Sarah McCheyne1,2

#14791, (circa 1840-after 5 March 1885)
FatherJames McCheyne1 (c 1805-b Nov 1862)
MotherElizabeth Hawthorne2,3 (1819-5 Mar 1885)
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
Sarah McCheyne's signature from her son Jame's birth certificate
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Sarah McCheyne was also known as Sarah Ann McShane.3 She was likely born circa 1840 at Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.4,5 She was the daughter of James McCheyne and Elizabeth Hawthorne.2,3,1 Sarah McCheyne may have been born circa 1841 at Greenock, Renfrewshire.3

She was recorded as living with her parents and five other adults, one of which was likely her grandmother, and another who may have been an uncle in the 1841 census at McMillans Land, Cartsdyke, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She was recorded as being just 2 months old.6

She was recorded as living with her mother (her father was at sea), grandmother and younger siblings James, William and Margaret in the 1851 census at Broad Close, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She was recorded as being 10 years old. Broad Close was an old street in the centre of Greenock, later demolished.7 Her occupation was recorded as being a scholar in the census.7

Sarah McCheyne was listed as lodger in the 1861 census at 24 Whites Lane, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire.8 Her occupation was recorded as being a mill reeler in the census.8

Her father died between 1852 and 1861. Sarah lived in October 1862 at King Street, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire.1 Her occupation was recorded as being a mill worker in the census.1

Sarah McCheyne married George Malcolm, son of John Malcolm and Isabella Mason, at St. Mary's on Friday, 31 October 1862 at Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. In an Episcopalian ceremony.1

Her brother Robert got in trouble with the law again and faced the Police Court on 30 January 1866:
Robert M‘Shane, 14 years of age, and Robert Docherty, 12 years of age, were charged with the theft of vest and a bible, the property of Henry Hamilton Hunt, from board the barque Orange Grove, Saturday last. Both pled guilty, and stated that they went down into the forecastle of the vessel to see if they could get some tobacco but, seeing a chest open, they took the articles. Both bad been previously convicted of theft, and Docherty’s father said he was perfectly agreeable that the son, who was out his control, should sent to the reformatory. Both boys were then sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment, and thereafter to 3 years in the Reformatory School.9,10



Her mother also was involved and was imprisioned for 20 days on 30 January 1866:
Resetting Property Stolen by a Son.— Elizabeth Hawthorne or M‘Shane was charged with the reset of a vest and bible, in the house occupied by her in the Vennel, on Saturday, which articles had been stolen by Robert M'Shane (her son) and Robert Docherty from the barque Orange Grove, she well knowing that the said articles were stolen. Panel pled not guilty. From the evidence led it was shown that the boy M' Shane had taken the articles to his mother. When charged with the reset of the articles, she gave up the bible, but denied all knowledge of the vest. When being about to be locked up she told that she had hid it in ashpit, where it was found torn all to pieces She was found guilty, and sentenced to be imprisoned for 20 days.9,10



Her husband George died 21 January 1871 at the aproximate age of 32, leaving her a widow.

Sarah McCheyne appeared in the 1871 census at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. Of the three children she was know to have had, two were living with their grandmother.11

Sarah died after 5 March 1885.12

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1840Birth-LikelyGreenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland4,5
2,3,1
1841Birth-CandidateGreenock, Renfrewshire3
1851Occupation7
1861Census (Scot) 186124 Whites Lane, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire8
1861Occupation8
1862ResidenceKing Street, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire1
1862Occupation1
1862MarriageSt. Mary's, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire1
1871Census (Scot) 1871Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow11
1885Death12

Family

George Malcolm (c 1839-21 Jan 1871)
Children

Citations

  1. [S956] Scotland, Marriage Certificate, Statutory Registers 1862 MCCHEYNE, SARAH (Statutory registers Marriages 574/ 74).
  2. [S954] National Census for Scotland, 1871 (online image) 3, Oswald Street, Calton, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
  3. [S982] National Census for Scotland, 1851 (online image) 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription - Broad Close, 1, Greenock, 2nd District Ward of Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
  4. [S954] National Census for Scotland, 1871 (online image) 3, Oswald Street, Calton, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (for place).
  5. [S956] Scotland, Marriage Certificate, Statutory Registers 1862 MCCHEYNE, SARAH (Statutory registers Marriages 574/ 74) (for approximate birth date).
  6. [S991] National Census for Scotland, 1841 (online image) 1841 MCSHAN, JAMES (Census 564/ 113/ 9) Page 9 of 17.
  7. [S568] National Census for Scotland, 1851 (online image) 2564/31/10 Page 10 of 16 Middle Parish of Greenock.
  8. [S551] National Census for Scotland, 1861 (online image) 1861 MCCHEYNE, SARAH (Census 574/ 7/ 5) Page 5 of 22.
  9. [S1000] The Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Tuesday 30 January 1866, p.2.
  10. [S999] The Greenock Advertiser, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Thursday 01 February 1866 p.2.
  11. [S954] National Census for Scotland, 1871 (online image) 1871 MALCOLM, SARAH (Census 644/2 120/ 3) Page 3 of 25 Parish: Glasgow,
    Registration district: High ChurchTown, County: Lanarkshire.
  12. [S959] Scotland, Death Certificate, Statutory Registers 1885 MCSHANE, ELIZABETH (Statutory registers Deaths 644/13 98).
  13. [S410] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11574-1, System Origin: Scotland-ODM, GS Film number: 6035516.