Thomas Cheyney (priest)

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Cheyney's tomb in Winchester Cathedral.

Thomas Cheney or Cheyney (1694 – 27 January 1760) was a priest of Church of England, who served as Dean of Lincoln from 1744 to 1748 and Dean of Winchester from 25 March 1748 to 1760. [1] He was the only son of another Thomas Cheyney, prebendary of Wells Cathedral and master at Winchester College. [2] Thomas junior was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford [3] Winchester College's archives contain several letters to him. [4]


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  1. "'Deans', in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: Volume 3, Canterbury, Rochester and Winchester Dioceses, ed. Joyce M Horn (London, 1974), pp. 83-86". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. Wharton, T. (1773). The History and Antiquities of Winchester: Setting Forth Its Original Constitution, Government, Manufactories, Trade, Commerce and Navigation, Its Several Wards, Parishes, Precincts, Districts, Churches, Religious and Charitable Foundations, and Other Public Edifices: Together with the Charters, Laws, Customs, Rights, Liberties, and Privileges of that Ancient City ... J. Wilkes. p. 123. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. Dodsley, R.; Tierney, J.E. (2004). The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley: 1733-1764. Cambridge University Press. p. 339. ISBN   9780521522083 . Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  4. "Letters to Thomas Cheyney rel to Winchester College, 1753-1757 | The National Archives - Discovery". Retrieved 8 November 2016.