Wentworth, Thomas, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593 -1641)

Thomas Wentworth was the eldest son of Sir William Wentworth, 1st Baronet, of Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire, and Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Atkinson, of Stowell in Gloucestershire. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow Commoner at Easter 1609, and the Inner Temple, where he was admitted November 1607. He married, 22 October 1611, Margaret, eldest daughter of Francis Clifford, 4th Earl of Cumberland. She died without issue in 1622. He was knighted 6 December 1611. He was Member of Parliament for Yorkshire 1614 1621, and for Pontefract in 1624. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet in 1614. He married again, 24 February 1625, Arabella Holles, second daughter of John Holles, first Earl of Clare. In 1625 he was elected for Yorkshire, and though he was unseated on petition he was re-elected on 1st August of that year. He was created Baron Wentworth 22 July 1628, Viscount Wentworth on the 13th December, and President of the Council of the North on 25th December. In October 1631 he lost his second wife, and in October 1632 married his third wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Godfrey Rodes. He was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland 12 January 1632. On 12 January 1640 he was created Baron of Raby and Earl of Strafford, and shortly afterwards raised to be Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and a Knight of the Garter. Swayed by his enemies, the House of Lords passed a Bill of attainder, and on 8 May 1641 it passed its third reading. Charles I did nothing effectual in Strafford's favour, and he was executed on the 12th May 1641. His son William was restored to the title and died without issue in 1690.

Seat / Residence(s): Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Wentworth, Thomas, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593 - 1641) (Stamp 1) Crest: A griffin statant ducally gorged
Arms: Quarterly of thirty 1. A chevron between three leopards faces in fess point the hand of Ulster (Wentworth) 2. A cross degraded (Wyntworth) 3. Paly of six a bend paly counterchanged (Pollington) 4. A cross patty (Wintworth) 5. A fess between three fleurs de lys (Skelton) 6. A chevron between three foxes heads erased (Tynslow) 7. Ten cross crosslets four three two and one (unidentified) 8. On a pale a conger's head couped hauriant (Gascoigne) 9. A chevron between three dolphins naiant (unidentified) 10. On a chevron three lions passant gardant (Bolton) 11. A fess between three hawks [falcons] (Frank) 12. A lion rampant a bordure engrailed (Mowbray) 13. A bend a bordure engrailed (Monasteris) 14. On a chief a fleur de lys between two lozenges (Weyman) 15. A fess between three crescents (unidentified) 16. A chevron between three leopards faces (unidentified) [Wentworth?] 17. Two bars (unidentified) 18. A saltire between four eagles displayed (Wentworth of Somerleyton) 19. A saltire a crescent for difference (Nevil of Raby) 20. Lozengy a canton ermine (Nevil) 21. A lion rampant goutty (Nevil) 22. A chief indented (FitzRandolph) 23. Three crescents between nine cross crosslets (unidentified) 24. Quarterly a bend (FitzRoger) 25. Barry of ten on a bordure eight martlets (Merley) 26. Vair in dexter chief a lion passant gardant (Ferrers of Wem) 27. A fess checky between six cross crosslets (Boteler of Kyrtons) 28. Two bars ermine (Pantulf) 29. Five fusils in fess (Newmarch) 30. Five lozenges in fess (Newmarch)
Quarterings: 1. A chevron between three leopards faces in fess point the hand of Ulster (Wentworth) 2. A cross degraded (Wyntworth) 3. Paly of six a bend paly counterchanged (Pollington) 4. A cross patty (Wintworth) 5. A fess between three fleurs de lys (Skelton) 6. A chevron between three foxes heads erased (Tynslow) 7. Ten cross crosslets four three two and one (unidentified) 8. On a pale a conger's head couped hauriant (Gascoigne) 9. A chevron between three dolphins naiant (unidentified) 10. On a chevron three lions passant gardant (Bolton) 11. A fess between three hawks [falcons] (Frank) 12. A lion rampant a bordure engrailed (Mowbray) 13. A bend a bordure engrailed (Monasteris) 14. On a chief a fleur de lys between two lozenges (Weyman) 15. A fess between three crescents (unidentified) 16. A chevron between three leopards faces (unidentified) [Wentworth?] 17. Two bars (unidentified) 18. A saltire between four eagles displayed (Wentworth of Somerleyton) 19. A saltire a crescent for difference (Nevil of Raby) 20. Lozengy a canton ermine (Nevil) 21. A lion rampant goutty (Nevil) 22. A chief indented (FitzRandolph) 23. Three crescents between nine cross crosslets (unidentified) 24. Quarterly a bend (FitzRoger) 25. Barry of ten on a bordure eight martlets (Merley) 26. Vair in dexter chief a lion passant gardant (Ferrers of Wem) 27. A fess checky between six cross crosslets (Boteler of Kyrtons) 28. Two bars ermine (Pantulf) 29. Five lozenges in fess (Newmarch) 30. Five fusils in fess (Newmarch)
Heraldic Charges: barry (10), Heraldic Charges: bars (2), Heraldic Charges: bend, Heraldic Charges: bordure, Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief indented, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: conger's head, Heraldic Charges: crescents (3), Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (10), Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (9), Heraldic Charges: cross degraded, Heraldic Charges: cross patty, Heraldic Charges: dolphins (3), Heraldic Charges: eagles displayed (4), Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: fleur-de-lys, Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3), Heraldic Charges: foxes heads (3), Heraldic Charges: griffin statant, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster, Heraldic Charges: hawks (3), Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3), Heraldic Charges: lion passant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant within, Heraldic Charges: lions passant gardant (3), Heraldic Charges: lozenges (2), Heraldic Charges: lozenges (5), Heraldic Charges: lozengy, Heraldic Charges: martlets (8), Heraldic Charges: pale, on a, Heraldic Charges: paly (6), Heraldic Charges: saltire, Heraldic Charges: saltire between, Heraldic Charges: vair
Wentworth, Thomas, 1st Earl of Strafford (1593 - 1641) (Stamp 2) Arms: Quarterly of eight 1. A chevron between three leopards faces (Wentworth) 2. A cross degraded (Wyntworth) 3. On a pale a conger's head couped hauriant (Gascoigne) 4. A lion rampant a bordure engrailed (Mowbray) 5. On a chief a fleur de lys between two lozenges (Wyman) 6. Lozengy a canton ermine (Nevil) 7. A chief indented (FitzRandolph) 8. Vair in dexter chief a lion passant gardant (Ferrers of Wemme)
Quarterings: 1. A chevron between three leopards faces (Wentworth) 2. A cross degraded (Wyntworth) 3. On a pale a conger's head couped hauriant (Gascoigne) 4. A lion rampant a bordure engrailed (Mowbray) 5. On a chief a fleur de lys between two lozenges (Wyman) 6. Lozengy a canton ermine (Nevil) 7. A chief indented (FitzRandolph) 8. Vair in dexter chief a lion passant gardant (Ferrers of Wemme)
Heraldic Charges: bordure engrailed, Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chief indented, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: conger's head, Heraldic Charges: cross degraded, Heraldic Charges: fleur-de-lys, Heraldic Charges: leopards faces (3), Heraldic Charges: lion passant gardant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant within, Heraldic Charges: lozenges (2), Heraldic Charges: lozenges (5), Heraldic Charges: lozengy, Heraldic Charges: pale, on a, Heraldic Charges: vair