WENTWORTH, William - Extra Data
(member of CLARK's Party)
(see correspondence of John TAYLOR)
Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Oakhill, Wiltshire, and was 56 in 1835, thus making him older than the age given in the Settler Returns. Oakhill was a tything in the parish of Froxfield.
Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council Record Office
William son of Thomas and Mary WENTWORTH was baptised on 15 July 1781 in Froxfield, Wiltshire
Thomas WENTWORTH married Mary TARRANT by Licence on 22 January 1771 in Froxfield, Wiltshire
Witnesses: William GALE and Sarah GALE
Siblings of William baptised in Froxfield:
James 10 July 1777
Thomas 8 July 1779
Henry 17 December 1782
Ann 25 April 1784
George 6 November 1785
Harriot 19 June 1787
London Metropolitan Archives
William WENTWORTH, bachelor, married Frances Maria PAICE, spinster, on 1 November 1819 in St.Matthew, Bethnal Green
Both signed their names.
Witnesses: Marianne WILKINSON and Francis LEE
Although this marriage lists William as a bachelor, it seems likely that his son William, aged 13 in The Settler Handbook, was from a previous marriage or otherwise adopted. The Grahamstown Journal of 16 March 1885 says that the following day (17 March) would mark the 80th birthday of William WENTWORTH, son of the settler, so William was born on 17 March 1805.