (b 01.11.1564, a 1615)
  m. Bridget Lynsey (dau of Edward Lynsey of Selby)
  (1) Mary Wortley
  m. Francis Bunney (son of Francis, prebendary of Durham)
  c. Elizabeth Wortley (b 22.04.1563)
  m. Richard Goodhall of Lincolnshire
  d. Jane Wortley (d 1606-7)
  m. Robert Brandling of Felling
  e. Mary Wortley
  m. _ Winston
  f.+ other issue - William (b 1568), Thomas (b 1569), Frances
  m2. Frances Burdet (dau of Thomas Burdet of Burthwaite)
  D. Matilda Wortley probably of this generation, possibly of this marriage
  m. Peter Frescheville of Staveley (d 1503-4)
2. Jane Wortley apparently of this generation
  Jane (confirmed as of this generation by the Woodrove record) was probably the Joan who (also) married Alexander Drax but, noting that she was the first of Sir Richard's 2 wives, either she must have divorced Sir Richard before she married Alexander or Sir Richard was relatively old when he was first married.
  m1/2. Alexander Drax of Woodhall (d 10.08.1501)
  m2/1. Sir Richard Woodrove (b 1447, d c1522)
3. Isabel Wortley probably of this generation
  m. John or Thomas Bosvyle of Ardsley
4. Margaret Wortley probably of this generation
  m. (c1460) John More of More Hall

Main source(s): BEB1844 (Wortley of Wortley)
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