First English Generation
This Sydnor probably held the leases for the lands at Elmhurst in Egerton or Boughton Malherbe in Kent.
In the account of the rentals of the lands of Gasthurst near Denton, there was a William Sydnor, possibly this one, who held lands there sometime between circa 1360 and his death before 1444/5.
+ E2. probably son, born circa 1400?; married circa 1425? unknown.
E3. E3. probably son, born circa 1400?; married circa 1425? unknown.
+ E4. WILLIAM JR, born circa 1410?, will dated 6 February 1462/3; married circa 1435? Isabel ____.
 William had a son William "junior" over the age of twenty-one in about 1425. The date was a guess based on the assumption that this William might have lived at least fifty years. The namesake was often not the eldest.
 This was the date his son William Jr was referred to as "junior." That designation probably meant that William Jr was the son of a William Sr who was probably living at the time.
 The lands at Elmhurst appeared to have remained in the Sydnor family for two hundred years.
 See East Kent Records: A Calendar of Some Unpublished Deeds and Court Rolls in the Library at Lambeth Palace, ed. Irene Josephine Churchill (Kent Archaeological Society, 1920-1922), pp.118-121. This William Sr may have been that person.
 An unknown son was placed here to provide a parent for Stephen Sydnor in the next chapter. This person could easily have been a cousin.
 This son was shown to provide the means of descent of the lands at Elmhurst and for the other Sydnor descendants. It was unlikely that William Jr [E3] had surviving direct male heirs because he named none in his will. The case could be made that another son was the heir to Madekin Manor.
 A reference to this son William Jr provided the knowledge of the existence of William Sr.