Henry Cheyne, 1st Baron Cheyne

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Henry Cheyne, 1st Baron Cheyne (31 May 1540 – 3 September 1587) was an English politician.

Henry Cheyne was the son of Sir Thomas Cheyne of Shurland in the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, by his second wife, Anne Broughton (d. 16 May 1562), daughter of John Broughton (d. 24 January 1518)[1][2] of Toddington, Bedfordshire, and Anne Sapcote (d. 14 March 1559), and granddaughter of Sir Robert Broughton by his first wife, Katherine de Vere, said to have been the illegitimate daughter of John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford.[3][4][5][6]

Cheyne was trained in the law at Gray's Inn. He inherited his father's estates in Kent in 1558, and his mother's estates in Bedfordshire in 1562. He was knighted in 1563.[5]

He was elected knight of the shire (MP) for Kent from 1562 to 1567 and for Bedfordshire from 1572 until made Baron Cheyne in May 1572. He was appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1565.[5]

He held the title Baron Cheyne from 1572 until his death in 1587, after which the title became extinct.[7] He had married Jane, the daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth, with whom he had a daughter. He was buried at Toddington.[5]



Parliament of England
Preceded by
George Rotheram
Thomas Snagge
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
With: George Rotheram
Succeeded by
George Rotheram
John Thomson
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Fleetwood
High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
John Cheyne
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Cheyne