Mary Charity <I>Wood</I> Cheney

Mary Charity Wood Cheney

Birth
City of Exeter, Devon, England
Death
24 Aug 1668 (aged 47–48)
South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Birdsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID
104496647 View Source

Mary Charity Wood was born abt 1620 in St. Petroch, Exeter, Devon, England. Mary was the daughter of Humphrey Wood .

Mary married Richard Cheney (1616-1684) in England, and they both imigrated to Anne Arundel, MD in 1658.

Richard and Charity Cheney had the following children (1 son and 3 daughters): Richard Cheney IV who died on Dec 6 1704 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Elizabeth Cheney died in 1726 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Mary Cheney and Anne Cheney who was born in 1660 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Charity died on 24 Aug 1668 in S River Hundred, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. She was abt 48 years old.

Read this article from the Baltimore Sun: "Homebuilding site develops into an archaeological find; Cheney homestead from 1650s offers remnants, mystery" In this article, we have learned that Richard & Charity first came to the Maryland colony in 1649. "The Cheney family is believed to have left England soon after King Charles I was beheaded in 1649, said descendant Bill Chaney, a Revolutionary and Civil wars buff who visited the site earlier this month" (1999). "A 1955 genealogical paper referred to his ancestor as a Royalist".
What Bill Chaney knew from the 1955 genealogical paper on his family was that the family came from the Isle of Sheppey and that Richard Cheney financed his passage to America. Richard and Charity had four children. After Charity's death, Richard remarried and had seven more children. "The structures would have been built about 24 years after the founding of Maryland colony". The family home was located about 5 miles from Annapolis. The homestead, called Cheney Hill, built in 1658. This site is perched on a steep knoll off Riva Road and the South River. Apparently all children were born in Anne Arundel County, MD and all went to the All Hallow's Church and are buried there.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1999-09-14-9909140050-story.html

Mary Charity Wood was born abt 1620 in St. Petroch, Exeter, Devon, England. Mary was the daughter of Humphrey Wood .

Mary married Richard Cheney (1616-1684) in England, and they both imigrated to Anne Arundel, MD in 1658.

Richard and Charity Cheney had the following children (1 son and 3 daughters): Richard Cheney IV who died on Dec 6 1704 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Elizabeth Cheney died in 1726 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Mary Cheney and Anne Cheney who was born in 1660 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Charity died on 24 Aug 1668 in S River Hundred, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. She was abt 48 years old.

Read this article from the Baltimore Sun: "Homebuilding site develops into an archaeological find; Cheney homestead from 1650s offers remnants, mystery" In this article, we have learned that Richard & Charity first came to the Maryland colony in 1649. "The Cheney family is believed to have left England soon after King Charles I was beheaded in 1649, said descendant Bill Chaney, a Revolutionary and Civil wars buff who visited the site earlier this month" (1999). "A 1955 genealogical paper referred to his ancestor as a Royalist".
What Bill Chaney knew from the 1955 genealogical paper on his family was that the family came from the Isle of Sheppey and that Richard Cheney financed his passage to America. Richard and Charity had four children. After Charity's death, Richard remarried and had seven more children. "The structures would have been built about 24 years after the founding of Maryland colony". The family home was located about 5 miles from Annapolis. The homestead, called Cheney Hill, built in 1658. This site is perched on a steep knoll off Riva Road and the South River. Apparently all children were born in Anne Arundel County, MD and all went to the All Hallow's Church and are buried there.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1999-09-14-9909140050-story.html


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