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Ann Sydenham

Birthplace: Luxborough, Somerset, England
Death: circa 1602 (63-81)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Sydenham, Kt., MP and Ursula Sydenham
Wife of Alexander Sydenham, of Luxborough
Mother of Elizabeth Sydenham
Sister of John Sydenham "the elder"; Sir George Sydenham, Sheriff of Somerset; William Sydenham; Henry Sydenham; Elizabeth Bampfylde and 3 others

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About Ann Sydenham

  • Sir John Sydenham, Sheriff of Somerset & Dorset1,2,3
  • M, #87490, b. circa 1494, d. 16 April 1557
  • Father John Sydenham, Esq., Sheriff of Somersetshire & Dorsetshire1,4,5 b. c 1468, d. 6 Dec 1542
  • Mother Elizabeth Audley1,4,5 b. c 1466, d. b 8 Oct 1530
  • Sir John Sydenham, Sheriff of Somerset & Dorset was born circa 1494 at of Brimpton, Ashbrittle, Combe Sydenham in Stogumber, Somersetshire, England; Age 50 in 1544.1,2,3 He married Ursula Bridges, daughter of Sir Giles Brugge, Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Isabel Baynham, circa 1532; They had 6 sons (John; Walter; Sir George; Henry; John, Esq. & William) and 3 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of Richard Bampfield; Anne, wife of Alexander Sydenham, Esq., & of (Mr.) Wakes; & Mary, wife of John Fitz, Esq., & Sir Henry Knyvett).1,2,3 Sir John Sydenham, Sheriff of Somerset & Dorset died on 16 April 1557.1,2,3 His estate was probated on 21 May 1557.2,3
  • Family Ursula Bridges b. c 1503
  • Child
    • John Sydenham, Esq.+1,2,3 b. c 1540
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 699.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 159.
  • 3.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 107.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 158-159.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 106-107.
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  • SYDENHAM, Sir John (by 1493-1557), of Brimpton, Som.
  • b. by 1493, 1st s. of John Sydenham of Brimpton by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Humphrey Audley. m. by 1527, Ursula, da. of Sir Giles Brydges of Coberley, Glos., 6s. 3da. suc. fa. 6 Dec. 1542. Kntd. 3 Nov. 1549.1
  • The Sydenhams, a prolific and widespread family in Tudor Somerset and Dorset, played a surprisingly small part in the politics of the period, preferring to live quietly on their estates. Sir John Sydenham is the only member of the family known to have sat in Parliament during the century.3 .... etc.
  • Sydenham made his will on 8 Apr. 1557. By it he divided some of his recently purchased lands among younger sons and left 400 marks for the marriage of his daughter Anne and certain lands in East and West Coker to his wife. The rest of his lands eventually fell to his eldest son after many had been settled on his wife for her life. He died eight days later and his widow, sole executrix and residuary legatee, proved the will in the following month.5
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  • Ursula BRYDGES
  • Born: ABT 1499
  • Died: Jan 1575/6
  • Notes: her will of 31 Oct 1575 was proved in Feb 1576. Her husbands will of 8 Apr 1557 was proved 21 May 1557. He was Justice of the Peace for Somersetshire, 1543-1557; served in the French campaign of 1544; Sheriff of Somerset and Dorsetshire, 1546-1547 and 1554-1555; knighted 3 Nov 1549; Knight of the Shire for Somerset, 1554.
  • Father: Giles BRUGGE (Sheriff of Gloucester)
  • Mother: Isabel BAYNHAM
  • Married: John SYDENHAM (Sir) (b. 1494 - d. 16 Apr 1557) (son of John Sydenham and Elizabeth Touchet) 1515, Somerset, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John SYDENHAM (Sir Knight) (b. 1520 - d. BEF 1596) (m1. Grace Godolphin - m2. Mary Blount)
    • 2. Walter SYDENHAM
    • 3. George SYDENHAM (Sir Knight) (father of Elizabeth Sydenham Drake)
    • 4. Henry SYDENHAM
    • 5. John SYDENHAM (Sir Knight) (b. 1528 - d. 1 Jan 1590)(m. Mary Poyntz)
    • 6. Anne SYDENHAM
    • 7. William SYDENHAM
    • 8. Elizabeth SYDENHAM
    • 9. Mary SYDENHAM (m. Sir Henry Knyvett of Charlton)
  • From: BRYDGES2
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  • The House of Commons: 1509 - 1558 ; 1, Appendices, constituencies ..., Volume 4 By Stanley T. Bindoff, John S. Roskell, Lewis Namier Pg.415
  • Brother-in-law Sir John Brydges, created Baron Chandos of Sudeley. Sons and Dau. Anne
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  • Somerset Medieval Wills, Volume 16 By Frederic William Weaver Pg.190
  • John Sydenham, Knt. 8th Apr. 1557 will drawn. buried Saint Andrew in Brympton. Dau. Anne, Son Henry, John (younger son), Walter, George, John (eldest son), William. Wife Ursula, Brother John Sydenham (deceased) and wife Joane.
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  • The visitations of the county of Somerset, in the years 1531 and 1573, together with additional pedigrees, chiefly from the visitation of 1591 (1885)
  • Pg.76
  • Sidenham
  • Walter Sidenham.; ch: John (m. Agnes _ ) Sidenham.
  • John = Agnes.; ch: John (m. Alice Stourton) Sidenham
  • John. = Alice, d. and h. of (John Stourton of Preston Plucknett. & d. and h. Payne); ch: Alex. (m. d. Popham), Joan (m. John St. Barbe), Walter (m. Margt. Harcourt), Marcell (m. John Larde?), Richard (m. Joan Cambrey) Sidenham.
  • Walter of Brimpton. = Margt., d. Sr. Rob. Harcourt.; ch: (Pg.77 John (m. Eliz. Awdeley) Sidenham.)
  • Pg.77
  • John. = Eliz., d. Sir Hugh Awdeley.; ch: Sr. John (m. Anne Bridges) Sidenham.
  • Sr. John. = Anne, d. Sr Billes [Gyles] Bridges sister to John Bridges.; ch: Sir John (m. Eliz. Pawlett), Geo., Eliz. (m. Ric. Bamfield), Anne (m. Alex. Sidenham), Mary (m. John Fitz), Walter (m. _ Lawrance) Sidenham.
    • Sir John. = Eliz., d. Sr Amias Pawlett.
    • Anne. = Alex. Sidenham of Earlston.
    • Geo.
    • Eliz. = Ric. Bamfield.
    • Mary. = John Fitz [of Fitzford, nr. Tavisstock 1564 Devon, p. 96].; ch: John Fitz.
    • Walter. = d. and coh. Lawrence of Lawrance.; ch: George, Walter Sidenham.
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  • Somerset Record Society: Publication (1905) Vol. 21
  • Pg.190-192
    • 1557. JOHN SYDENHAM, KNT.
    • [15 Wrastley.]
  • April 8th, 1557 John Sydenham of Brympton, co. Somerset, knight. My body to be buried in the parish church of Saynt Androwe in Brympton. To St. Andrew's church of Wells 10s. To the church of Brympton 6s. 8d. To my daughter Anne towards her marriage 400 marks. I will that all my purchase land as well the rentes as also all the casualties, fynes, profyttes and all other revenues of the same shall from time to time be and remain to the use and payment of my debts after which I bequeath to Henry my son all my messuages and lands etc. in Bouley, Mylston, Monkensale, Moreston, Sampford Peverell, Uplomen, Holycombe Rogue, Burlescombe, Collompton, Teberton, Gambeston, Chyttye Hmpton, Thorvorton, Upton Pyne, Langleigh and Rolleston, co. Devon to have and to hold to the said Henry Sydenham and his heirs male and for lack of such issue, to my right heirs forever, by the rents and services thereof to the Chyffe Lordes of the fee due and accustomed. To John my younger son of that name, all my lands etc., in
  • Pg.191
  • Donyford, Hartrow, Kynges Brompton, Upton, Stogomer, Bycknaller, Crocombe, Brompton Rawfe, Mylverton, Westowe, Westleighe, Combflorey, Kingeston juxta Yevill and the borough of Watchett, co. Somerset, all which lands lately I purchased together with Sir John Wyndhm, knight, all which were late the inheritance of John Sydenham of Orchard, Esquire, deceased, to have and to hold to the said John Sydenham and to his heirs male, and for lack of such issue, to my right heirs forever. To Walter my son all my lands etc., in the borough of Charde which I lately purchased of Thomas Cogan of Mountague to have and to hold to the said Walter Sydenham and his heirs male, and for lack of such issue to my right heirs forever. To Ursula my wife all my lands in the parishes of Est Coker and West Coker and in Keynsford in the parish of Seynt Deacons, co. Somerset, to have and to hold to the said Ursula and her heirs forever, in consideration whereof I will that she pay one annual rent of £6 13s. 4d. to Joane sometime wife of my brother John Sydenham deceased, during her life. And after the decease of me and my said wife I will that all my messuages lands and tenements known by the name of Combe Sydenham in the parish of Stogomer and all my lands lying in Combe Sydenham shall remain to George Sydenham my son and to his heirs male, and for lack of such issue, the remainder thereof to my right heirs forever. I will also that my manor of Lopyn, co. Somerset, which I lately purchased of Sir Gyles Strangeweye, knight, and all my lands in Lopyn aforesaid shall remain to John Sydenham my eldest son and heir apparunte on condition that he always ratify and confirm all such grants and estates as I and my wife have made or shall make by indenture or Copie of Courte Roll for term of lives or years whereupon tholde accustomed rent or more is reservyd to have and to hold to the said John Sydenham and his heirs forever ; or else I will the said manor and lands shall remain to William Sydenham my son and his heirs male, and for lack of such issue to my right heirs.
  • The residue to Ursula my wife (executrix) provided that if she marry all my goods shall remain to my children. To my servants, that is, to my yeoman's servyng men being my household servants to each of them and also to Thomas Sampford 40s., and to my hynes laborers 6s. 8d. each.
  • Pg.192
  • Witnesses : John Virgin, Thomas Harding, Thomas Virgin, John Torr, Robert Holmes.
  • Proved May 21st, 1557.
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  • 'Sydenham1'
  • Families covered: Sydenham of Chelworthy, Sydenham of Orchard, Sydenham of Sydenham
  • John de Sydenham (a 1225)
  • m. heiress of Kitsford
    • 1. William de Sydenham
    • m. Joan (dau of William de Gothayre)
      • A. Roger de Sydenham of Sydenham (a 1342)
        • i. John de Sydenham of Sydenham
          • a. daughter
          • m. (Cave ?)
        • ii. Richard de Sydenham of Combe Sydenham (a 1388, d 1402-3, Judge)
        • m. Joan Delingrige (dau of Robert Delingrige of Bromfield)
          • a. Henry de Sydenham
          • m. Margery Whitton (dau of John Whitton of Whitton)
          • An unusual thing about this family is that, a few times over the next few generations, they had children who grew to adulthood who shared the same name.
            • (1) John Sydenham
            • m. Joan Sturton (dau of John Sturton of Brimpton)
              • (A) Walter Sydenham of Brimpton
              • m. Margaret Harcourt (dau of Sir Robert Harcourt)
              • (B) Alexander Sydenham
              • m. ?? (widow of Popham)
                • (i) John Sydenham of Leigh
                  • (a) John Sydenham (dsp)
                  • (b) Alexander Sydenham of Luxborough
                  • m. Anne Sydenham (dau of Sir John Sydenham of Brimpton)
                  • This marriage was reported under the entry in BEB1844 for Anne but not under the entry for Alexander. It is therefore not certain that Anne was mother of ...
                    • ((1)) Elizabeth Sydenham (bur 07.12.1595)
                    • m. Sir John Pointz of Iron Acton, Sheriff of Gloucestershire (b c1560, bur 29.11.1633)
                • (ii) .... etc.
            • (2) John Sydenham of Orchard .... etc.
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  • 'Sydenham2'
  • Families covered: Sydenham of Brimpton, Sydenham of Whetstow
  • Walter Sydenham of Brimpton
  • m. Margaret Harcourt (dau of Sir Robert Harcourt)
    • 1. John Sydenham of Brimpton, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset (d 07.12.1542)
    • m1. Elizabeth Audley (d 08.10.1530, dau of Sir Humphrey Audley)
      • A. Sir John Sydenham of Brimpton
      • m. Ursula (not Geilis) Brydges (dau of Sir Giles Brydges)
        • i. Sir John Sydenham of Brimpton
        • m1. Grace Godolphin (dau of Sir William Godolphin of Godolphin)
          • a. .... etc.
        • ii. Sir George Sydenham of Combe Sydenham
        • m. Elizabeth Hales (dau of Sir Christopher Hales)
          • a. .... etc.
        • iii. John Sydenham of Hatch Bishop
        • iv. Elizabeth Sydenham
        • m. Richard Bampfield of Poltimore
        • v. Anne Sydenham
        • m. Alexander Sydenham of Luxburgh
        • vi. Mary Sydenham
        • m. John Fitz of Fitzford
      • B. .... etc.
  • Main sources: BEB1844 (Sydenham of Brimpton) with just a little support from Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Sidnam)
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Somerset, England
Luxborough, Somersetshire, England
Age 73