Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Ross Cheyne
Born: 15 November 1913
Bio Notes: John Ross Cheyne was born on 15 November 1913. His relationship, if any, to George Cheyne (died 1888) and James Adam Cheyne (died 1886) is unknown. He was articled to George Bennett Mitchell & Son from September 1929 to September 1934 and thereafter spent three years studying full-time on the diploma course at Aberdeen School of Architecture, briefly returning to the Mitchell office as assistant from July to September 1936. He obtained his diploma and passed the Professional Practice exam in June 1937 and was admit ARIBA on 6 December that year, his proposers being R Leslie Rollo, James Brown Nicol and John Gibb Marr. By that time he had taken up a post in the Aberdeen City Architect's Department, and was living at 17 St John's Road, Bucksburn.

By 1979 Cheyne was in Toronto and his address is given as C/o Ms Susan Jones. He returned to Aberdeen in the mid-1980s but by the mid-1990s was again resident in Toronto.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 517, St John's Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1937After 1939 
Item 2 of 522, Blane Place, Blanefield, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1970s  
Item 3 of 5c/o Ms Susan Jones, Apt 407/141, Davisville Avenue, Toronto, CanadaPrivate(?)1979 *  
Item 4 of 5290, Broomhill Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate(?)1986 *  
Item 5 of 5Apt 1007/17, Lascelles Road, Toronto, CanadaPrivate(?)1987 *After 1994 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3George Bennett Mitchell & SonSeptember 1929September 1934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3George Bennett Mitchell & SonJuly 1936September 1936Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)1937 * Assistant(?)Role uncertain

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Gibb Marr6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo6 December 1937for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 4RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1986RIBA Directory of Members 1986   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6495 (combined box 143)
Item 2 of 2School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James