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Posted by: Bradley K. Sydnor Date: January 26, 2001 at 20:21:39
In Reply to: Re: WILLIAM SYNDOR of VA by Jack Zuccarello of 124

Hello Jack,

The answer to your question will be general. It all started with a man named Fortunatus Sydnor who came to America in 1653. He is our and many great(s) grandfather of our Sydnor country. He was born in 1638, Greenwich, England & d. March 15, 1683, Lancaster Co., Va. He was only 15 years old to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from the port Convey near the English Channel and landed to Leedstown, Lancaster Co., Va. is where he met a merchant named Rowland Lawson. He later married Joanna Lawson dau. of Rowland Lawson & Lettice "Letitia" Wales. For the record, he might have married before to Letitia Lawson also the dau. of Rowland Lawson & Letitia Wales. Also Joanna Lawson had married first to Lancelot Sockwell. They had several children. Joanna married Fortunatus Sydnor secondly & had six children. Then she married third to William Lawrence. They had one child: William Lawrence. Fortunatus Sydnor & Joanna Lawson was married in 1670, Lancaster Co., Va. All three men were born in England. Fortunatus Sydnor did settle southern part of Lancaster Co., Va. He was a farmer there. They had six children:
1. Ruth Sydnor, (died young)
2. Fortunatus Sydnor, II
3. Ruth Sydnor
4. Joanna Sydnor
5. William Sydnor
6. Anthony Sydnor

The Sydnor mainly split up after Fortunatus Sydnor died. Then they had entered in Richmond Co., Va. later on into Northumberland Co., Va., Lunenburg Co., Va. and then into Hanover Co., Va. another branch had entered into Halifax Co.,Va. then from there to Logan, Hart & Simpson Co., Va. Only a few Sydnors enters in Montgomery Co. & Nashville Co., Tennessee. From Virginia, the Sydnors enters in West Virginia and thru Missouri. And for the long shot, they have move far west to San Francisco, Calif. and thru La Jolla, Calif. and back to Arizona. From Hanover Co., va. Sydnors move into Texas to Houston & Galveston County. The is pretty much the way of the movement of the Sydnors here. In England, they were immigrants from Germany. The movement took place somewhere 1100's to 1200's a.d. Germany is much older country than England. There were only a handful of Sydnors in England and they disappeared somewhere in 1840's. Their hasn't been a Sydnor alive in England today. I hope this will give some insight of the Sydnors Movement. my e-mail is BkSyd@ if you need to more. What is you lineage thru the Sydnors? Thanks Brad.


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