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Descendants from all over the world

captain edward maria wingfield

President at Jamestowne, Virginia in 1607

kimbolton castle

Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England

Letheringham Hall

Suffolk, England

St. Mary's, Letheringham

Suffolk, England

Tickencote hall

Tickencote, Rutland, England

St. Peter's, Tickencote

Tickencote, Rutland, England

powerscourt house

Enniskerry, Ireland

St. Patrick's, Enniskerry

Enniskerry, Ireland

St. Andrew's, Wingfield

Suffolk, England

Wingfield Castle

Suffolk, England


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Manors & Castles

Current and former Wingfield estates in Great Britain and Ireland. More


Churches in Great Britain, Ireland, USA and Europe associated with the Wingfield family. More

"Posse Nolle Nobile" — Latin for "To have the power without the wish is noble."

Wingfield Family Society Activities


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Travel to England and Ireland and see Wingfield sites! More


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Wingfield Database

WFS maintains a genealogical database with over 100,000 names.

Wingfield Family Society Articles

The Wingfield Family Society’s Manorial Title is Authentic!

by Jocelyn Wingfield, & Bob Carr Of the many English manorial lord­ships – including Wighefelda/Wineberga [Suffolk] – recorded in the Domesday Book (1086), and despite mergers and additions, at least 25,000 remain today. Of the four mediaeval Wingfield (Suffolk) lordships, it is possible that fewer than four remain – but
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The Blackwall Historical Marker

On June 30, 1928 the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities arranged for and provided a plaque to be displayed at the site where the three ships sailed for America in 1606. It was placed on the Master House, Brunswick Wharf, Blackwall, England and commemorated the landing at Cape
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Tickencote Hall – Wingfield Home For 250 Years

By John Parry-Wingfield, of Empingham, England Members of the WFS who have visited Tickencote, and indeed those who have the pleasure to come, may be interested in this brief history of Tickencote Hall, a Wingfield home for some 250 years and home of Sir John Wingfield (1592-1631), grandfather of Thomas Wingfield
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New World Tapestry Features Jamestowne

On February 21, 1989, WFS represent­ative, Vance Wingfield of Ft. Worth, Texas placed the first stitch in the 1607 tapestry depicting England’s establishment of the first permanent colony in the new world. The ceremony was in Bideford, Devon is for one of the eventual 23 canvas em­broidery panels each 11
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Sir John Wingfield And The Black Prince

By Tony Wingfield Sir John, Katherine’s father and the last Lord of Wingfield Manor, was undoubt­edly a soldier of some fame, and it was fortunate for him that the monarch of his day was Edward III and not the unadventurous passivist Edward II. Sir John was apparently a friend of
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Wingfield Castle

The grandson of Katherine (de Wingfield), Countess of Suffolk, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, who in the early 15th century married Alice Chaucer, granddaughter of the great English poet, Goeffrey Chaucer. During this time they lived at Wingfield Castle, Charles, Duke of Orleans, prince and poet, and father of Louis
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War of the Roses – Wingfield Connection

By Josephine H. Wasson Scarcely had the Hundred Years’ War ended in England when the rival interests of York and Lancaster were involved in the 30 year struggle known as the Wars of the Roses. These civil wars came about as the descendants of Edward III claimed the throne of
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Line of Frances Cromwell

Grandmother of Thomas Wingfield of York River, VA By Josephine H. Wasson Henry VIII, grandson of our Wingfield ancestor Queen Elizabeth Woodville, con­sort of Edward IV, was one of England’s ablest, but most tyrannical rulers. Though he is remembered mainly for his numerous wives and for separating the Church of
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John Wingfield, York Herald

Kinship, Marriage, Patronship and Career By Marvin Wingfield  Careers in England after the fire of 1660 were determined by family connections and patronage relationships to key figures who held power of appointment to institutional positions. There were networks of allegiances, ties of patronage and kinship within the circles of aristocratic
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Wingfield Castle

Wingfield Castle, Village of Wingfield, Suffolk County, England was the ancestral home of the Wingfield family and their heirs, the De La Poles, Earls and Dukes of Suffolk.

Wingfield College

The grand Georgian facade of Wingfield College in Suffolk conceals a rare medieval survival: the remnants of a chantey college of priests, complete with a cloister walk and a Great Hall from 1362.

Kimbolton Castle

Kimbolton Castle was once owned by the Wingfield family from 1521 to 1615. Sir Richard Wingfield (1456-1525) obtained the Castle for his service to Henry VIII, and was subsequently created Knight of the Garter in 1522.

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