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Isabel (Boleyn) Cheyne (abt. 1450 - 1485)

Isabel Cheyne formerly Boleyn aka Cheney
Born about in London, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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In the will of her father, Geoffrey Boleyn, the will made on 14 Jun 1463 and proved on 02 Jul 1463[1], she was recorded as Isabell. She was under the age of 25 and unmarried. Given that she was listed ahead of her sisters Anne and Alice, presumably Isabell was the eldest of the three.

A Cheyney Pedigree published in 1834[2] noted that a daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn married William Cheyney Esq., the son of Sir John Cheyney of Sheppey and Alianor Shottesbroke. They had issue Francis Cheyney and William Cheyney.


There is a memorial brass to Isabella at Blickling, Norfolk. Whether she died in Norfolk or elsewhere is uncertain.

“Her brass still remains in the chancel [parish church of Blickling, Norfolk] with the arms of Cheyne of Kent, az. Six lions rampant arg. 2 canton erm. Impaling Boleyn.

Hic jacet Isabella Cheyne, quondam uxor Willi. Cheyne Armigeri, de Insula de Shippey in Comitatu Cancie que obit xxiijo die Mensis Aprilis, Anno Domini Mcccclxxxv, cuius anime propicietur Deus Amen”[3][4].

[An attempted translation of the inscription]: Here lies Isabella Cheyne once the wife of William Cheyne esquire of the Isle of Sheppey in the County of Kent who died 23 Apr 1485, on whose soul may God have mercy, amen.


  1. Gurney D Esq (1858) Supplement to the Record of the House of Gournay. pp831-840.
  2. Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica Vol I, London. 1834. p314. Cheyney Pedigree.
  3. Blomefield F and Parkin C Rev. (1807) An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk …. Vol VI. London.
  4. The Family of Boleyn. Letter to The Gentleman’s Magazine, Aug 1849, Vol. XXXII, p155.

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