(1592–1640), lord deputy (Apr.-Dec. 1640), cousin and right-hand man of Wentworth, whom he followed to Ireland as master of the rolls. Wandesford's loyalty was rewarded with a grant of the O'Brennans' lands in Kilkenny (1635). Wentworth left him as lord deputy to extract newly agreed subsidies, but he lost control of parliament and failed to prevent a commons committee departing to England to complain about misgovernment. He died in office.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
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