Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Cheney Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: John Cheney of Newbury and connections to England
Posted by: DAVID TODD (ID *****1242) Date: June 04, 2010 at 10:35:47
In Reply to: John Cheney of Newbury and connections to England by Matthew B. Arnold of 1923


The best information I've seen, and the info I believe, is that John Cheney lived in the Mistley, Manningtree, Lawton region of Essexshire, England, in 1626-1634. This was confirmed by Mr. Leslie Mahler in two articles, one in 2000 in "The American Genealogist" and one in 2008 in "New England Historical and Genealogical Register". (pulling those dates up cold, as my copies are at home; I'm at work). I have also seen a self-published monograph that suggests the John Cheney of Mistley-Lawton was born around 1605 in Waltham Abbey, also in Essexshire, but I haven't tried to confirm that.

John Cheney had two wifes: Amy UNKNOWN, who must have died 1628-1629; and Martha SMITHE mar. 1630 in Lawton. Some web-published pedigrees show John Cheney of Newbury as having married Martha PARRAT in Roxburg, Scotland. This is wrong, I believe, and an attempt to make John's first three children look legitimate (since no record of his marriage to Amy UNKNOWN had been found and thus no one knew of the prior marriage). The first marriage is assumed based on baptism records of Mary, Martha, and John Cheney at Mistley with parents John and Amy Cheney. Mistley is next door to Lawford/Manningtree.

One researcher found the marriage of a John Cheney to Anne LEWELLAN in the Waltham Abbey region around 1624, so if Anne is Amy, that's some further evidence.

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network