Lawrence Cheney

about 1396–31 December 1461 (Age 65)
Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lawrence

When Lawrence Cheney was born about 1396, in Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir William Cheney, was 26 and his mother, Katherine de Pabenham, was 24. He had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with Elizabeth Cokayne. He died on 31 December 1461, in England, at the age of 65, and was buried in St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Lawrence Cheney
Elizabeth Cokayne
Robert Cheney
Mary de Cheney
Ann Cheney
Elizabeth Cheney
Lawrence Cheney
Sir John Cheney
Catherine Cheney
Thomas Cheney
Isabel Cheney
Lady Jane Cheney of Cambridge

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World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses
Age 59
Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Lawrence Cheney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Inquisitions Post Mortem (IPMs) for Katherine who was wife of Thomas de Aylesbury, knight
  • Inquisitions Post Mortem (IPMs) for Thomas Aylesbury, knight

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