William Wentworth

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William Wentworth was the brief occupant of Manor Farm and the glebe land in Quenington at the turn of the nineteenth cemtury. He was born in Buscot, Berkshire, in 1775. He took over the two tenancies in Quenington after the death of the previous holders John Randall in 1799 and Susannah his widow in 1801. He was presumably a resident of Quenington, which was the status of his probable sister Phoebe Wentworth who married in Quenington in 1802 (he himself married there in 1801). He was there for only a year or two, clearly a farmer. After 1803 he was gone. He is later found at Inglesham, near Lechlade in Gloucestershire, where children were born in 1817 and 1819 and where he was farming. He died there in 1831 at the age of 56.

In Quenington he was one of the two assessor/collectors signing off the land tax accounts for 1803.

1775parBuscot Berks   6 Aug, baptism
1801parQuenington     5 Nov, married Susannah Randel
1802docQuenington     occupying Manor Farm
1802-03docQuenington     occupying parish glebe land and Manor Farm
1811er Lechlade    living at Inglesham, Berks, owner of house and garden at Lechlade occupied by a Mr Glossop
1831er Lechlade56   24 April buried
1831parLechlade  farmer24 May, address Inglesham, baptism of daughter Annette and son Thomas Barr born 2 Mar 1819 and Mar 1817 respectively
Background
3 Jun 1802 a Phoebe Wentworth, presumably William's sister, married Richard Godwin at Quenington, both "of this parish"

27th November 2019