~1265, Nicholas de Cheygny born in England, s/o §§Nicholas de Cheyni & Agnes.
Aft. 1278, Nicholas’ father died.
4/26/1284, IPM of John de Abingetone. Cambridge: … A certain part of a ferry held of Nicholas de Cheney by service of 1d. yearly … (S) CIsPM.
1284, Nicholas de Cheny, who is under age and in ward of the queen mother, with his tenants holds ½ fee of the honor of Boulogne. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, Farrer, 1920, P5.
~1285, Nicholas married Eleanor.
1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.
7/10/1294, Appointment of Nicholas de Cheyni, to the custody, during pleasure, of the islands of Gerneseye, Gereseye and the adjacent islands. (S) CPRs.
2/6/1297, To the king's takers of corn in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to defer taking corn for the king's use from Nicholas de Cheyny at present, so far as can be done without inconvenience to the king, in consideration of his merits. (S) CCRs.
7/19/1297, Appointment of Nicholas de Cheny to the custody, during pleasure, of the islands of Gereseye and Gerneseye and the other islands belonging to them (S) CPRs.
2/14/1298, To Nicholas de Cheyny, keeper of the islands of Geres[eye] and Gernes[eye]. As it is not necessary, by reason of the truce concluded between the king … and the king of France …, to retain as much garrison in the castles of those islands as Nicholas has kept there during the war. (S) CCRs.
10/25/1298, Nicholas appointed sheriff of Somerst and Dorset. [Until 10/2/1299.] (S) BU, Legal Hist., 1312.125ss.
By 1298, Nicholas knighted.
12/1298, Sir Nicholas de Cheny warde of the islands … took in Jersey one of the ships of Luke Godes, burgess of the Duke of Bretayne of Dynham, with goods to the value of £400 tournois … (S) Ancient Petitions of the Chancery, 1902, P13.
7/20/1299, Confirmation of an earlier charter … Witnesses to earlier charter … Nicholas de Chenne … Witnesses: … Nicholas de Cheyne … (S) UKNA.
8/3/1299, Warrant for Nicholas de Cheyne, late sheriff of Somerset and Dorset for monies paid to Scottish prisoners in Corfe castle, for a warder and for expenses of transferring a prisoner, William de Anegos, to York. (S) UKNA.
11/2/1299, Simple protection, until Easter, in the islands of Gerneseye, for Nicholas de Cheyny, going to Scotland on the king's service. (S) CPRs.
10/29/1302, Order to cause William de Grandisono and Sibyl, his wife, the second daughter and heiress of John Tregoz, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the following of the knights' fees … a fee in Pontyngton, co. Somerset, which Nicholas de Cheyny holds, and which is extended at 100s. yearly; … (S) CCRs.
2/22/1303 at Exeter, Debtor: Nicholas de Cheyne, knight [of Otercombe, Axeminster Hundred, Devon]. Creditor: Lady Eleanor de Courtnay, the executor of Sir Hugh de Courtnay, knight, deceased. Amount: £6, for the debt of Sir Henry de Raleigh, knight, deceased [held West Buckland, Braunton Hundred]. (S) UKNA.
1306, Nicholas de Cheyny (Cheney) Keeper of the Isles. (S) UKNA.
By 1306, Nicholas married Eleanor.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
10/3/1307, Nicholas appointed sheriff of Somerst and Dorset. [Until 3/12/1308.] (S) BU, Legal Hist., 1312.125ss.
4/1/1308, To Nicholas de Cheyny, late sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to pay to the sheriff 50 marks of the debts due to the king of the time when he was sheriff, in order to repair therewith the walls of the king's castle of Shireburn and the houses and bridges of the same castle. (S) CCRs.
1309, Petition of the tenants of the bordages of … Guernsey. … Nicholas de Cheyny, master Philip de Cheyny and Peter Marchant are to be ordered, that they, or two of them being present, are to inquire into the contents of the petition and inform the King in Chancery. (S) UKNA.
1309, Nicholas de Cheny and John de Erlegh the knights of the shire for Somerset. (S) Hist. and Antiq.’s of Somerset, V1, 1839, P62.
8/28/1311, Nicholas de Cheny on a commission of oyer and terminer representing Queen Margaret. (S) CPRs.
12/1/1318, Commitment during pleasure to Nicholas de Cheigny of the counties of Somerset and Dorset and the castle of Shireburn. (S) CFRs. [Until 1/4/1320.]
1/4/1319, Order to Nicholas de Cheygny to deliver to Thomas de Marleberge the counties of Comerset and Dorset, with the rolls, writs, memoranda and all other things touching that office, and the said castle of Shirburn. (S) CFRs.
3/3/1320, To Nicholas de Cheygny. Order to deliver to Thomas de Marleberge, the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, all the corn and victuals lent by certain of the king's subjects in those counties in aid of the Scotch war. (S) CCRs.
6/16/1321, Commitment during pleasure to Nicholas de Cheigny of the county of Devon and the castle of Exeter, so that he answer yearly at the Exchequer as other sheriffs and keepers hitherto. (S) CFRs. [Held until 11/30/1321.]
12/7/1321, Nicholas ordered to deliver unsent issues from his previous office to the new holder. (S) CFRs.
1321-22, Writ to Nicholas de Cheyny formerly Sheriff of Devon. (S) UKNA.
12/2/1322, Writ of aid … appointed … Nicholas de Cheygny, knight. (S) CPRs.
1322-23, Writ to Nicholas de Cheyny to pay £33 6s. 8d. owed at the Exchequer as an instalment of his debt for the counties of Dorset and Somerset to John Inge keeper of the mines at Birland. (S) UKNA.
3/1323, Quitclaim by John Cundy, of Suthewyc, to Nicholas de Cheygny of two quarters of toll-corn due to him, yearly, for life, from a mill in Stupelmordon, which mill Nicholas, William, his son, Joan, William's wife, and William's heirs have by his gift. (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, Cambridge, C.6669.
1324, Nicholas de Cheyny named in a petition of John le Moigne (Monk) and his companions, the King's tenants of the Channel Islands. (S) UKNA.
By 7/1326, Nicolas died. (S) CFRs.
7/16/1326, Writ for IPM of Nicholas de Cheyny alias de Cheyngni, de Chene. Hertford: Coddreth. 60a. arable … William his son, aged 20 and more, is his next heir. Cambridge: Long Stanton. A chamber, an oxhouse, 140a. arable, … Devon: Upoteri. A capital messuage called ‘le Fairele’ with garden … held jointly with Eleanor his wife … Rouerigg. The manor … held jointly … Southedon. 28s. yearly rent … aged 19 at the feast of St. M[ichael] last. Somerset: Poyntington. The manor … (S) CIsPM.
8/28/1326, To Robert de Bikkemore, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with … and to restore the issues thereof to Eleanor, late the wife of Nicholas de Cheyny, … Nicholas and Eleanor held jointly on the day of Nicholas's death the lands in Upotri … William de Cheyny, son of the said [Nicholas] and Eleanor, is their next heir, and is aged 19. (S) CCRs.
1/16/1327, Assignment of dower made to the said Eleanor at Poyntyngton, co. Somerset … in the presence of William de Cheyny, son and heir of the said Nicholas … took her oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, … (S) CCRs.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
11/12/1329, Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Rouerigge, co. Devon, and to restore the issues thereof, as the king—at the prosecution of Eleanor, late the wife of Nicholas de Cheygny, asserting that she and her husband acquired the manor from Gilbert de Knovill, to them and to Nicholas's heirs, … (S) CCRs.
11/3/1345, Writ for IPM of William Cheyny (her son), knight. Somerset: Poyntyngton. 2 parts of the manor , together with the advowson of the church, … Devon: La Yerd. A moiety of a messuage, 24a. arable, … held of Eleanor de Chegny by service of 4s. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.
3/15/1346, Assignment of dower to Joan (1477345) [widow of son William], after taking her oath not to marry without the king’s licence, of 2 parts of the manor of Poyntyngton … and other lands near the dower of Eleanor, mother of the deceased. (S) CIsPM.
5/18/1349, Eleanor died.
11/4/1350, Writ of amotus for IPM of Eleanor, late the wife of Nicholas de Cheyny. Hertford: Coddreth. 40s. rent held by way of dower after the death of Nicholas her husband, of the inheritance of Edmund son and heir of William de Cheyny, son and heir of the said Nicholas, … She died on 18 May, 23 Edward III. The aforesaid Edmund, aged 24 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.
· John atte Mede of Stichenhach', querent, and Nicholas de Cheyni and Agnes, his wife, impedients. 1 messuage, 33 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Hicche [Hertford]. John has given them 10 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25,/1/86/37, no.80.
Child of Nicholas and Eleanor:
i. William de Cheyne (1477344), born 8/15/1307 in Somerset, England.