This page was developed to honor all Cheyne family members. It is hoped that all the individual histories of each of us can be consolidated into this common point. I have spent many thousands of hours compiling these data. Hundreds of others, just like you, have provided additional data on their Cheyne or associated families that have helped make this page what it is today. Their help is gratefully acknowledged. Your help, corrections, additions or suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
We are attempting to link every civil, church or other record of a Cheyne with a person. If a record was found of an Alexander Cheyne in the Banff Sheriff Court in 1532; he would be placed herein as Alexander Cheyne in Banff, son of Unlinked Cheynes in Banff, until other information could show to which family he really belonged. Some records have been ignored. Those that provide too little information to even begin; like the Mrs. Cheyne, found on a passenger list in New York, no given name, no age, no other Cheynes aboard, no idea where she came from other than the ship originally came from France.
The constructions of some of the 15th and 16th century
Aberdeenshire families is not genealogically pure. You will find the words
probably and assumed used many times. Please be very careful in quoting these as fact.
I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun;
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags;
I bequeath myself to the dirt, to grow from the grass I love;
If you want me again, look for me under your boot-soles.
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.
--- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself.