John Hepburn was the fourth son of William Hepburn and Annie Fea. He was born 15th July, 1859 at Kirkwall.
In 1881 he was a miller and lived at Mill Cottage, Birsay & Harray, with his wife, child, father and brother David. He died after 1918
He married Jessie Harvey Taylor on 2nd March 1880. Jessie was born in December 1857 to John Taylor and Robina Flett.
Their children were: