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CHEYNE Family

First Generation

1. James1 CHEYNE (#37) was born Monquhitter parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland about 1699.

James CHEYNE had the following children:

child 2 i. John2 CHEYNE (#38) was born Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland before 23 January 1718. He married Jannet GEORGE Forglen parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 2 July 1737. (Jannet GEORGE is #296.) Jannet was born Forglen parish, Banffshire, Scotland before 17 March 1720. Jannet was the daughter of Robert GEORGE and Jannat DAVIDSON.

He was baptized Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 23 January 1718. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 3 ii. James CHEYNE (#40) was born Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland before 12 April 1719. James died before 25 June 1727 Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at approximately 8 years of age.(205) He was baptized Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 12 April 1719. Religion: Church of Scotland.(206) "12 April 1719 James Cheyne Subtenant in Laithers had a child baptized called James Witnesses Alexr. Forbes there and James Murray in Muiresk."

child 4 iii. Christian CHEYNE (#35) was born Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland before 13 March 1720. She married James CHALMERS Alvah parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 27 May 1744.(207) " Anno 1744 May 27th. James Chalmers & Christian Cheyne both in this parish were contracted in order of marriage & for implement & consigned pledges & married." (James CHALMERS is #34.)

James was born about 1716. James Chalmers birth or baptism is unavailable as yet. He was probably born in Alvah parish but this is not certain. The parish records start 1719 which is too late for the recording of his baptism. All the family appear to locate around the farmtouns of Muiryhill and Coldhome in Alvah. A William Chalmers was living there in Muiryhill between 13 April 1719 and 12 April 1724 and could be his father. William had a recorded son, George and two daughters Jean and Christian. More research is needed. it also appears that James had a brother John but this also, is not proved yet. There is also a Gilbert Chalmers of Stoneyhill close by Muiryhill who could also have been his father. This Gilbert was for a time living in Coldhome where James had his own family. A James Chalmers also married an Agnes Crookshank 19 August 1738 according to Alvah parish records. There is no further reference to Agnes in the records. None of the children were given the name and it does not appear in any generation or families of siblings. If there were two James Chalmers in Alvah who married, one must have removed from there and surrounding areas, as none is found. Alternatively, I believe James married Firstly: Agnes, who probably died soon after and then remarried Christian Cheyne. However this is all supposition and cannot be proved at this time. James was the son of William CHALMERS.

James died 13 April 1774 Alvah parish, Banffshire, Scotland, at 57 years of age. His body was interred after 13 April 1774 Alvah parish, Banffshire, Scotland, kirkyard. " I (compiler), have been to Alvah kirkyard in 1995 and 1997 and found no indication of his burial. His family may have been too poor to buy a stone." (See James CHALMERS for the continuation of this line.)

She was baptized Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 13 March 1720. Religion: Church of Scotland.(208) "13th.March 1720 James Cheine in Laithers had a child baptized called Christen. Witnesses David Taylour and George Gibb there"

child 5 iv. Mary CHEYNE (#39) was born Mains of Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland before 10 November 1723. She was baptized Mains of Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 10 November 1723. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 6 v. James CHEYNE (#41) was born Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland before 25 June 1727. He was baptized Laithers, Turriff parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 25 June 1727. Religion: Church of Scotland.

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