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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sir William Cheney & Cecily Stretch

 369336. Sir William Cheney & 369337. Cecily Stretch.

1371, Cecily born in Pinho, Devon, England, d/o 738674. Sir John Strecch & 738675. Maud Molton.

1374, William Cheyne born in England, s/o 738672. Ralph Cheyne & 738673. Joan Pavely.

[––Cecily & Thomas––]

Bef. 8/1390, Cecily, age 19, 1st married to Thomas Bonville, 3rd s/o Sir William Bonville (7605508) of Shute, Devon.

8/6/1390, Cecily’s father died.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

10/13/1390, Order to escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset, to take the fealties of Thomas Beauchamp of Lilllsdon and Thomas Bonevyle, who have respectively taken to wife Elizabeth and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of John Strecche, ' chivaler,' make a partition into 2 equal parts … saving to Katharane late the wife of the said John her reasonable dower. (S) CFRs.

11/11/1400, William’s father died.

1400, William knighted.

12/9/1400, Order to the escheator in the county of Wilts to take the fealty of William Cheyny, ‘chivaler,’ son and heir of Ralph Cheyny, ‘chivaler,’ and Joan late the wife of Ralph, and cause him to have full seisin … of the right and inheritance of Joan and of his own inheritance. (S) CFRs. [Same for Cambridge, Lincoln, Hertford, and Dorset.]

By 1401, Thomas Bonville died.

[––William & Cecily––]

By 1401, William married Cecily.

1402, William a MP for Dorset.

11/29/1402, Commitment of the county of Wiltshire to William Cheyne, that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

3/24/1404, William Cheyne, … jointly and severally to make inquisition in the county of Dorset … names of all persons bound to contribute to the payment of the subsidy which, in consideration of the wars … (S) CFRs.

11/15/1408, Commitment of the county of Devon to William Cheyne, ‘chivaler,’ that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

11/4/1409, Commitment of the county of Wiltshire to William Cheyne, ‘chivaler,’ that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

11/1410, Grant by William Cheyny, knight, and Cecilia his wife, to William Bayne, the younger, and Isabells his wife, of a messuage and land in the manor of Hempston Arundell [Devon]. (S) UKNA.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1416-21, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Keeper of England … requests that neither he nor his servants or friends be charged the outrageous damages awarded to Thomas Gylle which was secured by conspiracy … People mentioned: [Thomas Beaufort], Duke of Exeter; Thomas Gylle; William Cheyne; John Holdich; John Laurence, under-sheriff of Devon; … (S) UKNA.

1418, Cecily’s brother and family heir John Strecche, esquire, died.

1421, William Cheney of Upottery, Devon, died.


2/6/1421, Cicely late the wife of William Cheyny knight to William Harwode clerk, … seisin of the manor of Pynho and lands etc. in Hemstert and Hemston Arundell co. Devon and of the manor of Sevenhampton Vaus co. Somerset; and because his seal is to many unknown he has procured the seals of Thomas Carrew knight, … (S) CCRs.

7/12/1421, Order to the escheator of Somerset and Dorset … inquisition … touching a moiety of the manors of Meriet, Lopene Magna and Stratton Magna, the said William Bonevill and Margaret and Humphrey and Elizabeth … Thomas son of the said William Bonevyll and Margaret, and the heirs male of his body ; and that Margaret died ; and that Thomas son of William took to wife one Cecily late the wife of William Cheyny, knight, and had issue by her the said William the son ; and that afterwards Thomas died ; … (S) CFRs.

By 1422, Cecily’s remaining sister Elizabeth’s died. [Elizabeth’s son eventually died without heirs.] (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993, ‘Beauchamp, Sir Thomas’.

12/1/1422, Cecily’s step-mother, Katherine ‘Lady of Pountyngton’ died.

10/18/1430, Cecily died.

[––Post Mortem––]

10/28/1430, Writ of diem clausit extremum for Cecily late the wife of William Cheyne, knight; Devon; Wilts; Somerset; Lincoln. (S) CFRs.

2/24/1431, Order to escheator … inquisition … the manor of Thurlebere, co. Somerset, … feoffment of William de Monte Acuto late earl of Salisbury and William Boneville knight, with licence from the king, to the said William Boneville and Margaret his wife … with remainder to Thomas (son of the said William Boneville and Margaret) and Cecily [his wife] (late the wife of William Cheyne, knight, deceased) … (S) CFRs.

(S) Natl. Archives Prob 11/22/294, Nina Green, 2017. (S) Ns&Qs, V55, 1877, P232.

Family notes:

·         This is not the contemporary William Cheyne (d.1443), justice of the king’s bench, of Sussex; nor the William Cheyne of Kent.

Children of Thomas & Cicely

i. William Bonville, born ?, England.

8/28/1412, William died without issue.

ii. John Bonville, born ?, England.

8/10/1425, John died without issue.

Children of William and Cicely:

i. Edmund Cheney, born 12/4/1402 in Pynne, Devon, England.

7/31/1423, IPM of Katherine wife of John Streeche (738674), Chevalier. Cambridgeshire: … [6/4/1374] Edmund Cheyne granted to his brother Ralph and … Long Stanton, … They regranted the properties to Margaret Heton, Katherine’s daughter for life. Afterwards, Margaret died and Edmund Cheyne (s/o 1477344) died without heirs long before the death of Katherine named in the writ. Katherine held the manor for life. Right of reversion was to Edmund Cheyne , now in the king’s wardship, as kinsman and heir of Ralph Cheyne (738672), knight , being the son of William Cheyne (369336), knight, son of this Ralph Cheyne, knight , brother of Edmund. … She died on 1 December last. John Latymer is her kinsman and next heir, as son of Margaret Heton , her daughter, and is aged 24 years and more. (S) MMC, E-CIPM 22-63.

6/8/1424, Edmund proved his age. (S) CCRs.

Edmund married Alice, d/o Sir Humphrey Stafford. [Aunt of Humphrey Stafford (d.1469), earl of Devon.]

1430, Edmund died.

6/16/1430, Writ of diem clausit extremum for Edmund Cheyne, knight; Hertford; Cambridge; Somerset and Dorset; Devon. (S) CFRs.

7/2/1431, Commitment to John, bishop of Bath and Wells, and Humphrey Stafford, knight, … manor of Totyll, … wich Ecily late the wife of William Cheyne, knight, held for life … reversion to Elizabeth and Anne (who survive) and to Cicely (now deceased), the kinswomen and heirs of the said William Cheyne … (S) CFRs.

11/20/1431, Commitment to Alice late the wife of Edmund Cheyne knight … [same listing of properties.] (S) CFRs.

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 [later married John Colshulle], Anne [later 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. (S) Marriages from CCRs.

ii. John Cheyne (184668), born ~1405 in Pynne, Devon, England.

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