Thomas Kelly Cheyne

M, #10807, b. 18 September 1841, d. 16 February 1915
FatherCharles Cheyne1 b. a 1804, d. 25 Nov 1885
MotherSarah Anne Horne1 b. a 1814
     Thomas Kelly Cheyne was born, 18 September 1841, in 4 Nicholas Lane, City of London, Saint Nicholas Acons Parish, Middlesex, England.1,2

Thomas Kelly Cheyne was baptized, 24 October 1841, in City of London, Saint Nicholas Acons Parish, Middlesex, England. He was baptised by his maternal grandfather, Thomas Hartwell Horne, Rector of the Parish.2

Sarah Elizabeth Cheyne and Thomas Kelly Cheyne were listed as children in the household of Charles Cheyne and his wife, Sarah Anne Cheyne on the 1871 England Census, at Stonely, in London, Croydon, Surrey, England. He was listed as M.A., clergyman, Fellow, Lecturer of Balliol College, Oxford, 29 years of age and born in London, Middlesex.3

Thomas Kelly Cheyne (1841 - 1915) English divine and Biblical critic, was born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Oxford.
Subsequently he studied German theological methods at Göttingen. He was ordained in 1864, and held a fellowship at Balliol College, Oxford, 1868-1882. During the earlier part of this period he stood alone in the university as a teacher of the main conclusions of Old Testament criticism at that time. In 1881 he was presented to the rectory of Tendring, in Essex, and in 1884 he was made a member of the Old Testament revision company. He resigned the living of Tendring in 1885 on his appointment to the Oriel professorship, which carried with it a canonry at Rochester. In 1889 he delivered the Bampton lectures at Oxford. In 1908 he resigned his professorship.
He consistently urged in his writings the necessity of a broad and comprehensive study of the Scriptures in the light of literary, historical and scientific considerations. His publications include commentaries on the Prophets and Hagiographa, and lectures and addresses on theological subjects. He was a joint editor of the Encyclopaedia Biblica (London, 1899-1903), a work embodying the more advanced conclusions of English biblical criticism. In the introduction to his Origin of the Psalter (London, 1891) he gave an account of his development as a critical scholar. The above paragraph copied from Wikipedia.org the complete address is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kelly_Cheyne

Thomas Kelly Cheyne
, 1841–1915, English cleric and biblical critic, educated at Oxford. While studying at Gottingen, he was influenced by Georg Ewald and gained a view of German biblical criticism little known at the time in England. From 1885 to 1908 he was Oriel professor of the interpretation of Scripture at Oxford. The author of many books of biblical criticism, his most celebrated works were on the Major Prophets and on the Psalms. He also wrote Jewish Religious Life after the Exile (1898) and The Reconciliation of Races and Religions (1914). With J. S. Black, Cheyne edited the Encyclopaedia Biblica (4 vol., 1899–1903). The above paragraph copied from: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright © 2003, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

The address to a site there one can download the work The Reconciliation of Races and Religions by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, go to: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7995

The address to a site there one can download the work Encyclopaedia Biblica by Thomas Kelly Cheyne and Charles Black, go to: http://www.bible-researcher.com/encyclopaedia-biblica.html.

Thomas K. Cheyne was listed on the 1881 England Census, at The Rectory, in Tendring, Essex, England. He was head of household and a Rector. He was also listed as unmarried, age 39. The census confirms his birthplace as recorded on the IGI entry.4

Thomas Kelly Cheyne married Frances Elizabeth Godfrey, in Frome, Somerset, England.5,6

Thomas Kelly Cheyne was granted the probate of the estate of the deceased, Rev'd Charles Cheyne, 7 January 1886. The will of Rev'd Charles Cheyne was proved 7 January 1886. An abstract of which reads: "Cheyne The Reverend Charles. Personal Estate £6020 13s. 9d. The Will with a codicil of the Reverend Charles Cheyne formerly of 51 Luftus road Shepard's Bush in the County of Middlesex but late of 4 St. Michael's road Stockwell in the County of Surrey Clerk who died 25 November 1885 at 4 St. Michael's road was proved at the Principal Registry by the Reverend Thomas Kelly Cheyne of Tendring near Colchester in the County of Essex Clerk the Son one of the executors.".7

Thomas K. Cheyne and his wife Frances E. Cheyne were listed on the 1891 England Census, at The Parks, "South Elms", in Oxford, Saint Giles Parish, Oxford, England. He was head of household and a Professor of Theology and Canon of Rochester. Also present in the household were; a niece, Dorothy L. Daniel (parentage unknown), 15, scholar; and two servants. His birth place was listed as City of London.5

Thomas K. Cheyne and Frances Elizabeth Cheyne were found on a passenger list, dated 16 February 1898, at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. They were passengers aboard the Teutonic, out of New York. He was 54 and a gentleman. She was entered as Mrs. Cheyne, 53 and wife. Both were of English descent.8

Photo of Thomas Kelly Cheyne taken circa 1990, obtained from Google Photos.

Thomas K. Cheyne and his wife Frances E. Cheyne were listed on the 1901 England Census, at 17 Parks Road, in Oxford, Saint Giles Parish, Oxford, England. He was head of household and a clergyman, Church of England. Also present in the household was a niece, Dorothy L. Daniel, single, age 25, born in Frome, Somerset, parentage unknown.9

He consistently urged in his writings the necessity of a broad and comprehensive study of the Scriptures in the light of literary, historical and scientific considerations. His publications include commentaries on the Prophets and Hagiographa, as well as lectures and addresses on theological subjects. He was a joint editor of the Encyclopaedia Biblica (London, 1899–1903), a work embodying the more advanced conclusions of English biblical criticism. In the introduction to his Origin of the Psalter (London, 1891) he gave an account of his development as a critical scholar. His publications include translations, commentaries, and supplimental research.10

Thomas Kelly Cheyne died 16 February 1915.10,11

His estate was probated on 13 March 1915 at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.12

Family

Frances Elizabeth Godfrey b. a 1844, d. 30 Jan 1907

Citations

  1. [S9] International Genealogy Index, Saint Nicholas Acons Parish, London, England, Batch C001672.
  2. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts, London."
  3. [S407] 1871 British Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 848; Folio: 58; Page: 38; GSU roll: 827758.
  4. [S314] 1881 British Census, Civil parish: Tendring, Essex, England, Source information: RG11/1780, Registration district: Tendring, Sub-registration district: Thorpe, ED: 14, Folio: 39, Page: 4. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England, and obtained from ancestry.com.
  5. [S337] 1891 British Census, Civil parish: St Giles, Ecclesiastical parish: St Giles, Oxfordshire, Source information: RG12/1166, Registration district: Headington, Sub registration district: St Clement, ED: 26, Folio: 48, Page: 8. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England, and obtained from ancestry.com.
  6. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "Full names of marriage partners, quarter and year of marriage registrition, All England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1837-1915, Somerset, 1882, vol 5c, number 703."
  7. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "Text from an image of the abstract of his will in England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1886, page 156."
  8. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces."
  9. [S331] 1901 British Census, Civil parish: St Giles, Ecclesiatical parish: St Giles, Town: Oxford, Oxfordshire,, England, Source information: RG13/1381, Registration district: Headington, Sub-registration district: St Clement, ED: 31, Folio: 132, Page: 25, Household schedule number: 136. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England, and obtained from ancestry.com.
  10. [S456] Columbia Encyclopedia Online, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kelly_Cheyne
  11. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "Date of death from of an image of the abstract of his will in England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1915, page 430."
  12. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "Text from of an image of the abstract of his will in England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1915, page 430."