Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I27725
  • Name: William De Sydenie
  • Prefix: Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Note: 2 3

    Flourished during reign of Stephen (reigned 1135-54).
    This is presumably the Sir William Sydney who is reported by BE1883 (Sydney) to have been Chamberlain to King Henry II (who r. 1154-1189). This pedigree is brought into doubt by TCP (Leicester) which reports: "The family descends from John de Sydenie, a Surrey yeoman, who lived on a farm at Alford in the reign of Edward I. When, however, Sir Henry, father of the first (Sydney) Earl of Leicester, instructed Robert Cooke, the "rascally King of Arms", to prepare his pedigree, such a descent was not thought fine enough, and various high-placed apocryphal ancestors were invented, beginning with a William de Sidne, Knight, in the service of Henry II, and continuing through a long line of knights whose existence was established by various grants and deeds which the ingenious but unprincipled Clarenceux forged."
  • _UID: C58F6BB8792B4C49AAFFB068DB2B2DA94D52
  • Change Date: 28 JUN 2005

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Simon Sidney

      1. Type: Web Site
        Title: Sidnet
      2. Type: Web Site
        Author: Mark Humphrys
      3. Type: Web Site
        Title: Stirnet Genealogy
        Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
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