William de Cheney (Cheyney/Cheney) (c.1368 - c.1399) MP

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Nicknames: "Sheriff of Cambridge & Huntingdon"
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Death: Died in England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Sherrif of Cambridge and Huntington, Knight, Sheriff of Cambs
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About William de Cheney (Cheyney/Cheney)

  • 'Plantagenet ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=p_yzpuWi4sgC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=Elizabeth+Rempston&source=bl&ots=RRsK6JU8d5&sig=XIJGPAWsUksF1rq7Srf8C5nh1bU&hl=en&ei=ZFSwTc_TA4b4sAOfm_HvCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CE0Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=Elizabeth%20Rempston&f=false
  • Pg. 206
  • 11. ELIZABETH COKAYNE, married (1st) PHILIP LE BOTELER (or BUTLER), Knt., of Watton Woodhall and Sele (in St. Andrew Hertford), Hertfordshire, and Bromham, Bedfordshire, son and heir of Philip le Boteler, Knt., of Watton Woodhall, Herfordshire, by his wife, Elizabeth. He was born in 1388. They had two sons, Edward and Philip, Gent. He was heir in 1412 to his cousin, Edward le Boteler, Knt., by which he inherited the manors of Pulverbatch, Shropshire, Norbury, Staffordshire, Higham-Gobion, Bedfordshire, etc. SIR PHILIP LE BOTELER died 5 Nov. 1420 and was buried at Watton, Herfordshire. She married (2nd) by license dated 13 Dec. 1421 LAURENCE CHEYNE (or CHENEY), Esq., of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, Irchester, Northamptonshire, etc., Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, Knight of the Shire for Cambridgeshire, Escheator of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, 2nd but eldest surviving 'son of William Cheyne, Knt., of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, by Katherine, daughter and heiress of Laurence de Pabenham, Knt'. He was born about 1396 (aged 40 in 1436). They had one son, John, Knt., and two daughters, Elizabeth and mary (wife of John Allington). She was living in 1422. LAURENCE CHEYNE, Esq., died testate 31 Dec. 1461, and was buried at Barnwell Priory.
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  • 'William CHENEY (Sir Knight)
  • 'Born: ABT 1370, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, England
  • 'Died: ABT 1394
  • Notes: Sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon.
  • Father: John CHENEY
  • Miother: Joan MUSCHET
  • 'Married: Catherine PABENHAM (b. 1372 - d. 1436)
  • Children:
    • 1. Lawrence CHENEY (Sir)
    • 2. John CHENEY (b. ABT 1397, Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England)
    • 3. Anne CHENEY
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CHENEY.htm#William CHENEY (Sir Knight)1
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  • 'Sir William Cheney1
  • 'M, b. circa 1368, d. circa 1397
  • Father Henry Cheney b. c 1345
  • Mother (Miss) Mochate
  • ' Sir William Cheney was born circa 1368 at of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England. He married Katherine Pabenham, daughter of Sir Laurence de Pabenham and Elizabeth d' Engaine, circa 1391. Sir William Cheney died circa 1397 at of Long Stanton & Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 'Family Katherine Pabenham b. c 1372, d. 17 Jun 1436
  • Child
    • Lawrence Cheney, Esq., Sheriff of Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire+2 b. c 1396, d. 31 Dec 1461
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4785] Unknown author, Wallop Family, Vol. 4, line 226.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 206.
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p551.htm#i16556
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  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=wHZcIRMhSEMC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=William+Cheney+1513&source=bl&ots=2Ew9xr_A0O&sig=caJDopbt6nv9D8riTAg3Kcl7Dtc&hl=en&ei=MmivTYS1AoK8sQOXpL2SAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAjhG#v=onepage&q=Cheney&f=false
  • Pg. 190
  • 8. ELIZABETH COKAYNE married (1st) PHILIP LE BOTELER (or BUTLER), Knt, of Watton Woodhall (in Watton at Stone) and Sele (in St. Andrew Hertford), Hertfordshire, and Bromham, Bedfordshire, son and heir of Philip Le Boteler, Knt., of Watton Woodhall (in Watton at Stone), Herfordshire, by his wife Elizabeth. he was born in 1388. They had two sons, Edward and Philip, Gent. He was heir in 1412 to his cousin, Edward le Boteler, Knt., by which he inherited the manors of Pulverbatch, Shropshire, Norbury, Staffordshire, Higham-Gobion, Bedfordshire, etc. SIR PHILIP LE BOTELER died 5 Nov. 1420 and was buried at Watton, Hertfordshire. She married (2nd) by license dated 13 Dec. 1421 LAURENCE CHEYNE (or CHENEY), Esq., of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, Irchester, Northamptonshire, etc., Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, Knight of the Shire for Cambridgeshire, Escheator of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, 2nd but eldest surviving 'son of William Cheyne, Knt., of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, by Katherine, daughter and heiress of Laurence de Pabenham, Knt'. He was born about 1396 (aged 40 in 1436). They had one son, John, Knt., and two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary (wife of John Allington). He and his wife Elizabeth, were legatees in the 1427 will of her father, John Cokayne. LAURENCE CHEYNE, Esq., died testate 31 Dec. 1461, and was buried at Barnwell Priory.
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  • 'The Victoria history of the county of Northampton (1906)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/victoriahistoryo04adki
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/victoriahistoryo04adki#page/210/mode/1up
  • This Sir John Dengayne of Dillington (Hunts.) died in February 1358, seized of 14 virgates in Pytchley held of the king as parcel of the serjeanty of Laxton, with 10 virgates there held by free tenants of the Abbot of Peterborough for one-fourth of a knight's fee, and rendering for each virgate 2s. 4d. for ward of Rockingham Castle; Sir John, it was said, had received nothing therefrom except two attendances yearly from each tenant at his court at Pytchley, the profits of which were worth nothing.7 When his son Sir Thomas died s.p. in 1367 the lands passed to his three sisters and co-heirs: Joyce, the wife of John de Goldington; Elizabeth wife of Sir Lawrence de Pabenham; and Mary wife of William de Bernak.8 In 1368 John de Goldington and his wife Joyce transferred their third to William Bernak and his wife Mary.9 In 1377 a conveyance of Laxton, Pytchley, and other manors was made to John de Goldington and his wife Joyce by the other two sisters and their husbands,10 and a second conveyance finally left this manor of Pytchley, then held in dower by Katharine, widow of Sir Thomas Engayne, the property of Elizabeth and Lawrence de Pabenham.11 Elizabeth predeceased her husband, and at his death in 1399 their heir was their daughter 'Katharine, aged 27.12 Katharine married first Sir William Cheyne of Fen Ditton (Cambs.)',13 and secondly Sir Thomas Aylesbury, in whose hands the two Pytchley manors are consequently found at his death in September 1418.14 The manor of Engaynes then consisted of three parcels, one being held by the hunting serjeanty, another of the Abbot of Peterborough, and the remainder of John Knj'vet as of his manor of Weldon.15 On the death of Katharine Aylesbury, in 1436, her son Lawrence Cheyne inherited the manor,16 and in 1449 settled it on himself and his wife Elizabeth, with remainder to their son John.17 Sir Thomas Cheyney, son of the last-named Sir John, in 1503 granted the manor of Pytchley to Ralph Lane and Katharine his wife, kinswoman of the said Sir Thomas Cheyney, for life, with remainder for life to John Dockwra, son of the said Katherine.18 In 1511 , when a marriage was proposed between Elizabeth, the daughter and heir of this Sir Thomas Cheyney (of Irtlingborough), and Thomas Vaux, son and heir apparent of Sir Nicholas Vaux, the reversion of the manor was settled in tail on Elizabeth.19 Sir Thomas Cheyney died seised of the manor on 13 January 1514, his daughter being then 9 years old. Her subsequent marriage with Sir Thomas Vaux conveyed Pytchley to the Vaux of Harrowden (q.v.), who did not long hold it however.
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  • 'British History Online
  • . . . . The manor of ENGAYNES, DENGAYNES, or GEYNES, though . . . . . This Sir John Dengayne of Dillington (Hunts.) died in February 1358, seized of 14 virgates in Pytchley held of the king as parcel of the serjeanty of Laxton, with 10 virgates there held by free tenants of the Abbot of Peterborough for one-fourth of a knight's fee, and rendering for each virgate 2s. 4d. for ward of Rockingham Castle; Sir John, it was said, had received nothing therefrom except two attendances yearly from each tenant at his court at Pytchley, the profits of which were worth nothing. (fn. 53) When his son Sir Thomas died s.p. in 1367 the lands passed to his three sisters and co-heirs: Joyce, the wife of John de Goldington; Elizabeth wife of Sir Lawrence de Pabenham; and Mary wife of William de Bernak. (fn. 54) In 1368 John de Goldington and his wife Joyce transferred their third to William Bernak and his wife Mary. (fn. 55) In 1377 a conveyance of Laxton, Pytchley, and other manors was made to John de Goldington and his wife Joyce by the other two sisters and their husbands, (fn. 56) and a second conveyance finally left this manor of Pytchley, then held in dower by Katharine, widow of Sir Thomas Engayne, the property of Elizabeth and Lawrence de Pabenham. (fn. 57) Elizabeth predeceased her husband, and at his death in 1399 their heir was 'their daughter Katharine, aged 27. (fn. 58) Katharine married first Sir William Cheyne of Fen Ditton (Cambs.), (fn. 59) and secondly Sir Thomas Aylesbury, in whose hands the two Pytchley manors are consequently found at his death in September 1418'. (fn. 60) The manor of Engaynes then consisted of three parcels, one being held by the hunting serjeanty, another of the Abbot of Peterborough, and the remainder of John Knyvet as of his manor of Weldon. (fn. 61) On the death of 'Katharine Aylesbury, in 1436', her son Lawrence Cheyne inherited the manor, (fn. 62) and in 1449 settled it on himself and his wife Elizabeth, with remainder to their son John. (fn. 63) Sir Thomas Cheyney, son of the last-named Sir John, in 1503 granted the manor of Pytchley to Ralph Lane and Katharine his wife, kinswoman of the said Sir Thomas Cheyney, for life, with remainder for life to John Dockwra, son of the said Katherine. (fn. 64) In 1511, when a marriage was proposed between Elizabeth, the daughter and heir of this Sir Thomas Cheyney (of Irtlingborough), and Thomas Vaux, son and heir apparent of Sir Nicholas Vaux, the reversion of the manor was settled in tail on Elizabeth. (fn. 65) Sir Thomas Cheyney died seised of the manor on 13 January 1514, his daughter being then 9 years old. Her subsequent marriage with Sir Thomas Vaux conveyed Pytchley to the Vaux of Harrowden (q.v.), who did not long hold it however. Sir Thomas Vaux, Lord Harrowden, with William Vaux his son and heir, sold the manor of Pytchley called Geynes in 1555 to Gregory Isham, citizen and merchant of London. (fn. 66)
  • 'From: 'Parishes: Pytchley', A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 4 (1937), pp. 208-213. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66350 Date accessed: 21 April 2011.
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Sir William Cheney's Timeline

1368
1368
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
1391
1391
Age 23
Pavenham, Bedfordshire, England
1396
1396
Age 28
Fen, Cambridgeshire, , England
1397
1397
Age 29
Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England
1397
Age 29
Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England
1399
June 13, 1399
Age 31
England, United Kingdom
1400
1400
Age 31
Kent, England
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