Francis le Chen

Sir Francis le Chen or Cheyne of Straloch was a 14th-century Scottish noble.

Francis was the son of Sir Reginald le Chen (d.1312) and Mary, daughter of Freskin de Moravia of Duffus and of Strabok and lady Johanna de Strathnaver.[1]


He married Isabel, daughter of John Comyn, Earl of Buchan and Isabella MacDuff, and had the following known issue:

  • Henry of Straloch, died without issue, succeeded by brother Reginald.
  • Christiane, married Alexander Seton (Governor of Berwick).
  • Reginald, married Janet, daughter of William Marischal.
  • Francis, Dean of Aberdeen.


  1. ^ Taylor 1858, p. 40.


  • Cheyne, Archibald (1931). The Cheyne Family in Scotland.
  • Taylor, Joseph (1858). Edward I of England in the North of Scotland: Being a Narrative of His Proceedings in that Part of the Kingdom, with Historical and Topographical Remarks. Robert Jeans.