SIDNEY FAMILY

William SIDNEY (Sir)

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Simon SIDNEY (Sir)


Simon SIDNEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1213

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret DELEAMERE

Children:

1. Roger SIDNEY (Sir) 


Roger SIDNEY (Sir) 

Born: 1239

Father: Simon SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret DELEAMERE

Married: Eleanor SOPHAM

Children:

1. Henry SIDNEY (Sir)

2. Simon SIDNEY

3. Dau. SIDNEY


Dau. SIDNEY

Father: Roger SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor SOPHAM

Married: John WALES (Sir)


Henry SIDNEY (Sir)

Born: 1268

Father: Roger SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor SOPHAM

Married: Maud D´ABERNON

Children:

1. Henry SIDNEY (Sir)

2. Simon SIDNEY

3. Son SIDNEY

4. Son SIDNEY

5. Dau. SIDNEY

6. Dau. SIDNEY


Henry SIDNEY (Sir)

Died: 1306

Father: Henry SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Maud D´ABERNON

Married: Dau. HUSSEY

Children:

1. William SIDNEY (Sir)


William SIDNEY (Sir)

Father: Henry SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Dau. HUSSEY

Married: Elizabeth ASHBURNHAM

Children:

1. William SIDNEY

2. John SIDNEY (d. , infancy)

3. John SIDNEY


William SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ASHBURNHAM

Married: Dau. De ALTERIPA (dau. of John De Alteripa)


John SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth ASHBURNHAM

Married: Helen BATISFORD

Children:

1. William SIDNEY (Sir)


William SIDNEY (Sir)

Father: John SIDNEY

Mother: Helen BATISFORD

Married: Joan BROCKHALL

Children:

1. William SIDNEY

2. John SIDNEY


John SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan BROCKHALL

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John SIDNEY


John SIDNEY

Father: John SIDNEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Isabel PAYTEUINE

Children:

1. Joan SIDNEY


Joan SIDNEY

Father: John SIDNEY

Mother: Isabel PAYTEUINE

Married: William APPSLEY


William SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir)

Mother: Joan BROCKHALL

Married: Alice CLUMFORD

Children:

1. William SIDNEY

2. Dau. SIDNEY

3. Dau. SIDNEY

4. Dau. SIDNEY

5. Dau. SIDNEY


William SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY

Mother: Alice CLUMFORD

Married: Cecily MITCHELL

Children:

1. William SIDNEY


William SIDNEY

Died: 1454

Notes: Member of Parliament for Sussex 1429 & 1433.

Father: William SIDNEY

Mother: Cecily MITCHELL

Married 1: Isabel St. JOHN

Children:

1. William SIDNEY

2. Elizabeth SIDNEY

Married 2: Thomasine BARRINGTON

3. Nicholas SIDNEY


Elizabeth SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY

Mother: Isabel St. JOHN

Married: John HAMPDEN

Children:

1. John HAMPDEN of Great Hampden (m. Elizabeth Savage)


William SIDNEY

Father: William SIDNEY

Mother: Isabel St. JOHN

Married: ¿?


Nicholas SIDNEY

Died: 1512

Father: William SIDNEY

Mother: Thomasine BARRINGTON

Married: Anne BRANDON

Children:

1. William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

¿2. Dau. SIDNEY?


Dau. SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1476

Married: ¿William BRANDON?


William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Born: 1482

Died: 1554

Buried: Penshurst village church, Kent England

Notes: courtier to Henry VIII, knighted 1513 after Flodden, tutor (and later steward) to Edward VI, his wife was governess to the young Prince. In 1552 Edward VI granted him Penshurst Place, Kent, built 1338 by Sir John de Pulteney, Baron's Hall completed 1341, last owner before Sidney was Edward Stafford, D. Buckingham, Penshurst was forfeit to the crown when Buckingham was executed for treason 1521, Henry VIII used stay at Penshurst while courting Anne Boleyn at nearby Hever Castle. The arrow, the Sidney family emblem comes from `W' for William, did not live to enjoy Penshurst himself. His daughters Mabel and Elizabeth were in Princess Mary’s household. 

Father: Nicholas SIDNEY

Mother: Anne BRANDON

Married: Anne PACKENHAM (d. 22 Oct 1554) (dau. of Sir Hugh Packenham and Anne Clement) (w. of Thomas Fitzwilliam)

Children:

1. Mary SIDNEY

2. Lucy SIDNEY

3. Mabel SIDNEY

4. Anne (Agnes) SIDNEY

5. Henry SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

6. Elizabeth SIDNEY

7. Frances SIDNEY (C. Sussex)

¿8. Dorcas SIDNEY?


Mary SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1515

Died: 1542

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PACKENHAM

Married: William DORMER (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Jane DORMER (D. Feria)

2. Anne DORMER


Lucy SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1520

Died: ABT 1591

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PACKENHAM

Married: James HARRINGTON of Exton (Sir) ABT 1540, Penshurst, Kent, England

Children:

1. John HARRINGTON (1º B. Harrington of Exton)

2. James HARRINGTON of Ridlington (1º Bt.)

3. Theodosia HARRINGTON

4. Mabel HARRINGTON

5. Sarah HARRINGTON (B. Hastings /B. Zouche of Harringworth)

6. Mary HARRINGTON

7. Elizabeth HARRINGTON

8. Anne HARRINGTON

9. Catherine HARRINGTON

10. Henry HARRINGTON of Wicklow (Sir)

11. Son HARRINGTON

12. Son HARRINGTON

13. Son HARRINGTON

14. Margaret HARRINGTON

15. Son HARRINGTON


Anne (Agnes) SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1525

Died: 11 Jun 1602

Notes: her wedding settlement, dated 4 Jan 1543, gave her the use of all of his Essex lands for life should  William Fitzwilliam die before her. Anne raised their children on her own for the most part, since her husband was so often in Ireland during their marriage. She was there with him part of the time, however, and in 1571, when he was suffering from an ague, she wrote to the Queen to ask that he be recalled. Instead, he was appointed Lord Deputy. His enemies claimed Anne made all his decisions for him. Certainly he trusted her. In 1575, he sent her to England to make a personal appeal to the Queen for his recall. This time she succeeded, and he remained in England for most of the period from 1575 to 1588. The Queen visited his house at Gaynes Park in 1578, but Anne was not there at the time. She had gone to Bath for her health. Fitzwilliam was again sent to Ireland as Lord Deputy in 1588.

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PACKENHAM

Married: William FITZWILLIAM of Gainspark (Sir Knight) 4 Jan 1543

Children:

1. William FITZWILLIAM of Gainspark (Sir Knight)

2. Mabel FITZWILLIAM

3. John FITZWILLIAM (b. 1554 - d. 1612)

4. Anne FITZWILLIAM

5. Phillipa FITZWILLIAM

6. Elizabeth FITZWILLIAM

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Agnes Sidney, lady Fitzwilliam

possible portrait c. 1545

 


Frances SIDNEY (C. Sussex)

Born: ABT 1531

Died: 19 Mar 1588/9

Notes: Frances was the seventh and youngest child of Sir William Sidney and Anne Packenham, her only brother being Sir Henry Sidney. Lady in waiting and friend of Princess Elizabeth. She was said to have had the best marriage (by rank) of her sisters. In Apr 1555, she married Thomas Radcliffe, Lord Fitzwalter, later E. of Sussex (1526-Jun 9, 1583) at Hampton Court. King Felipe attended the ceremony and participated in the tournament held afterward. At Christmas 1557, both Frances and her husband were at court and in high favor with Queen Mary When Mary was Queen, the Princess Elizabeth was in great danger for her life. The Sussex’s were in on a plan to help Elizabeth safely out of the country. In Sep 1565, she was delegated to escort Cecilia of Sweden to court. Frances was in Berwick during her husband's tenure as Lord President of the North. She caught smallpox there in 1571. Also in 1571, however, she twice entertained the Queen at Bermondsey House. Frances was a patron of the arts, receiving a number of dedications. After her husband’s death, she continued to sponsor his company of players, now called the Countess of Sussex’s Men. The Oxford DNB entry recounts Frances's courtship by Arthur Hall (b. 1539 - d. 29 Dec 1605) c. 1586. Rejected, he wrote a book purported to be the story of their relationship. Hungaryous Hystory offended the Queen and was suppressed. Hall was later confined in the Marshalsea, and then the Fleet (1588-9) when he continued his harrassment. Frances had Puritan leanings and a deep interest in education. In her will, Frances left a substantial sum (£5000) to endow a new college at Cambridge, called 'the Lady Frances Sussex College'. She became a passionate Puritan in later life, and perhaps intended the college to support its spread. Construction there was begun in 1596.

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PACKENHAM

Married: Thomas RADCLIFFE (3° E.Sussex) 26 Apr 1555, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England

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Frances Sidney, Countess of Sussex

by an artist of the Anglo-Netherlands School, c.1570-75. (Sidney Sussex College)

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Dorcas SIDNEY

Born: 1550, Oxford, Kent, England

Died: 23 Nov 1623

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PACKENHAM

Married 1: Alexander COSBY ABT 1570, England

Children:

1. Charles COSBY

2. Francis COSBY

3. Richard COSBY

4. John COSBY

5. Mabel COSBY

6. Rose COSBY

7. John COSBY

8. Arnold COSBY

Married 2: Thomas ZOUCHE ABT 1595


Henry SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Born: 20 Jul 1529, Baynards Castle, London, Middlesex, England

Died: 5 May 1586, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Anne PACKENHAM

Married: Mary DUDLEY 29 Mar 1551, Penhurst, Kent, England

Children:

1. Phillip SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

2. Margaret SIDNEY (b. 1556 - d. 1558)

3. Elizabeth SIDNEY (b. Oct 1560 - d. Feb 1567)

4. Mary SIDNEY (C. Pembroke)

5. Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

6. Ambrosia SIDNEY (b. 1564 - d. 1574?)

7. Thomas SIDNEY


Mary SIDNEY (C. Pembroke)

Born: 27 Oct 1561, Penhurst, Kent, England

Died: 25 Sep 1621, Aldergate, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Henry SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary DUDLEY

Married: Henry HERBERT (2° E. Pembroke) 21 Apr 1577

Children:

1. William HERBERT (3° E. Pembroke)

2. Catherine HERBERT (b. 1581 - d. 1584)

3. Anne HERBERT (b. 1583 - d. ABT 1606)

4. Phillip HERBERT (4° E. Pembroke/ 1° E. Montgomery)

Associated with: Matthew LISTER (Sir Knight)


Phillip SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Born: 29 Nov 1554, Penshurst, Kent, England

Died: 17 Oct 1586, Arnheim, Netherlands

Buried: 16 Feb 1587, St. Paul Cathedral, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary DUDLEY

Married: Frances WALSINGHAM (C. Essex) autumn 1583

Children:

1. Elizabeth SIDNEY (C. Rutland)


Elizabeth SIDNEY (C. Rutland)

Born: Nov 1585

Died: Aug 1612 / 1614

Notes: several sources claim she poisoned Roger Manners to free herself from an unhappy marriage and that a short time later she was herself killed by his family or friends in revenge for his death. However, biographies of her father and grandfather, give the date 1614 for Elizabeth’s death, and the Earl of Rutland died in 1612. The Oxford DNB (under "Manners, Roger"), however, says that she died "within a fortnight of her husband's funeral, occasioning wild rumours that she had been poisoned by medicine supplied by Sir Walter Raleigh". The entry also reports gossip that Sir Thomas Overbury was in love with her. Playwright Ben Jonson said of Elizabeth Sidney that she was "nothing inferior to her father in poetry", although examples of her writing do not seem to have survived. Elizabeth was buried near her father Phillip at St. Paul's, although she shares a memorial at Bottesford with her husband.

Father: Phillip SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Frances WALSINGHAM (C. Essex)

Married: Roger MANNERS (5° E. Rutland) 5 Mar 1598


Thomas SIDNEY

Born: 25 Mar 1569, Penhurst, Kent, England

Died: 26 Jul 1595

Father: Henry SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary DUDLEY

Married: Margaret DAKINS (w. of Walter Devereux - m.3 Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby)


Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Born: 19 Nov 1563

Died: Jul 1626, Penshurst, Kent, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry SIDNEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Mary DUDLEY

Married 1: Barbara GAMAGE (d. May 1621) (dau. of John Gamage of Coity and Gwenllian Powell) 23 Sep 1584, St. Donats, Glamorgan, Wales

Children:

1. William SIDNEY (Sir)

2. Henry SIDNEY

3. Phillip SIDNEY

4. Mary SIDNEY

5. Robert SIDNEY (2° E. Leicester)

6. Catherine SIDNEY

7. Phillippa SIDNEY

8. Barbara SIDNEY

9. Dorothy SIDNEY

10. Elizabeth SIDNEY

11. Bridget SIDNEY

Married 2: Sarah BLOUNT (C. Leicester) 25 Apr 1625, Sutton at Hone, Kent, England


William SIDNEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1585, Penshurst, Kent, England

Died: 1612, Penshurst, Kent, England

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE


Mary SIDNEY

Born: 18 Oct 1586/7

Died: BET 1651/3

Notes: When she was widowed, her husband’s estate was deeply in debt, so she wrote to earn money. Stayed often at her aunt's house Wilton, were she felt in love with her cousin, William Herbert, her true love. Author of prose romance The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania, the first ever long fiction work by an English woman, pub 1621 (title is , the style of her uncle's Arcadia - her aunt, to whom the earlier book's title refers, had just died 1621 - this title must refer to Susan Vere, wife of her 1° cousin the new E. Montgomery, future 4° E. Pembroke), at the end of Urania is the sonnet sequence Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. She had an unhappy marriage with Sir Robert Wroth. Portrait at Penshurst.

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE

Married: Robert WROTH (Sir) (d. Mar 1614) 24 Sep 1604

Children:

1. James WROTH (Feb 1614 - 5 Jul 1616)

Associated with: William HERBERT (3° E. Pembroke)

Children:

2. William HERBERT

3. Catherine HERBERT


Catherine SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1597, Penshurst, Kent, England

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE

Married: Lewis MANSELL


Phillippa SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1597, London, Middlesex, England

Died: 24 Sep 1620, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: 5 Oct 1620, Blickling, Norfolk, England

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE

Married: John HOBBART (Sir Bt.)


Barbara SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1600, Penshurst, Kent, England

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE

Married 1: Thomas SMYTHE

Married 2: Thomas CULPEPPER


Dorothy SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1600, Penshurst, Kent, England

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE

Married: Robert SMYTHE


Robert SIDNEY (2° E. Leicester)

Born: 1595, Baynard's Castle, London, Middlesex, England

Died: 2 Nov 1677, Penshurst, Kent, England

Notes: built huge Leicester House, London, 1630s (demolished early 1700s, no trace remains except for the address Leicester Square - the original Leicester Square is in Penshurst village). Member of Parliament for Wilton in 1614. Succeeded to the earldom, 1626.

Father: Robert SIDNEY (1° E. Leicester)

Mother: Barbara GAMAGE

Married: Dorothy PERCY (C. Leicester) Jan 1615

Children:

1. Dorothy "Sacharissa" SIDNEY (b. 1617) (mar. 1639 to Henry Spencer, 1° E. Sunderland)

2. Phillip SIDNEY (3° E. Leicester) (b. 1619)

3. Algernon SIDNEY (Republican martyr, b. Penshurst 1621- executed 1683 along with William Russell)

4. Henry SIDNEY (1° E. Romney)

5. Lucy SIDNEY (mar. Sir John Pelham)

6. Robert SIDNEY



Eleanor SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1530, Walsingham, Norfolk

Father: Thomas SIDNEY of Walsingham

Mother: ¿?

Married: John DRURY of Godwick ABT 1545

Children:

1. Robert DRURY of Docking

2. Thomas DRURY

3. William DRURY

4. Frances DRURY

5. Francis DRURY



Thomasine SIDNEY

Born: ABT 1476, England

Married: William TENDERING (Esq.)

Children:

1. Dorothy TENDERING (m. Francis Southwell)


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