Elspet Innes

(circa 1783 - 3 November 1823)
     Elspet Innes was born circa 1783 in Banffshire, Scotland.
     Elspet Innes married James MacPherson, son of unlinked early MacPherson, on 1 August 1805 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Elspet was present at James MacPherson's christening on 28 March 1815 in Kirkmichael. Elspet was present at Alexander MacPherson's christening on 29 September 1821 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire.
     Elspet died on 3 November 1823 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

Children of Elspet Innes and James MacPherson

John MacPherson

(August 1806 - )
     John MacPherson was also known as John MacPherson (of Fodderletter) in records. He was christened in August 1806 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of James MacPherson and Elspet Innes.
     John MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 'status animarum' in Wester Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. John was a farmer in Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire, from 1831.
     John MacPherson married Janet Cameron on 13 July 1831 in Kirkmichael, BAN, SCT. John McPherson, Fotherletter & Janet Cameron.
     John MacPherson and James MacPherson appeared 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.
     John MacPherson married Margaret Riach on 4 February 1846 in Kirkmichael, BAN, SCT. John McPherson of Fotherletter & Margaret Riach, Ru.ck of Croughley..
     John MacPherson and Margaret Riach were recorded on the 1851 census in Kirkmichael.
     John MacPherson appeared on the 1881 census in Kirkmichael. John McPherson, head, widower, aged 70 born Kirkmichael, farmer of 44 acres, 41 arable, employing 2 men and a girl. Living with him were James, unmarried brother, aged 66, James unmarried son, aged 48, occ farmer's son and his daughter Grace, unmarried aged 33, all born at Kirkmichael. Charles Rattray, farm servant aged 28 born Inveravon & Isabella Cameron, farm servant aged 16 born Kirkmichael were living with them.

Children of John MacPherson and Janet Cameron

Children of John MacPherson and Margaret Riach

James MacPherson

(say 1780 - )
     James MacPherson was also known as James MacPherson (of Torbain) in records. He was born say 1780 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was born before 1781 if the James aged 60 in 1841. He was the son of unlinked early MacPherson.
     Torbain was one of the first improvements on Avonside, being set out from the grazing land of Achnahyle by birleymen in 1768 and occupied by Stewarts..
     James MacPherson married Mary or Marjory or Margaret? MacGregor. James MacPherson was a tenant of the Duke of Gordon in 1821 in Torbain, Kirkmichael. The factor described him as "James McPherson, of Torbainm not good, a large family and very extravagant".
     James MacPherson and Mary or Marjory or Margaret? MacGregor appeared on the 1841 census in Torbain, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. James, farmer & Mary aged 60, with Isabella 25 & Margt McPherson f.s. aged 15.

Children of James MacPherson and Mary or Marjory or Margaret? MacGregor