George Sidgwick [George Sidgwick]
bpt. 10 January 1618 Killington, Westmorland
d 10 June 1685
Another notable member of the Sedgwick/Sidgwick family. Can anyone add any data (and order) to this page?
The index of Cambridge Alumni states the following;
College: ST JOHN'S
Died: June 10, 1685
More Information: Adm. sizar (age 16) at ST JOHN'S, July 8, 1631. S. of George, husbandman, of Killington, Westmorland. B. there. School, Sedbergh. Appointed secretary to Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Pembroke, 1652. Tutor to John Tufton (Earl of Thanet). Retired to Colling-field, near Kendal, 1668. Died June 10, 1685, aged 67 (sic). (Burn's Westmorland, 294; Lady Anne Clifford, 200.)
A very good account of the life of George's patron can be found here. It is interesting to note that there are possible connections between George Sidgwick and William Sedgwick of Woburn via the Russell family. Could the letter from Margaret Russell to George's grandfather mean that he had links with Woburn too? Apparently a James Sedgwick married Dorothy Defraine in Woburn in 1579 and had a son Richard baptised and buried in 1580. Could he fit in here?
A James son of Jeffrey Sedgwick of Killington is mentioned in the 1593 will of James Sedgwick of Sedbergh. In a2a there is another reference to a Killington Sidgwick (nb a chapman is an itinerant beggar)
Reference: WPR 34/3/2/2/1
Creation dates: 1613
Scope and Content
Feoffment, 4 February 1613.
1. Jeffreye Sidgwicke of Killington, chapman.
2. Jeffraye Borrett of the Gilhowse stile, Killington, tanner.
Premises: all that messuage and tenement called Mitchells in Killington, late in occupation of Nicholas Mitchell and now of (1), with all appurts.; also 1d. issuing yearly from one house or cottage there standing, now in occupation of Lawrence Fawcett.
Endorsement: livery of seisin on same day in Mitchell Close, parcel of premises; witnessed by George Sedgwick, Timothy [ ? ], Edward Ward, Robert Wadeson, [ ? ] Fawcett.
Baptisms of the children of another Jefferey have been noted in Kendal - a cousin perhaps?
Elizabeth d of Jefferey Sedgswicke of ye feild bapt1615April7 (Kendal PR)
George s of Jefferey Sigswicke of Helsington bapt1616Jan4 (Kendal PR)
Roger s of Jefferay Sigswicke of Helsington bapt1621Oct2 (Kendal PR)
Dorothie d of Jefferey Sedgswicke of Collingfield bapt1623Dec7 (Kendal PR)
Mabell d of Jefferey Sidgswicke of ye field in Helsington bapt1625Feb15 (Kendal PR)
Ellin d of Jefferey Sedgswicke of Collinfeild bapt1627Feb26 (Kendal PR);