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Elizabeth Wyndham (Sydenham)

Birthplace: Brimpton, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 01, 1571 (86-95)
Watchet, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Sydenham of Moreton and Joan (or Elizabeth) Sydenham
Wife of Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham
Mother of Sir John Wyndham; Edmund Wyndham of Kentsford, Esq. and Margaret Maber
Sister of Joan or Anne (Sydenham) Brydges and John Sydenham of Orchard

Occupation: Heiress of Orchard
Managed by: Will Holmes à Court
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About Elizabeth Wyndham

  • Elizabeth Sydenham1
  • F, #396518
  • Last Edited=11 Sep 2010
  • Elizabeth Sydenham is the daughter of Sir John Sydenham.1 She married Sir John Wyndham, son of Sir Thomas Wyndham and Eleanor Scrope.1
  • Her married name became Wyndham.
  • Child of Elizabeth Sydenham and Sir John Wyndham
    • 1.John Wyndham+2 d. 25 Aug 1572
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1289. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p39652.htm#i396518
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  • Sir John Wyndham (died c. 1580) was a member of the gentry of Somerset.
  • He was the second [1] son of Sir Thomas Wyndham (d.1521)of Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, by his first wife Alianore Scrope (c.1470-1505), daughter and heiress of Richard Scrope of Upsall, Yorkshire. Sir Thomas was knighted in 1512 by Sir Edward Howard, Admiral of the Fleet. His will was dated at Felbrigg 22 October 1521 and he was buried in the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Norwich Cathedral, from which his body was later moved to the Jesus Chapel. He was the son and heir of Sir John Wyndham (d.1503) by his first wife Lady Margaret Howard, 4th daughter of Sir John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk. Sir John the father was knighted by King Henry VII in 1489 at the Battle of Stoke, but after having turned against that king was beheaded in 1503 as a traitor, together with James Tyrrell. He was buried at Austin Friars, London.
  • Sir John Wyndham married Elizabeth Sydenham, the daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Sydenham of Orchard, Somerset, within the parish of Watchet. Through his wife he inherited the manor of Orchard, which later became known as Orchard Wyndham, which estate is occupied today by his descendants.
  • By his wife Elizabeth Sydenham he had the following children:
    • Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard, who married Florence Wadham (1538–1597) (a pair of monumental brasses depicting the couple exists at Watchet Church) and had issue one son only:
      • Sir John Wyndham (1558–1645), of Orchard Wyndham.
    • Edmund Wyndham, Esq. (d.1616), married Margery Chamberlayne. His monumental brass can be seen in the floor before the altar at Watchet Church.
  • Most of what is known of the life of Sir John Wyndham (d. c.1580) is derived from the text accompanying his monumental brass on his chest-tomb in St Decuman's Church, Watchet. The text under the figure of Sir John is as follows:[2] .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wyndham_(knight)
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  • Orchard Wyndham
    • Descent
    • Sydenham
  • In 1448 it passed into the hands of the Sydenham family of nearby Coombe Sydenham, and was thenceforth known as Orchard Sydenham. Elizabeth Sydenham (d.1571) inherited the house and in 1528 married Sir John Wyndham (died c. 1580) of Felbrigg in Norfolk.[1]
    • Wyndham
  • The descent of Orchard Wyndham in the Wyndham family is as follows:[2]
    • Sir John Wyndham (died c. 1580), second son of Sir Thomas Wyndham (d.1521) by his first wife Eleanor Scrope, daughter and heiress of Richard Scrope of Upsall Castle, Yorkshire, inherited Orchard from his wife Elizabeth Sydenham (d.1/1/1571), daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Sydenham of Orchard, Somerset.[3]
    • Sir John Wyndham, son, who married Florence Wadham, whose brother Nicholas Wadham and his wife, founded Wadham College, Oxford.
    • .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchard_Wyndham
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  • Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset (E Baronet, 1661 - 1845)
  • Sir William Wyndham, 1st Bt.
  • son and heir of John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset (by his wife Catharine Hopton, sister and cohrss. of Ralph [Hopton], 1st Baron Hopton, and dau. of Robert Hopton, of Witham, co. Somerset), 1st son and heir of Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, and Felbrigg, co. Norfolk (by his wife Joan Portman, sister of Sir John Portman, 1st Bt., of Orchard Portman, co. Somerset, and dau. of Sir Henry Portman, of Orchard Portman, co. Somerset), only son and heir of John Wyndham (by his wife Florence Wadham, dau. of Sir John Wadham, of Branscombe and Merrifield, co. Somerset), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, and Felbrigg, co. Norfolk (by his wife Elizabeth Sydenham, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Sydenham, of Orchard, co. Somerset), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Wyndham, of Felbrigg, co. Norfolk, by his wife Eleanor Scrope, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard Scrope, of Upsall, co. York (by his wife Eleanor Washbourne, dau. of Norman Washbourne, of Worcester, co. Worcester), 2nd son of Henry [Scrope], 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton
  • born c 1633
  • mar. after 21 Apr 1656 Frances Hungerford (d. between 19 Nov 1696 and 4 May 1697; .... etc.
  • From: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/wyndhamb1661.htm
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  • .... In 1475 John Sydenham of Orchard held the fee at Hartrow and by 1499 his son John was in possession. (fn. 171) The younger John died in 1521 and the manor passed to his grandson, also John Sydenham. (fn. 172)
  • John Sydenham died in 1526 and in the following year an estate known as Hartrow and Doniford manor was divided between his two sisters and their husbands, John (later Sir John) Wyndham and Thomas Bridges. Almost immediately Wyndham and Sir John Sydenham of Combe jointly bought Bridges's share. (fn. 173) Sydenham died in 1557 leaving his quarter share to his son, also John. (fn. 174) Wyndham sold his three quarters in 1559 to Joan Sweeting, widow, who shortly afterwards married William Lacey. (fn. 175) Lacey bought the remaining share from John Sydenham in 1563. (fn. 176) .... etc.
  • In 1460 an estate at CHEDDERMARSH was settled on John and Joan Sydenham by William Gore. (fn. 250) After Joan's death in 1498 it passed to her son John Sydenham (d. 1521). (fn. 251) John's son John died a minor in 1526 leaving two sisters one of whom married John (later Sir John) Wyndham. Wyndham purchased the other sister's share in 1529, and the holding descended like Orchard Wyndham. (fn. 252) By 1610 Sir John's grandson, Sir John Wyndham, had added to this estate lands at Escott, Cottiford, and Combe Cross, formerly all in Thorncombe manor, Bicknoller, (fn. 253) creating an estate sometimes known as Stogumber manor. (fn. 254) In 1804 Cheddermarsh and Escott were given to Sir John Trevelyan as part of an exchange, but Combe Cross was retained to form part of the Wyndhams' estate of Stogumber and Over Vexford in 1851. (fn. 255)
  • From: 'Parishes: Stogumber', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 5 (1985), pp. 177-190. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=117147 Date accessed: 21 April 2013.
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Spouse: Sir John WYNDHAM of Melton Constable in Norfolk



Margaret WYNDHAM

John WYNDHAM Esq.+



Elizabeth WYNDHAM

Catherine WYNDHAM

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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) .... etc.
            • (2) John Sydenham of Orchard
            • m. Margaret Popham of Alfacton
              • (A) John Sydenham of Orchard
              • m. _ Cambon (dau of John Cambon of Merton)
                • (i) John Sydenham of Orchard
                • m. Elizabeth Hody (dau of Sir William Hody)
                  • (a) Alianore or Elizabeth Sydenham, heiress of Orchard
                  • m. Sir John Wyndham of Orchard Wyndham and Felbrigg
                  • (b) Anne Sydenham probably of this generation
                  • m. Thomas Brydges of Cornbury and Keinsham Abbey, Sheriff (d 14.11.1559)
                • (ii) .... etc.
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/ss4tz/sydenham1.php#link2
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Margaret Wyndham married Sir Andrew Luttrell of Dun- ster. Her brother John Wyndham married Elizabeth Syden- ham of Orchard near Williton in 1528 and so St. Decuman's became part of the Orchard Wyndham estate in 1529. Sir John married Elizabeth in 1528 and so became the first of the ‘Orchard Wynd- ham‘ family. They were married for 44 years and on her tomb we read: “She bore him six daughters and four sons”.

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Elizabeth Wyndham's Timeline

Brimpton, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Williton, Somerset, England
Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Kentsford, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
January 1, 1571
Age 91
Watchet, Somerset, England, United Kingdom