Barbara Mitchell

(14 February 1798 - before 27 August 1869)
     Barbara Mitchell was born on 14 February 1798 in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire.
     Barbara Mitchell married James Emslie, son of Peter Emslie and Mary Law, on 20 September 1824 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire.
     Barbara Mitchell and James Emslie appeared on the 1841 census in Backbrae, Premnay. James Emslie aged 55, farmer, Barbara aged 45, James 14, Mary 12, William 12, Alex 10, Ann 8, Barbara 6, John & George aged 4, Isabel 2, and Robert aged 5 months. In the next household but same building are Peter Emslie aged 25, ag. lab., with Alex Gray, Ag. lab, 35; William Davidson, aged 15, ag. lab., and Margaret Meldrum aged 15, F.S.
     Barbara Mitchell and James Emslie were recorded on the 1851 census in Premnay. James Emslie, aged 65, farmer of 80 acres, born at Tullynessle with his wife Barbara aged 55, born Kinnethmont, William aged 21, Alexander aged 19, both ag. labs, Ann aged 17 & Barbara aged 15, both house servants, John aged 13, ag. lab, George 13, Isabel 11, & Robert 9, all scholars, all born at Premnay.
     Barbara Mitchell and James Emslie appeared on the 1861 census in Premnay. James Emslie, 75, head, born Tullynessle, farmer of 80 acres employing 4 labourers, with his wife Barabara 63, born Kinethmont, and children Alexander 28, born Premnay, Ann 25, ditto, George 22, ditto, Isobel 20, ditto, Ann 1, grand daughter, born Premnay, and John Watt aged 13 and George Anderson aged 15, farm servants.
     Barbara died before 27 August 1869 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire.
     Her will was proved on 27 August 1869 at Aberdeen. Barbara Emslie alias Mitchell, residing at Backbrae in the parish of Premnay, widow of James Emslie, farmer, inventory.

Children of Barbara Mitchell and James Emslie

James Emslie

(24 August 1825 - )
     James Emslie was christened on 24 August 1825 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire. He was the son of James Emslie and Barbara Mitchell.
     James Emslie appeared on the 1841 census in the household of James Emslie and Barbara Mitchell in Backbrae, Premnay.
     James Emslie married Isobel Beattie on 6 September 1848 in Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
     James Emslie and Isobel Beattie were recorded on the 1851 census in Auchlevan, Premnay, Aberdeenshire. James Emslie, head, m. 24, carpenter, house wright, cart wright employing 1 man, born Premnay; Isobel E, wife 24, carpenter's wife, b. Inverury; Andrew son 2 born Premnay; James son 2 months, b. Premnay; Gordon Watt? sevt. unm. 21?, Appr. to carpenter, born Banffshire Cabruck??; John Robertson, lodger unm. 19, shepherd b. Insch; James Robertson, visitor, unm. 9 scholar, b. Insch; James Beattie, visitor unm. 9?, scholar, b. Insch. James was a carpenter in 1851.
     He was a source for the name Backbrae in the Ordnance Survey books 1865-1871.
     James Emslie and Isobel Beattie appeared on the 1871 census in 4 North Broadford, Old Machar. James Emslie, 45, head, house carpenter, born Lonmay, Abd, with his wife Isabella 44, born Premnay?, Abd, and children Andrew 22, born Premnay?, James 21, butcher, born Premnay, Peter 18, house carpenter, born Premnay, Mary 16, grand daughter born Premnay, Barbara, 14, daughter born "Neig", Abd, Betsy, aged 9, daughter, ditto, John, son, 7, born Monymusk, Jessie, 5, daughter, born Monymusk, Alexander 4, son, born Monymusk.

Children of James Emslie and Isobel Beattie

John Emslie

(14 March 1837 - )
     John Emslie was christened on 14 March 1837 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire. He was the son of James Emslie and Barbara Mitchell.
     John Emslie appeared on the 1841 census in the household of James Emslie and Barbara Mitchell in Backbrae, Premnay. Robert, William, Alexander, Isabel, George, John, Barbara and Ann were listed as the children of James Emslie in the 1851 census in Premnay.