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Families covered: Sydney of Leicester, Sydney of Penshurst

Nicholas Sydney of Penshurst (d 1512)
m. Ann Brandon (dau of Sir William Brandon ('cousin of Charles, Duke of Suffolk'?))
1. Sir William Sydney of Penshurst (d c1554, Chamberlain)
  m. Anne Pagenham (d 22.10.1544, dau of Hugh Pagenham or Pakenham)
A. Sir Henry Sydney of Penshurst, Lord Deputy of Ireland (d 05.05.1586)
  m. Mary Dudley (d 09.08.1586, dau of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland)
  i. Sir Philip Sydney (b 30.11.1554, d Zutphen 16.10.1586)
  m. Frances Walsingham (dau of Sir Francis Walsingham)
  a. Elizabeth Sydney (dsp 08.1612)
  m. (05.03.1598-9) Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland (b 06.10.1576, dsp 26.06.1612)
ii. Sir Robert Sydney, 1st Earl of Leicester (b 19.11.1563, d 13.07.1626)
  m1. (23.09.1584) Barbara Gamage (d 05.1621, da/heir of John (not Thomas) Gamage of Coity or Coyty)
  a. Sir William Sydney (dvp unm)
  b. Sir Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b 01.12.1595, d 02.11.1677)
  m. (c01.1615) Dorothy Percy (bpt 20.08.1598, d 20.08.1659, dau of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland)
(1) Philip Sydney, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b 10.01.1618/9, d 06.03.1697/8)
  m. (19.05.1645) Catherine Cecil (b c1628, d 18.08.1652, dau of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury)
  (A) Robert Sydney, 4th Earl of Leicester (b 1649, d 11.11.1702)
  m. (1672) Elizabeth Egerton (b 24.08.1653, d 1709, dau of John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater)
  (i) Philip Sydney, 5th Earl of Leicester (b 08.07.1676, dsps 24.07.1705)
  m. Anne Reeve (d 13.04.1726, dau of Sir Robert Reeve of Thwaite)
  (ii) John Sydney, 6th Earl of Leicester (b 14.02.1680, d unm 27.09.1737)
  (iii) Joscelin Sydney, 7th Earl of Leicester (b c1692, d 07.07.1743)
m. (02.1717) Elizabeth Thomas (d 14.11.1747, dau of Lewis Thomas of Gwernllynwhith)
  partner(s) unknown
  (a) John Sydney of Yalding (b 29.09.1738, d 15.12.1812)
  m. Elizabeth Apsley (dau of Rev. John Apsley)
((1))+ issue - Paul Algernon (b 17.04.1774, had issue), John Apsley (had issue), Richard Chase, Philip (dsp), Sir William Robert, James Waller (had issue), Anne Aplsey, Frances (dsp), Frances, Sophia (dsp), Charlotte, Maria Eliza, Annabella (dsp), Margaret
  (b) Anne Sydney (d 31.10.1812) probably of this generation
  m. (25.09.1752) Henry Streatfield of Chiddingstone (b 1706, d 1762)
  (iv) Thomas Sydney of Ranworth (Colonel)
  m. Mary Reeve (dau of Sir Robert (not Thomas) Reeve, 2nd Bart)
  (a) Mary Sydney (dsp 27.03.1758)
  m. (16.07.1738) Sir Brownlow Sherard, 4th Bart
  (b) Elizabeth Sydney
  m. William Perry of Wormington
  A grandson assumed the additional name of Sidney. His son Philip was created Lord de L'Isle (his ancestor Robert Sydney, above, had been created Viscount L'Isle before he was created Earl of Leicester).
(v) Elizabeth Sydney
  m. Sir Harcourt Masters
  (vi) Catherine Sydney
  m. William Barker
  (vii) Frances Sydney
  (B) Dorothy Sydney
  m. Thomas Cheeke
(2) Algernon Sydney (d 07.12.1683)
  p. Lucy Walter (d 1658, dau of William Walter or Walters of Haverfordwest)
  (3) Robert Sydney (d 1674)
  p. Lucy Walter (d 1658, dau of William Walter or Walters of Haverfordwest)
  (4) Henry Sydney, Earl of Romney (b 1641, d unm 08.04.1704)
  (5) Dorothy Sydney (d 05.02.1684)
  m1. (20.07.1639) Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland (bpt 23.11.1620, d Newbury 20.09.1643)
  m2. (1652) Robert Smythe of Bounde or Bidborough
  (6) Lucy Sydney (bur 19.10.1685)
  m. Sir John Pelham, 3rd Bart of Laughton (bur 20.01.1702-3)
  (7) Anne Sydney
  m. Joseph Cant (minister)
(8) Isabella Sydney (bpt 30.09.1634, bur 20.06.1663)
  m. (22.08.1650/6) Philip Smythe, 2nd Viscount Strangford (b 23.03.1633/4, bur 08.08.1708)
  c. Mary Sydney (d c1652)
  m. (1604) Sir Robert Wroth (d 1614)
  Wikipedia reports that, after her husband's death, Mary had a relationship with ...
  p. William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (b 08.04.1580, dsps 10.04.1630, cousin)
  d. Elizabeth Catherine Sydney
  m. (sp) Sir Lewis Mansel, 2nd Bart of Margam (d c1638)
  e. Philippa Sydney
  m. Sir John Hobart, 2nd Bart of Blickling (b 19.04.1593, d 20.04.1647)
f. Barbara Sydney (b 28.11.1599, d 1642/3)
  m1. (by 1621) Sir Thomas Smythe, 1st Viscount Strangford (b c1599, d 30.06.1635)
  m2. (before 01.02.1636/7) Sir Thomas Colepepper of Place House (d 11.04.1643)
  g.+ other issue - Henry (d infant), Philip (d infant), Bridget, Alice, Vere
  m2. (25.04.1625) Sarah Blount (d 12.03.1655, dau of William Blount of the Mangotsfield family, widow of Sir Thomas Smith)
  iii. Sir Thomas Sydney (dsp)
  m. Margaret Dakins (dau/heir of Arthur Dakins, m2. Sir Thomas Hoby)
  iv. Mary Sydney
  m. (21.04.1577) Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (d 19.01.1600-1)
  B. Frances Sydney (b c1530, dsp 09.03.1558/9)
  m. (before 29.04.1555) Thomas Ratcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex (b c1525, d 09.06.1583)
  C. Agnes Sydney
  m. Sir William FitzWilliams (b 1526, d 1599)
  D. Mary Sydney
  m. Sir William Dormer of Ascot (and of Eythorp and Wing) (d 17.05.1575)
  E. Lucy Sydney
  m. Sir James Harington of Exton (d 01.1592)
2.+ other issue - Thomas, Francis (Lieutenant of the Tower)

Main source(s): BE1883 (Sydney), TCP (Leicester), BP1934 (De l'Isle and Dudley) with some input/support from CountyGen (Berry, Kent, p479+)
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