John Cheney1681 - 1740 (58 years)
Name John Cheney Birth 8 Aug 1681 Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Gender Male Death 15 Jul 1740 South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory Person ID I68597 Tree1 Last Modified 24 Sep 2023
Father William Cheney, b. Abt 1644 d. 5 Mar 1693, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate (Age ~ 49 years) Relationship natural Mother Penelope Payne, b. Abt 1654, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia d. 22 Mar 1719, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia (Age ~ 65 years) Relationship natural Marriage Between 1679 and 1680 Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Family ID F23635 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rachel Allen, b. Aft 1691, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Marriage Bef 1716 South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Children 1. Rachel Cheney, b. Bef 1718, Essex County, Virginia [Father: natural] 2. Erasmus Cheney, b. Abt 1719, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. 15 Jul 1740, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age ~ 21 years) [Father: natural] 3. Susannah Cheney, b. Bef 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1745, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 27 years) [Father: natural] Family ID F35719 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Sep 2023
1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 266-267
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we HUGH WILLIAMS JR., JOHN WEBB & NICHO. SMITH JUNR. are held and firmly bound unto ROBERT BROOKE, WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD, MUNGO ROY & WILLIAM ROANE Gentlemen Justices of the County of Essex in the sum of 500 pounds Sterling Witness our hands and seals this 15th day of July 1740
THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound HUGH WILLIAMS Admr. of all the goods chattles and credits of JNO. CHEYNEY deced do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattels and credits of the sd deced 'and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the sd Court & further do make a just & true account of his actings and doings therein when thereto required by the sd Court and also if it shall appear that any last Will and Testment was made by the sd deced & the Exr. or Exrs. named do exhibit the same in the sd Court making request to have it allowed & approved Accordingly if the said HUGH WILLIAMS being thereunto required do deliver up his Letters of Admon. approbation of such Testament being first had & made in the sd Court Then this obligation to be void and of none effect ..
JNO. WEBB NICHO. SMITH JR.
At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 15th day of July 1740
(those bound) acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which was ordered to be
1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 271-273
OBEDIENCE to an order of Court dated the 15 day of July 1740 We being first sworn have appraised the Estate of JOHN CHEYNEY deced as it was presented to us by the Administrators as follows Vizt. items listed and valued to total £213..3..11;
(some items being) 5 feather beds & furniture; 6 chests; 3 old guns; 80 pounds of Puter: 43 pounds of old Do; 16 pounds do; some Linn ware; table, chairs, earthenware parcell of old brass; parcell of glass ware; parcell of old book; cattle, hoggs, sheep, a horse & a mare; a parcell of leather, of old iron, of coopers tools, of waring clothes; 3 hats: a looking glass, material (linen, cotten ); pr money scales; 15 lbs of feathers, Eleven shillings ten pence in cash
HUGH WILLIAMS JR. Admr. DANIEL DOBYNS
JOHN YOUNG WILLIAMSON YOUNG
At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 16th day of September 1740
This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of JOHN CHEYNEY deced was returned
and ordered to be recorded
1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 357-358
AN ACCOT. of Sundrys of the Estate of JOHN CHEYNEY Decd sold by HUGH WILLIAMS JUNR. his Administrator „ (some entries) parcel of old hoes; 3 old guns; beds and furniture, parcel of knives & forks; 8 yds of cotten; 15 yds of Linen; pr of mens shoes; 1 horse sadle etc; pr of scales, 3 hats, 3 pr stocking
Remainder unsold of the goods and slaves contained in the Inventory in the hands of the Administrator as followeth Vizt: items listed and valued to total £220..15..8 (some items being) furniture, 80 lbs of pewter; utensils, parcel of earthen ware, of brass, of glass ware, of old books, cattle, hogs, sheep, parcel of leather, of iron, of old Coopers tools; of waring cloaths; 2 wiggs; 25 yds of linen; 4 yds of cotten; 10 yds of brown linen; 6 yds of check do; looking glass; II s 10d cash; three negro men, two negro women; funeral expences of the sd CHEYNEY & his Wife to be deducted .
IN OBEDIENCE to an order of Essex Court dated Sept, ye 15th 1741 We the Subscribers have made the above state of the account of HUGH WILLIAMS's Administration of the Estate of JOHN CHEYNEY deced and as the said CHEYNEY left seven children or their Representatives we do allot to JOHN BUSH who married one of the Daughters fifteen pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence as his share of the personal Estate and fifteen pounds seventeen shillings and one penny half penny as his share of the value of the Slaves. October ye 6th 1741
JOSHUA FRY FRS. SMITH
At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 15th day of December 1741
This report being returned was ordered to be recorded
1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 153. Will of Andrew Dudding, planter, of South Farnham Par.
To three God children Thomas Brooks son of Richard Brooks, William Cheney the son of John. Cheney and Susanna Dike daughter of John Dike, 20 shillings Sterl and 200 lb. Tobo. each.
To Paul Green another God child £12.
To Robert Parsons, no relationship shown, 500 lb. tobacco.
To Mr Dan'l Dobyns Senr one shilling.
To the children of the said Mr Dan'l Dobyns, vizt, Richard, Daniel, Elizabeth, Catherine, William and Charles Dobyns, each of them one shilling. Plantation "'whereon I now live", 200 acres, etc.,
to "my housekeeper Mary Richards", also to her 30 acres bought of George Kilman, also balance of estate. Dated 18 Feb. 1709/10.
George Thompson signed Andrew Dudding
John Dickinson his mark
1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 412.
9 Dec. 1710. John Cheyney unto my brother William Cheyney. 70 acres ... at the mouth of the Deep Swamp ... head of a branch issuing out of the Half-mile Swamp ... land of John Dikes ... up the Brush Swamp. The said William Cheyney dying without heirs, this land to return to the giver.
Wit: William Brooke, Richard Brooke.
10 May 1711. Acknowledged by John Cheyney.
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