~1340, Richard Sydenham born in Somerset, England, 2nd s/o §§Roger de Sydenham.
~1350, Joan, born in England, d/o 1247550. Henry Wyvelescombe. (S) See 4/18/1393.
10/1363, Charter of Gilbert le Despenser knight, giving to … Richard de Sydenham, Nicholas Hele, Richard Bere … a moiety of the manor of Taleton and the advowson of the church of St. George Excestre, with knights' fees, lands, meadows, woods, pastures, moors, rents and services, liberties and free customs thereto belonging. (S) CCRs.
Aft. 2/3/1365, Richard’s father died.
1367, Richard Sydenham, justice of Common Pleas, bought an estate called Combe Allen.
1367, Laurence de Lomene, Vicar of Cleeve, and others to Richard de Sydenam and others: Grant of their messuages, lands,etc., in Combe Sydenham, and of their other lands, etc., except in Taunton. (Somers). (S) UKNA.
1369, Quit-claim by Robert Athelstone and Katherine his wife of their right in Prustesham in Jurdaneston (Somerset) which Katherine held for life by inheritance of John de Chipleigh, to Henry Percehay and Richard de Sydenham. (S) UKNA.
1370, Richard Sydenham, …, to grant land and rent in Ilton to the abbot and convent of Athelney, Richard Sydenham retaining a messuage and land in Combe by Monksilver, … Somers. (S) UKNA.
12/6/1375, Richard de Sydenham on a commission of peace in Somerset. (S) CPRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
7/30/1378, Commission de walliis, fossatis, … to … Richard Sydenham, …, along the sea coast and elsewhere at Bristol, Mertok, Taunton, Welyngton and Dunsterre, and at Bruton and Severn and places between Bristol and Dunsterre and between Bruton and Severn. (S) CPRs.
2/15/1379, Indenture in the manors of Northcori, Westhache and Knapp co. Somerset … Witnesses: … Thomas Fychet, John Lorty, knights, Walter Clopton, Richard Sydenham … (S) CCRs.
2/15/1380, Indenture made reciting a dispute and pleas between the dean and chapter of Wells and Peter de Yevelton … Witnesses: … Thomas Fychet, John Lorty knights, Walter Clopton, Richard Sydenham, John Tomere, … (S) CCRs.
1388, Richard de Sydenham a Justice of the Common Pleas.
2/16/1389, Commission to … and Richard Syednham to enquire touching all assemblies against the peace … county of Leicester. (S) CPRs. [Richard listed in 11 counties.]
1390, Peter de Courtenay, Walter Clopton, … Richard Sydenham, Thomas Hungerford, … and John Manyngford in the county of Somerset, (S) CPRs.
2/13/1391, William Thirnyng and Richard Sydenham justices of assize in Norhamptonshire. (S) CPRs.
10/27/1392, Sir John Conestable of Halsham plaintiff … before Robert of Cherlton, William Thyrning, William Rykhill, John Wadham, and Richard Sydenham, justices. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records in 1392.]
2/8/1393, Commission to Walter Clopton … John Hull, and Richard Sydenham to enquire what tenements Peter de Bratton held … (S) CPRs.
4/18/1393, Will of Henry Wyvelescombe … to be buried … Bristol … Clarice my wife … to Master Simon Sydenham and his sister Joan Sydenham, … To Henry Sydenham my silver seal and chain … Henry son of Richard Sydenham and his lawful heirs the tenement inhabited by testator … If the said Henry should die s.p., remainder to his brother Simon Sydenham, and in default of issue, to their sister Joan and her heirs. … and Henry Sydenham, Executors. (S) Abstracts of Wills, Council House of Bristol, Wadeley, 1886, P36.
10/13/1394, Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings at Oundeley by Lakynghythe co. Suffolk on Friday the feast of St. Leonard this year before Richard Sydenham one of the justices of the Common Bench, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem. (S) CCRs.
2/12/1395, Richard Sydenham on a commission of peace and of oyer and terminer in the counties of Nottingham, and in the city of Coventry and its suburbs. (S) CPRs.
1396, Richard Sydenham, lawyer, in the livery [special clothing] list of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon.
4/20/1398, To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of their demand upon Richard Sydenham, appointed to make inquisition concerning all lands and goods of Richard Byngham knight. (S) CCRs.
5/8/1398, Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of their demand upon Richard Sydenham, appointed with others to make inquisition … as the same came not to the hands of Richard Sydenham, as Henry his son has made oath in chancery. (S) CCRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
11/22/1401, Licence for Henry Sydenham and Richard Sydenham, "domicelli," to have masses celebrated by fit chaplains in their oratories, at the bishop's pleasure. (S) Registers of Henry Bowett, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1950.
5/1402, Will of Richard Sydenham of Stokgummer, Somerset. (S) UKNA.
1402-03, Richard Sydenham held 1 knight's fee at Sydenham, Somerset.
3/24/1404, Richard Sydenham a collect of taxes in Somerset. (S) CFRs.
7/1406, Richard Sydenham, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. (S) CP40/583.
1406, Richard died, succeeded by his son Henry.
(S) Hist. of Somerset, V5, 1985, Stogumber. (S) G&HerHist of the Ext&DormBs, Burke, 1841, P514. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Wembdon.
· Richard, 2nd s/o Roger de Sydenham, s/o §§William de Sydenham & §§Joan, d/o §§William de Gothayre.
· 1341-42, Roger Sydenham, lord of Sydenham, Somerset, holding 1 knight’s fee. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Wembdon.
· 2/3/1365, Roger Sydenham on an inquest at Bruggewater, Somerset. (S) Proc. Somerset A&NH Soc., 1897, P131.
Children of Richard and Joan:
i. Henry Sydenham (155944), born ~1370 in Somerset, England.
ii. Simon de Sydenham, born ~1373 in Somerset, England.
5/15/1413, Letter of attorney appointing … attorneys of Simon Sydenham, clerk, John Warre, Thomas Dratton, William Poulet of Melcombe, Somerset, and Thomas Trowe, to place Henry Sydenham of Somerset in full seisen of their land and tenements with appurtenances. (S) UKNA.
7/9/1427, Commitment to Philip Courteney, Simon Sydenham, dean of the cathedral church of Salisbury, … (S) CFRs.
1430, Simon Sydenham, bishop of Chichester.
1438, Simon died, his heir his nephew John, s/o Henry.
iii. Joan de Sydenham (311887), born ~1375 in Somerset, England.