29 October 2014

Sgt William Gordon, Portsoy

Today we remember Sergeant William Gordon, 5889 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who lost his life near Ypres on 29th October 1914 at the age of 35.  He was the son of William & Isabella Gordon who lived at 18 Cullen Street in Portsoy.

26 October 2014

John Farquharson, Stonehaven

TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS.

THOSE Creditors who have lodged and proved their Claims on the Estate of JOHN FARQUHARSON, Manufacturer in Stonehaven, will receive an interim dividend of Five Shillings per Pound, on applying to William Anderson, Writer in Stonehaven.

Intimation is hereby given to those persons still Indebted to the said John Farquarson, that prosecutions will forthwith be raised against them, if their debts are not immediately paid to the said William Anderson.

Stonehaven, 17th October, 1814.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 26th October 1814.

Mains of Troup, Gamrie

CAPITAL GRASS PARKS.

There are to be Let for Pasture, and entered to at Martinmas
next,

THOSE TWO INCLOSURES on MAINS of TROUP called PIRGAIR's PARK and the LAWN PARK, as at present occupied by Mr George Williamson, of St John's Well. - These inclosures are extensive, have been a great number of years in grass, are well watered and sheltered, and afford both winter and summer pasture of a very superior quality.

With a view of accommodating extensive dealers, they will be let by public roup, at Troup House, on Friday the 25th day of November next, when the tacksman's entry will commence.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 26th October 1814.

19 October 2014

James Leith's wager

A few days ago, JAMES LEITH, a young man, servant to Mr SKENE of Skene, after performing a hard day's work, viz. two yokings of a 4-oxen plough in unimproved ground, undertook, for a trifling wager, to bag one hundred stones, each placed at the distance of an ell, within one hour!  He accomplished his task within 52 minutes.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th October 1814.

Accidental drowning

On Wednesday night last, as a man of the name of Donaldson, was returning with his wife from a North Country Market, he stumbled and fell on some stones by the road-side, near Hadagain, about 2 miles distant, when the latter, in her eagerness to assist him, fell into the Canal; upon which the husband, in his endeavours to rescue his wife from her perilous situation, also plunged into the water.  The alarm which was  given soon brought to their aid some of their friends, who were following closely, by whose exertions the woman was saved, but the man could not be got out before he was thus unfortunately drowned.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th October 1814.

12 October 2014

James Diack, William Strath, John Mowat

A complaint by the Procurator Fiscal, was lately brought before the Justices of the Peace, against James Diack, in Warthill, parish of Rayne, and William Strath and John Mowat, in the parish of Fyvie, for a violent assault, battery, and breach of the peace, at and immediately after the Inverury Market, in September last - in particular, for breaking the windows of William Maitland; striking and abusing William Shand, and his wife; and for striking and maltreating George Cowie, keeper of Drimmies toll-bar - all which would have been completely established by a number of witnesses.  But the Defenders having, immediately upon being cited, made the fullest recompence to the parties injured; and having also come to town, acknowledging these offences, and thrown themselves upon the mercy of the Court; the Justices were, on this occasion, disposed to cause the Fiscal drop further proceedings, on his receiving payment of the expenses incurred.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 12th October 1814.

Kincardineshire Farms

VALUABLE FARMS IN KINCARDINESHIRE,
TO LET.

THE following FARMS, in the Parish of Inverbervie, are to be let for 19 years from Martinmas next, viz:--

1st.  MAINS of HALLGREEN, containing about 200 acres arable, and 40 acres of pasture, all lying above the turnpike road leading from Bervie to Montrose, and as presently possessed by Andre Keddy.

2d.  SILLYFLATT, as lately possessed by David Brown, containing about 140 acres arable, and 15 acres of pasture.

3d.  About 50 acres of very rich arable land, and 5 acres of pasture, adjoining to the Town of Inverbervie, and Castle of Hallgreen.

These farms consist of very superior Wheat soil, with a south exposure; and are situated in the immediate vicinity of Inverbervie, and the sea port town of Gourdon; the turnpike road to Montrose passes through the lands, and few arms enjoy more local advantages, having an inexhaustible supply of Sea Weed from the Ware-hole of Gourdon, and shores of the estate, with a considerable command of Manure from the above towns.  The Town of Gourdon affords a well frequented Harbour for importing Lime and Coals, and exporting the produce of the lands, and a good weekly market is always found at Montrose, distant only 11 miles from the farms.  The Dwelling Houses and Steadings on the farms of Mains of Hallgreen and Sillyflatt are very commodious and complete, with a Thrashing Mill belonging to the proprietor attached to each steading.  

The farms will be found in excellent condition, and the entry of the incoming tenants highly favourable.

The lands will be shewn by Alexander Brown, ground officer in Bervie; and proposals for leases may be addressed to the Proprietor, James Farquhar Esq. M.P. Johnstone Lodge, by Laurencekirk; or to John Innes Esq. of Cowie, by Stonehaven; or Messrs. Innes and Dallas W.S. Edinburgh.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 12th October 1814.