Elizabeth Sydenham (c.1562 - 1598)

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Birthplace: Somerset, UK
Death: Died in Devon, UK
Managed by: Deborah Barber Brafford
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About Elizabeth Sydenham

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Husband's Name

William COURTENAY (AFN:V9CP-B8)  Pedigree  

Born:  1553  Place:  Of, Powderham, Devonshire, England   
Christened:    Place:  (77-1630)   
Died:  24 Jun 1630  Place:     
Buried:    Place:  , Powderham, Devonshire, England   
Married:  25 Aug 1595  Place:     

Father:  William COURTENAY (AFN:9FP4-HH)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth PAULET (AFN:8538-TB)   


Wife's Name

Elizabeth SYDENHAM (AFN:9248-4M)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt 1563  Place:  Combe, Sydenham, Devonshire, England   
Died:  9 Jun 1598  Place:  Between, 29mar-12jun   
Married:  25 Aug 1595  Place:     

Father:  George SYDENHAM (AFN:9247-KQ)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth HALLES (AFN:9248-3G)   



Elizabeth Sydenham was the daughter of Sir George Sydenham of Combe Sydenham, Somerset (c.1524-1596) and Elizabeth Hales. She married first, on about February 9, 1585, Sir Francis Drake of Buckland Abbey and Yelverhampton, Devon (c.1540-January 28, 1595/6). Drake was already a hero from his voyage around the world (1577-80). He spent most of their marriage at sea and died aboard his ship in the harbor at Porto Bello and was buried at sea. Elizabeth then married Sir William Courtenay of Powderham, Devon (c.1553-June 24, 1630), as his second wife. She had no children from either marriage and barely rates a footnote in biographies of her famous first husband. Portrait: date unknown.