William Cheyne (15th-century MP)

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William Cheyne (died 1441), of Shurland in Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, was an English politician.

Biography[edit]

Cheyne was the son and heir of Richard Cheyne of Shurland and Margery, daughter and coheiress of Robert Cralle of Cralle, Sussex.[1]

Cheyne was Sheriff of Kent for 1423 and JP for Kent from 1416 to 1420 and 1422 to 1423. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Kent March 1416.[1]

Family[edit]

Cheyne married firstly, before February 1405, Eleanor, daughter and coheiress of John Salerne I of Iden, Sussex and his wife Agnes. They had one son, John Cheyne, an MP for Kent in 1449[1]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Woodger, L.S. (1993), "Cheyne, William (d.1441), of Shurland in Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent.", in Roskell, J.S.; Rawcliffe, L. Clark, C., The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, Boydell and Brewer