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  • ID: I30176
  • Name: William CHESNEY , of Pointington & Cottered 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Nicholas /Cheney/, of Pointington
  • Birth: BEF 1227 in Poyntington, Sherborne, Dorset, England 2
  • Death: 1274 in Manor of Cheyney-Cottered, Cottered, Hertfordshire, England 1
  • Note:
    Manor of Cheyney-Cottered, Hertfordshire:

    The manor of CHEYNEY-COTTERED (Cottered, xiii cent.; Cheines Place, Cheyneys, xv cent.) formed part of the honour of Boulogne, but its lands extended into Ardeley, Aspenden, Wakeley Throcking, Rushden and Broadfield, and parcels of the manor were held of various overlords.

    The lands forming this manor were apparently reserved by William de Blois when he granted the manor of Cottered to Richard de Lucie (see above), and remained part of the honour of Boulogne until it came into the king's hands. William de Ken received a grant of 6 rent there at the beginning of the 13th century. He died before 1224. and his lands descended to his son William. In the same year they were granted to Fulk de Montgomery for his maintenance in the king's service. He held them until 1236, when they were restored to William de Ken. In February 1243-4 he granted 10 marks rent in Cottered, apparently the extent of the manor, to Walter de Ken. These rents were taken into the king's hands among the lands of the Normans in March of the same year. In 1248 the king granted all William de Ken's lands in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, including Cottered, to William Chesney, who received a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Cottered and other lands of his possession in 1258. He died in 1274 and was succeeded by his son Nicholas Chesney, whose holding in Cottered was described as a quarter of a knight's fee in 1303. He died in 1326 and was succeeded by his son William, who died in 1345, when his lands descended to his son Edmund, who made proof of age in March 1346-7. In 1374 Edmund Chesney, kt., settled the manor of Cottered on the heirs of his body with contingent remainder in tail to his brother Sir Ralph Chesney. Sir Edmund appears to have died without issue before 1383, for the manor had passed to Sir Ralph by that year. In 1400 Sir Ralph died and was succeeded by his son William, who held Cottered until his death in 1420, when his lands passed to his son and heir Edmund, aged eighteen. The manor of Cottered was settled on Edmund and his wife Alice in tail. Edmund de Chesney died in 1430, his wife Alice surviving him. He left three daughters and co-heirs, Elizabeth, aged six, Anne, aged three, and Cecilia, aged one. Cecilia died the same year as her father. Elizabeth married Sir John Colyshull, kt., of Benamy, co. Devon, but had no children, and Anne became sole heir. She married Sir John Willoughby, kt., grandson of Lord Willoughby de Eresby, and had one son, Sir Robert Willoughby. He was a staunch supporter of Henry VII and took a prominent part in the battle of Bosworth Field. He was rewarded by being created Lord Willoughby de Broke in 1491, taking his title from one of the manors he had inherited from his grandfather, Sir Edmund Chesney. In 1502 he was succeeded by his son Robert, Lord Willoughby de Broke, who held the manor of Cottered until his death in 1521. [Victoria County History, A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3, William Page (editor), 1912, Pages 226-32, www.british-history.ac.uk]




    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Nicholas CHESNEY , of Pointington & Cottered b: BEF 1253 in Poyntington, Sherborne, Dorset, England

      Sources:
      1. Title: VCH - Hertfordshire:. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
        Repository:
        Media: Book
        Page: III:226-32
      2. Title: VCH - Hertfordshire:. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
        Repository:
        Media: Book
        Page: III:226-32
        Text: of age in 1248
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