Wentworth, William, 2nd Earl of Strafford (3rd creation) (1722 -1791)

William Wentworth was the only son of Thomas Wentworth, for whom the title of Earl of Strafford was created for the third time in 1711. William was known as Viscount Wentworth until his father’s death in 1739 when he became 2nd Earl of Strafford, and also 2nd Duke of Strafford in the Jacobite peerage. In 1741, Strafford married Lady Anne Campbell, the second of the five daughters of John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll. Around the couple gathered a social group that included Horace Walpole. A minor architect, William designed a neo-Palladian addition to Wentworth Castle, the family seat in Yorkshire. He was widowed in 1785, and himself died in 1791 without issue. He was succeeded by his first cousin's son, Frederick Wentworth, 3rd Earl of Strafford.

Seat / Residence(s): Wentworth Castle, Yorkshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Wentworth, William, 2nd Earl of Strafford (3rd creation) (1722 - 1791) (Stamp 1) Crest: A griffin statant
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: griffin statant