23 November 2014

Champion ploughmen in Kincardineshire

Ploughing Matches, Kincardineshire. - On Wednesday the 9th instant, the Competition for the Premiums given by the Highland Society of Scotland to the Ploughmen in the Highland District of the County, took place on the Farm of Maryfield, in presence of a Committee of the Society, of which General Burnett, of Banchory, was Convener.  Twenty-five Ploughs started; and although the day was most unfavourable, the zeal of the Ploughmen induced them to persevere, in the midst of excessive wind and rain, until they had completed a sufficient quantity of work to enable the Judges to determine as to their respective merits.  The whole work, notwithstanding the badness of the weather, was well excecuted, and the Premiums were awarded as follows:-

The 1st, being 3 L. and the Highland Society's Medal, to David Nicol, servant to Colonel Wood, at Deebank.

The 2d, being 2 L, and the Society's Medal, to David Moir, servant to Sir Robert Burnett of Crathes.

The 3d, being 1 L. 12s. 6d., to George Stevenson, tenant's son at Balfour of Durris.

The 4th, being 1 L. 5s., to Alexander Gordon, at Denside of Durris.

The 5th, being 1 L., to William Thom, at Balbridie of Durris.

The 6th, being 15s, to James Burnett, at Maryfield.

The 7th, being 10s, to Andrew Reid, at East Boat of Durris.

The 8th, being 7s. 6d., to William Duncan, servant to Gen. Burnett.

On the Wednesday following, the Competition for the Premiums given by the Kincardineshire Agricultural Association to Ploughmen in the Lower District, took place on the Farm of Mr Garland, at Cairnton, in presence of Mr Menzies of Pitfodels, the Vice-President, and a great concourse of spectators.  On a signal by Mr Menzies, from a neighbouring eminence, no fewer than fifty-two Ploughs started, forty-nine of them drawn by horses, and three by oxen.  The day was fine, and the spectators were much pleased with the gratifying sight of more than half a hundred Ploughs at work at the same time.  The horses and oxen were in the best condition, and their value was estimated at upwards of three thousand pounds.  When the work was completed, the Judges came upon the field: but from the extent of the ground ploughed, and difficulty, where the whole was excellent, of determining what was best, they were only able, that night, to report in general, that they had never before seen such work.  Next morning, they awarded the Premiums as follows:

The 1st, being 3 L. and the Association's Medal, to Alexander McLarin, servant to Mr Garland, at Cairnton.

The 2d, being 2 L. and the Association's Medal, to Thomas Spalding, also servant at Cairnton.

The 3d, being 1 L. 10s., to David Milne, servant at Kinkell.

the 4th, being 1 L. 5s., to James Simpson, servant to Mr Williamson Burnett of Monboddo.

The 5th, being 1 L., to George Ellis, servant to William Taylor at Fordoun.

The 6th, being 15s., to George Thow, servant at Balbegno.

The 7th, being 12., to William Hendry, at Corsebauld.

The 8th, being 8s., to James Caird, servant to Mr John Johnston, Pitnamoon.

The first premium was gained with oxen, and the others with horses.

The emulation of the ploughmen, and the excellence of the work at these matches, shew the good effects which have been produced by the establishment of Ploughing Matches in Kincardineshire; and it is pleasing to observe the great improvement which is yearly taking place in this important department of husbandry.

On both occasions, a considerable number of landed proprietors and farmers dined together; and spent the evenings with much conviviality and harmony.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 23rd November 1814.

Garioch Ploughing Competition

The Ploughing Competition for the Premiums given by the Highland Society of Scotland, in the District of Garioch, book place on the Farm of Old Rayne, occupied by Mr James Philip, on Thursday the 27th October, when the Prized were awarded by the judges as follows -

1st, Three Guineas, and the Society's Silver Medal, to William Reid, servant to Mr Stephen, Conglass.

2d, Two Guineas, and a Silver Medal to William Anderson, servant to Mr Keith, Netherthird.

3d, Two Guineas, to Alex. Watson, servant to ditto.

4th, One Guinea and a Half, to John Geddes, servant to Mr Smith, Greenhall.

5th, One Guinea, to William Morrison, servant to Mr Jopp, Nether Boddom.

6th, One Half Guinea , to Peter Rough, Portstown.

The Ploughing was executed much to the satisfaction of the judges.  After the business, upwards of thirty Gentlemen dined together at Pitmachie; and passed the evening with that harmony and conviviality which ever attends Meetings having the agricultural interests of the country as their object.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 23rd November 1814.

16 November 2014

Upper Dagie & Wester Tolmads, Kincardine O'Neil

FARMS,
IN THE PARISH OF KINCARDINE O'NEIL
To be Let, for Nineteen Years.

THE Farm of UPPER DAGIE, as presently possessed by William Low, entry at Whitsunday 1816; and that part of the Farm of WESTER TOLMADS, presently possessed by Alexander Milne, entry Whitsunday 1815.

These possessions both belong to the trust estate of Francis Fraser of Findrack; and offers for leases of the same may be lodged with Alexander Smith, Advocate, Correction-wynd, Aberdeen, who will inform as to further particulars.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 16th November 1814.

Reward for the apprehension of John Ogg

REWARD.

WHEREAS upon the night betwixt the 8th and 9th days of November current, the DEAD BODY of a WOMAN was taken out of its Grave, and feloniously carried off from the Church-Yard of this City; - And Whereas there is reason to suspect that JOHN OGG, Student of Medicine in Aberdeen, was implicated therein,
A REWARD OF TEN GUINEAS
is hereby offered to any person or persons who shall give such information as may lead to the apprehending of the said JOHN OGG; to be paid by Alexander Cadenhead, Advocate in Aberdeen, Procurator Fiscal of this city and liberties, on the said John Ogg's being so apprehended.

Council-Chamber, Aberdeen, 15th Nov. 1814.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 16th November 1814.

9 November 2014

Reward for the apprehension of George Milne

REWARD.

WHEREAS upon the night betwixt the 26th and 27th of October last, a man of the name of WILLIAM LUMSDEN, Labourer in Aberdeen, received an injury upon the head while on the public street, and died upon the evening of Friday following; and as it is supposed, the said William Lumsden's death was occasioned by the foresaid injury: And whereas there is reason to suspect that GEORGE MILNE, Student of Medicine in Aberdeen was implicated, or art and part, in inflicting the said injury, - A REWARD of
TWENTY POUNDS Sterling
is hereby offered to any person or persons who shall apprehend and lodge the person of the said George Milne in any one of his Majesty's Jails; to be paid by Alexander Cadenhead, Procurator Fiscal of this Burgh, upon the said George Milne's being so lodged.

Council-Chamber, 7th Nov. 1814.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SAID GEORGE MILNE.

He is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high - of a slender make - about 24 years of age - of a pale complexion - pitted a little with the small pox - dark brown hair - hazle eyes - and speaks the Aberdeen dialect.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 9th November 1814.

Sale of John Gray's & Alexander Knight's properties in Huntly

HOUSES AND GARDENS IN HUNTLY
FOR SALE, OR TO BE LET.

THE TENEMENTS, Houses, and Gardens, which formerly belonged to John Gray, Messenger in Huntly, and now to James Grant, Advocate in Aberdeen, situated on the north side of the street leading from the north end of the Square or Market-palace [sic] of Huntly towards the Bridge of Bogie.

Also the Tenements, Houses, and Garden, which formerly belonged to Alexander Knight, Tailor in Huntly, and now to Mr Grant, lying on the north west side of the street leading from the Muir or Cattle Market Stance past the Old School

These subjects are in good repair, substantially built, and well worth the attention of any person wishing such property.  The Proprietor is anxious to dispose of them; and therefore great bargains may be expected.  Entry to the premises at Whitsunday next.

If not sold, the whole will be let to Tenants for One Year from Whitsunday ensuing.

For farther particulars, apply to the Proprietor, or Mr Milne, Saddler in Huntly, who is fully authorised to conclude a bargain.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 9th November 1814.

2 November 2014

John Henderson, Rothiemay

NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS.

THOSE having Claims against JOHN HENDERSON, in Sheel parks of Rothiemay, are requested to lodge the same, legally vouched, betwixt and the 15th day of November current, with William Innes, Auctioneer in Netherdale; or John Wilson, in Milltown of Rothiemay: - - With certification to those who fail to comply with this intimation, that they shall receive no part of the Banrkupt's funds.  Those who have not paid in the amount of their bills and accompts due the said John Henderson, at the time of his bankruptcy, are desired to pay the same to John Wilson, before the said 15th of November, as a meeting of the whole Creditors is desired that day, at Milltown of Rothiemay, to receive their proportions.

[Not to be repeated]

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 2nd November 1814.