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William Cheney

Male 1666 - 1753  (86 years)


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  • Name William Cheney 
    Born 3 Aug 1666  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1695  [2
    Both William and Margaret were members of the church in Mendon. He was taxed to support the minister in Mendon, October 1695. 
    Land 1705  [2
    William received grants of land in 1705/06 and 1706. 
    History 25 Nov 1741  [2
    He signed a petition of the residents that lived east of the Mill River, to form a new town, which in 1780 was incorporated as Milford. 
    History 1750  [2
    Pope (1897) says of him, "He was a man of excellent character and much esteemed by all who knew him. In 1750 a member of the Milford church was disciplined for intoxication and for 'casting vile reflections' at Mr. Cheney; and the pastor took occasion to record his opinion of Mr. Cheney as an "honourable and aged' man.
    Died 1 Jul 1753  Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I132  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    Father William Cheney,   b. 1636/37, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1681, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Daniels,   b. 1638, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married N  [4, 5
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret,   d. 1 Apr 1740, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married say 1694  Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Margaret Cheney,   b. 30 Aug 1695, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Sarah Cheney,   b. 15 Feb 1698/99, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Hester Cheney,   b. 17 Jun 1701, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. William Cheney,   b. 7 Feb 1703/04, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1756, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
     5. Ebenezer Cheney,   b. 20 Nov 1706, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
     6. Abigail Cheney,   b. 21 Sep 1709, Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1666 - Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - say 1694 - Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1753 - Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S93] Woods, Henry Earnest. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903).

    2. [S467] Pope, Charles H. The Cheney Genealogy, (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1897).

    3. [S1061] Lawson, Stephen M. "Hastings-Cheney" Ancestry of Stephen Lawson Online , (http://sml.simplenet.com/smlawson/hastings.htm. Printout dated 12 March 1998).

    4. [S82] Tilden, William S. History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 , (Boston: George H. Ellis, Printers, 1887).

    5. [S67] Ancestral File, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).