Jocelyn Sidney, 7th Earl of Leicester

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Jocelyn Sidney, 7th Earl of Leicester (1682 – 7 July 1743) was a British peer, known as Hon. Jocelyn Sidney until 1737.

He was the son of Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester and Lady Elizabeth Egerton. He was educated at University College, Oxford University.[1] In 1734, he was appointed Chief Porter of the Tower of London by his older brother John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, then Constable of the Tower. He succeeded his brother in that year, but died without legitimate issue in 1743, when the titles of Earl of Leicester and Viscount Lisle became extinct.

Jocelyn's illegitimate daughter Lady Anne Sidney married Henry Streatfeild of Chiddingstone, Kent on 25 September 1752.[2] On Sir Jocelyn's death, Henry could potentially have inherited the Penshurst Estate, but after much legal wrangling Henry and Anne only received the income from the Sidneys' Welsh properties - but these were still fairly significant.[3]


  1. ^ Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1078.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 17368 § 173677". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  3. ^


Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Sidney
Earl of Leicester