William Cheyne

M, #227, b. 29 April 1860, d. 18 June 1914
William Cheyne (1860-1914)
     William Cheyne was born on 29 April 1860 at Newmill, Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Cheyne and Helen Ironside.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1861 census at Cairnorrie, Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Cheyne, head; Helen Cheyne, wife; William Cheyne, son.2

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1871 census at Balnamoon, Tyrie, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Cheyne, head; Hellen Cheyne, wife; George Cheyne, son; William Cheyne, son; Ellen Cheyne, daughter; Sarah Cheyne, daughter; Jane Cheyne, daughter; Mary Ann Cheyne, daughter.3

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 10 Kirktown, St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Cheyne, head; Alexander McKesser, visitor.4
He married Margaret Watson at Pitscow, Kininmonth, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 31 December 1885.5 He was the informant for William Watson Cheyne's birth at Saltoun Place, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 5 October 1886.6 He was the informant for, and present at, Margaret Helen Cheyne's birth at 82 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 16 March 1888.7
He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 82 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Cheyne, head; Margaret Cheyne, wife; William W Cheyne, son; Margaret H Cheyne, daughter; Amelia C Penny, servant.8
He was the informant for, and present at, Cummine John Cheyne's birth at 82 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 24 June 1891.9
William Cheyne was propietor of the 'William Cheyne' drapery warehouse which opened on 17 June 1893 at Manchester House, 54 Broad Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Prior to this he was co-owner, with a William Taylor, of a drapery business called 'Cheyne & Taylor' in the High Street.10 He moved his 'William Cheyne' drapery business to a new location in 1899 at 50 Broad Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.10
He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at Elmbank, Grattan Place, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Cheyne, head; Margaret Cheyne, wife; William W Cheyne, son; Margaret H Cheyne, daughter; Cummine J Cheyne, son; Mary Mackie, servant.11
He then moved his 'William Cheyne' drapery business to a new location in June 1901 at 32 Broad Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. (Another drapery business called 'William Cheyne' was also established at 79 High Street at about the same time by a completely different William Cheyne).12,13 See the article William Cheyne Drapery shops in Fraserburgh.
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at Elmbank, Grattan Place, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: William Cheyne, head; Margaret Cheyne, wife; Margaret H. Cheyne, daughter; Cummine J. Cheyne, son.14
William died on 18 June 1914 at Elmbank, Grattan Place, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 54.15,16,17,18 His body was interred on 20 June 1914 at Kirkton Cemetery, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.19,20

Children of William Cheyne and Margaret Watson

Citations

  1. [S82] William Cheyne, 1860 Register of Births in the Parish of Methlick in the County of Aberdeen, "Cheyne William, 1860, April Twenty ninth 8h 30m A.M. at Newmill, Methlick, Male. Father: John Cheyne, Stonedyker. Mother: Helen Cheyne M. S. Ironside. Informant: John Cheyne, father (present). Registered: 1860 May 9th at Methlick, James Stephen, Registrar."
  2. [S511] 1861, Scottish Census, "William Cheyne, son, male, age 11 months, born in methlick, Aberdeenshire, resident at Cairnorrie."
  3. [S28] 1871, Scottish Census, "William Cheyne, son, male, age 10, born in Methlic, Aberdeenshire, scholar, resident at Balnamoon."
  4. [S633] 1881, Scottish Census, "William Cheyne, head, unmarried, male, age 20, born in Methlic, Aberdeen, grocer and draper (shopman), resident at 10 Kirktown."
  5. [S52] Margaret Watson, 1885 Register of Marriages in the District of Kininmonth in the County of Aberdeen, "1885 on the Thirty-First day of December at Pitscow, Kininmonth (Lonmay). After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland. William Cheyne, Draper (Journeyman) (Bachelor), age 26, usual residence 83 Charlotte St, Fraserburgh, parents John Cheyne Crofter and Helen Cheyne M.S. Ironside. Margaret Watson Farmer's Daughter (Spinster), age 27, usual residence Pitscow, Kininmonth, parents William Watson Farmer and Agnes Watson M.S. Webster (Deceased). P Grant Minister of Kininmonth. Geo. Ironside Witness. Agnes Watson Witness. Registered 1885 December 31st at Kininmonth, P Grant Registrar."
  6. [S630] William Watson Cheyne, Register of Births in the Parish of Fraserburgh in the County of Aberdeen, "William Watson Cheyne, 1886, October Fifth 6h 20m A.M. at Saltoun Place, Fraserburgh, Male. Father: William Cheyne, draper, master. Mother: Margaret Cheyne M. S. Watson, married 1885 December 31st Kininmonth. Informant: William Cheyne, father. Registered: 1886 October 25th at Fraserburgh, Tho: Lawrence, Registrar."
  7. [S9] Margaret Helen Cheyne, 1888 Register of Births in the Parish of Fraserburgh in the County of Aberdeen, "Margaret Helen Cheyne, 1888, March Sixteenth 5h 0m P.M. at 82 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, Female. Father: William Cheyne, draper. Mother: Margaret Cheyne M. S. Watson, married 1885 December 31st Kininmonth. Informant: William Cheyne, father (present). Registered: 1888 April 4th at Fraserburgh, Wm Presley, Asst Registrar."
  8. [S19] 1891, Scottish Census, "William Cheyne, head, married, male, age 30, born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire, draper & clothier, employer, resident at 82 Commerce Street, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  9. [S631] Cummine John Cheyne, Register of Births in the Parish of Fraserburgh in the County of Aberdeen, "Cummine John Cheyne, 1891, June Twenty-Fourth 1h 45m A.M. at 82 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, Male. Father: William Cheyne, draper. Mother: Maggie Cheyne M. S. Watson, married 1885 December 31st Kininmonth. Informant: William Cheyne, father (present). Registered: 1891 July 10th at Fraserburgh, Wm Presley, Registrar."
  10. [S432] David Stephen Rennie, A Walk Down Broad Street, A book about the history and businesses of Broad Street, Fraserburgh. William Cheyne established a drapery business in Fraserburgh, called "William Cheyne". Page 9 has an advertisement for his 'new drapery warehouse' at 54 Broad Street, dated 1893. The business was first based at 54 Broad Street from 1893 to 1899 (page 105) and then at 50 Broad Street from 1899 to 1901 (page 105).
  11. [S16] 1901, Scottish Census, "William Cheyne, head, married, male, age 40, born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire, draper & clothier, employer, resident at Elmbank, Grattan Place, has 3 rooms with one or more windows."
  12. [S432] David Stephen Rennie, A Walk Down Broad Street, The "William Cheyne" business then moved to a re-built location at 32 Broad Street where it traded from 1901 to 1923 (page 106). Pictures of the business c1901 at 32 Broad Street, with temporary signs and an unmade road, can be seen on pages 18 and 31. His son Cummine John Cheyne continued to run the business during William Cheyne's illness and after his death in 1914.
    In the photograph album of Margaret Helen Pirie (née Cheyne) there are many photographs of William Cheyne's family and staff on "The Strawberry Drive to Cortes", an annual outing to a nearby beauty spot for a picnic, walks, races and a tug o' war. There are also photographs of the shop c1901 at 32 Broad Street.
  13. [S433] Grace Morrison Noble (née Cheyne), Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, William Cheyne's shop at 32 Broad street, Fraserburgh included a ladies outfitters on the first floor. The business was run by Cummine John Cheyne after William Cheyne's death in 1914.
  14. [S3498] 1911, Scottish Census, "William Cheyne, head, male, age 50, married, draper, employer, born in Aberdeen, Methlick, resident at 'Elmbank', Grattan Place, 7 rooms with one or more windows, 4 persons in house."
  15. [S53] William Cheyne, Register of Deaths in the Parish of Fraserburgh in the County of Aberdeen, "William Cheyne, Draper (married to Margaret Watson), died 1914, June Eighteenth 7h 30m A.M. at Elm Bank, Grattan Place, Fraserburgh, Male, 54 years, Father: John Cheyne Crofter, Mother: Helen Cheyne M.S. Ironside (deceased), Cause of death: Nephritis, 9 months, as Cert. by Alex. D. Drail M.B., Informant: CJ Cheyne Son (Present), Registered: 1914, June 18th at Fraserburgh, Al Findley Registrar."
  16. [S637] Page 4, Deaths, 'Cheyne', The Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties Advertiser, "DEATHS CHEYNE - At Elmbank, Grattan Place, Fraserburgh, on the 18th inst, WILLIAM CHEYNE, draper, aged 54 years."
  17. [S594] Page 5, 'Death of Mr William Cheyne, Draper, Fraserburgh', The Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties Advertiser, "Death of Mr William Cheyne, Draper, Fraserburgh.
    Mr William Cheyne, Draper, Fraserburgh, died on Thursday morning at his residence, Elmbank, Grattan Place, after an illness of about a year’s duration.
    Deceased who was 54 years of age was a native of Fyvie, but early in life he removed with his parents to New Pitsligo. After serving and apprenticeship with Messrs J. and C. Forrest, general merchants, Lonmay, he went to Fraserburgh and in company with the late Mr William Taylor, commenced business as a draper in High Street. The partnership only lasted a few years, and Mr Cheyne had carried on an extensive drapery and dressmaking establishment for over 30 years. He removed to extensive new premises in Broad Street some years ago. Latterly the business has been in charge of the youngest son, Mr Cumine J. Cheyne.
    The late Mr Cheyne was a much respected townsman and although he took little active part in public work he always maintained a keen interest in local affairs. Mr Cheyne was for many years a valued member and office-bearer in the Fraserburgh Parish Church and was one of the senior elders, and a manager of Stachan’s School. He is survived by his wife and a family of two sons and one daughter. The eldest son, William, is in Edmonton, Alberta, Mr Cumine Cheyne is in charge of the drapery business in Fraserburgh, and Miss Cheyne resides at home. The funeral took place on Saturday, and was attended by a great concourse of mourners both from town and country. In the Parish Church on Sunday, the Rev, M. P. Johnstone, paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of Mr Cheyne."
  18. [S638] Article, 'The Late Mr W. Cheyne', The Fraserburgh Advertiser, "THE LATE MR W. CHEYNE. - At the close of the morning service in Fraserburgh Parish Church Rev. M. P. Johnstone referred to the death of Mr W. Cheyne, draper. Mr Cheyne was an elder in a faithful manner. For a year he had been suffering from a painful illness which he bore with Christian courage."
  19. [S487] William Cheyne and Margaret Cheyne (née Watson), Monumental inscription, "CHEYNE In loving memory of WILLIAM CHEYNE Draper who died 18th June 1914 aged 54 and his wife MARGARET WATSON who died 7th March 1947 aged 89."
  20. [S594] Page 5, 'Death of Mr William Cheyne, Draper, Fraserburgh', The Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties Advertiser,.