Taken from the 1881 census Schoolhouse, Kinellar, Aberdeen. James Mearns--age 38,Teacher of Public School, born Bourtie, Aberdeen. James Alexander---son, age 8, born Kinellar. William Y----son, born Kinellar. Jessie Ann---daughter, age 5, born Kinellar. Helen Emslie--Gen Servant, age 18, born Kennethmount, Aberdeen.
5 Link Street, Pitsligo, Aberdeen. Alexander Youngston--Inspector of the Poor, age 78, born Strichan, Aberdeen. Helen---wife, age 66, born Pitsligo. Margaret Mearns---daughter,Scoolmaster's wife,age 45, born Pitsligo.
From the IGI a James Mearns was christened at Bourtie 25/12/1842 to a James Mearns and an Ann Reid.
The only ones that tie in on the 1881 census are 3 Belmont Road, Bourtie, Old Machar, Aberdeen. Rev James Mearns--retired Schoolmaster Licentiate of the Church of Scotland, age 75, born Bourtie. Jessie---wife, age 69, born Bourtie.