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William de Cheney (de Chesney), Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk

Also Known As: "Lord of Horsford"
Birthplace: Horsford,,Norfolk,England
Death: Died in Colne Engaine,Halstead,Essex,England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert FitzWalter de Windsor, Sheriff of Norfolk and Sybil de de Chesney
Husband of Albreda de Poynings
Father of Lady Alice de Cheney of Horncastle; William Caisneto de Cheney; Matilda de Cheney; Sarah de Chesney and Margaret De de Chesney
Brother of William FitzRobert de Windsor of Little Easton, Lord of Hastings (sui uxoris) and Griffith nn

Occupation: (Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk), Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk
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About William de Cheney, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Chesney_(sheriff) William de Cheney}, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk; biography wikipedia.

Baron of Horsford William de Cheney was also called William Cayneto. He was Baron of Horsford circa 1162.

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( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p6.htm#i742 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- William de CHESNEY DE NORWICH Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (-1174) Son of Robert FITZWALTER (-1130) and Sibyl de CHESNEY

  • REF AR7. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Styled "de Norwich".
  • b. of Horsford, Norfolk; Colne, Essex, Eng.
  • d. 1174
  • r. Horsford, Norfolk, Eng.

Marriage: Aubrey de Poyning, b abt 1120, Poynings, Sussex, England (daughter of Adam de Poynings abt. 1100-bef. 1148 and Beatrice abt. 1102-?)


  • 1. Alice de Chesney abt. 1132 married Roger de Condet
  • 2. Margaret (Margery) de CHESNEY (1165-1230) married 1. Hugh de Cresci and 2. Robert Fitzroger Clavering
  • 3. Sarah de CHESNEY Lady Colne (abt. 1175-bef. 1222) m. Richard ENGAINE (-1209)


  • 1. "The Complete Peerage", Cokayne.
  • 2. "Plantagenet Ancestry", Turton.
  • 3. "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before 1700", Frederick Lewis Weis, 1992, seventh edition. The earlier editions were called: "Ancestral roots of sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650"
  • 4. "Magna Charta Sureties, 1215", F. L. Weis, 4th Ed..
  • additional reference: http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/browse.cfm?pid=4000

-------------------- William De CHENEY (Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk) Born: Horsford, Norfolk, Colne, Essex, England

  • Died: 1174
  • Father: Robert FITZWALTER
  • Mother: Sibyl De CHENEY
  • Married: Albreda De POYNINGS
  • Children:
  • 1. Margaret (Margery) De CHENEY
  • 2. Sarah De CHENEY (B. Colne)

William (Cheney) Cayneto

  • born about 1137 Honsford, Norfolk, England
  • died 1174
  • father: *Robert FitzWalter Sheriff of Norfolk born about 1107 Horseford, Norfolk, England died after 1136
  • mother: Sybil Caisneto born about 1110
  • spouse: Albreda de Poyningsborn about 1137
  • children:
  • Margaret (Cheney) Cayneto born after 1137 Honsford, Norfolk, England died after 1214
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William de Cheney, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk's Timeline

Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England
Age 10
Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England
Age 23
Cavenby, Lincolnshire, , England
Age 30
Horsford Colne, Essex, England
Age 33
Horsford, Norfolk, England
September 29, 1174
Age 37
Colne Engaine,Halstead,Essex,England
Sheriff Of Norfolk
Horsford, Norfolk, England