The Cartae Antiquae of Lord Willoughby de Broke

These ancient charters and deeds are concerned with the Manor of Cheyneys at Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, over the period 1248-1626

The Manor takes its name from Sir William de Cheyney, who was granted the Manor in 1248 and it descended in the Cheyney family and subsequently by marriage through the Willoughby, Grevill and Verney families. The Manor was sold by the Verneys in 1829 to Joshua Lilley of Bassingbourn.

These charters and deeds were catalogued at Compton Verney, Warwickshire; the family seat of the Verney family, by Reverend J Harvey Bloom in 1900.

Note: In the indices only page numbers 1-9 refer to Steeple Morden. Page numbers 10-13 refer to Soham and Longstanton, other Cambridgeshire properties of the Verney family, which are not included here.

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Last Updated on September 26, 2020