Capt Alexander CHESNEY, ,J.P,of Packolet,County Down.

Male 1756 - 1843  (86 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Alexander CHESNEY 
    Prefix Capt 
    Suffix ,J.P,of Packolet,County Down. 
    Born 16 Sep 1756  Dunclug, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1843  Packolet, Kilkeel, Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mourne Presbyterian Churchyard, Kilkeel, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Captain Alexander Chesney, an Irishman of Scottish descent emigrated to South Carolina in 1772,had taken the loyalist side during the revolutionary war, and served with distinction under Hastings (afterwards Lord Moira) and Cornwallis, and at the time of his second son's birth, was settled down as a revenue-officer at Ballyvea, in the County of Down .
    Person ID I7552  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2016 

    Father Robert CHESNEY, ,of Dunclug,Ballymena,County Antrim.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth PURDY,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1754 
    • Robert,Elizabeth and all their children sailed from Lame the 25th. August 1772 ,aboard the "James and Mary",and arrived safe in the Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina after a passage of seven weeks and three days on the 16th October 1772. The Smallpox was so severe in the Vessel during the passage,the Surgeon came on board and reported to the Governor the state of the passengers , and they were obliged to ride Quarantine, for seven weeks and one day; nearly as long as the passage itself.
    Family ID F3466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret HODGE,   b. 1759,   d. 28 Nov 1781, James Island, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1780 
    • Ref:Alexander Chesney's Journal ,first published by Ohio State University in 1921
    Children 
     1. William CHESNEY, ,of Tennessee,USA,   b. 20 Oct 1780, South Carolina , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1846, Holmes County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane WILSON,   b. 3 Apr 1763, Birney Hill, Skerry, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1822, Packolet, Kilkeel, Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1783  Carnmoney, County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jane was Alexander's 2nd wife
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth CHESNEY,   b. 14 Jun 1785, Bangor, Down, Ireland, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822  (Age 36 years)
     2. Jane CHESNEY,   b. 7 Mar 1787,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. General Francis Rawdon CHESNEY, ,"Father of the Suez Canal",   b. 16 Mar 1789, Annalong, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1872, Mourne, County Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Capt Charles Cornwallis CHESNEY, ,of the Bengal Artillery,   b. 14 May 1791, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Marianne CHESNEY,   b. 26 Jul 1794, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1858, Packolet, Kilkeel, Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Charlotte CHESNEY,   b. 1795, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1857, Packolet, Kilkeel, Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Matilda CHESNEY,   b. Jul 1798, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1814  (Age ~ 15 years)
     8. Alexander CHESNEY,   b. 8 Mar 1801, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1832, Packolet, Kilkeel, Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     9. Ensign John CHESNEY,   b. 1803, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1824, Hindown, Agra, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     10. Robert CHESNEY, ,of the Indian Army,   b. Abt 1804,   d. 1829  (Age ~ 25 years)
     11. Thomas Crafer CHESNEY,   b. 13 Mar 1808, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Mourne, County Down, Ireland. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     12. George CHESNEY,   b. Abt 1811, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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