15 April 2018

Pirie's Mill, Huntly


Upon Monday the fourth day of May next, there will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the house of Miss Mellis, Vintner in Huntly, at two o'clock afternoon,

THE REMAINDER of the LEASE of the FARM of PIRIE'S MILL, as occupied by Andrew Paterson, lately deceased, of which there are four years to run after Whitsunday next.  There are erected on the premises a Meal-mill, and Beating-mill, for Flax, &c.; and being situated in the immediate vicinity of Huntly, a considerable emolument may be derived therefrom.

The tenant, who must be approved of by his Grace the Duke of Gordon, will get access at Whitsunday first.

For further particulars, application may be made to Alex. Webster, Advocate, Aberdeen, or Alex. Stewart, Writer, Huntly.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 15th April 1818.

John McPherson, Gordonstown


Those to whom the deceased JOHN McPHERSON, late Gardener at Gordonstown, stand indebted at the time of his death, are requested to lodge their Claims, with oaths of veracity thereon, in the hands of James Thomson, Writer in Elgin on or before the 25th curt.; Certifying to such as fail to do so that they will be cut out of any share of the deceased's Funds, which will immediately thereafter be divided.

Not to be repeated.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 15th April 1818.

8 April 2018

Wester Tewel, Fetteresso


THE FARM of WESTER TEWEL of FETTERESSO, lately occupied by James Morison, now deceased, consisting of upwards of 100 Acres of Arable Land, of a fine early soil, with an open bottom, fit for Turnip, Wheat, or any other kind of Crop, and having a fine exposure.

There is an excellent Dwelling House and good Offices on the Farm.  There is also a MEAL MILL, with a great command of water, which will be set, either with or without the Farm as the tenant may incline.

Entry at Whitsunday next.  - Offers, in writing, to be given in to the Proprietor, at Fetteresso; or to Alex. Milne, Fetteresso, who will shew the Ground.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 8th April 1818.

Swanford, Monquhitter


To be Let, and entered to immediately, or at Whitsunday next,
SWANFORD, lying in the Parish of Monquhitter, and County of Aberdeen, lately possessed by John Hutcheon, and containing about 40 Acres of Arable Land, exclusive of a right to a considerable extent of Hill Pasture.

William Leask at Swanford will shew the Ground; and applications may be made to John Henry, in Auchingoul, betwixt this and the 15th April curt. on which day it will be Let.

Not to be repeated.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 8th April 1818.

1 April 2018

Ploughing Match in Kinnellar

On Monday the 23d ult. a Ploughing Match took place on Nether Aquhorks, in the parish of Kinnellar, at the suggestions of the neighbouring farmers.  The day was dine; and there were no less than twenty-eight ploughs in the field.  The judges were in general much pleased with the work of the various competitors; and they awarded the Prizes to the following persons:

1st Prize to Peter Davie, servant to Mr Burness, Bogheads.
2d Do. to Thomas Coutts, servant to Mr Divertie, Midmill.
3d Do. to James Hunter, servant to Mr Smith, Ord.
4th Do. to Joseph Knowles, servant to Mr Brown, Blackchambers.
5th Do. to Alexander Cushnie, servant to Mr Wilson, Little-clinterty. - And,
6th Do. to James Edmund, servant to Mr Still, Strathray.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 1st April 1818.

Parish of Nigg Ploughing Match

On the 14th ult. the Parish of Nigg Ploughing Match took place, when 16 ploughs (one of them drawn by a pair of oxen) started about 11 o'clock.  After completing their respective tasks, (two ridges) the judges found the whole work so correctly executed, and so far surpassing their expectations, that they found great difficulty in determining to whom the Prizes ought to be awarded, which after repeated inspections, they determined as follows:-  The first to George Mason, servant to Mrs Reith, North Lowerston; the second to Andrew Edward, son of Mr Wm. Edward, South Kirkhill; the third to Charles Kennedy, son of Alex. Kennedy, Tullos; the fourth to James Anderson, servant to Mr C. Innes, Upper Torry; the fifty to George Collie, servant to Mr Davidson of Balnagask. 

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 1st April 1818.

25 March 2018

Farm leases in Deskford and Grange


FARMS in the Parishes of Deskford and Grange, to be Let for 19 years, from Whitsunday first, 1818.

1st,  The FARM of GOUKSTONE and WESTER WINDYHILLS, as presently possessed by James Bremner.

2d,  The FARM of LURGBRAE, and OVER WINDYHILLS, &c. as possessed by John Merson. - AND

3d,  The FARM of LITTLE AIRDYCOW, as possessed by James and William Murray.

Offers for the above mentioned Farms may be addressed to Colonel Grant of Grant, M.P.  Cullen House, till Saturday the 13th of April, on which day the whole are to be Set at 12 o'clock noon.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 25th March 1818.