FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD AND CATHERINE SIDDOWNE


Richard Siddowne was born in about 1580 of Tettenhall. He married Catherine. Richard is mentioned in a rent roll for the manor of Tettenhall Regis in 1604:


These pay at St. Mary Day:

Rich. Siddown of ye Mill   0  10 


He is also mentioned in A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain as the father of Catherine who married Robert Granger: "Catherine, dau. of Richard Siddown, Compton".


Richard Siddowne

 Signature of Richard Siddowne on inventory for John Granger 1606


Richard and Catherine had the following child:

*1. Catherine, christened 15 December 1602 in Tettenhall; married Robert Granger 17 December 1629 in Tettenhall. 

Catherine Siddowne baptism

 Catherine Siddowne's baptism record in the Tettenhall parish register

2. Elenor, married Jacobus Clemson 3 August 1629 in Tettenhall.



Richard Siddowne was buried 29 April 1634 in Tettenhall.

Richard Siddowne burial

 Richard Siddowne's burial record in the Tettenhall parish register


Catherine Siddowne, died as a widow, and was buried 1 September 1642 in Tettenhall.

Catherine Siddowne burial

 Catherine Siddowne's burial record in the Tettenhall parish register

Other Siddownes found in the early Tettenhall registers:

William Siddown (possibly Richard's brother) married Eliner Hoptonne 14 June 1614 in Tettenhall, and has children baptized in Tettenhall: Anne (1614), Marie (1617), Elnor (1620), William (1622), Beatrix (1625), and John (1628). William was buried 18 July 1628 in Tettenhall.

William, junior, was buried 30 July 1642 in Tettenhall.


There are no Siddowns listed in A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3 in Tettenhall, but they are found about eight miles away in Wednesbury. The census was taken in the "Paroche of Weddysbere on Pacion Sounday".

William Sedown, Elizabeth, uxor eius, Agnes, Richard, Joyce, Elizabeth, Joan, Alice, Nicholas.

Laurence Sedown, a "syngullmen" was also listed separately in Wednesbury.

These are the only Siddowns/Sedowns listed in the Stafford area.

SOURCE: Tettenhall parish register; A History of the Parish of Tettenhall in the County of Staffordshire, James P. Jones; A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain, John Bernard Burke; www.findmypast.com; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3.
 

 




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