26 June 2016

Robert Falder


WHEREAS reports highly injurious to the Credit of ROBERT FALDER of Blairshinnoch, have of late been most industriously propagated, he requests every person to whom he is indebted, to meet at the house of James Allan, Vintner, Banff, upon Saturday the 29th June instant, at noon, that a full state of his affairs may be laid before them, and from which Mr Falder confidently expects all concerned will be satisfied of their ample security, as well as of the motives which have given rise to the above mentioned reports.

Blairshinnoch, June 13, 1816.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 26th June 1816.

Public roup of Monquhitter properties


On Friday the 5th day of July next, at 6 o'clock afternoon, there will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the New Inn, Aberdeen,

THE LANDS and ESTATE of ASLEID, lying in the Parish of Monquhitter, and County of Aberdeen, containing 236 acres, and at present let to sundry Tenants for £73.

As also, the 5th Lot of the  LANDS of GREENS, in the same Parish, possessed by John Kennedy and others, containing 138 acres, and renting about £40.

These lands will be sold together, or separately.  They are for the most part arable; capable of great improvement, and well supplied with moss; on Asleid, there is a tolerable Mansion-house, and some Wood.  At the expiry of the leases, more than double rent will be got for some of the possessions, and a great increase on the others.

The lands hold of subjects superior; the public burdens are trifling, and a considerable part of the price may remain in the purchaser's hands for years.

The title deeds and plans of both properties, are in the hands of William Stuart, Advocate in Aberdeen, to whom application may be made for further particulars; John Donald at Asleid, and James Milne at Greens, will point out the boundaries.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 26th June 1816.

19 June 2016

Friendly Societies

The Tarland Wright Friendly Society held their General Annual Meeting at Tarland, on Friday the 31st May, when after examining the state of their funds, which they found in a flourishing condition, they elected unanimously the following Office-bearers, viz.:-

John Skene, Depute-Master;
William Donaldson, treasurer; William Nicol, boxmaster; John Clerk, and John Archie, stewards; Alexander Esson, William Muie, William McCondach, John Middleton, and Alexander Thomson, assessors; Arthur Reid, clerk; John Clerk, officer.

Office-bearers of the Dyer Society, Newbridge, 11th June, 1816, viz.:-

Alexander Machray, Depute-Master;
George Gordon, treasurer; Gilbert Smith, secretary, George Wood, William Fettes, and William Mutch, key-bearers; John Silver, and William Matthews, stewards, George Duncan, James Duncan, Robert Machray, James Greig, George Dunbar, and George Christie, counsellors; William Troup, clerk; William Still, officer.

At Kincardine O'Niel, June 3, 1816, was held the Annual General Meeting of the Kincardine O'Niel Farmer Friendly Society; after collecting the Quarter Pennies, they proceeded to examine into the Society's Funds, which they found in a very flourishing condition.  They then proceeded to elect Office-bearers and Managers, to conduct the business of the Society for the ensuing year, when the following were elected, viz.:-

David Alexander, Vice-President;
Alexander Gordon, treasurer; Dr. Sherriffs, and Charles Wilson, assessors, James Clark, Andrew Adam, James Forbes, and John Smith, stewards; Charles Ewen, and Robert Cromar, key-bearers; Alexander Ross, clerk; John Brown, officer.

Inverury, 5th June, 1816.
The Male and Female Friendly Society held their Second Annual General Meeting in the Town Hall here this day.  After collecting the half yearly payments, and settling the accounts of the Society, which was found in a very flourishing condition, they consisting of nearly 300 Members, of which about one half are Females, and, who by the Rules not only attend, but vote at Elections; when there were elected for the ensuing year:-

JAMES NICOL, President,
James Smith, Vice-President;
Alexander Anderson, treasurer; James Philip, boxmaster; John Bannerman, secretary; and for directors William Moir, Robert Anderson, George Anderson, Peter Wyness, George Lyon, John Skene, George Russell, and William Anderson; George Taylor, clerk; and John Cocker, officer.

The Society concluded the evening with a Ball, conducted with great harmony and decorum, and kept up to a late hour with much spirit and glee.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th June 1816.

12 June 2016

Printfield property

On Friday the 21st June current, at 6 o'clock in the evening, there will be exposed to sale by public auction, within the Lemon-tree tavern in Aberdeen,

A PIECE of GROUND, measuring 54 feet in front along the North-side of the Inverury Turnpike-road, with the Dwelling House thereon.

The Dwelling-house is neatly fitted up, possesses every necessary conveniency, and is always well tenanted.  The ground floor consists of a Shop, which was for sometime occupied by George Thomson, grocer and spirit dealer, and presently by Thomas Hector, where business has always been done to a very considerable extent; and as the property is situated in the neighbourhood of the Printfield Works, and other extensive Manufactories, it is seldom that so eligible an object is to be found in the Market.

The title deeds and articles of roup may be seen in the hands of Alex. Cadenhead, Advocate in Aberdeen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 12th June 1816.

Farm lease

For 18 years, from Whitsunday next,

THAT FARM on the ESTATE of KINMUCK, in the parish of Keith-hall, presently occupied by James Bisset, containing about 50 Acres of arable ground, and nearly seven of barren ground and pasture.

David Low in Kinmuck will shew the Farm, and offers may be lodged with Messrs. Blaikie and Bannerman, King-Street.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 12th June 1816.

5 June 2016


WHEREAS, upon the night between the 10th and 11th days of January last, some evil disposed person or persons did maliciously fire a Gun or Pistol, loaded with slugs, through one of the windows in the dwelling house of Alexander Innes, Constable in New Pitsligo; and did also on the same night, enter the said Alexander Innes's stack yard and throw down and scatter two stacks of Oats belonging to him; and it being desirable that the perpetrators of these outrages should be discovered, and brought to justice, a REWARD of TEN GUINEAS is hereby offered, by Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bartl; and a further REWARD of TEN GUINEAS by Hugh Fullerton, Procurator Fiscal of the County of Aberdeen, to any one who will give such information to the said Hugh Fullerton, as shall lead to the discovery and conviction of the persons, or any of them, who were guilty of both or either of the felonious acts above mentioned.

Aberdeen, June 5th, 1816.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 5th June 1816.

George Willox, Kingseat


THE said George Willox having granted a Disposition to James Blaikie and Thomas Sangster, Advocates in Aberdeen, as Trustees for behoof of his Creditors; it is requested that all those having claims against him, will lodge the same with either of the Trustees, within fourteen days from this date.

Aberdeen, 4th June, 1816.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 5th June 1816.