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29 June 2014

Farm leases at Birkenbog, Fordyce

FARMS TO LET,
IN THE PARISH OF FORDYCE, BANFFSHIRE.

To be Let, and entered to at Whitsunday 1815,

THE following FARMS, on the Estate of Birkenbog, viz:

The UPPER MAINS of BIRKENBOG, possessed by James Murray, Esq.

MILL and MILL LANDS of TOWIE, possessed by Ditto.

CLASHENDAMER, as lately possessed by the deceased Peter Geddes.

And the two Pendicles of CLASHENDAMER, formerly attached to Mains of Birkenbog and Towie, which will be let separately, or along with these Farms, as offerers may incline.

Mains of Birkenbog consists of upwards of 80 acres, and Towie of upwards of 100 acres of excellent arable land, besides a considerable extent of pasture and improveable grounds.  They are situated in the most fertile district of Banffshire, near the sea coast, and almost adjoining the turnpike road from Portsoy to Cullen.

Proposals, in writing, may be given in to Sir George Abercromby, Baronet, Forglen-House, by Turriff; or to Archibald Young, Writer in Banff, who will inform as to other particulars.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 29th June 1814.

17 April 2014

Cullen Kirk Session Minutes, 17th April 1814

The Moderator reported, that he had caused summon Alexander Watson in Portsoy & Jean Pirie in this Parish to attend the meeting of Presbytery at Portsoy on the 6th inst. and that they had both accordingly attended but that the Presbytery had remitted that case to this Kirk Session, to do in it as they might see for edification, & he reported also that he had ordered them to attend the Kirk Session this day: upon being called they both compeared, but pleaded their inability to pay the penalty of Three Guineas demanded of them, upon which for the present they were dismissed.  Closed with prayer.

Cullen Kirk Session Minutes, 1813 (NAS Reference: CH2/1113/7)
Kirk Session Registers are available to search at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and at local archives throughout Scotland.

26 December 2013

Cullen Kirk Session Minutes, 26th December 1813

This day the Moderator gave in to the Treasurer Two Guineas, being a Donation to the Poor of the Parish from Mr. John Hay in Leith.  At the same time the Moderator produced a letter from Alex. Watson in Portsoy confessing himself to be the father of the child which Jean Pirie lays to his charge.  The Session resolved not to proceed further in this case till it be laid before the Presbytery.

To be continued...

Cullen Kirk Session Minutes, 1813 (NAS Reference: CH2/1113/7)
Kirk Session Registers are available to search at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and at local archives throughout Scotland.

12 December 2013

Cullen Kirk Session Minutes, 12th December 1813

Session being met & constituted.  Compeared Jean Pirie & acknowledged herself to be with child in fornication, & declared Alexander Watson in Portsoy to be the father of it.  She was suitably rebuked & ordered to attend the Session next Lord's day & the Moderator was appointed to request the Minister of Fordyce to cause summon Alexander Watson likewise to attend.  Closed with prayer.

To be continued...

Cullen Kirk Session Minutes, 1813 (NAS Reference: CH2/1113/7)
Kirk Session Registers are available to search at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and at local archives throughout Scotland.

4 October 2012

Rathven Kirk Session Minutes, 4th October 1812

The Session being met & Constitute Compeared on citation John Smith a married man accused of being the Father of Anne Howies Child, & He being exhorted in the presence of Anne Howie to make a fair & true confession, denied all connection with Her.  The Session taking this case under consideration agreed to summon both parties before the first meeting of Presbytery: and do summon them apud acta to attend the Presby., at Portsoy or Cullen the first Wednesday after 22d November next.  Sederunt closed with prayer.

Rathven Kirk Session Register, 1812 (NAS Reference: CH2/308/2). 
Kirk Session Registers are available to search at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh and at local archives throughout Scotland.

19 August 2012

Easter Baldavie & Raggal

FARM TO LET.
IN THE PARISH OF BOYNDIE,
Entry at Whitsunday next.

THE Farm of EASTER BALDAVIE and RAGGAL, as presently possessed by JAMES ROSS, consisting of about two hundred acres, a great deal being of an excellent clay soil, in good order, and fit to carry weighty crops of wheat.  It is situated near the post road, about equal distance between Banff and Portsoy, with a commutation road through the farm.  The farm-house and offices are lately and substantially built by the present tenant.  Further particulars will be known by applying to James Ross, at Easter Baldavie, near Banff, either personally, or by letter post-paid.
Easter Baldavie, 15th August, 1812.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th August, 1812.

10 July 2011

James Innes Knight, Portsoy

SALE AT PORTSOY
By Virtue of a Warrant from the Honourable the Sheriff of Banffshire.

On Tuesday the 16th day of July curt. there will be sold at the Dwelling House and Shop of JAMES INNES KNIGHT, Merchant in Portsoy,

HIS large and extensive STOCK of GOODS, consisting of CLOTHIERY, GROCERY, and GLASSWARE, &c.

There is also a large quantity of PORTER in Casks, TAR in Barrels, and a variety of Books, Toys, and Fancy Articles; together with the whole SHOP and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE which belonged to the said Mr Knight - consisting of Beds, Carpets, Chairs, Tables, Bedding, Fire-irons, Glass, and China Ware; also a very fine PIANO FORTE, and a Calandering Machine of the best construction; with a great variety of other articles.

Credit will be given on security.

Aberdeen, 2d July 1811.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 10th July, 1811.

1 May 2011

SALE OF GOODS AT PORTSOY

On Monday the 6th of May, there will begin to be sold by public roup at Portsoy, and continue every successive day till all is sold off,
THE whole STOCK of MERCHANT GOODS and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE which belonged to the deceased WILLIAM LEMMON, Merchant there; consisting of Clothiery and Haberdashery in great variety; Teas; Sugars; Salt (a large quantity); and a general assortment of Groceries.  A considerable stock of Iron and Ironmongery articles forming one of the most extensive sales ever offered to the public in that part of the country, and well worth the attention of Merchants and others, as the whole must be rouped off without reserve.

The roup to begin precisely at 10 o'clock.

Inventories will be shewn, and information given by John Smith, writer in Banff, with whom or with James Knowles, Merchant in Aberdeen, Creditors are requested to lodge their claims, with affidavits.  Credit will be given.

All those indebted to Mr LEMMON, are desired to make payment to the said John Smith, before the 26th day of May first: as on that day a list of all the outstanding debts will be made up to be recovered by prosecution.

Mr Lemmon's Heritable Property will be sold, on a day to be named afterwards.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 1st May, 1811.

3 April 2011

William Lemmon, Portsoy

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

If there are any Creditors of the deceased WILLIAM LEMMON, late Merchant in PORTSOY, who have not yet given in their Claims, they are required to lodge the same, with oaths of verity thereon, with James Taylor, or John Smith, writers in Banff, on or before the 19th day of April ensuing, otherwise they will not be ranked on the deceased's estate.

Banff, 30th March 1811.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 3rd April, 1811.

16 January 2011

PORTSOY FREEMASONS

PORTSOY, 9th January 1811. - St. STEPHEN'S LODGE held their Annual Festival on the 7th curt. and after finding their Funds in a very favourable state, elected the following Office-Bearers:

JAMES SMITH, Master.
Alexander Ewen, Depute Master; John Inglis, Senior Warden; William Fraser, Junior Warden; Wm. Thomson, Secretary; John Gray, Treasurer; James Mavor, Clerk; Alexander Duncan, Chaplain;  Alexander Davidson, Officer.  - In course of business, they found it necessary to adopt some amendments in their laws, for the good of the Society.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 16th January, 1811.

19 December 2010

HOUSES FOR SALE IN PORTSOY

To be sold by private bargain,

THAT Tenement called THE LODGING, conveniently situate for trade, being close to the Harbour, all occupied by tenants at a moderate well-paid rent.

Likewise the LIME KILN, and those HOUSES joining to it, at present used for holding Lime and Coals ; but might at a small expence be turned into smoking houses for Herrings, and otherwise during all kinds of Fish.

Intending purchasers may apply to James Gordon, in Banff ; Alexander Gordon, or John Taylor, merchants in Portsoy, who will show the premises, and conclude a bargain.  The purchase price may remain with the purchaser, on security.

Published in the Aberden Journal, Wednesday 19th December, 1810.

20 August 2010

Scandal at the Salmon Fishings

A recent visit to the National Archives of Scotland has uncovered details of a shocking incident involving salmon fishermen at Portsoy in 1828, as a result of which 17-year old James Morison was arrested and charged with culpable homicide. Fortunately for James, the case was eventually dropped and he avoided having to stand trial.

I’m very keen to trace descendants of the men concerned, who were all employed at Portsoy during the 1828 season. They were:

Alexander Gerrie, Tacksman of the Boyne salmon fishings belonging to the Earl of Seafield
William Wildgoose, manager of the Salmon fishing boat
George Cowie, member of Salmon boat crew
Alexander Farquhar, member of Salmon boat crew
Alexander Hector, member of Salmon boat crew
James Morison, member of Salmon boat crew

Do YOU have a connection to any of the above?  If so, please get in touch!