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Jemima Cheyne

Female, #4263, b. 30 September 1827
Jemima Cheyne|b. 30 Sep 1827|p3769.htm|James Auchinleck Cheyne Writer to the Signet|b. 16 Apr 1795\nd. 21 Jun 1853|p2402.htm|Margaret Blair McKean|b. 11 Feb 1796\nd. 31 May 1832|p2424.htm|Ninian R. Cheyne|b. a 1762|p2398.htm|Jean Auchinleck|b. c 1760\nd. b 23 Aug 1819|p2400.htm|Andrew McKean|b. c 1770|p13360.htm|Dorothea Black|b. c 1770|p13361.htm|

Jemima Cheyne was born, 30 September 1827, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1,2

The attached is a photograph of a portrait of James Auchinleck Cheyne and his sisters painted in 1833, by William Moore (1790-1851). William Moore was the father of Henry Moore, well known British painter. The sisters were Margaret, Jane, Elizabeth and Jemima. A black and white photo of the portrait was in the possessions of Winifred (Win) Ryan nee Cheyne and on the back was written "my great grandfather Cheyne". The portrait is in the possession of Dave Murray, who graciously provided the color photograph.3,4

Jemima Cheyne was listed on the 1851 Scotland Census at Wood Cockdale House, in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Jane A. Cheyne and Jemima Cheyne were both listed as daughters of William Gillespie, labourer. Probably the indexer erred. They were probably in the household of William's employer. Jane was 27, Jemima, 23, both born in Edinburgh and 'at home'.2


  1. [S201] Records of Gerard Auchinleck Cheyne.
  2. [S399] 1851 British Census Index, Information courtesy of the Scottish Records Office, Edinburgh, and obtained from Parish Number: 668, Civil parish: Linlithgow, County: West Lothian, ED: 1A, Page: 7, Household schedule number: 24, Roll: CSSCT1851_174.
  3. [S460] Information provided by a Web Page Contributor, Scan of photo of painting provided by Eleanor Watt, in New Zealand, 6 June 2009.
  4. [S460] Information provided by a Web Page Contributor, Color photograph of the portrait provided by Dave Murray, in New Zealand, 21 July 2011.