Fitzwilliam Wentworth was born 31 July 1833 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872) and Sarah Morton Cox (1805-1880) and died 8 August 1915 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Jane Hill (1840-1924) 18 February 1868 at St Michaels in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Ireland, Australia.



The death is announced of Mr Fitzwilliam Wentworth, who passed away on Sunday evening in a private hospital in Sydney, at the advanced age of 81 years. Mr Wentworth was the second son ot the late Mr. W. C. Wentworth, whose name is identified with the early history, of Australia. He was born in Sydney, and was one of the first bunch of graduates of the Sydney University, an institution which his father was very largely responsible for bringing into existance. His fellow graduates were Mr. David Scott Mitchell, founder of the Mitchell Library, Mr. William Windeyer, afterwards Mr. Justice Windeyer, Mr. Alexander Oliver, and the Rev. R. S. Willis. Mr. Wentworth was the last surviving graduate of them all. In 1876 Mr. Wentworth gave £2000 to the University authorities to found two bursaries in his father's honour. This was felt to have a peculiar fitness, as his father was chairman of the committee which reported in favour of constituting the University of Sydney, and was one of the first members of the Senate. Mr. Fitzwilliam Wentworth always took a warm interest in the institution, and at the jubilee celebrations on 1902 was a most active worker and liberal entertainer.

Mr. Wentworth at one time was largely engaged in pastoral pursuits in Australia. He leaves a widow and family of four sons and one daughter. Mr. W. C. Wentworth, the eldest son, is a barrister-at-law, Mr. Darcy Wentworth is a mining engineer, and Messrs. George and Fitzwilliam Wentworth are graziers.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-), Tuesday 10 August 1915, page 10.


Offspring of Fitzwilliam Wentworth and Mary Jane Hill (1840-1924)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edith Wentworth (1870-1871)
William Charles Wentworth (1871-1949) 1 September 1871 Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom 1 August 1949 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Florence Denise Griffiths (1883-1960)

Dorothy Wentworth (1873-1956)
D'Arcy Wentworth (1874-1951)
Fitzwilliam Wentworth (1875-1953)
George Godfrey Wentworth (1878-1958)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 9138/1915
  • WENTWORTH.—August 8, 1915, Fitzwilliam Wentworth, son of the late William Charles Wentworth, of Vaucluse, aged 83 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-), Tuesday 10 August 1915, page 8.