James MacPherson

(circa 1730 - )
     James MacPherson was also known as James MacPherson (of Rynaballish) in records. He was born circa 1730. He was the son of unlinked early MacPherson.
James MacPherson married Janet Cameron on 2 July 1754 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. James McPhersoon in Rynaballish & Janet Cameron in Inveraury.

James MacPherson

(before 1800 - )
     James MacPherson was also known as James MacPherson (of Rhynie) in records. He was born before 1800 in Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of unlinked 19C MacPherson.

Child of James MacPherson and Margaret MacPherson

James MacPherson

(24 May 1832 - )
     James MacPherson was RC. He was born on 24 May 1832 in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of John MacPherson and Janet Cameron. James MacPherson was christened on 7 September 1832 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.
     James MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John MacPherson and James MacPherson in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael. Grace, John, William, Donald, James and Margaret were listed as the children of John MacPherson in the 1851 census in Kirkmichael. Grace and James were listed as the children of John MacPherson in the 1881 census in Kirkmichael.

Child of James MacPherson and Mary MacKenzie

James MacPherson

(before 1810 - )
     James MacPherson was born before 1810 in Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of unlinked 19C MacPherson.
James MacPherson married Janet Gordon on 5 October 1826. Ian Mculloch wrote in June 2013: Research online into the Old Parish Records (OPRs) or Statutory Records (SRs) available in ScotlandsPeople online database have established that Margaret Turner was actually the second wife of James McPherson of Tomnalienan in the Civil Parish of Inveravon and Quaod Sacra Parish of Glenlivet who moved to Auchmillie Farm near Portsoy in the 1880s.
James McPherson’s first wife was Janet Gordon of Ballaknochcan. They married 5 October 1826 (OPR, 1826) and had five children.
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Jenny was born 9 August 1828 and was baptized two days later, as listed in the Register of Protestant Children in the District of Tomintaul (OPR, 1828a);
*John was baptised 14 February 1831 in Inveravon (OPR, 1831c);
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Margaret was born 20 December 1834 in Glenlivet and baptised two days later (OPR, 1834a).
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William was born 18 December 1836 and also baptised two days later (OPR, 1836a):
*Finally,
George was born 30 November and christened on 3 December 1840, as witnessed by John Grant and William Smith (OPR, 1840).
The regular appearance of John Gordon from Ballaknochcan, Janet’s home, as a witness, suggests that he might have been Janet’s father or a brother. Janet Gordon presumably died because James McPherson of Tomnalienan married again to Margaret Turner from Croftbain on 8 July 1845 (OPR, 1845). James and Janet’s eldest Jenny would have been 16, John 15, Margaret 11, William 9 and George 4. James (Snr.) and Margaret Turner’s first child James (Jnr.) was born eleven months later, on 1 June 1846 (OPR, 1846). Seventeen months later, James and Margaret had another boy, Robert, born 27 December 1847 (OPR, 1847). Their next child, Ann, was also born in Inveravon, on 9 October 1850 (OPR, 1850). Their fourth child was Alexander McPherson, born 21 May 1852, also in Inveravon (OPR, 1852).
Nine years after Alexander’s birth, the Census held on 7 May 1861 (1861d) found James McPherson and Margaret née Turner’s blended family living at Tomnalienan. James (Snr.) was now 50 and farming 120 acres. He and his wife Margaret (aged 53) still had James (Jnr.) 14, Robert 12, Ann 10 and Alexander 8 at home. Also listed was James (Snr.s’) son William 23 (therefore born about 1838, probably 1836 and from his first marriage) and George McPherson aged 2 (born about 1859), who was probably the son of William. They also had a
servant and three ploughmen. There were two other small families living on the estate, one an ex-agricultural worker and the other a “pauper formerly domestic servant,” neither McPhersons.
The Census (1871e) held ten years later recorded that James (Snr.) was now 70, farming the same 120 acres of arable land and employing two men and a girl. Also resident were his wife, Margaret McPherson, now 62, James (Jnr) 24, Robert 23, a surgeon and physician, Ann 18, and Alexander 18, a student of medicine at the University of Aberdeen. Neither William (now about 33) nor George (now about 12) were at home. Also present were a servant aged 24, a farm servant aged 24, a domestic servant aged 18, and a shepherd aged 16. There were two other families also resident on Tomnalienan, implying the presence of other longstanding, elderly and one-time agricultural labourers and domestic servants. It is also shown below that James (Snr.) and
Margaret had the means to record their families standing and accomplishments on impressive gravestones.
Ten years on, the Census conducted on the 3rd of April 1881 recorded the remnants of James and Margaret McPherson’s family at Tomnalienan (1881d). James (Snr.) was 75 and now farming 254 acres of which 140 were arable, employing three men, one boy and one girl. Margaret his wife was 73 (born about 1808) and they were living in a substantial house that had five rooms that had at least one window. However, only one of their children was at home; James (Jnr.) aged
34. They had three agricultural servants and a domestic servant.

Sometime between the Census in 1881 and 1884, James (Snr.) and Margaret moved the remnants of their family to Auchmillie Farm, about 3 kilometres south of Portsoy (see right). It is about 36 miles from Inveravon Primary School to Auchmillie, that is, about two days horse ride or three days by bullock cart or on foot. But the family did not
forget their Highland origins; they continued to commemorate their departed through monumental inscriptions in the Downan Cemetery in Inveravon for many decades.
James Macpherson (Snr.) died at Auchmillie Farm, at 10.00 pm on the 19th of September in 1884 (SR,1884c). He was confirmed as a retired farmer married to Margaret Turner and as previously married to Janet
Gordon. He was 82, therefore born about 1802. He was also confirmed as the son of William Macpherson, farmer (deceased), and Jane Macpherson née Smith (deceased). Alex Robb MD certified that he died of congestion of the lungs after two days, with many prior years of asthma and rheumatism. The informant was Annie Macpherson, his daughter. The death was registered by James Grant at Fordyce on 22 September.

James Macpherson’s second wife, Margaret Macpherson née Turner, died at 7.50 am on 16 December 1885 (SR, 1885b). She was 78, therefore born about 1807. She was confirmed as the daughter of William Turner, farmer (deceased) and Isabella Turner née McGovan (deceased). Her cause of death was certified as “cardiac weakness and irregularity for 1 1/2 years, congestion of lungs 1 1/2 years and anasarca4 for 6 months” by Alex Robb, MD. The informant was James McPherson, her son, and her death was registered 22 December 1885 at Fordyce by James Grant, Registrar.

James (Snr.) and Margaret are both commemorated in the Downan Cemetery, Lair 158; “In loving remembrance of James Macpherson, late farmer, Tomnalienan, Glenlivet, who died at Auchmillie near Portsoy
19 Sep 1884 aged 82. Also his wife Margaret Turner who died at Auchmillie near Portsoy 16 Dec 1885 aged 78 (Mitchell, Mitchell, & Bishop, 2007, p. 30).
Their going left James (Jnr.) and Ann to farm Auchmillie in Fordyce. Ann had apparently nursed her parents into their old age and remained unmarried. The Census conducted on 5 April 1891 (Census, 1891a) found that James (Jnr.) McPherson was 44, also unmarried and head of the household. Ann, 39, was his housekeeper. They had three farm servants, two domestic servants and a visitor, Lizzie Crass, 32.
Ten years on, James (Jnr.) and Ann were, respectively, still farming and housekeeping at Auchmillie (Census, 1901a). “Annie Macpherson” died on the 24th of December 1908(SR, 1908b). She was 58 and died of cerebral apoplexy, as certified by James Reid MB. Her parents were confirmed as James McPherson and Margaret
McPherson née Turner. Her brother James McPherson (Jnr.) was present.
“James Macpherson” (Jnr.) died at 8.00 pm on 18 August 1914, at Auchmillie, Fordyce (SR, 1914). He was described as a single farmer, aged 68, verifying that he was born about 1846. James Jnr. was also confirmed as the son of James Macpherson, farmer (deceased) and Margaret Macpherson, née Turner (deceased). He died of heart disease over two years as certified by James Read MB. The informant was Robert William Macpherson, James’ nephew, whose address was given as the Town Hall, Chester. His death was registered by William Thompson, Fordyce.
Annie and James (Jnr.) were also commemorated in the Downan Cemetery by a Celtic cross on double plinth within an enclosure, Lair 156-158; “In loving memory of Annie Macpherson, daughter of James Macpherson, farmer in Tomalienan, who died at Auchmillie, Portsoy 24 Dec 1908 aged 58. Also James Macpherson, farmer, son of James Macpherson, Tomalienan, Glenlivet, died at Auchmillie, Portsoy, 18 Aug 1914 aged 68 (Mitchell, et al., 2007, p. 29).
James (Snr.) and Margaret’s second son Robert had a distinguished family that was also commemorated in Downan Cemetery, Lair 126, with a Celtic Cross on triple plinth. On the east face, it reads; “In loving memory of Robert Macpherson MD, son of James Macpherson, late of Tomalienan, Glenlivet, who died at Stalybridge, Cheshire 11 Feb 1895 aged 47 [b. abt. 1848]. Also in loving memory of his wife Isabella M. Smith Macpherson d. 22 Jul 1924 aged 77 [b. abt. 1847]. RIP.” On the north face the plinth commemorates two of their children; “James Macpherson MD d. 28 Dec 1907 aged 32 [b. abt. 1875]. John Gordon Smith Macpherson, MD d. 14 Jun 1917 aged 40 [b. abt. 1877].” On the south face it commemorates “Their son Geo. Smith Macpherson CE d. 23 Jul 1941 aged 61 [b. abt. 1880]. Also their dau Margt. Isabella Macpherson d. 17 Jul 1951 aged 73” [therefore born about 1878] (Mitchell, et al., 2007, p. 25).

James (Snr.) and Margaret’s youngest natural son, Alexander, is also commemorated in the Downan Cemetery, Lair 157, by a pillar with an urn on top. The inscription read “In loving memory of Alexander
Macpherson, MD, youngest son of the late James Macpherson, Tomanlienan, Glenlivet, who died at Inveravon House, Haslingden, Lancashire, 23 May 1890 aged 38 [b abt 1852]. Deeply loved and deeply regretted”(Mitchell, et al., 2007, p. 30).
In sum, James McPherson (Snr.) of Tomnalienan married twice, had five children by his first wife Janet Gordon, four by his second wife Margaret Turner, invested heavily in higher education for many of his children
and moved to Auchmillie a few years before he died. Two of his children from his second marriage, Ann and James (Jnr.), farmed Auchmillie until they died, unmarried, three kilometres from Portsoy. Curiously, all of
James McPherson (Snr.) and Margaret Turner’s children and grandchildren that qualified as doctors died in the 30s or 40s, perhaps indicating the hazardous nature of their profession or a genetic weakness in the family.
What is also clear from the extensively cited OPRs, SRs and gravestones is that there are no known blood links between these McPhersons of Auchmillie ex-Tomnalienan and the McPhersons of Portsoy
.
     James resided at Tomolianan?, Glenlivet, Banffshire, 1827.

Child of James MacPherson and Janet Gordon

James MacPherson

(16 June 1809 - )
     James MacPherson was born on 16 June 1809 in Auchnaphearn, Cromdale, Inverness-shire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander MacPherson and Ann Grant. James MacPherson was christened on 25 June 1809 in Cromdale, Inverness-shire, Scotland.

James MacPherson

(circa 1708 - 4 January 1769)
     James MacPherson was born circa 1708 in Scotland.
     James died on 4 January 1769 in Laggan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. James MacPherson, Crathie, Croy, aged 60 in there, St Kenneth's chyd.

James MacPherson

(29 February 1828 - )
     James MacPherson was born on 29 February 1828 in Cults, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was christened on 1 March 1828 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. At the Roman Catholic chapel1828 1st March at Cults, James l.d. to James McPherson by Euphemia Stuart was born 29 Feb and baptised 1 March 1828 in presence of William & Clementina McPherson, Tomintoul, uncle and aunt to the child, sponsors.
. He was the son of James MacPherson and Euphemia Stuart. James MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 "status animarum" in the household of James MacPherson and Euphemia Stuart in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. John, Robert and James was listed as a child of James MacPherson in the in 1836 "status animarum" in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael Banffshire.
     James MacPherson appeared on the 1841 census in the household of James MacPherson and Euphemia Stuart in Tomintoul.

James MacPherson

(before 28 March 1815 - )
     James MacPherson was born before 28 March 1815 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was christened on 28 March 1815 in Kirkmichael. He was the son of James MacPherson and Elspet Innes.
     James MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 'status animarum' in Wester Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.
     James MacPherson and John MacPherson were recorded on the 1841 census in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael. John McPherson, 30, farmer, James McPherson, 25, James 8, Margaret 7 & Donald 4, with Jean McPherson, 20, female servant, Christian Cruickshank, 15, all born in the county except Christian.
     James MacPherson and James MacPherson were recorded on the 1851 census in Haugh, Inveravon, Banffshire. James McPherson, servant, unmarried, aged 31, was a farm servant in the household of Mary Briggs or Stuart. He was born in Kirkmichael as were most of her children. James MacPherson was listed as John MacPherson's brother in the 1881 census in Kirkmichael.

James MacPherson

(26 December 1812 - )
     James MacPherson was RC. He was born on 26 December 1812 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. James McPherson, lawful son to Paul McPherson Tomintoul by Anne Grant was born 26th and baptised the 30th Dec 1812 in presence of Jas McPherson, shoemaker and Ann Ross sponsors by me.. He was the son of Paul MacPherson and Ann or Margeret Grant. James MacPherson was christened on 30 December 1812 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael Banffshire. In the RC chapel.

James MacPherson

(22 September 1683 - )
     James MacPherson was born on 22 September 1683 in Boharm, Moray, Scotland. He was the son of Paul MacPherson (17th century) and Isabell Innes.

James MacPherson

(29 August 1847 - )
     James MacPherson was born on 29 August 1847 in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was the son of Paul MacPherson and Margaret Laing.

James MacPherson

(26 March 1763 - )
     James MacPherson was born on 26 March 1763 in Inveravon, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of John MacPherson and Margaret Cumming.

James MacPherson

(before 13 February 1832 - )
     James MacPherson was born before 13 February 1832 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of Donald MacPherson and Margaret Cameron (McPherson).

James C MacPherson

(circa 1861 - )
     James C MacPherson was born circa 1861. He was the son of John MacPherson and Margaret Grant.

Major James F MacPherson

(11 November 1835 - 20 December 1912)
     Major James F MacPherson was born on 11 November 1835 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of Rev Charles MacPherson and Mary Farquharson. Major James F MacPherson was christened on 30 November 1835 in Tomintoul.
     James died on 20 December 1912 aged 77. He was a Major in the 62nd Regiment of Foot; unmarried, Major in 8th Regt, succeeded brother in Corrachree.

James Forbes MacPherson

(25 July 1906 - 22 May 1961)
     James Forbes MacPherson was born on 25 July 1906 in 'Laurie', Middlebridge, Betley, Victoria. On the 25th July at 'Laurie', Middlebridge, the wife of Wm McPherson - a son.. He was the son of William MacPherson and Isabella Forbes.
James Forbes MacPherson married Hinomoa Mary Vernon in Victoria.
     James and Hinomoa were registered at 'Laurie', Betley, Victoria, on the 1954 electoral roll.
     James died on 22 May 1961 in Betley, Victoria, aged 54. He was buried on 24 May 1961 in Eddington.

Jane MacPherson

(1845 - 1920)
     Jane MacPherson was born in 1845 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was aged 30 at her mother's death.. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie.
     Jane immigrated with the family to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 20 December 1848 per "Waverley".
Jane MacPherson married Joseph MacCulloch in 1867 in Victoria, Australia.
     In Paul MacPherson's will dated 24 September 1897 in Carisbrook, Victoria, Jane MacPherson was named as heir.
     Jane was registered as McCulloch, Jane, h.d. at Carisbrook, Victoria, on the 1908 electoral roll. Also listed were McCulloch, George, farmer; John, farmer; Joseph, farmer; Matilda, h.d; Robert, farmer; all at Carisbrook; William, Charlotte Plains, farm labourer.
     Jane MacPherson was mentioned in the will of Joseph MacCulloch dated 23 April 1915.
     Jane died in 1920 in Maryborough, Victoria. 20 March from descendant's Ancestry tree. She was buried in the cemetery, Carisbrook. Memorial inscription: In memory of Joseph McCulloch, and also – his wife Jane (no dates) The register destroyed by fire in 1921.

Children of Jane MacPherson and Joseph MacCulloch

Jane MacPherson

(19 April 1825 - )
     Jane MacPherson was born on 19 April 1825 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was christened on 20 April 1825 in Kirkmichael. She was the daughter of James MacPherson and Penuel Grant. Elizabeth, Jane and Isabel were listed as the children of James MacPherson in the 1851 census in Aberlour, Banffshire.

Jane MacPherson

(21 July 1839 - )
     Jane MacPherson was born illegitimate on 21 July 1839 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Ann Murray. Jane MacPherson was christened on 8 August 1839 in Tomintoul. Jane, Mary and Isabella were listed as the children of Ann Murray in the 1851 census in Cullochy, Abernethy, Inverness-shire.

Jane MacPherson

(1 February 1809 - )
     Jane MacPherson was RC. She was born on 1 February 1809 in Balnakyle, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Elisabeth Stuart. Jane MacPherson was christened on 5 February 1809 in Tomintoul, Banffshire. Paul & Anne McPherson were sponsors to Jane, l.d. to John McPherson and Elisabeth Stuart of Balnakyle 5 Feb 1809.
     Jane MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 'status animarum' in Balnakyle, Kirkmichael.
Jane MacPherson married Alexander Stuart on 4 July 1832 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Alexr Stuart, dyster, Fotherletter & Jane McPherson, Balnakyle both in this parish (or 11th]
Alexander Stuart, Dyster and carding master Glenbrind and Jane McPherson, lawful daughter of the late John McPherson, Balnakyle and Elisabeth Stuart having produced a certificate of the regular proclamation of their marriage at the parish kirk and having been proclaimed 3 successive Sundays at the Chapel Tomintoul and no objections offered were married upon the 4 July 1832 in presence of William McPherson, Audright, James Stuart, Fodderletter and other
witnesses
.
     Jane MacPherson appeared on the in 1836 'status animarum' in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.

Children of Jane MacPherson and Alexander Stuart

Jane MacPherson

     Jane MacPherson married Paul MacPherson on 3 July 1838 in Kingussie & Insch, Inverness-shire.

Janet MacPherson

(before 10 July 1733 - )
     Janet MacPherson was born before 10 July 1733 in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was christened on 10 July 1733 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Janet Bain.

Janet MacPherson

(31 March 1765 - )
     Janet MacPherson was christened on 31 March 1765 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Angus MacPherson and Ann Stewart.

Janet MacPherson

(before 4 April 1767 - )
     Janet MacPherson was born before 4 April 1767 in Tomachlaggan, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was christened on 4 April 1767 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Janet, daughter to John McPherson in Tomachlaggan & Jean Turner his party. She was the daughter of John MacPherson and Jean Turner.

Janet MacPherson

(before 1750 - )
     Janet died in Banffshire, Scotland. She was born before 1750 in Banffshire. She was the daughter of unlinked early MacPherson.

Child of Janet MacPherson

Janet MacPherson

(December 1768 - )
     Janet MacPherson was christened in December 1768 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. Janet, daughter to Robert McPherson in Inveraury & Elspet McDonald his spouse.. She was the daughter of Robert MacPherson and Elspet MacDonald.

Janet MacPherson

(circa 1750 - )
     Janet MacPherson was born circa 1750 in Banffshire, Scotland.
Janet MacPherson married Alexander MacPherson, son of unlinked early MacPherson, before 1771.

Child of Janet MacPherson and Alexander MacPherson

Janet MacPherson

(28 August 1812 - )
     Janet MacPherson was born on 28 August 1812 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of James MacPherson and Elspet Innes. Janet MacPherson was christened on 1 September 1812 in the Roman Catholic chapel, Tomintoul.
     Janet MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 'status animarum' in Wester Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.

Janet MacPherson

(1 February 1837 - )
     Janet MacPherson was born on 1 February 1837 in Scalan (Furan of), Glenlivet, Banffshire. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Catherine Christie.
Janet MacPherson and Ann MacPherson, John MacPherson, Donald MacPherson, William MacPherson and Robert MacPherson were mentioned on 12 June 1839.
     Janet died in Chapeltown, Glenlivet, Inveravon, Banffshire.

Janet Belgowan MacPherson

(10 November 1852 - )
     Janet Belgowan MacPherson was commonly known as Jessie. She was born on 10 November 1852 in Picton, New South Wales, Australia. She was aged 21 at her mother's death. She was the daughter of Paul MacPherson and Jane Emslie. Janet Belgowan MacPherson was christened on 19 December 1852 in the Camden circuit, New South Wales. As a Wesleyan.
Janet Belgowan MacPherson witnessed James Robertson and Mary Ann MacPherson's wedding on 7 April 1869 in Newmarket, near Avoca, Victoria, Australia.
Janet Belgowan MacPherson married Andrew James Barr in 1874 in Victoria.
     In Paul MacPherson's will dated 24 September 1897 in Carisbrook, Victoria, Janet Belgowan MacPherson was named as heir.

Child of Janet Belgowan MacPherson and Andrew James Barr