Officers of the
Wingfield Family Society





President and
Lord of the Manor of Wingfield
Suffolk, England

Sam Batsell


Samuel Curtis Batsell, III, grew up in Lake Co., IL with his parents and two brothers. He was Student Body President of Loyola University in Chicago, where he graduated with honors in the top 1% of his class. Sam then graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and the School of Public Policy with a joint degree in 1980. After practicing law in Chicago for four years, he moved to California, where his brother resided, and where Sam taught legal writing at Boalt Hall (University of California Law School) at Berkeley, CA. Sam entered the booming industry of Bankruptcy where he clerked for Chief Bankruptcy Judge James Meyers in San Diego. Sam then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1991, in order to handle large national reorganizations, pension fraud, and mega-bankruptcies, like Singer Sewing and Macmillan Publishing Companies. Sam lives in Arlington, VA, where he further pursued his interests in politics and genealogy. In school, Sam was President of the College Republican Club and in 1976, he ran Illinois Governor James Thompson’s 5th ward election campaign at Chicago which carried the ward. Presently, he is on the Arlington County [VA] Republican Committee and was a delegate to the Virginia State Republican Convention in 2000. His genealogy interest began in 1997, when he succeeded in tying all the Batsell families together. His family traces through the Claypools to Dorothy Wingfield, daughter of Elizabeth Cecil and Sir Robert Wingfield of Upton Manor. He first attended the Wingfield Family Society Annual Meeting in 1999, was voted Vice President at the 2015 Annual Meeting, and will be voted in as President and Lord of the Manor, along with the slate of other officers, at the New Orleans 30th Annual Meeting.



Vice - President
Stephen David Chanko

Stephen David Chanko is a 12th generation grandson of Adam Claypoole, Esquire and Dorothy Wingfield, daughter of Robert Wingfield, Esquire and Elizabeth Cecil.  Stephen was born 19 October 1971 at Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan when his father was station and serving in the United States Air Force. Originally from Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, where he graduated from Torrington High School in June 1991.  He subsequently graduated in May 1995 from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Stephen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds an active license in the State of Texas.  He is currently an Executive Director with Ernst & Young's assurance services practice in Vienna, Austria; previously working in Houston, Texas, with over 19 years experience in public accounting. Besides being an officer and member of the Wingfield Family Society, Stephen serves on the Board of Trustees of The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies of Virginia, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) non profit organization).




Jim Nowak



Barbara Cortino



International Vice President 
Jocelyn Wingfield

WINGFIELD, Jocelyn R.  Of Norfolk, UK, b.1937, m. 1968 Sara ffolkes, 2 daughters. Educated at Eton College, German Defense College & INSEAD European Business School. Infantry Officer (1956-78) in British, Malaysian & Abu Dhabi Armies, incl. HQ AFCENT (NATO), to major; Executive Search Consultant covering Middle East (1978-82); Dep. Director Latin America, Middle East, Pacific, for Save the Children (1982-92); English Teacher (TEFL) for Business High Fliers (1992-Date). Speaks French, German, Malay, Iban & Arabic. Author of “Virginia’s True Founder, Edward-Maria Wingfield & His Times” [WFS, Athens, GA, 1993] & 5 Wingfield Family Links books [WFS, USA, 1992-2000]. Guest Speaker May 2000 at the Jamestown Society. WFS Historian Director (1987-), WFS International Vice-President (2000-).