Reginald le Chen (d.1312)

Sir Reginald le Chen or Cheyne (c.1235-1312) was a 13th-14th century Scottish noble. He was a sheriff of Nairn, sheriff of Inverness and Baron of Inverugie.
Reginald was the son of Sir Reginald le Chen (d.1293) and unknown daughter of John Comyn of Buchan. He was the Sheriff of Inverness in 1297.
In 1305, it was recorded that Reginald received a grant from King Edward I of England of 200 oaks from the royal forests of Longmorn and Darnaway “to build his manor of Dufhous” (Duffus Castle).[1]
Sir Reginald Le Chen died before November 1312.
He married Mary in c.1269, daughter of Freskin de Moravia of Duffus and Strabok and Johanna de Strathnaver, and had the following known issue:

Reginald of Inverugie and Duffus, married Helen, daughter of Malise, Earl of Strathearn and Joan de Mentieth.
Francis of Straloch, married Isabel, daughter of John Comyn, Earl of Buchan and Isabella MacDuff.
Elena, married William de Moubray.
Unknown daughter, married Andrew Fraser of Touch Fraser and Cowie, son of Andrew Fraser of Touch Fraser and Cowie and Beatrix le Chen.


^ Bain, J (ed) 1888 Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, Vol IV. Edinburgh.


Cheyne, Archibald: The Cheyne Family in Scotland
Godsman, James: A History of the Burgh and Parish of Ellon, Aberdeenshire