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

William Cheney

Male Abt 1644 - 1693  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name William Cheney 
    Birth Abt 1644 
    Gender Male 
    Death 5 Mar 1693  Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37223  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Virginia Cheney 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F23636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Mountague,   b. Abt 1648, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1678, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Marriage Bef 14 Sep 1664  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Penelope Payne,   b. Abt 1654, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Mar 1719, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Marriage Between 1679 and 1680  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Cheney,   b. 8 Aug 1681, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jul 1740, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Thomas Cheney,   b. 11 Jun 1684, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Feb 1734, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. William Cheney,   b. Bef 1686, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Jan 1727, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 41 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Edward Cheney,   b. 28 Apr 1689, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - baptism Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     5. Elizabeth Cheney,   b. 31 Jan 1692, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - baptism Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F23635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • W.L. Hopkins 1989, Middlesex County, Virginia, Wills and Inventories 1673-1812 and other Court Papers, Page 54. Middlesex County, Virginia, Wills 1675-1798, Page 81. Will of William Cheney dated 29 November 1693, probated 5 March 1693. Wife Penelopie. Names sons John, Edward, and Edward to receive land in Essex County. Also son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth.
      Executors wife and William Jones.
      Witnesses Jeffery Brookes, Philip Warwick, and John Rawling.
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      1690-1694 Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book 2, [Antient Press]; Page 681)
      Court 5th day of March 1693/4
      - Probate of the Last Will and Testament of WILL; CHEANEY, deced., is granted to PENELOPEY CHANEY & WM: JONES, Exrs. of sd. Will
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      1694-1703 Middlesex County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 383)
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPE I PENELOPE CHANEY Widdow of WILLIAM CHANEY Deced for good causes sold unto my Sonn PHILLIP WARWICK all my right in my third or Dower of land that is now by Right of my Husband THOMAS WARWICK as Wittness my hand and seale this 3d day of February 1700.
      Wittness (torn) LOYALL, Pen: Chaney
      WM. JONES
      Att a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 3d February 1700
      Then personally appeared Penellopie Chaney (Widdow) and acknowledged the within Deed to be hir act and deed
      === (Middlesex Co Va)
      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 288-289
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I JO: JADWYN of the County of Lancr, Planter, from me my heirs Exrs, & assignes do let & set unto WILL: CHEYNEY & MARGT his Wife one p:cel of land of One hundred acres scituate & lying near Rappa. River & bounded as followeth; Begining at a marked white Oak and runing S:W, into the woods 100 pole SE:, 160 pole NE:, 100 pole N;W: to the before menconed wch aforesd, land I the sd JO: JADWYN from me my heirs Exrs. or assignes do warrt, the sd WILL: CHEYNEY & MARGARET his now Wife quietly to enjoy from any p:son or p:sons wt:soever during the term of their natural lives & the longest survivor of them; Likewise I JO: JADWYN do by these p:sents let unto WILL: CHEYNEY & MARGRET his Wife five cows 2 breeding sows the sd WILL: CHEYNEY adding the like quantity of Cows & Sows & the sd WILL: CHEYNEY is to put no more stock upon the plantacon but what is heretofore menconed in this condicon, & the sd JO: JADWYN likewise is to put no more. In consideracon whereof I the sd WILL: CHEYNEY do by these p:sents bind my selfe my heirs & assignes carefully to look after the sd Stock & to give and allow to the sd JO: JADWYN halfe the increase of Cattle & hoggs & likewise the sd Cattle made use of by either pty: in the sd term the one to be accountable to the other for the same, And further it is covenanted that the sd WILL: CHEYNEY shal allow yearly unto the sd JO: JADWYN the third shre of Winter p:visions as Butter & Cheese &c., the sd JO: JADWYN allowing yearly one barrel of Come & at the expiracon of the time what stock is raised to be equally divided between them, Provided the sd WILL: CHEYNEY shal not make use of any Timber but for the good of the Plantacon and likewise the sd WILL: CHEYNEY Both by these p:sents bind myselfe to plant upon the sd land one orchard consisting of 100 Apple trees for confirmacon whereof we have hereunto interchangeably set our hands & seales this 12th of Sept: 1664
      Sealed & delivered in presence of
      WILL: THOMPSON, JO: JADWYN
      JAMES BLACKMORE WILL: CHEYNEY
      Recognit in Cur Com Lancr: 14d die Sept: Ano 1664 recordat 20d die p EDWD. DALE, Cl Cur
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      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 198-199
      THIS INDENTURE made the sixth of March 1673 in the 26th yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord KING CHARLES the Second &c. Betweene JOHN BRIM of the County of Rappa Planter of the one party & WILLIAM CHEYNE & WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE on the other party both of the County of MIDDLESEX Witnesseth that the said JOHN BRIM for and in consideration of a valuable sum of tobacco in hand received have granted unto WILLIAM CHENEY and WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE their heirs & assigns forever five hundred and fifty acres of land lying on the South side of RAPPA RIVER neare PAYNES BRIDGE beginning at a marked white Oake standing by the GREAT SWAMP runing Ea. N. E, up into the woods thence No. W. to a line of marked trees of JOHN COLEs to a marked Pokikery thence We. So. We. downe the sd line to a marked old Oak standing by the DRAGON SWAMP runing East No. East into the woods thence No. We. to a line of marked trees of JOHN COLEs to a marked Pokikery thence We. downe the sd line to a marked red Oake standing by the DRAGONS SWAMP thence Easterly to the first mentioned place the said land formerly granted to JOHN CHINN & JOHN GIBSON and by the sd CHINN & GIBSON sold to MARTIN TAYLER and JOHN DOBLE & by them deserted &
      by the Honble Governor & Councel granted unto WILLIAM MATHEW the 4th of Aprill 1671 and by the said MATHEW sold and acknowledged to JOHN BRIM wch aforesaid land together with all woods & waters and other priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the sd five hundred and fifty acres of land unto the said WILLIAM CHENEY and WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE their heirs and assigns forever for and under the payment of the rent due to our Sovereigne Lord the King his heirs and further the sd JOHN BRIM his heirs & admrs doe promise wth the sd WILLIAM CHENIE and WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE their heirs or assigns may lawfully and quietly hold and possess the abovesd land wth out the vexation trouble or incumbrance whatsoever of me the said JOHN BRIM my heirs or assigns wth Warranty from me for and from any other persons laying claime to the aforesaid land or any part thereof In Witness whereof I the said JOHN BRIM have hereunto sett my hand & seal the day & year above written
      in presence of NICHOLAS COCK, JOHN BRIM
      THOMAS ELLIS
      Aprill the 1st 1674. This day the Deed of Sale above specified was acknowledged before us to WILLIAM CHENEY and WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE to all intents and purposes above specified and to be recorded in the County Court of Rappa
      SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      WILL, TRAVERS
      Recordatr x7 die Aprilis 1674 THOMAS HAWKINS
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 326-327
      TO ALL TO WHOM these prsents shall come I Sr: HENRY CHICHELEY, Knt. Deputy Governor and Capt: Generall of Virginia send Greeting in or: Lord Everlasting.
      Whereas &c. Now know yee that I Sr. HENRY CHICHELEY Kt. Deputy Governor &c. doe with ye consent of ye Councell of State accordingly grant unto GEORGE MORRIS Seaven hundred acres of land lying in Rappahannock County some fouer miles back in the woods bounding as followeth beginning at a corner Gum by the Maine Swamp of PIANKETANK and runing thence No. Ea. by the land formerly JOHN COLEs to a Spanish Oake by the HORSE PATH thence Ea. by or nigh ye Path So. Ea, crossing the path to the land of STANFAST deceased thence So. to a Spanish Oake corner in a levell thence So. Ea. to a red Oacke belonging to the land of THOMAS CROW thence by his line So. Ea. joyning to the land of THOMAS CROW to the land of SAMUEL GREENE to a white cake corner thence So. deviding this land from the land of SAMUELL GREENE to the mouth of a branch by the Maine Swamp thence up the Swamp the severall courses where it began the sd land being due for the transporation of foyer teen persons into this Collony whose names are on ye records mentioned To have and to hold the sd land to him the sd GEORGE MORRIS his heires and assignes for ever in as full manner as hath been allowed since the first plantation to be held for or: Soveraigne Given under my hand and the seale of this Collony the first day of October 1679 Comapred with ye Records & agreed
      HEN. CHICHELY
      Test NICHO: SPENCER Secrety:
      Recordatr x die xbris 1681
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I GEORG MORRIS of the County of NEW KENT in Virginia doe for the consideration of Ten pounds Sterl. and a Flebiten Gelding by me already received of WM. CHENEE of ye County of MIDDLESEX in the Collony aforesd. doe assigne all my right and intrest of this within mentioend Pattent of Seaven hundred acres of land unto the said WILLIAM CHENEE his heires and assignes with all priveledges and I doe further oblidge myself to warrant to defend the title of the within mentioned land from all persons claiming from by or under me And further oblidge myselfe to acknowledge the Assignment in Rappa. County Court and that my Wife shall thereby her atturney acknowledge her right of the sd land to the true performance I the sd MORRIS have put my hand and seal this 28th of June 1681
      Signed sealed and delivered in
      prsence of us EDWIN CONWAY, GEORGE MORRIS
      the marke of THOMAS CROW
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 7 die xbris 1681
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 328
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ELLINOR MORRIS have constituted Capt. EDMUND CRASKE of Rapp& my true & lawfull atturney for me to acknowledge in Rappa. Court all ye right of Dower in one parcell of land granted by my Husband, GEORG MORRIS, bearing date the first day of 8ber 1679 unto Mr. WILLIAM CHINNEY of MIDLESEX COUNTY his heires for ever and what my sd Atturney shall lawfully doe I promise shall be as if I myself were personally prsent In Testimony of ye truth I hereunto putt my hand & seale July ye 2d 1681 Signed sealed & delivered in ye prsence of us
      ROBERT BABER, ELLINOR MORRIS
      GEORGE MORRIS JUNYOR
      Recordatr x die xbris 1681
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      1685-1687 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 20
      - Rappahannock County Court 6th of April 1687
      - Whereas it evidently appears to this Court that WM. CHEANEY as Marrying the Relict of THO. WARWICK, Guardian to THO: PAYNE, hath in his possession & custody Eight hundred pounds of Cobb & caske the proper Estate of the sd PAYNE; It is therefore ordered that the sd WM. CHEANEY pay unto the sd THO: PAYNE Cobb & caske

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