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John Cheney

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
Death: 1545 (55)
Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Humphrey Cheney and Alice Wooten
Husband of Mary Cheney
Father of William Cheney; Richard Cheney, of Kent and Thomas Cheney

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About John Cheney


  • Born: ABT 1490, Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
  • Father: Humphrey CHENEY
  • Mother: Alice WOOTTON
  • Married 1: Elizabeth GYLES ABT 1519, Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
  • Children:
  • 1. William CHENEY
  • Married 2: Mary GYLES ABT 1521, Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
  • Children:
  • 2. Henry CHENEY (b. 1522)
  • 3. Richard CHENEY (b. 1524)
  • 4. Thomas CHENEY (b. 1526)
  • 5. Simon CHENEY (b. 1528)
  • 6. Robert CHENEY (b. 1530)
  • 7. Margaret CHENEY (b. 1532)
  • 8. Frances CHENEY (b. 1534)

Fictitious Additions and Richard Cheney Legend

There are several fictitious additions to John Cheney:

  • Numerous popular genealogies show a marriage of John Cheney to Mary Gyles. No credible records have been found of such a marriage
  • Numerous popular genealogies shown John Cheney and Mary Gyles having a son Richard. The 1526 will of Humphrey Cheney, father of John, mentions a grandson William but not a grandson Richard.

Therefore in order to maintain WikiTree as a source of documented genealogy, links in the data field to Mary and Richard have been removed.

This profile is categorized in the Richard Cheney Legend, reflecting the fact that some, although by no means not all, facts associated with this profile are fictitious.

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John Cheney's Timeline

Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
Age 30
Age 34
Higham, Milstead, Kent, England
Age 55
Higham, Milstead, Kent, England