Patrick Cheyne

M, #2250, b. circa 1548, d. 29 November 1588
FatherThomas Cheyne 7th of Essilmont b. c 1515, d. a 1564
MotherElizabeth Gordon b. c 1520
      Patrick Cheyne was documented in A. Y. Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland, on pages 66, 80 and 83-88.1

Thomas Cheyne, 7th of Essilmont, probably died in 1564. His son Patrick inherited his land in Shetland in September and October of that year.2,3

Sir Patrick Cheyne, knight, of Essilmont was mentioned in an abstracted entry on the The Commissarint Record of Edinburgh. Register of Testaments. First Section--1514-1600, probably at the death of his father, Thomas Cheyne, feur, of Essilmont, whose entry was dated 27 July 1565. The entry reads: "Cheyne (Chayne), Sir Patrick, knight, of Essilmonth 18 Jul 1565 and Cheyne (Chayne), Thomas, fear, of Essilmonthe 27 Jul 1565".4

Patrick Cheyne 8th of Essilmont married Christian Hepburn 11 April 1566.5,6

When James Hepburn [Bothwell] fled Scotland in disgrace, he went to his sister Christian and Patrick Cheyne in Shetland where he was almost recaptured.3

Patrick Cheyne, Laird of Esslemont was a great supporter of Queen Mary. George, Earl of Huntly, was her military leader in the North and after being duped by Queen Elizabeth's agents to sign a truce, Elizabeth's troops seized Edinburgh Castle. Huntly renewed the truce, 18 December 1572, and sent Patrick on a mission to France in an attempt to gain their support for further resistance.7

11 July 1574. Patrick Chene, Laird of Esslemont, Alexander Seton, younger of Meldrum and Alexander Drummond of Medhope were made sureties to see that George, Earl of Huntly obeyed the orders of Queen Elizabeth in the collection of ecclesiastical revenues.8

Helen Cheyne (2311) was said to have been the daughter of Patrick Chene of Essilmont (2250) and Helenor Bruce (2310) (The Genealogist) and A. Y. Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland). Three sasines, cited later, state she was the daughter of Walter Cheyne of Arnage (2391). I agree with the later.9

Patrick Cheyne 8th of Essilmont married Helenor Bruce.5

Patrick Chene, of Essilmontht was made a burgess of Aberdeen, 4 May 1580, under the provision and restriction that he shall not hold office nor possess property within or belonging to the burgh. Council Register XXX.10

Patrick Cheyne (2250) gets notice in Fasti Ecclesiiae Scoticanae, under the Parish of Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale, in a listing for his uncle, Jerome Cheyne (2217), Archdeacon of Tingwall, which reads in part: "Jerome Cheyne.....His nephew, Patrick, had a grant of the Archdeaconry lands in consideration of his zeal in propagating the Gospel, by Crown Charter 29th April 1687".11

Patrick Cheyne 8th of Essilmont died 29 November 1588.5,12

Family 1

Christian Hepburn b. c 1540, d. a 1570
Children

Family 2

Helenor Bruce b. c 1540, d. b 1608
Child

Citations

  1. [S148] Lieut. Colonel Archibald Ythan Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland, Pages 66, 80 and 83-88.
  2. [S148] Lieut. Colonel Archibald Ythan Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland, Page 80.
  3. [S460] Information provided by a Web Page Contributor, Biographical note provided by Bill Leslie, New Zealand, author of extensive early Leslie family history, 14 and 21 February 2011.
  4. [S437] Midlothian, Scotland, Parish and Probate Records, The Commissarint Record of Edinburgh. Register of Testaments. First Section--1514-1600. Edited by Francis J. Grant, W.S., Carrick Pursuivant of Arms.
  5. [S148] Lieut. Colonel Archibald Ythan Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland, Page 87.
  6. [S607] Website Shetland Family History Website (http://www.bayanne.info) "Names of marriage partners and date of marriage obtained."
  7. [S523] Charles 11th Marquis of Huntly Records of Aboyne, 1230-1681 "Page 491."
  8. [S523] Charles 11th Marquis of Huntly Records of Aboyne, 1230-1681 "Page 496."
  9. [S148] Lieut. Colonel Archibald Ythan Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland, Page 89.
  10. [S536] Guild Burgesses, 1399-1631. "Page 75."
  11. [S365] Hew Scott D.D. Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, Volume 7 Page 290, Parish of Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale.
  12. [S460] Information provided by a Web Page Contributor, Date of death provided by Bill Leslie, New Zealand, author of extensive early Leslie family history, 14 and 21 February 2011.