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Cecily (Cheney) Courtenay (1455 - 1511)

Cecily Courtenay formerly Cheney
Born in Pinhoe, Devon, Englandmap
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Daughter of and
Wife of — married 1476 in Pinhoe, Devon, Englandmap
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Died at about age 56 in Englandmap
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Cicely was the daughter of Sir John Cheney, of Pinhoe and Elizabeth Hill.[1]

She married Sir William Courtenay.[1][2] They had issue:

  • William, married Margaret Edgcombe and Mary Gainsford[1][2]
  • James, married Ann Basset[1]
  • Piers, married Jane Rayley[1]
  • Elizabeth[1][2]
  • Joan,[2] married William Carew, Knt., of Mohun Ottery[3]
  • Cicely,[1][2] married Nicholas Frauncis[1]
  • Eleanor[1][2]
  • Margaret,[1][2] married Thomas Danvers[1]
  • Anne,[1][2] married Thomas Gibbs[1]

She was executrix of her husband's will and named in the will of her son Sir William.[1][4]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Vivian, John Lambrick, The Visitations of the County of Devon Comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620 (Exeter: Henry S. Eland, 1895) HathiTrust p. 246 (Joan Courtenay wife William Beaumont and Joan Courtenay wife Sir William Carew are assigned to incorrect parents in this pedigree).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Colby, Frederic Thomas ed. Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier Visitation of 1531. (Exeter, 1881). p. 73 Courteney pedigree
  3. Colby, Frederic Thomas ed. Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier Visitation of 1531. (Exeter, 1881). p. 36 Pedigree of Carew of Mohun Ottery
  4. Chancery pleadings, Reference: C 1/412/8, Gilberd v Courtney. Defendants: Cecille, executrix and late the wife of William Courtney, knight, and William, son and heir of Edmond Carew, knight. Date:1515-1518 Abstract at The National Archives, Kew

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