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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lord Henry Sydenham & Margaret Whyton

155944. Lord Henry Sydenham & 155945. Margaret Whyton

~1370, Henry born in Somerset, England, s/o 623774. Richard de Sydenham & 623775. Joan Wyvelescombe.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

~1373, Margaret born in England, d/o 311890. John de Whyton & 3802773. Joan Hussey.

By 1393, Henry married to Margaret.

4/18/1393, Will of Henry Wyvelescombe [Henry’s maternal grandfather] … 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.

1396, John Rivers, sold a fee in Stogumber to Simon and Henry Sydenham, sons of Richard Sydenham of Combe Sydenham.

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.

6/9/1404, John Bochell and his wife Isabel sold Margaret, and Elizabeth, co-heirs of John Witon, most of her inheritance at Quarme in Timberscombe. (S) Kidner, 1996-2008.

11/17/1404, William Hewys instituted as rector of the Asschebritell at the presentation of Henry Sydenham. (S) Registers of Henry Bowett, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1950.

Aft. 7/1406, Henry’s father died.

3/26/1412, IPM of Joan widow of Thomas Hungerford, knight. Wiltshire: She held the manor and advowson of Teffont Evias in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Salisbury … manor of Heytesbury Eastcourt … They had issue Walter Hungerford, knight, who is still living. … in fee tail she held the manor of Heytesbury … She held in dower 100s. rent … She died on 21 March last. Walter her son and heir is aged 33 years and more. Somerset: manor of Holbrook … manors of Wellow and Farleigh Hungerford … In dower of free tenure from John de Whyton, her first husband, she held a third part of the manor of Bossington by the assignment of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Pauncefot and Margaret wife of Henry Sydenham, daughters of John. (S) CIsPM.

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.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1427, Henry died.

1427-28, Walter Pauncefot and the heir of Henry Sydenham [John, 77972] and William Bacholl for half a knight’s fee in Kytenore. (S) Hist. of West Somerset, V1, Healey, P391.

By 1431, Margaret died.

(S) Hist. of Somerset, V5, 1985, Stogumber. (S) G&H Hist of the Ext & Dorm Bs, Burke, 1841, P514.

Family notes:

·         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.

Child of Henry and Margaret:

i. John Sydenham (77972), born ~1405 in Somerset, England.


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