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Our common ancestors - Sidney - Contents


Sir William Sidney



Tomb of Sir William Sidney, Penshurst church.
Photo 2007. See full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.




Sir William Sidney (see here and here), born 1482,
courtier to Henry VIII (reigned 1509-47),
knighted 1513 after Battle of Flodden (defeat of Scots),
in which 14th Laird of Hunterston and George Douglas, Master of Angus fought on other side and died,
mar post-1513 to Anne Pakenham [or Packenham or Pagenham, dau of Sir Hugh Pakenham and Anne Clement],
Anne was widow of Thomas Fitzwilliam who died at Flodden,

Sir William was tutor (and later steward) to the young Edward VI (born 1537, reigned 1547-53),
his wife was governess to the young Edward VI,
Edward VI granted him Penshurst Place, Kent in 1552,
did not live to enjoy Penshurst himself,
died 7th Feb 1554, age 72 yrs [grave, corner of the "Sidney chapel" in Penshurst village church],
see [DNB],
had issue:


  1. Lucy Sidney,
    mar 1539 to Sir James Harrington and had issue.


  2. Sir Henry Sidney, K.G., born 1529.


  3. Lady Frances Sidney (see here),
    founder of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge,
    mar 1555 to Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex [born c.1525, see here],
    he was Lord Deputy of Ireland 1556,
    he was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1560-66,
    his brothers-in-law Sir Henry Sidney, K.G. and Sir William Fitzwilliam were Lord Deputy etc. at similar time,
    he died 9th June 1583, age c.58 yrs,
    she died 9th Mar 1589 [using [NJ] format],
    she left £5000 in her will to found a college in Cambridge in memory of her husband, Sidney Sussex College founded 1596,
    streets beside it are Sidney St and Sussex St.


  4. Anne (or Agnes) Sidney,
    mar Sir William Fitzwilliam and had issue.







Pat Lavelle mentions Sir Henry Sidney in [PAT/10, p.6].
But she does not realise that (through Blennerhassett) she may descend from his sister.



Lady Frances Sidney.
Portrait 1570-75. From Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Used with permission.
See full size. Scan from here.



Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex.
Portrait 1560-65. From here.
Another portrait here.




Tomb of Sir William Sidney, Penshurst church



Tomb of Sir William Sidney, Penshurst chapel.
Photo 2010. From here. Used with permission.



Tomb of Sir William Sidney, Penshurst chapel.
Photo 1998.
See larger and full size.



Wider shot showing location of tomb of Sir William Sidney, in corner of Penshurst church.
Tomb of 4th Earl of Leicester on RHS.
Photo 2007. See full size.
From jmc4 on Flickr. Used with permission.



Penshurst village church, 2005.
See full size.
From here. See terms of use.




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