John Emslie

(before 31 July 1802 - 8 September 1874)
     John Emslie was born before 31 July 1802 in Denmore, Old Machar, Scotland. He was christened on 31 July 1802 in New Machar, Aberdeen. John Elmslie: Samuel Emslie in Denmore? had a son by his wife Elizabeth Jamieson baptised named John. John Melvin in Lickhills & James Emslie in Old Govil witnesses. He was the son of Samuel Emslie and Elizabeth Jamieson.
     John Emslie married Jane Stephen, daughter of George Stephen and Elspet Innes, 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. John was a coppersmith from 1824 to 1861, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was listed in a directory dated between 1835 and 1836 as John Emslie (of Meff & Emslie) at Ferguson's Ct, 108 Gallowgate, Aberdeen. Meff & Emslie were listed at 19 Huxter Row. John Meff was listed as coppersmith from 1832 at 16 Huxter Row, in 1834 his home was no. 16 and the business at no. 19. William Meff, Coppersmith was listed at 19 Huxter Row from 1824. William Meff's home address 1824-25 was Long Acre.. He was listed in a directory dated between 1837 and 1838 as Emslie & Finnie, coppersmith & brass founder at 18 Huxter Row, Aberdeen. His home address was Henderson's Court, 46 Broad Street.. He was listed in a directory dated between 1838 and 1839 as coppersmith & brass founder at 19 Huxter Row, h. Hendersons Ct, Aberdeen. The partnership appears to have been dissolved, he being listed alone.. He was listed in a directory dated between 1839 and 1840 as coppersmith & brass founder at 19 Huxter Row, h. 86 Queen St, Aberdeen.
     John Emslie and Jane Stephen 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. John Emslie was listed in a directory dated between 1841 and 1841 as coppersmith & brass founder at 19 Huxter Row, h. Rettie's Court, Aberdeen. John Emslie, coppersmith and brass founder, 19 Huxter Row, h. Rettie's court, 26 Broad Street.. He and Peter MacPherson witnessed Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie's wedding on 12 September 1844 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
     John was registered as Robert James, auctioneer's appraiser & comission agent was also listed, but John has a lline through? the name at 2nd ward, Aberdeen, on the 19 August 1847 electoral roll.
     John Emslie and Jane Stephen 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. John Emslie was listed in a directory dated 1851 as coppersmith & brass founder at 12 Carnegie Brae & 16 Huxter Row, Aberdeen.
     John Emslie and Jane Stephen 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. John Emslie was listed in a directory dated 1861 as John Emslie at Aberdeen. He was widowed on 4 March 1864 on the death of his wife Jane Stephen.
     John Emslie married Elizabeth Binnie (Watson) on 28 July 1864 in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. John Emslie was listed in a directory dated between 1868 and 1870 as late coppersmith at 15 Bank Street, Ferryhill, Aberdeen.
     John Emslie and Elizabeth Binnie (Watson) appeared on the 1871 census in 15/25 Bank Street, Ferryhill, Aberdeen. John, 69, Coppersmith, born New Machar; Elizabeth, wife, 47, born Old Machar; John, son, 4, born New Machar; Elizabeth Ann, daughter, 3, born Peterhead; William Watson, step-son, 10, scholar; Ann McGur, grandmother, 71, widow, Aberloudy Abd. A Jane Emsly, aged 18, millworker, boarder born Aberdeen, was at 9 Diamond Street. John Emslie was listed in a directory dated between 1874 and 1875 as late coppersmith at 25 Bank Street, Ferryhill, Aberdeen.
     John died of kidney disease on 8 September 1874 in Ferryhill, Aberdeen .
     His will was proved on 1 December 1874 at Aberdeen. John Emslie, coppersmith, 23 Bank St, Aberdeen. Extract of Deed of Settlement of John Emslie, 1 Dec 1874... I John Emslie, coppersmith, residing in Aberdeen in order to regulate the management and distribution of my means and estate after my decease ... re piece of ground in Ferryhill, Old Machar parish ... 36 feet 3 inches along the south side of Bank Street ... together with the dwelling house erected by me on the said piece of ground ... my son Samuel Emslie ...my said trustees shall immediately after my death deliver over to the said Elizabeth Binnie or Emslie my wife by my second marriage all my household furniture ... and in general the whole household effects which may be in my dwelling house at the time of my death to be her own absolute property ... Thirdly that they shall make payment within six months after my death of the following legacies to my children after .... of the marriage between me and the said deceased Jean Steven my first wife
     To
Jean Emslie wife of Paul Macpherson now or lately residing at Carisbrook near Melbourne one pound sterling and to Peter Emslie, teacher residing at Woolwich, England five pounds sterling and than in addition to the ... to be continued. An inventory of his estate was dated on 1 December 1874 His personal estate was valued at £60/4/2.

Children of John Emslie and Jane Stephen

Children of John Emslie and Elizabeth Binnie (Watson)

Elisabeth Robertson

(11 July 1828 - 7 September 1874)
     Elisabeth Robertson was christened on 11 July 1828 or 1829 in Port of Menteith. The entry is inserted after 1829 baptisms but states July 1828. As she is listed under Macintosh in the 1851 census, it seems likely that her birth was pre-nuptial. She was born on 11 July 1828 in Cardross, Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of John Robertson and Elisabeth MacIntosh.
     Elisabeth Robertson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Robertson and Elisabeth MacIntosh in Colleymun Moss settlers, Port of Menteith. Elisabeth, Peter and Duncan were listed as the children of John Robertson in the 1851 census in Culnamon of Cardross, Port of Menteith, Perthshire.
     Elisabeth Robertson married Robert Allan on 1 December 1853 in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland. The original marriage entry states 1 Dec 1854 but 1853 is more likely as they arrived Pt Phillip 19 Oct 1854.
     Elisabeth Robertson and Robert Allan arrived per "Black Eagle" on 19 October 1854 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
     Elisabeth Robertson lived at Blackman's Lead, near Maryborough, Victoria, 1861.
     Elisabeth died on 7 September 1874 in Mariners Reef, near Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, aged 46. She was buried on 10 September 1874 in Maryborough.

Children of Elisabeth Robertson and Robert Allan