Elizabeth Cheney

Female, #8881, (say 1582 - 27 Oct 1638)
Father*John Cheney of Guestling, co. Sussex (s 1552 - )
Birth*say 1582 Elizabeth was born say 1582. 
Marriage*say 1600 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight say 1600. 
Married Namesay 1600  As of say 1600, her married name was Culpeper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1601 Her son Sir Cheney Culpeper of Leeds Castle was born circa 1601. 
Birth of Son1608 Her son Francis Culpeper was born in 1608. 
Death of Son1610 Her son Francis Culpeper died in 1610. 
Birth of Soncirca 1625 Her son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight was born circa 1625. 
Death*27 Oct 1638 She died on 27 Oct 1638. 
Burial*30 Oct 1638 Her body was interred on 30 Oct 1638. 
Biography* She was the heiress of the junior branch of the ancient family of Cheney of Shurland, co. Kent, for which see Suckling, Suffolk, i, 104 Horsfield, Sussex, 468; Fuller, Worthies, i, 525; Cave-Brown, Story of Hollingbourne.
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She was buried in Hollingbourne Church, October 30, 1638, as 'Elizabeth, the virtuous Lady of Tho. Culpeper, Knight and there her husband erected the notable tomb which, with its recumbent effigy, emblazonment of arms and elaborate MI. is, to the genealogist, one of the most satisfactory of such records extant. That MI. is as follows:
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"Elizabeth uxor Thomae Culpeper, Militis, Filia unica et haeres Johannis Cheney de Gestlinge, in Comit. Sussex, Ar (miger) 27 die Octobris Anno D(omi)ni 1638, aetat 56, in Coelum rediit Optima Foemina, vere pia, fidem operibus manifestans, magni ingenii et cogenitionis plusquam muliebris, omnium virtutum cultrix studiosissima, humilitatis admiratrix; Optima Conjux, Optima Mater, cujus eximiae virtutis memoriam hoc quoque exili amoris pignore semper lugens maritus suis commendat.
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"Beata haec foemina marito suo peperit filios tres; Cheney primo, genitus, qui Elizabeth-am Johannis Stede de Harrietsham Militis filiam uxorem duxit; Franciscum, qui juvenis obiit; Thomam natu minimum: filias octo, Paulinam natu maximam, Gualtero Harlackenden, de Woodchurch, Armigero nuptam; Elizabetham quae mitis et modesta Virgo obiit; Juditham, Johanni Culpeper, Militi, Cancellario et Sub-Thesaurario Scaccarii et serenissimo Regi Carolo a Consiliis Prevents; Joannam Gulielmo Cage de Bersted Ar (migero) ; Ceciliam Radulpho Freke de Allington in Thornham Ar(migero) ; Mariam Gulielmo Clarke de Wrotham Ar(migero) Franciscam Gulielmo Freke de Hannington, Ar(migero), nuptas, et Philippam natu mimmarn Elizabethae moribus et morte sororern et consortem; quae matris in aegritudine Londini famulans quinto post die in Coelum secuta est."
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Source: Fairfax Harrison, "The Proprietors of the Northern Neck." 

Family

Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight (circa 1575 - circa 26 Jan 1661/62)
Marriage*say 1600 She married Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight say 1600. 
Children
ChartsDiana, Princess of Wales: Culpeper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited1 Apr 2000