Biography of Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester 1649-1702

Paternal Family Tree: Sidney

Maternal Family Tree: Elizabeth Leybourne Duchess Norfolk 1536-1567

In 1645 [his father] Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester (age 25) and [his mother] Catherine Cecil were married. She the daughter of William Cecil 2nd Earl Salisbury (age 53) and Catherine Howard Countess Salisbury. He the son of Robert Sidney 2nd Earl of Leicester (age 49) and Dorothy Percy Countess Leicester (age 47).

In 1649 Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester was born to Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester (age 29) and Catherine Cecil.

In 1652 [his mother] Catherine Cecil died.

In 1672 Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 23) and Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 18) were married. She the daughter of John Egerton 2nd Earl Bridgewater (age 48) and Elizabeth Cavendish Countess Bridgewater. He the son of Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester (age 52) and Catherine Cecil. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 08 Jul 1676 [his son] Philip Sidney 5th Earl of Leicester was born to Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 27) and [his wife] Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 22).

On 02 Nov 1677 [his grandfather] Robert Sidney 2nd Earl of Leicester (age 81) died. His son [his father] Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester (age 58) succeeded 3rd Earl of Leicester, 3rd Viscount Lisle.

Evelyn's Diary. 27 Aug 1678. I took leave of the Duke (age 50), and dined at Mr. Henry Bruncker's (age 51), at the Abbey of Sheene [Map], formerly a monastery of Carthusians, there yet remaining one of their solitary cells with a cross. Within this ample inclosure are several pretty villas and fine gardens of the most excellent fruits, especially Sir William Temple's (lately Ambassador into Holland), and the Lord Lisle's (age 29), son to the [his father] Earl of Leicester (age 59), who has divers rare pictures, above all, that of Sir Brian Tuke's, by Holbein.

Before 12 Feb 1679 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Egerton (age 27) and Hester Busby were married. He the son of John Egerton 2nd Earl Bridgewater (age 55) and Elizabeth Cavendish Countess Bridgewater. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 14 Feb 1680 [his son] John Sidney 6th Earl of Leicester was born to Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 31) and [his wife] Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 26) at Penshurst Place, Kent [Map].

In 1681 [his son] Thomas Sidney was born to Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 32) and [his wife] Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 27).

In 1682 [his son] Jocelyn Sidney 7th Earl of Leicester was born to Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 33) and [his wife] Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 28).

On 29 Oct 1685 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Egerton (age 34) died.

Siege of Limerick

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Aug 1690. The unseasonable and most tempestuous weather happening, the naval expedition is hindered, and the extremity of wet causes the Siege of Limerick to be raised, King William (age 39) returned to England. Lord Sidney (age 41) left Governor of what is conquered in Ireland, which is near three parts [in four].

Evelyn's Diary. 25 Mar 1691. Lord Sidney (age 42), principal Secretary of State, gave me a letter to Lord Lucas (age 41), Lieutenant of the Tower, to permit me to visit Lord Clarendon; which this day I did, and dined with him.

Before 1692 [his brother-in-law] William Egerton (age 42) died.

On 06 Mar 1698 [his father] Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester (age 79) died. His son Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 49) succeeded 4th Earl of Leicester, 4th Viscount Lisle. [his wife] Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 44) by marriage Countess of Leicester.

On 11 Nov 1702 Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester (age 53) died. His son [his son] Philip Sidney 5th Earl of Leicester (age 26) succeeded 5th Earl of Leicester, 5th Viscount Lisle.

In 1709 [his former wife] Elizabeth Egerton Countess Leicester (age 55) died.

William Egerton and Honora Leigh Lady Willougby were married. He the son of John Egerton 2nd Earl Bridgewater and Elizabeth Cavendish Countess Bridgewater. They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

Royal Ancestors of Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester 1649-1702

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 21 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 16 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester 1649-1702

Great x 4 Grandfather: Nicholas Sidney

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Sidney

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Brandon

Great x 2 Grandfather: Henry Sidney

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh Pakenham

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Pakenham

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Sidney 1st Earl of Leicester 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund Dudley 7 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Grey Viscountess Lisle 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mary Dudley 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Guildford

Great x 3 Grandmother: Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor West 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

GrandFather: Robert Sidney 2nd Earl of Leicester 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Gamage

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Gamage of Coity Castle 10 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret St John 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Gamage of Coity Castle 11 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Barbara Gamage Countess Leicester 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Father: Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Percy 5th Earl of Northumberland 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Percy 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Spencer Countess Northumberland 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Henry Percy 8th Earl of Northumberland 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Guiscard Harbottle 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Harbottle 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Jane Willoughby 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Henry "Wizard Earl" Percy 9th Earl of Northumberland 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Neville 3rd Baron Latimer 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Neville 4th Baron Latimer of Snape 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Dorothy de Vere 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Katherine Neville Countess Northumberland 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Lucy Somerset Baroness Latimer Snape 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Browne Countess of Worcester 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

GrandMother: Dorothy Percy Countess Leicester 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Walter Devereux 1st Viscount Hereford 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Devereux 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Grey Baroness Ferrers Chartley 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Walter Devereux 1st Earl Essex 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Dorothy Hastings 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Stafford Countess Huntingdon 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Dorothy Devereux Countess Northumberland 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Knollys

Great x 3 Grandfather: Francis Knollys

Great x 4 Grandmother: Lettice Peniston

Great x 2 Grandmother: Lettice Knollys Countess Essex 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Carey 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Catherine Carey 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Boleyn 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: David Cecil

Great x 3 Grandfather: Richard Cecil

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Dicons

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Heckington

Great x 3 Grandmother: Jane Heckington

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury 12 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Cooke of Gidea Hall

Great x 3 Grandfather: Anthony Cooke

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Saunders

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mildred Cooke Baroness Burghley 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Fitzwilliam 9 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Fitzwilliam 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

GrandFather: William Cecil 2nd Earl Salisbury 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Dorothy Heydon Baroness Cobham

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Braye Baroness Cobham 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Jane Halwell Baroness Bray 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Brooke 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Frances Newton Baroness Cobham

Mother: Catherine Cecil 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Howard 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Howard 4th Duke of Norfolk 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John de Vere 15th Earl of Oxford 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Frances Vere Countess of Surrey 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Trussell Countess of Oxford 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Geoffrey Audley

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Walden

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Audley Duchess Norfolk 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Audley 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset

GrandMother: Catherine Howard Countess Salisbury 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Dacre 3rd Baron Dacre Gilsland 7th Baron Greystoke 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Greystoke 6th Baroness Greystoke Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Dacre 4th Baron Dacre Gilsland 8th Baron Greystoke 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George Talbot 4th Earl of Shrewsbury 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Talbot Baroness Dacre of Gilsland 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Hastings Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mary Dacre 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Leybourne

Great x 3 Grandfather: James Leybourne

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Pennington

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Leybourne Duchess Norfolk