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Monday, April 26, 2010

Auditor John Sydley & Elizabeth Cotton

39068. Auditor John Sydley & 39069. Elizabeth Cotton     

~1480, John born in Kent, England.

~1490, Elizabeth born in England, d/o §§John Cotton.

John married 1st Elizabeth Jenks, d/o Roger of London. [No children.]

[––John & Elizabeth––]

John married 2nd Elizabeth Cotton.

1504-15, “John Sydley, an auditor of the Exchequer. v. John Overey and others, feoffees to uses.: A croft called ‘Tollyngtrewe’” in Kent. (S) UKNA.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

John married 3rd Agnes Wyborne, d/o John. [No children.]

1518-29, “Francis Alwyn of London, mercer. …, having already sold three houses in Bow Lane to John Sydley, gentleman, for payment of his debts.: London.” (S) UKNA.

8/30/1523, Commission to collect the subsidy granted for 4 years … Kent … John Sydley, … (S) CCRs.

8/1/1524, Commissions to collect the subsidy … Kent … John Sydley, … (S) CCRs.

1/26/1526, Servants of the King, with their yearly wages. … John Sydley, auditor, £10. (S) CCRs.

6/16/1528, The auditor-accountants of Buckingham's lands. … the auditors of the Exchequer, the present auditors being John Sydley, Tho. Tamworth, Edw. Chamber, John Goldyng and Wm. Pryce. (S) CCRs.

1530, John wrote his will: “oon of the Kinges Auditours in His Exchequer, and Citezein and Stacioner of the Citie of London and late Warden of the Crafte of Stacioners.”.

John, lord of the manor of Southfleet, and of Mortimer, co. Kent, died.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. …, Burke, 1838, P482.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. William Sedley (19534), born ~1509 in Kent, England.

ii. Dorothy Sedley, born ? in England.

Dorothy, described in her father’s will, before the dissolution of the monasteries, as “a Norme in Dertford Abbey”.