John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester

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John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, PC (14 February 1680 – 27 September 1737) was a Privy Councillor during the Georgian era.

He was born and died at his family home of Penshurst Place in Kent and is buried at Penshurst. He was one of the five sons of Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester. (1649–1702) by Lady Elizabeth Egerton (1653–1709), the daughter of John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater.

John inherited the earldom from his brother, Philip Sidney, 5th Earl of Leicester, in 1705. Before inheriting the title he was briefly a member of the House of Commons as MP for Brackley. Their younger brother Jocelyn Sidney followed as 7th Earl of Leicester.

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Egerton
John James
Member of Parliament for Brackley
with Charles Egerton

1705
Succeeded by
Charles Egerton
Harry Mordaunt
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Ormonde
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1717–1727
Succeeded by
The Duke of Dorset
Preceded by
The 1st Earl of Rockingham
Lord Lieutenant of Kent
1724–1737
Succeeded by
The 2nd Earl of Rockingham
Preceded by
Lord Stanhope
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1725–1731
Succeeded by
The Earl of Ashburnham
Preceded by
The Viscount Lonsdale
Constable of the Tower of London
Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets

1731–1737
Vacant
Title next held by
The Lord Cornwallis
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Philip Sidney
Earl of Leicester
1705–1737
Succeeded by
Jocelyn Sidney