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About Barbara Sidney (Gamage)

Barbara Sidney, Countess of Leicester

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Barbara Sidney, Countess of Leicester (1563–1621) was a Welsh heiress, and the first wife of Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester.[1]

Barbara inherited the Coity estate on the death of her father, John Gamage, in 1584, and became the ward of Sir Edward Stradling until her marriage. On 23 September 1584, she married Robert Sidney at St Donat's, the home of her guardian. Although Sidney was MP for Glamorgan, the couple lived chiefly at Baynard's Castle in London and Penshurst Place in Kent. They had eleven children.

Sir William Sidney

Henry Sidney

Philip Sidney

Mary

Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester

Catherine

Philippa

Barbara

Dorothy

Elizabeth

Bridget

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Barbara Sidney's Timeline

1563
1563
1584
September 23, 1584
Age 21
1585
1585
Age 22
Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1587
1587
Age 24
1590
1590
Age 27
Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1592
1592
Age 29
Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1595
December 1, 1595
Age 32
Barnard Castle, Gainford, Durham, England
1597
1597
Age 34
Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1597
Age 34
London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
1599
1599
Age 36
Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom