21 December 2014

Alexander Watt, Sea-town of Cowie

To be let, for nineteen years, entry immediately.

THAT PIECE of GROUND, near the Sea-town of COWIE, lately occupied by the deceased Alexander Watt, and consisting of about three acres.  It is in the immediate neighbourhood of Stonehaven, and, being particularly adapted for a Nursery, is well worth the attention of any person who may wish to carry on that business.

Applications to be made to Mr. Christie, Writer, Stonehaven, who will give information as to particulars, and settle as to terms for a lease.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 21st December 1814.

Drowning at Grandholm

A boy, of the name of Monro, last week fell into the Mill-lead at Grandholm Mill, which was full of water, owing to a sluice being left open, and he was in consequence unfortunately drowned.  His body, notwithstanding diligent search, has not been found.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 21st December 1814.

William Caie, slater

We are happy in being enabled to state that the report of Wm. CAIE, Slater, having been killed, from a fall he received, is not true.  He was much bruised, but is now in a fair way of recovery.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, 21st December 1814.

14 December 2014

Eliza F. Cruden

We insert with painful regret a melancholy accident which took place in the vicinity of Cupar of Angus on Thursday the 8th instant.  As ELIZA FARQUHARSON CRUDEN, a child of five years old, and daughter of William Cruden, Esq. was travelling northward, the door of the carriage, by some unhappy circumstance flew open, whereby the child was precipitated with violence on the road, when the back of the head pitching on the ground, deprived her immediately of life.  Her body was brought to this place, and interred on Sunday last, in the burying ground here.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 14th December 1814.

Betty Grant: reward for information


THERE was a middle aged woman absconded from her service, early on Monday morning, and carried off with her, almost the whole of her Mistress's Wearing Apparel.  She calls herself BETTY GRANT, and said she was a native of Fraserburgh.  She is a thick, small sized woman, black complexion, her last service was with Gilbert Thom, in Echt.  A Reward will be given to any person who can give information concerning her.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 14th December 1814.

James McBeath

On this day we remember James McBeath, Lance-Corporal in 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed on 14th December 1914 near Ypres.  He was the son of Mary Ann Dow and the father of the renowned folk-singer Jimmy McBeath, to whom a stone is dedicated in Portsoy New Cemetery.

7 December 2014

George Stronach, master of sloop Mariner

On the 19th inst. a coroner's inquest was held at Newcastle, on the body of Geo. Stronach, master of the sloop Mariner, of Garmouth, who was unfortunately killed by falling off an arched foot road, leading down the south shore, Gateshead.  He had been at the sign of the Lion (which is not twenty yards from the place) the Wednesday night preceding, and left the house about nine o'clock, to go on board of his sloop then lying in the river, and though almost immediately taken back to the Lion, and the assistance of a surgeon very soon obtained, he only survived a few hours.  - Verdict accidental death.  This dangerous pass is immediately to be buttressed, and put in such a state as to prevent similar accidents in future.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 7th December 1814.