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From: Douglas Richardson <>
Subject: Master William Say, Dean of St, Paul's, and Lady Katherine Pabenham, wife of William Cheyne, Knt., and Thomas Aylesbury, Knt.
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 14:08:11 -0800 (PST)
Dear Newsgroup ~
The book, Obituary Roll of William Ebchester and John Burnby, Priors
of Durham (Surtees Soc. 31) (1856) includes a list of letters of
fraternity granted by the Prior and Convent of Durham Cathedral.
Among the persons who appear on this ancient list is Lady Katherine
Pabenham (died 1436), widow successively of William Cheyne, Knt., and
Thomas Aylesbury, Knt. Lady Katherine was the paternal grandfather of
Lady Elizabeth Cheyne, wife of Frederick Tilney, Esq., and John Say,
Knt. As such, she is an ancestress of Queen Anne Boleyn and her
daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.
The second person below is Master William Say, Dean of St. Paul's
(died 1468) [brother of Sir John Say], which William was granted
letters of fraternity for kindness shown to Durham College. William
Say had a distinguished career, which explains why he is here
respectfully called "venerable and circumspect."
pg. 109: "1423. 15 May. To the honourable lady the Lady Katherine de
Aylesbury, of the county of Lincoln." END OF QUOTE. This record may
be viewed at the following weblink:
pg. 111: "1468. 25 April. To the venerable and circumspect man Mr.
William Say, Professor of the Sacred Page. Kindnesses to our College
of Oxford." END OF QUOTE. This record may be viewed at the
Does anyone know what a Professor of the Sacred Page is?
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah