John Cheney I was born 1568 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom to William Cheney (1540-1608) and Frances Cheney (c1540-?) and died 16 November 1623 in Bennington, Lincolnshire, England, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mrs Elizabeth Cheney circa 1595 in England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from England, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland.

John Cheney (1568-1623) - Early Resident of Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Vital Stats

  • Son of William Cheney (1540-1608) and Frances Cheney (c1540-?)
  • 1568 : Birth in Boston, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1595 (Abt?) : Marriage (1) to Elizabeth ___
  • 1614-Nov-28 : Marriage (2) to Elizabeth ____
  • 1623-May-16 : Died / Buried at Bennington, Lincolnshire, England


John Cheney was born in Bennington, Lincolnshire, England in 1568 to William and Frances Cheney. John married his wife Elizabeth on 28 Nov 1614. Their marriage was either a second or a late marriage. Two sons named John (b. 30 Jun 1605 and 9 Nov 1609) were included among John and Elizabeth's ten children. Their son John, who was born 1605, was the family member who immigrated to the United states of America in 1635.


Born in Bennington, Lincolnshire. At least William and John immigrated together in 1635-36 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

  1. William Cheney (1603-1667) - 1635 Immigrant settled in Roxbury MA - m. Margaret Cole
  2. John Cheney (1605-1666) - 1635 Immigrant, stayed briefly in Roxbury MA and then settled in Newbury MA. m. Martha Parratt


Offspring of John Cheney I and Mrs Elizabeth Cheney
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Cheney (1603-1667) 1603 Bennington, Lincolnshire, England 20 June 1666 Roxbury, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Margaret Cole (1604-1686)

John Cheney (1605-1666) 30 June 1605 Bennington, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom 19 June 1666 Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Martha Parrot (1608-1684)


Offspring of William Cheney, Jr. and Agnes Abbott
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Cheney (1568-1623) 1568 Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom 16 November 1623 Bennington, Lincolnshire, England, United States Mrs Elizabeth Cheney

Lawrence Cheney (1566-1643)
Thomas Cheney (1564-1605)
Edward Cheney
Alice Cheney
William Cheney

Famous Descendants

  • John Cheney List of Famous Descendants - At least two sons immigrated to America in 1600's - great posterity in America. There are also other noteworthy descendants living in Britain and elsewhere.


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