Robert CHENEY [Parents] was born 1 about 1490 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died after 26 Oct 1542 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
Robert had a will 2 on 26 Oct 1542 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, United Kingdom.
2. ROBERT(C) CHENEY (RobertD) was born say 1490 and resided in the parish of Waltham Abbey, Essex. The name of his wife is not known. In 1535, at Waltham Abbey, he enfeoffed Humphrey Browne, serjeant-at-law, John Haslywood, gentleman, Robert Cressy, gentleman, and several other men with three crofts called Burnysfields in Upshire in Waltham Abbey, which property he held jointly with Robert Sharnebrooke, William Pratte, Richard Foorthe, Walter Bryght, and Thomas Stacy, all deceased, of the feoffment of Robert Sharnebroke and Hugh Foorthe. The purpose of these enfeoffments is not stated. (12)
"Robert Cheynaye of ye parishe of Waltham in countey of Essex hooil [whole] of mynd & memorye" made his will 26 October 1542, asking to be buried in the churchyard of Saint Lawrence of Waltham. I-us bequests included to John Down a bollocke of one yere olde and an other to Wyllyam Donne Isicl his bro~er... to Robert Cheyney my sonne a blak cowe... to Wyllyam Donne a brandyd kow.. . to Robert my sonne my bed yt I lye on & all ye hangyngs in ye same chamber & all ye hangyngs in ye hail with a tabull.. . to Wyllyam Donne a featherbed & a mattres . . . ye ressydew of all my goods in ye bows I gyve to Robert my sonne & Wyllyam Donne . . . eqwaliy betwen them. Item I Wy11 yt Wyllyam Donn shall have my howse yt I dwell in... for ye space of v yeres... and after ye seyd v yeres be ended then I wyll yt ye same howsse shall remaine to Robert my sonne & to ye heyres of his bodye lawfully begotten and yf ye said Robert my sonne decesse withowte heyres of his bodye lawfully then I wyll ye said howsse shall remaine to Wyllyam Donne & to the heires of his bodye lawful-lye begottyn . . . I wyll that Annes my dawghter shall have a marke [13s 4d] of Robert my sonne & vi s viii d of Wyilyam Donne within ye space of ij yeres after my decesse . . . to ye said Annes ij pewter dyshes ij plates & ij sawsors, these [beingl wytnes Wyllyam Pygram Wyilyam lye John Foster(13)
3. i. ROBERT CHENEY, b. say 1520; m. JOAN HARRISON.
ii. AGNES / ANNES CHENEY, living 1542 when she was named in her father's will. She is presumably the daughter who m. ____ DONNE, with whom she had two sons, William Donne and John Don ne, named in her father's will. She was living as late as 1567, when her brother Robert Cheney bequeathed to his "sister Donne" a close of land for the term of her natural life.
12. Ibid., T 12/60.
13. Original will, Commissary Court of London (Essex & Herts Division) (FHL microfilm 94,349), 70 BW 8