Sidney, John, 6th Earl of Leicester (1680 -1737)

Born and died at his family home of Penshurst Place in Kent, John Sidney was one of the five sons of Robert Sidney, 4th Earl of Leicester. (1649–1702), by Lady Elizabeth Egerton (1653–1709), daughter of John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. He was known as Viscount Lisle until he inherited the earldom from his brother, Philip Sidney, 5th Earl of Leicester, in 1705. He served as Member of Parliament for Brackley, Northamptonshire, in 1705, but resigned in order to take his place in the House of Lords. From 1717 to 1727 he was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and from 1724 to 1737, Lord Lieutenant of Kent. His younger brother, Jocelyn Sidney, followed as 7th Earl of Leicester.
Seat / Residence(s): Penshurst Place
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Sidney, John, 6th Earl of Leicester (1680 - 1727) (Stamp 1) Arms: A pheon
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: pheon