Guillaume de Cheyny

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Guillaume de Cheny Warden of the Isles 1331

The son of an earlier Warden, Sir Nicholas de Cheny, Guillaume (William) was appointed warden after the dismissal of Pierre Bernard de Pynsole and Laurens de Gaillard in 1331, but it was only a temporary appointment because Thomas Wake of Liddell was appointed to succeed him in the same year.

Guillaume was born in Poyntington, Sherborne, Dorset in 1305, so was a young man when Edward III sent him to the Channel Islands. He had a second term of office in 1343, when he shared the appointment with Gautier de Weston. "R. commisit Willelmo de Cheigny et Waltero de Weston, custodiam insularum... habendam quamdiu R. placuerit ..."

He died at the Battle of Crecy in 1346.

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