Elder William Wentworth

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Elder William Wentworth

  • Birth 15 Mar 1615 Alford, East Lindsey District, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death 15 Mar 1697 Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 82608798

Note birth date above is his baptism date

Elder. Founder of the family in North America. Baptized at Alford, England in 1615. Arrived Boston in 1636.
His farm granted in 1652, extended to Garrison Hill. His unmarked grave is in cemetery 800 yards west of this monument. From him came the Royal Governors: John Wentworth. Lt. Gov, 1717-1730; Benning Wentworth, Gov, 1741-67; & John Wentworth, Gfov. 1767-76; also John Wentworth, Speaker of the House, 1771-5.


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  • Maintained by: Stanley Shepard
  • Originally Created by: Linda Mac
  • Added: 29 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82608798
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elder William Wentworth (15 Mar 1615–15 Mar 1697), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82608798, citing Wentworth Monument, Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Stanley Shepard (contributor 47123608) .