~1405, John Sidenham born in Badialton, Somerset, England, s/o 155944. Henry Sydenham & Margaret Whyton.
1416, Joan born in England, d/o 738678. John Stourton & 155946. Alice Dennis.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1427, John’s father died.
1427, Walter Pauncefot and the heir of Henry Sydenham [John] and William Bacholl for half a knight’s fee in Kytenore. (S) Hist. of West Somerset, V1, Healey, P391.
By 1431, John’s mother died.
12/13/1431, Walter Paunsfot, son of Elizabeth one of the daughters and heirs of John Whiton, and John Sydenham, son of Margaret the other daughter and heir. Indenture … a partition of all manors, lands, … of John Whiton in the counties of Somerset, Wiltesir, Suthampton, Sussex and Surrey whereof after his death the said Elizabeth and Margaret were seised; namely that all those in the counties of Wiltesir, Suthampton, Sussex and Surrey were allotted to the purparty of the said Walter, and all those in Somerset to the purparty of John Sydenham. Witnesses: …, John Paulet, … (S) CCRs.
2/5/1432, Commitment to John Cheyne, esquire, by mainprise of … of the county of Somerset and John Sydenham of the same county, esquire, … (S) CFRs.
6/24/1433, John Skillynge esquire to Walter Hungerforde lord of Heigtesbury and of Hommet, Philip Courtenay, … knights, John Paulet, … Witnesses: …, John Storton knight, William Darell, Walter Reynys, John Sydenham, … (S) CCRs.
10/12/1435, John Westbury to Thomas Bonham esquire … Quitclaim … co. Somerset, … Witnesses: John Stourton, … knights, John Paulet, John Cheyne, John Sydenham, … (S) CCRs.
11/10/1438, Will of John Stourton, of Preston, the elder, …; My wife, Katherine (Payne), … Cecilia, my daughter, Joan Sydenham, my daughter… (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P234.
2/1439, IPM of John Stourton. His 3 daughters, Cecily, wife of Thomas Kuriel, knight, aged 34 years ; Johanna, wife of John Sydenham, Esquire, aged 21 years ; and Alice Stourton, aged 7 years ; were his coheirs at law.
2/4/1440, Commitment to John bishop of Bath and chancellor of England, and to Walter Hungerford, knight, Philip Courtenay, knight, … by mainprise of John Cheyne of the county of Somerset, esquire, and John Sidenham of the same county, esquire, … (S) CFRs.
1442, John Sydenham patron of Cucklington Church. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V7, 1999, Cucklington.
1/20/1444, “Commission to Edward Stradelyng, knight, …, John Sydenham and …, master of a ship called Seint Anton of Biskay, Spain, sailing with … with letters of safe-conduct, touched at the port of Dalkey, Ireland, and sold their mechandise to merchants of Dublin … save 40 tuns of wine and 300 quarters of salt, and afterwards John Colwell … attacked the said ship and took the same with the said wine and salt to the port of Bruggewater, … make inquisition in the county of Somerset into whose hands the ship and cargo have come, ...” (S) Extracts from CPRs.
6/8/1453, Commission to collect 10th and 15th taxes in Somerset: James earl of Witshire, John Neuton esquire, John Sydenham esquire; £320 5s 9&9/16d. (S) CFRs. [Some $ set aside for distribution to poor towns.]
6/12/1453, John Neuton esquire and John Sydenham esquire attending parliament as Knights of the Shire for Somerset. (S) CFRs.
12/1/1454, Henry Horsy esquire, to John Ormond … co. Dorset … Witnesses: William Poulet knight, John Sydenham, … esquires. (S) CCRs.
11/6/1458, “John Bonevyle squier on that oon partie, John Paulet squier on the seconde partie, and Thomas Kyngeston squier on the thirde partie, cosyns and heires aswell unto Thomas Ponynges knyght lord Seynt John … These witnessyng: Richard Chok sergeant atte lawe, Thomas Yong, Thomas Uvedale squier, John Orchard, John Sydenham, Thomas Dowrissh, John Denys.” (S) CCRs.
11/28/1460, John Sydenham of Somerset, Walter Ralegh of Devon and Thomas Lyte of Somerset esquires, to John prior of Lewes. Recognisance for £300, to be levied etc. in the counties aforesaid. (S) CCRs.
6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.
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.
1463, Gift for lives by Dame Margaret Hungerford of all the Cornish lands she inherited from her father, William late lord of Botreaux, excepting the advowsons of the churches. Parties : Hungerford, Neville (bishop of Exeter), Beauchamp (bishop of Salisbury), …, John Sidenham the elder, …, Mompesson, …, Tropennell, …, Mervyn, … (S) CCRs, 11/24/1464-65.
1463-64, IPM of Joan Sydenham, who was the wife of John of Somerset. (S) UKNA.
9/16/1464, George Nevyle bishop of Exeter and chancellor, … John Sydenham the elder, John Cheyne, …, John Mompesson, …, Thomas Tropenell, …, to John Mervyn, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of all the lands in the parish of Haytesbury … (S) CCRs.
6/25/1467, John Sydenham the elder of Somerset, to Thomas prior of St. Pancras, Lewes. Recognisance for £100, to be levied etc. in Somerset. (S) CCRs.
1468, John died. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, North Petherton.
· 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.
Children of John and Joan:
i. John Sydenham (38986), born ~1435 in Somerset, England.