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Wentworth, Viscount (GB, 1762 - 1815)


Creation: let.pat. 5 May 1762


Extinct: 17 Apr 1815


Family name: Noel




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Edward [Noel], 9th Baron Wentworth and de jure 13th Baron le Despencer later 1st Viscount Wentworth

onky son and heir of Sir Clobery Noel, 5th Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (by his wife Elizabeth Rowney, dau. of Thomas Rowney MP, of Oxford), son and heir of Sir John Noel, 4th Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (by his wife Mary Clobery, dau. and cohrss of Sir John Clobery, of Bradstone, co. Devon), 2nd son of Sir William Noel, 2nd Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester, by his first wife Hon Margaret Lovelace, only dau. with issue of John [Lovelace], 2nd Baron Lovelace, by his wife Lady Anne Wentworth, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer, only surv. dau. of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Cleveland, 4th Baron Wentworth and de jure 9th Baron le Despencer


30 Aug 1715


20 Jul 1744 Judith Lamb (b. 10 Jan 1724/5;  d. 3 Dec 1761;  bur. at Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester), dau. and cohrss. of William Lamb, of Wilby, co. Northampton, and of Farndish, co. Bedford


1. Hon Thomas Noel, later 2nd Viscount Wentworth

1. Hon Judith Noel (b. 3 Nov 1751; dspm. 28 Jan 1822), mar. 7 Jan 1777 Admiral Sir Ralph Milbanke later Noel, 6th Bt. MP, of Halnaby, co. York (b. c. 1748; dspm. 19 Mar 1825), and had issue:

1a. Anne Isabella Noel, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth (b. 17 May 1792; d. 16 May 1860)

2. Hon Elizabeth Noel (dsp. 21 Jun 1779), mar. 19 Jun 1777 as his first wife Sir James Bland Burges later Lamb, 1st Bt. (b. 8 Jun 1752; d. 13 Oct 1824)

3. Hon Sophia Susanna Noel (b. 24 Mar 1758; d. 28 Jun 1782; bur. at Kedleston, co. Derby), mar. 18 Aug 1777 as his first wife Nathaniel [Curzon], 2nd Baron Scarsdale, and had issue:

1a. Nathaniel [Curzon], 3rd Baron Scarsdale

1a. Hon Sophia Caroline Curzon (b. 13 Jan 1779; dsp. 3 Feb 1849; bur. at Bredon, co. Leicester), mar. 5 Sep 1800 Hon Robert Sewallis Shirley, styled Viscount Tamworth (b. 9 Nov 1778; dvp. and sp. 6 Jun 1824; bur. at Bredon, co. Leicester), only son and heir ap. by his first wife of Robert [Shirley], 7th Earl Ferrers


31 Oct 1774 (bur. at Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester)


5 May 1762 Viscount Wentworth, of Wellesborough in the County of Leicester

suc. by



suc. his father 30 Jul 1733 as 6th Baronet of Kirkby Mallory;  suc. his first cousin twice removed 18 Jul 1745 as 9th Baron Wentworth


Thomas [Noel], 2nd Viscount Wentworth


18 Nov 1745


2 Feb 1788 Lady Mary Ligonier (widow of Edward [Ligonier], 1st Earl Ligonier; dsp. 29 Jun 1814), 3rd dau. of Robert [Henley], 1st Earl of Northington, by his wife Jane Huband, sister and cohrss. of Sir John Huband, 3rd Bt., of Ipsley, co. Warwick, and 3rd dau. of Sir John Huband, 2nd Bt., of Ipsley, co. Warwick


s.p.legit. 17 Apr 1815 (bur. at Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester)


Member of Parliament (Tory) for Leicestershire 1774; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1790-1815; Col, Leicestershire Provisional Cavalry 1798; Lt Col commanding West Leicestershire Volunteers 1803; he left an illegitimate son, Rev Thomas Noel, Rector of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (b. 1774; d. 22 Aug 1853), who officiated at the marriage of his cousin, Anne Isabella Noel, to Lord Byron on 2 Jan 1815


On the death of the 2nd Viscount Wentworth the Viscountcy of Wentworth became extinct and the Barony of Wentworth fell into abeyance between his sister, Judith, Lady Noel, and his nephew, Nathaniel [Curzon], 3rd Baron Scarsdale. Lady Noel died on 28 Jan 1822 and Lord Scarsdale on 12 Nov 1856. On the latter event Lady Noel's only child, Anne Isabella, Lady Byron, became suo jure Baroness Wentworth.


 First written 7 Mar 2012



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