Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Cheney

Male Abt 1744 - 1785  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name John Cheney 
    Born Abt 1744  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1785  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I110154  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 

    Father Charles Cheney,   b. 7 Sep 1703, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1781, Washington County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Powell,   b. 1707, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1721  All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ferrell,   b. Bef 1764, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Dec 1780  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F43667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Isaac Cheney, Thomas Cheney of Washington County

      Petition of Isaac Cheney and Thomas Cheney of Washington County, that Charles Cheney, the grandfather of your petitioners on 6 June 1752 obtained out of the land office of the (then) province of Maryland a warrant for 50 acres of land pursuance of which a survey was made and a certificate thereof returned by the name of "Cheney’s Delight", lying in Frederick county, but in that part thereof now Washington County and containing 96 acres, for which the said Charles Cheney fully compounded and paid so that permission was given by the agent of the then propriotor for patent to issue thereon which permission was however invalidated by the subsequent order of the then governor of the Province that the said Charles Cheney afterwards departed this life, having first made and duly executed his last will and testament which he bequeathed in the first place to his son, Jeremiah Cheney “all his lands lying below a bunch of mulberry trees being six in number and beginning at said mulberry trees and running North 70 degrees West to the given line of “Cheney’s Delight” with a proviso that if patent should not be obtained for the said “Cheney’s Delight”, the said Jeremiah Cheney should become entitled to 30 acres of a tract of land called "Gading" by a descriptive location of the same contained in the said provisional bequest. That the said Charles Cheney then proceeded to bequeath to his sons John Cheney and Nathan Cheney all the rest of his lands to be equally divided between them and directed that his sons, Jeremiah, John and Nathan should pay equal costs in case of a law suit for “Cheney’s Delight”. Your petitioners further represent that the aforesaid John Cheney departed this life intestate before the year 1785, leaving several children and among them, your petitioner, Thomas Cheney, his oldest son and heir-at-law; that the aforesaid Nathan Cheney also departed this life intestate, before the year 1785, leaving several children and among them, your petitioner Isaac Cheney, his oldest son and heir-at-law. Petitioners ask for patent to land “Cheney’s Delight”. /S/ Isaac Cheney, Thomas Cheney.
      Patent issued 10 December 1804
      MDLW&P 1801-1808, FHC Film 0013131, page 308

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