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Friday, April 23, 2010

John Sydenham the younger & Joan Popham

38986. John Sydenham the younger & 38987. Joan Popham      

~1435, John born in England, s/o 77972. John Sydenham & 77973. Joan ?.

~1445, Joan born in Somerset, England, heir & d/o 77974. Richard Popham.

2/5/1449, “Licence, for 10 marks paid in the hanaper, for James Lutrell, esq, son and heir of John Lutrell, knight, deceased, to grant to Edward Stradelyng, knight, John Sydenham the younger and Richard Popham the castle and borough of Dunster, …” (S) Extracts from CPRs.

5/17/1449, Commitment to John Denys, … manor of Midsomeresnorton, co. Somerset … an inquisition taken before Alexander Hody and John Sydenham the younger and their fellows … (S) CFRs.

3/2/1457, Letter of attorney by John Vampage, esquire, and Joan his wife, … to deliver seisin to John Sydenham, the younger, …, of the manor of Syndercombe, and of all their other lands and tenements, &c. in the parish of Cloteworthy. [Somerset]. (S) Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902, A.6163.

5/28/1457, Maurice de la Ryver esquire, to James earl of Wiltesir and Ormond, John Stourton lord Stourton, William Caraunt esquire, …, John Filoll, …, John Sydenham the younger, … Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Bradpole … (S) CCRs.

10/26/1457, Letter of Attorney: Sir John Fortescu, … To deliver Seizin to Nicholas Assheton, … Thomas Dowryssh junr., John Denys of Orlee and John More of Columpton (the last three all of co. Devon); … John Porter of Somerton, co. Somerset, John Sydenham, junr., … (S) UKNA, 157 DD/P/121/1.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

1461, “John Sydenham the younger and Richard Popham were seised of the said manors of Mynhed and Culbeton in their demesne …” (S) CPRs, 1900, P522.

11/22/1461, Philip Courtenay knight and William Courtenay esquire his son and heir apparent, … Witnesses: John Sydenham the elder, John Sydenham the younger, … (S) CCRs.

10/12/1462, Commission to John Cheyne, esquire, John Sydenham the elder, esquire, John Wadham, …, John Sydenham the younger, … to enquire what lands Joan, late the wife of Hugh Champernon, esquire, held in chief or otherwise in the counties of Somerset and Dorset on the day of her death …”. (S) CPRs, 1897, P231.

1464, John died.


1473, “Sydenham, Joan, who was the wife of John Som.” (S) UKNA, Inquisitions Post Mortem.

Joan married 2nd John St. Albyn of Parracombe, Devon.

1499, Joan died. [Her estates divided in 1503.]

(S) 1564 Visitation of Devon. (S) A Hist. of the County of Somerset, V6, 1992, Stringston.

Family notes:

·         This is highly likely a mixture of multiple ‘John Sydenham’ records. The only correlation is the persons with which they are associated.

·         There are multiple “John Sydenham” persons living in this area at this time. Two are even brothers, one the elder and the other the younger; while another “the younger” is actually a grandson, s/o Walter, s/o John. This family is related to the family of “Sydenham”.

Children of John and Joan:

i. John Sydenham, born ? in Devon, England.

John married Elizabeth Gambon.

By 11/29/1504, John died.

ii. Joan Sydenham, born ? in Devon, England.

Joan married John Gifford of Halsbury.

iii. Philippa Sidenham (19493), born by 1473 in Devon, England.