Name: Oliver Cheney
Birth: ABT 1581
Residence: Okeover, Staffordshire
LVG: ? 1628
Baptism: 24 DEC 1581 Warbleton, Sussex 1
Occupation: Explorer/settler in the Amazon?
Education: Grays Inn
Change Date: 18 JUN 2010
In 1603 he had land in Warbleton, Sussex, as Oliver Cheyney Esq.
In 1610, as Oliver Cheyney of Great Stukeley in Huntingdonshire, kt, he Feoffed [right term?] land there to to John Taylor the elder of Heathfield, yeoman.
(East Sussex Record Office)
Parted with Cralle manor, Warbleton between 1604 and 1624.
Oliver Cheyney, afterwards knighted, held Camoys Manor, Great Stukeley, Hunts, until 1618, when he conveyed it to John Stone.
Presumably was of Okeover due to marrying the widow of Rowland Okeover.
Evidently knighted between 1603 and 1617.
A Sir Oliver Cheyney sold off property in the neighbourhood of Crall Sussex
before 1624. Cheyney sailed to the Wiapoco with Robert Harcourt in 1628 as deputy governor;
(English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon, 1550-1646. By Joyce Lorimer, 1989, p 293.)
Surely must be the OliverCheney, of Wrableton, Susses, who was admitted to Grays Inn on 15 Nov 1598.
Father: Richard Cheyney b: ABT 1543 in Of, Warbleton, Sussex
Mother: Martha St. John b: 1537
6 JAN 1602
in Gt Stukely, Huntingdonshire 1
- Martha Cheney b: 1607
- Text: IGI: Extract from parish register or other original record.
- Text: Cheyneys of East Sussex,
L F Salzman
Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol 65, pp. 47-51