~1405, John Cheney born in Pynne, Devon, England, 2nd s/o 369336. Sir William Cheney & 369337. Cecily Stretch.
1421, John’s father died.
~1422, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 369338. John Hulle & 369339. Cecily Stourton.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1430, John’s older brother Edmund died, his 3 daughters his heirs.
2/5/1432, Commitment to John Cheyne, esquire, by mainprise of … county of Somerset and John Sydenham of the same county, esquire, of the keeping of the manor of Broke, co. Wilts, which Cecily late the wife of William Cheyne, knight, held for life with revision to Elizabeth [married John Colshulle], Anne [married John Wylughby], and Cecily the kinswomen and heirs of the said William Cheyne by reason of the minority of Cecily (now deceased), Elizabeth and Anne [minors] … rendering £22 13s 4d … (S) CFRs. [Cecily, Elizabeth, and Anne were daughters of John’s older brother Edmund.] (S) Marriages from CCRs.
11/5/1433, Johh Cheyne of Pynne, Sheriff of Devon. (S) CFRs.
7/8/1434, John Cheyne of Brampford Pyne [Devon, Sheriff] replies that he has sent the writ to the Mayor and Bailiffs of the liberty of Exeter. (S) UKNA.
10/21/1434, Will of John Hille, of Spaxton, in the county of Somerset. … To Elisabeth my daughter 2 pair of beads of gold, viz., of the greatest and least value, and £20 to her marriage. I will that Cecily my wife have the custody of my bequests to my children until they come to a reasonably marriageable age. … (S) Somerset Medieval Wills, Weaver, 1901.
Bef. 10/26/1434, Elizabeth’s father died.
6/8/1439, Commitment to Walter Hungerford, knight, Philip Courteney, knight, … by mainprise of John Cheyne of the county of Devon, esquire, of the keeping of all the lands which Margaret late the wife of John Lutrell ‘chivaler’ held in dower of the inheritance of James, a minor in the king’s ward … (S) CFRs.
2/4/1440, Commitment to … Walter Hungerford, knight, … by mainprise of John Cheyne of the county of Somerset, esquire, and John Sydenham of the same county, esquire, … (S) CFRs.
11/4/1443, John Cheney of Pynne, Sheriff of Devon. (S) CFRs.
11/5/1453, John Cheyne of Pynne, esquire, Sheriff of Devon. (S) CFRs.
6/26/1454, Endorsement: ‘I, John Cheyne, of Pynne, esquire, Sheriff of Somerset,’ certify that … (S) UKNA.
11/4/1454, John Cheyne of Pynne, esquire, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.
1455, Elizabeth’s brother John Hill died, leaving a daughter Genoveva, married to Sir William Say. [By 1529, this John’s line would end.]
3/1/1456, Edith Sampbroke, sister of John Boteler of Staunton Drewe deceased, to … Quitclaim with warranty of the manor in Staunton Drewe [Somerset]. Witnesses: Nicholas Sayntlo, …, John Cheyne esquires, … (S) CCRs.
6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.
5/1/1462 at Pynhoe, Deed poll by which John Cheyne, esquire, directs Walter lord Hungerford, Philip Courtenay, knight, …, feoffees of his manor of Nortonhautevile, with lands, &c., in Somersetshire, and also of 'the Halvyndell' of the manor of Hulpryngton, and lands, &c., in Wiltshire, to receive the rents and profits of the premises after his death, and pay them to his executors for the purposes of his will, and afterwards to release the said premises to the said Philip Courtenay upon the trusts of an indenture made between the said Philip and the said John Cheyne. (S) Ancient Deeds, V1, 1890, C273.
11/3/1472, Richard West, lord la Warre, knight, …, to … precentor of the cathedral church of St. Peter's, Exeter, and John Cheyne esquire, their heirs and assigns. Demise and quit claim with warranty of their manor of Northperet co. Somerset … Witnesses: John Dyneham esquire, John Denys of Orlegh … (S) CCRs.
3/8/1474, John Cheyne esquire of Pynne co. Devon, and James Martoll, to Thomas cardinal priest of St. Cyriac Rome, archbishop of Canterbury, William lord Hastynges, … knights. Bond in 200 marks. (S) CCRs.
1/20/1487, John’s son and heir John died.
2/3/1487, John Cheyne of Pynne, esquire, died [Somerset]. (S) IPM.
2/15/1487, IPM of John Cheyne of Pyn, esq. The said John Cheyne, Robert Stowell, and Robert Hyll, were seised of the under-mentioned manor and lands in fee, and enfeoffed Genovesa, the wife of William Say, knt., thereof, with her said husband’s assent, to hold to her and her heirs for ever. … Joan Say, aged 17 and more, the wife of Thomas Say the younger, and Isabel Walgrave, aged 15 and more, the wife of Edward Walgrave, are his cousins and heirs, viz. daughters of John Cheyne his son and heir. Somerset: Manor and advowson of Raddestok … (S) CIsPM.
(S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Inkpen. (S) Collectanea Topo. et Gen., 1834, P409. (S) Antiquary, V32, 1896, P223. (S) Natl. Archives Prob 11/22/294, Nina Green, 2017.
· Note: There is likely some mixing of the records of John the father and John the son, especially near the end of their lives.
· Sir John Cheyne, knight, of Kent, contemporary with this John Cheney.
Child of John and Elizabeth:
i. John Cheney (92334), born ~1440 in England.
ii. Edmund Cheney, born ? in England.
iii. Robert Cheney, born ? in England.
iv. Cicel Cheney, born ? in England.
Cecil married Sir William Courtenay.
v. Eleanor Cheney, born ? in England.
Eleanor married William Stroud.
vi. Isabel Cheney, born ? in England.
Isabel married John Wadham.