George Stephen

(21 January 1748 - 28 December 1814?)
     George Stephen was born on 21 January 1748 George Stephen, taylor @ Cauney? End & Euphemia Drummond his spouse had a son who was born 21 of same month [January], baptised by Mrs James H.,… and named George in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was the son of George? Stephen and Euphemia? Drummond? George was a labourer, in Aberdeen.
     George Stephen married Elspet Innes before 1798. There was also a marriage between George Stephen & Mary Nichol on 1 July 1797 at Keig.
     George died Thhis matches the 1748 birth; but there was also another who died 3 Nov 1813 but he was a wright on 28 December 1814? In Footdee, Aberdeen, aged 66.

Children of George Stephen and Elspet Innes

Elspet Innes

(circa 1773 - )
     Elspet Innes was born circa 1773.
     Elspet Innes married George Stephen, son of George? Stephen and Euphemia? Drummond?, before 1798. There was also a marriage between George Stephen & Mary Nichol on 1 July 1797 at Keig.
     In 1832 an Elspet Stephen is mentioned as a beneficiary of the Davison Fund in the Kirk Session Minutes of St Clements, Aberdeen which includes the Footdee area. There is also a George Stephen mentioned in 1830.
     Elspet Innes appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Emslie and Jane Stephen in Huntly St, Gilcomston, Old Machar.

Children of Elspet Innes and George Stephen

Jane Stephen

(circa 1798 - 4 March 1864)
     Jane Stephen was also known as Jean in records. She was born circa 1798 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The census entries are vague about her age and birthplace. The naming pattern suggests that her parents were Jane & Peter although her marriage and death clearly state daughter of George Stephen. No suitable record of her baptism has been found as yet. At her marriage proclamation, her father was described as George Stephen, late labourer of Footdee. There is a possible baptism on 26 May 1798 at Keig, Abd, Jean daughter of George Stephen & Mary Nicol; but there is also a Jean daughter of Geo Stephen & Margaret Duncan 27 Sep 1801 at Mortlach. She was the daughter of George Stephen and Elspet Innes.
     Jane Stephen married John Emslie, son of Samuel Emslie and Elizabeth Jamieson, after 22 May 1824 in St Nicholas (North church), Aberdeen, Scotland. 22 May 1824: John Emslie, coppersmith in Aberdeen & Jean Stephen in Footdee, daughter of the deceased George Stephen, late labourer in Footdie. Cautioners James Emslie & George Stephen, Householders. Two Sabbaths & Thursday. 10/-. Another copy states George Stephen late labourer in Aberdeen. This marriage does not appear to be recorded in the St Nicholas official parish register.
     Jane Stephen and John Emslie appeared on the 1841 census in Huntly St, Gilcomston, Old Machar. John Emslie,35, coppersmith; Peter Emslie, 5, Jean Emslie, 12, Jean Stephen, 35, Elizabeth Stephen, 68.
     Jane Stephen and John Emslie were recorded on the 1851 census in 16 Huxter Row, Aberdeen. John Emslie, coppersmith, aged 49, born Old Aberdeen, Jean, wife, aged 50, born Abedeenshire, Peter, aged 17, son, scholar, born Old Aberdeen. There were 4 households at this address.
     Jane Stephen and John Emslie appeared on the 1861 census in 9 Diamond Street, Aberdeen. In three windowed rooms: John Emslie, aged 59, coppersmith, born Old Machar, Jane/Jean Stephen, wife, aged 63, coppersmith's wife, born Aberdeen, Samuel Emslie, son, unmarried, coppersmith's son, 31, born Aberdeen.
     Jane died of bronchitis and dropsy on 4 March 1864 in 19 Diamond Street, Aberdeen. It was claimed that she was 69 years old, but this doesn't agree with her age as given in the censuses.

Children of Jane Stephen and John Emslie