James Cheney

1840–1905 (Age 65)
Laughton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Cheney was born in 1840, in Laughton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Cheney, was 41 and his mother, Ann Foard, was 43. He married Elizabeth Adderson in 1862, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dodford, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in 1905, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

James Cheney
Elizabeth Adderson
Marriage: 1862
Sarah Ann Cheney
Thomas William Cheney
Lizzie Ann Cheney
Elizabeth Cheaney
Clara Elizabeth Cheney
George Cheney
James Cheaney
Frank Cheaney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1862Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +3 More Children

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (5)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 14
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 40
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (7)

    • James Cheaney, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • James Cheaney, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • James Cheaney in household of William Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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