Cheney, Thomas

In Latin: Buried nearby lies Thomas Cheney DD, Dean of this Church and Fellow if Winchester College who in every kind of transaction, was always regarded as very wise in his judgment, and in the use of things, prudent, skilful, and faithful; for no-one has seen or understood more thoroughly the natural qualities and characters of men; and also was for a long period on terms of familiarity with persons of influence and he could easily have aspired to higher positions. Yet here in a life of sheltered leisure truly worthy of a man of genius and culture, he preferred to enjoy the society of his friends and to indulge his own taste within his family, until with prolonged problems of failing health and increasing age, he piously rendered his immortal soul to God, the giver of all good things and the supreme judge of all men. He died on the 27th January 1760, aged 66. [Translation from "A Selection of Latin Inscriptions at Winchester Cathedral" by Pat Wagstaff, adapted.]
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Year of death: 1760.
Age at death: 66 (classed as: ).