James Cheyne

M, #624, b. 18 June 1840
FatherJames Shewan Cheyne b. 12 Mar 1819, d. 18 Jan 1889
MotherMargaret Sadler b. a 1815
     James Cheyne was born, 18 June 1840, in Peterhead, Peterhead Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1,2

James Cheyne was baptized in accordance with the procedures of the Church of Scotland, 28 June 1840, in Peterhead Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland. The following is a transcription from the Register of Baptisms, Parish of Peterhead, 1833-1854, Page 137, "June 28th (1840) James Cheyne (3770) tailor in Ellon, had a Son, born 18th June, baptized and named James (624), before Andrew Cordiner and John Sinclair.”.1

Mary Cheyne and James Cheyne were listed as in the household of James Cheyne on the 1841 Scotland Census, in Ellon, Ellon Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland. He was his son, age 1, born in Aberdeenshire.3

James Cheyne was listed as a grandson in the household of James Cheyne and his wife, Elizabeth Cheyne, on the 1851 Scotland Census at School House, in Fair Isle, Dunrossness Parish, Shetland Islands, Scotland. He was 11 years of age, born in Ellon Parish, Aberdeen and a scholar.4


  1. [S78] Old Parish Register (OPR), Register of Baptisms, Peterhead Parish, Aberdeen, 1833-1854, Page 137.
  2. [S199] Records of Robert D. Cheyne, Bentonville, Arkansas, Date of birth (16 June 1840).
  3. [S389] Website Ancestry.com Website (www.ancestry.com) "1841 British Census Index, Ellon Parish, Aberdeen, Enumeration District 1, Page 9."
  4. [S399] 1851 British Census Index, Parish Number: 3, Civil parish: Dunrossness, County: Shetland, ED: 6, Page: 17, Household schedule number: 39, Roll: CSSCT1851_1.