James Emslie

(4 February 1851 - )
     James Emslie was born on 4 February 1851 in Auchleven, Premnay, Aberdeenshire. He was the son of James Emslie and Isobel Beattie. James Emslie was christened on 22 February 1851 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Andrew and James were listed as the children of James Emslie in the 1851 census in Auchlevan, Premnay, Aberdeenshire. Andrew, James, Peter, Mary, Barbara, Betsy, John, Jessie and Alexander were listed as the children of James Emslie in the 1871 census in 4 North Broadford, Old Machar.

Barbara Ledingham

(circa 1786 - 1872)
     Barbara Ledingham was born circa 1786 in Insch, Aberdeenshire.
     Barbara Ledingham married Peter Emslie, son of Peter Emslie, before 1822. There is an inventory for Margaret Emslie or Ledingham, widow of Peter Emslie, farmer, Upper EdinGarioch, Premnay. NAS SC1/37/72 f. 175.
     Barbara Ledingham and Peter Emslie appeared on the 1841 census in Upper Edingarioch, Premnay, Aberdeenshire. Peter Emslie, aged 60, farmer, Barbara 55, James, 15, Mary 15, Peter 15, Jennet, 14, Alexander 10, all born in the county.There were others (Wuksibm Tough ^ Ingam) in the same building.
     Barbara Ledingham was living as a parent in the household of James Emslie in the 1851 census in Edingarioch, Premnay.
     Barbara Ledingham was living as a parent in the household of James Emslie in Premnay, in the 1861 census in Premnay. James Emslie, head, 39, born Premnay, farmer of 104 acres employing 5 labourers, with his mother Barbara, 45! (75), farmer's widow, born Insch, Alexander, 29, brother, ploughman; Janet Emslie, 32, sister, both born Premnay. Barbara Ledingham was listed as James Emslie's mother in the 1871 census in Edengarioch, Premnay, Aberdeenshire. James Emslie, head, 49 farmer of 116 acres arable employing 12 men and 2 boys, born Premnay, Barbra Emslie, mother, 86, born Insch, Abd.
     Barbara died in 1872 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire.
     Her will was proved on 7 February 1873 at Aberdeen. Mrs Barbara Emslie alias Ledingham, widow of Peter Emslie, farmer in Upper Edingarioch in the parish of Premnay.

Children of Barbara Ledingham and Peter Emslie

James Emslie

(11 January 1822 - 2 June 1893)
     James Emslie was christened on 11 January 1822 in Premnay, Aberdeenshire. He was the son of Peter Emslie and Barbara Ledingham.
     James Emslie appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Peter Emslie and Barbara Ledingham in Upper Edingarioch, Premnay, Aberdeenshire.
     James Emslie was recorded on the 1851 census in Edingarioch, Premnay. James Emslie, head, unmarried, 29, farmer of 90 acres & 80? moor, employing 1 in & 4 outdoor lab., born Premnay; Barbara, mother, widow, 65, formerly farmers wife, born Insch; Peter, brother 25, farm lab. born Premnay; Janet sister, 22, house servant, born Premnay; Alexander, brother 20, farm labourer, born Premnay; Jean Ross, house servant, 35 born Kennethmont; John Robertson servant 23, farm lab. born Clatt?; George Tough, servant 15, farm lab. born Premnay; Alexander Robie, lodger unmarried, 27, shepherd, born Glenmuick; John Simpson - widower, 73? Beggar, said to be ag. lab. born Brichan, Forfarshire.
     James Emslie appeared on the 1861 census in Premnay. James Emslie, head, 39, born Premnay, farmer of 104 acres employing 5 labourers, with his mother Barbara, 45! (75), farmer's widow, born Insch, Alexander, 29, brother, ploughman; Janet Emslie, 32, sister, both born Premnay.
     James Emslie appeared on the 1871 census in Edengarioch, Premnay, Aberdeenshire. James Emslie, head, 49 farmer of 116 acres arable employing 12 men and 2 boys, born Premnay, Barbra Emslie, mother, 86, born Insch, Abd.
     James Emslie appeared on the 1881 census in Upper Edingarioch, Premnay. James Emslie, unmarried, 59, born Premnay, Aberdeen, Head, farmer of 116 Acres employing 2 Men, 2 Boys, 2 Girls; Agnes Booth, unmarried, 50, born Leslie, Aberdeen, Rel: Servant, Housekeeper; Ann Booth unmarried, 19, born Tullynessle, Aberdeen, general Sevt (Domestic); Jas. Henderson, born Premnay, Aberdeen, farm Servant; Robt. Duncan, 16, born Premnay, Aberdeen, farm Servant.
     James Emslie appeared on the 1891 census in Edingarrock, Premnay. James Emslie, 68, born Premnay, farmer, with a housekeeper & servants.
     James died on 2 June 1893 in Overtown of Edingarioch, Premnay, Aberdeenshire, aged 71.
     His will was proved on 31 July 1893. James Emslie, late farmer, Overtown or Everton of Edingarioch, other Upper Edingarioch, parish of Premnay.