'Whorwood1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Whorwood of Compton, Whorwood of Denton, Whorwood of Sandwell, Whorwood of Sturton Castle

Commoners (vol 3, Harwood of Hagbourn and Streatley) suggests that Whorwood is a variation of Harwood, Herward and Horwode. We have Harwood1 to cover a family which took that name and hope to find a connection between this page and that one.
John Whorwood of Compton, Staffordshire
1. John Whorwood of Compton
  m. Elizabeth Corbyn (dau of Richard Corbyn of Corbyn Hall (Corbin of Corbin Hall))
  A. John Whorwood 'of Compton'
  m. Joyce Grey (dau of Sir Edward Grey)
i. Edward Whorwood of Compton (2nd son)
  m. Dorothy Bassett (dau of Thomas Bassett of Hintes or Hynts)
  a. Thomas Whorwood of Compton (a 1583)
  m. Magdalen Edwardes (dau of Rowland Edwardes of London)
(1) Gerard Whorwood ('of Sturton Castle?) (b c1565, a 1614)
  m. Dorothy Barbour (dau/heir of Edward Barbour of Flotesbrooke)
  Visitation ends with this generation, mentioning only a son, John (a 1614). VCH (Worcestershire, vol 3, Parish of Broom) identifies the undermentioned Wortley as great-great-grandson of Thomas, cousin of Anne, dau of Sir William the Attorney General (see below). That would fit if this Gerard was 'of Sturton Castle' - which is confirmed by the cross-reference from his wife's family's records which identifies him as "of Stourton Castle".
(A) John Whorwood (a 1614)
  (B) Sir William Whorwood of Sturton Castle probably of this generation
  m. Katherine Coney (dau of Sir Sutton Coney) mother of Catherine, presumed also of ...
  The following comes from VCH (Kent, vol IX, Parish of Denton).
  (i) Wortley Whorwood of Gray's Inn, later of Denton (d 1703)
  m. Anne Dering (dau of Sir Edward Dering, 2nd Bart of Surrenden)
  (a) Thomas Whorwood of Denton (dsp 1745)
  (ii) Catherine Whorwood
  m1. Anthony Markham
  m2. Sir Harry Cambell, 3rd Bart
  (C) Theodosia Whorwood dau of Gerard of Compton, probably of this generation
  m. (c1610) Sir Edward Sebright, 1st Bart of Besford, Sheriff of Worcestershire (d before 11.02.1657-8)
  (D) Anne Whorwood dau of Gerard of Sturton Castle, probably of this generation
m. Samuel Marrow of Berkswell (b c1605, d 1635)
  (2) Elizabeth Whorwood
  ii. Robert Whorwood of Sandwell, Staffordshire
  m. Frances Chelsham (dau of William Chelsham or Chelsam of London)
  a. (Sir) William Whorwood of (Sandwell &) West Bromwich, Staffordshire (a 1583, d 1614)
  m. Anna Feild (dau of John Feild)
  (1) Sir Thomas Whorwood of Sandwell & Holton (d 22.09.1634)
  m. Ursula Brome (dau/heir of George Brome of Holton)
(A) Brome Whorwood 'of Sandwell' (d 1684)
  m. Jane Ryder of Kingston-upon-Thames
  (i) Diana Whorwood (dsp by 1691)
  m. _ Masters of Doctors Common
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas (b c1619), William (b c1624), Elizabeth (d unm)
  Visitation ends with this generation. It is a presumption that the following Broom was son of either Thomas or William. His descendants are as given in VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol III, Parish of Drayton Parslow).
(i) Brome Whorwood 'of Sandwell'
  m. Elizabeth Fortescue (dau/coheir of Sir John Fortescue, 2nd Bart of Salden)
  (a) Thomas Whorwood of Drayton (d 1751)
  m. (1737) Elizabeth Ord
  ((1)) Elizabeth Whorwood
  m. Charles Greenwood
  Visitation mentions just 1 unnamed daughter but daughters of Sir William of Sandwell & probably of this generation were ...
(2) Anne Whorwood
  m. William Gower of Woodhall (a 1634)
  (3) Elizabeth Whorwood
  m. William Leigh of Adlestrop and Longborough (d 1632)
  iii.+ other issue - John (dvpsp), Anthony (had issue in Devon), Jerome (a 1583), William (dsp)
  B. (Sir) William Whorwood (d 1554, Attorney General to King Henry VIII)
  m1. Cassandra Grey (dau of Sir Edward Grey of Enville)
  i. Anna Whorwood
  m. Ambrose Dudley, Earl of Warwick (dsp 1589)
  m2. Margaret Brooke (b c1509, d 1589, dau of Sir Richard Brooke, m2. William Sheldon of Beoly)
  ii. Margaret Whorwood
  m. Thomas Throgmorton (d 13.03.1614)
  C. Richard Whorwood (dsp)
2. Thomas Whorwood 'of Compton'
  m. Elizabeth Sutton (natural dau of Sir Edward Sutton, Lord Dudley)
  A. Oliver Whorwood
  m. Isabella Gravenour
i. Gabriel Whorwood
  m. Margaret Dickenson
  a. Galfrid Whorwood
  ii. Richard Whorwood of Luteley, Staffordshire (a 1583)
  m. Joyce Uvedale (dau of William Uvedale)
  a.+ issue (a 1583) - John (b c1563), Oliver, Robert, William, Littleton, Emma, Magdalena, Jane
  B. Owen Whorwood
  i. John Whorwood
  ii. Elizabeth Whorwood possibly of this family, of this generation (NB This connection is speculative, based only on the name Owen Whorwood)
  m. Edward Catesby 'of Lapworth Hall'
  C. Richard Whorwood
  m. _ Jelon
  i. William Whorwood of Tipton (a 1583)
  D. Elizabeth Whorwood probably of this generation
  m. John Sutton of Compton (bpt 30.11.1569)

Main source(s): Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583, Whorwood of Compton and Lutley), Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583 & 1614, Whorwood of Compton), Whorwood (Staffordshire, 1664-1700, Whorwood)
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