Thomas Cheyney (priest)

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Cheyney's tomb in Winchester Cathedral.

Thomas Cheney or Cheyney (1694 – 27 January 1760) was a Church of England priest, 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]


  • G H Blore, Thomas Cheyney, Wykehamist, Dean of Winchester (Winchester: The Wykeham Press, 1950)


  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 2016-11-08.
  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 2016-11-08.
  3. ^ Dodsley, R.; Tierney, J.E. (2004). The Correspondence of Robert Dodsley: 1733-1764. Cambridge University Press. p. 339. ISBN 9780521522083. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  4. ^ "Letters to Thomas Cheyney rel to Winchester College, 1753-1757 | The National Archives - Discovery". Retrieved 2016-11-08.