Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Leicester

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Dorothy Sidney
Countess of Leicester
Lady Dorothy Percy
Dorothy Sidney, by Isaac Oliver.jpg
Dorothy Sidney, by Isaac Oliver
Bornca. 1598
Died20 August 1659(1659-08-20) (aged 60–61)
Noble familyPercy
FatherHenry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
MotherDorothy Percy, Countess of Northumberland

Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Leicester (née Lady Dorothy Percy; ca. 1598 – 20 August 1659),[1] was the eldest daughter of Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, and his wife, Lady Dorothy Devereux.[2] Her sister was the alleged intrigant Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, and their eldest surviving brother was Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland.

Lady Dorothy Percy married Robert Sidney, later Earl of Leicester, in 1615. The couple had twelve children, including:


  1. ^ Michael G. Brennan; Noel J. Kinnamon (15 May 2017). The Correspondence (c. 1626–1659) of Dorothy Percy Sidney, Countess of Leicester. Taylor & Francis. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-351-89233-9.
  2. ^ Carole Levin; Anna Riehl Bertolet; Jo Eldridge Carney (3 November 2016). A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650. Taylor & Francis. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-315-44071-2.
  3. ^ Edmund Lodge (1835). Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain ... with Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Actions. Harding and Lepard. p. 19.

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