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  • ID: I40600
  • Name: Henry de Sydenhall 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1315 in Sydenhale, Warwickshire
  • Note: 2

    Sidenhall, an ancient manor, was for so many years a solitary farm lying in an isolated position on the edge of Illshaw Heath. Much earlier though it had been an active and industrious estate, with a stone-built manor house surrounded by a moat. Dugdale in his "Antiquities of Warwickshire," published in 1656, indicates that the family living there in the Medieval period, took their name from their Tanworth-in-Arden estate. Their coat of arms, listed in Burkes "General Armory", published in 1884, was "a Fesse betwixt three Cressents."
    The family held their land from the Earls of Warwick, and later from the Archer family.
    A rental of 1299 includes a payment to Margery Archer from Henry de Sydenhale for additional land at Cheswyke. The family also owned land in Solihull. In 1285-6 William de Sidenhale, probably the father of Henry above, leased a house and virgiate of land in Solihull to Adam de
    Sidenhale, possibly a younger son. Early the next century we find Roger De Sydenhale acting as a witness in several land transactions, a statement of his place in local society. In the Lay Subsidy Roll of 1327, two members of the family, Robert, head of the family, and Henry de Sydenhal(e), are listed in Tanworth-in-Arden. There is also a "Will' o de Sidenal" listed in Solihull, possibly the son, or grandson of Adam. He was taxed at two shillings, indicating that he was a moderately wealthy man.
    By 1317 Henry de Sydenhale [not this one if the he was born 1315] had expanded the family wealth by adding a fish-farm to the manor of Sydenhale. He was selling fish bred in Sydenhale pond, probably the broad northern extension of the ' h' shaped moat surrounding the house.

    "Robert de Sydenhalle of Tanworth, Esq.," as he is styled in Sir Simon Archer' s notebook, died without a male heir. In 1330 his daughter and heiress Joan, married William Fulwode of Clay Hall, and Sydenhall Manor and its hall passed out of the family.
    "Robert de Sydenhalle of Tanworth, Esq.," as he is styled in Sir Simon Archer' s notebook, died without a male heir. In 1330 his daughter and heiress Joan, married William Fulwode of Clay Hall, and Sydenhall Manor and its hall passed out of the family.
    Meanwhile a junior branch of the family continued in Tanworth, headed in 1331 by Henry de Sidenhale. The Assize Roll of Warwick for 1381 records that the house of "Henrici de Sydenhale" in Tanworth was broken into by the appropriately named Geoffrey Crok, who carried away goods to the value of 10. The Tanworth branch were still living locally in 1580. One John Sydnall is listed as a Freeholder of Tanworth for that year.
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  • Change Date: 9 MAY 2006



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    1. Type: Web Site
      URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hwbradley/aqwg1198.htm#21619
    2. Text: http://www.solihull-online.com/sidenhall.htm
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