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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sheriff Laurence Cheyne Esq. & Elizabeth Cokayne

369390. Sheriff Laurence Cheyne Esq. & 369391. Elizabeth Cokayne 

~1395, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 738782. John Cokayn & 738783. Ida Grey.

1396, Lawrence Cheyne born in Cambridgeshire, England, 2nd s/o 738780. Sir William Cheyne & 738781. Katherine de Pakenham.

1397-98, Laurence’s father died.

Elizabeth 1st married Sir Philip le Boteler [Butler], s/o Philip le Boteler & Elizabeth ?.

1/24/1419, Commitment to Thomas Chaworth, knight, … by mainprise of Laurence Cheyne of the county of Cambridge, esquire, … (S) CFRs.

11/5/1420, Sir Philip died.

[––Laurence & Elizabeth––]

12/13/1421, Laurence of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, Irchester, … Northamptonshire; married Elizabeth.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

11/13/1423, Laurence Cheyne ; Commitment of the office of the escheatry in the counties of Bedford and Buckingham. (S) CFRs.

2/10/1427-8, Laurence and Elizabeth legatees in the will of her father. Laurence named an executor.

1428, Laurence held one fee of Eaton Barony.

11/17/1429, Laurence Cheyne an executor of the will of John Cokayn, surrendered letters patent into the chancery. (S) CFRs.

2/10/1430, Commitment of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire to Laurence Cheyne, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

1431-32, Laurence represented Cambridgeshire in Parliament.

1433, “Thomas Coventre; Thomas Denton; Laurence Cheyne; … Prioress and nuns of the church of St Nicholas of Littlemore …”. (S) UKNA.

1435, Laurence represented Cambridgeshire in Parliament.

11/7/1435, Commitment of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon to Laurence Cheyne, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

1/3/1436, Laurence Cheyne and Richard Forster, knights coming to Parliament. (S) CFRs.

1436, Laurence age 40 at the death of his mother.

1/26/1442, “Demise by Thomas Bernard, …, to James Ormond, knight, son and heir of James, earl of Ormond, Laurence Cheyne, …”. (S) UKNA.

3/29/1442, Laurence Cheyne and Thomas Burgoyn of Impyngton, knights coming to Parliament. (S) CFRs.

2/16/1443, “Gift, Frederick son of Philip Tilney, clerk, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Lawrence Cheyne esq. grant and warrant to Lawrence Cheyne, … the manor of Thetford, with all lands in Stretham, Ely, Lilelport and Berwey.” (S) UKNA.

2/11/1444, Release of rights in the manor by Humphrey, Earl of Stafford, James, son of the Earl of Orm, Laurence Cheyne, William Alyington Jnr, squire, … (S) King’s College Estates Records.

1444-45, John Deschalers, knight, …, Laurence Cheyne, and Gilbert Hoore, Esqs., … to grant a messuage, land, rent, … retaining land in Whaddon, Wood Ditton, and Wickham. Camb. (S) UKNA.

3/31/1446, Grant by Henry Somer to M. John Somersett, Walter Moyle, Henry Langley, Laurence Cheyne, … of all his lands in Cambridgeshire, … (S) King’s College Estates Records.

5/18/1448, Release from Henry Somer, Walter Moyle, Laurence Cheyne, … lands in Cambridgeshire, … (S) King’s College Estates Records.

8/8/1450, Laurence Cheyne esquire, in the county of Cambridge, a commissioner to collect a subsidy for the defence of the realm. (S) CFRs.

4/11/1451, “Indenture, marriage settlement. 1) John Bourgchier, kt. 2) John Say esqs. Laurence Cheyne esqs. Humfrey, s. of (1) to espouse Eliz., d. of Frederyk Tylney, esq., "that is to God passed", she being ward of J.S., before next All Saints. (1) to settle on them and heirs male premises worth £40 p.a. Until Michaelmas J.S. to take any profits of premises due to Eliz. by death of Dame Joan Clyfton, except any premises held from Wm. Hardolph. If Humfrey die before Eliz. 14 yrs., she is to marry next son, or in default to be returned unmarried with any property. (2) to pay (1) £500 as specified and are bound to (1) in 1000 marks.” (S) UKNA.

3/20/1452, “Release of lands in Grantchester, Cottenham and others in Cambridge from Walter Moyle, Laurence Cheyne, squire, …”. (S) UKNA.

1456-57, “…to John Say and Elizabeth his wife, Laurence Cheyne, John Leventhorp, John cheyne, and Ralph Grey, of land in westfeld in the parish of Brokesborne …”. (S) UKNA.

12/31/1461, Laurence died; buried at Barnwell Priory.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P190. (S) Visitation of Norfolk. (S) Parliament and politics in medieval England, V2, Roskell, P153.

Children of Laurence and Elizabeth:

i. Elizabeth Cheney (184695), born 4/1422 in Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England.

ii. John Cheney, born ~1423 in England.

Sir John married Elizabeth Rempston. [Ancestors of American VP Dick Cheney.]

iii. Anne Cheney, born ? in England.

Anne married John Appleyard.

iv. Mary Cheney, born ? in England.

Mary married John Allington.

v. Catherine Cheney, born ? in England.

Catherine married Henry Barley.

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