5 October 2014

Tarfat Farm, Strichen


THE FARM of TARFATT, in the parish of Strichen, as presently occupied by Alexander Anderson, will be Let for such a number of years as may be agreed upon.  It consists of upwards of 60 acres of arable land, about 12 whereof are old infield; the rest being on a clay soil, is very susceptible of improvement; and as it is within a mile of the Lime Quarry of Strichen, Lime can be had at a very easy rate.  It is likewise not above half a mile from the village of Mormond - which local advantages add much to the value of this Farm.

The present tenant will shew the boundaries; and application for particulars, and offers, may be made to John Anderson, Factor at Strichen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 5th October 1814.


  1. Hi, I wonder if you could help? I randomly came across this blog when searching for info on my family history - listed on all the records was "tarfat, strichen, aberdeenshire" A captain John Havelock Anderson ended up in New Zealand, his Father was James Anderson and his father was Alexander Anderson. Would this be a connection? Do you know where or who I could go to for more information? THANKS! :D

    1. You don't mention the era. If it's 19th C, you could search census records for this area at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk , which is a pay per view site. It also has copies of wills & testaments which might be of help.