20 August 2017

Heritable property of William Duguid

SALE OF HERITABLE PROPERTY,
Belonging to the Sequestrated Estate of WILLIAM DUGUID,
Manufacturer in Aberdeen.

Upon Friday the 29th day of August curt. there will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the house of George Ronald, Vintner in Aberdeen, betwixt the hours of six and seven afternoon,

THAT TENEMENT on the north side of Woolmanhill of Aberdeen, opposite the Infirmary, and presently possessed by the said William Duguid, and others; - and that PIECE of GROUND, near Broadford, on the south side of the Inverury Turnpike Road, measuring 60 feet in front, and about 230 feet backwards.  The Ground is presently laid out as a Garden, is enclosed with good walls, and well stocked with Fruit-trees and Berry-bushes.

And upon Monday the first of September, there will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the house of William Smith, Vintner in Old Deer, at twelve o'clock noon, that DOUBLE-HOUSE in STEWARTFIELD, which sometime belonged to David Lundie, weaver, thereafter to William Hutchinson, Merchant there.

Also, a BUILDING LEASE entered into between Mr Alex. Galen, as Factor on the Entailed Estate of Dens, and Mr George Cruden, Schoolmaster, with the Houses erected on the Building Stance thereby Let; and the REMAINDER of the LEASE of a PIECE of GROUND at KNOCK, Let by Mr Buchan of Auchmacoy, to George Reidford, of which there are two years to run after Martinmas next.

The Properties in Aberdeen will be shewn to intending purchasers by the said William Duguid; and those at Stewartfield and Knock, by the said William Hutchinson.

For further particulars, apply to Alex. Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen, Trustee on the said Sequestrated Estate, in whose hands are the Title-deeds of the above Properties.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 20th August 1817.

13 August 2017

Cuminestown Gardener Friendly Society

On the 29th of July last, was held the Annual General Meeting of the Cuminestown Gardener Friendly Society, when, after examining the state of the Funds, which was highly satisfactory to the Meeting, and transacting the other business of the day, which was done amicably and agreeably, they proceeded to the Election of Office-bearers for the ensuing year:-

ARCHIBALD CUMINE, Esq. of Auchry
Unanimously Elected Honorary Master;
JOHN LAMB, Elected Master;
James Irvine, depute-master; James Taylor, treasurer; Hugh Allan, secretary, William Jaffrey, and Archibald Leid, stewards; and George Cheyne, clerk; Messrs Alex. Philip, Alex Pirie, James Jaffray, John Lorimer, James Brown, William Smith, Peter Tennant, John Cruickshank, and George Wilson, managers; and Alex. Johnston, officer.  The Members then held a Procession, and Dined in the Society Hall.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 13th August 1817.

Kincardineshire farm leases

FARMS IN KINCARDINESHIRE TO BE LET.
To be Let for Six Years, and Crops,
THE FARMS of KEELBURN and SPURRYHILLOCK, and CROFT of BARNHILL, with the exception of those parts of Spurryhillock, possessed by Mr Cream and Mr Taylor.  Barnhill, and some part of Keelburn, are in the Parish of Garvock; the rest of that Farm, and all Spurryhillock, in the Parish of Laurencekirk, and very near to the town of Laurencekirk.  The Arable Lands have been highly improved.

Entry can be had to the Arable Lands at the separation of the present Crop from the Ground, and to the Houses at the same time, reserving right to thresh out the Crop: the Fodder of which the tenant will have at a valuation to fixed by men mutually chosen.

For particulars, apply to John Brand, Writer, Stonehaven.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 13th August 1817.

6 August 2017

Birkenbog Farm Leases

BANFFSHIRE.
FARMS IN THE BOYNE.
To be Let, for 19 years,

THE following FARMS on the ESTATE of BIRKENBOG, viz:-


Scots Acres

A.
R.
F.
Lot 1st.  UPPER MAINS OF BIRKENBOG, possessed by
Mr Wm. Mitchell, containing
73
3
22
Lot 2d.  That Part of CAIRNTON, possessed by Mr Wm. Ewen,
59
0
36
Lot 3d.  Do. possessed by Mr John Hendry,
24
3
39
Lot 4th.  BACKFAULDS, and part of the MOOR of BREACH, adjoining, possessed by Mr John Black,
This Lot will be Let by itself, or along with Lots 3d or 5th, as offerers may incline.
28
2
10
Lot 5th.  That Part of BREACH, possessed by Mr John Black, containing
70
0
0
  Besides a few Acres adjoining, possessed by Wm. Inglis - and in a few years hence, another possession of 16 Acres may be added.
Lot 6.  The NEW PARK, possessed by Walter Gray, with part of BREACH and CLASHENDAMER, contents not ascertained.
Lot 7.  Part of CLASHENDAMER, possessed by Mr Wm. Mitchell, with more Ground adjoining, extent not ascertained.
Lot 8.  Part of SUMMERTOWN, possessed by Wm. Ewen, to be Let in Sub-lease, extent not ascertained.

Lots 1st, 2d, 3d, and 5th, are all Arable - and the other Lots are partly Arable, Pasture, and Improveable Ground - and additional Improveable Ground may be had, if desired.  The Lots may be divided or differently arranged, to suit the convenience of offering tenants.  Entry to Lot 2d may be had immediately or at Martinmas first, and to all the others at Whitsunday next.

The Lands like in the Parish, and near the Village of Fordyce, in that fertile district of country betwixt Portsoy and Cullen - and are conveniently situated for Sea-ports, Markets, Lime and Manure.  Liberal encouragement will be given to industrious tenants with capital.

Application may be made, and offers given in, at Forglen-house, near Turriff; or to Archibald Young, Banff - and the Farms will be shewn, and the boundaries pointed out the Thomas Gillice, Ground-officer at Birkenbog.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 6th August 1817.

30 July 2017

Old Adam's Operative Gardener Lodge

On Monday the 21st curt. was held here the Annual Meeting of Old Adam's Operative Gardener Lodge; after going through the ordinary business, and settling their accounts, the Judges awarded the Prizes as follows:-  The First, to Thomas Milne, Sunnyside, for a Seedling Carnation; the Second, to Alex. Mennie, Hardgate, for a Seedling Pink; the Third, to George Reid, Hardgate, for a Seedling Sweet-William; the Fourth, to John Fowlie, Hazelhead, for the best Melon; and the Fifth to John Cadenhead, jun, Strawberry-bank, for the best Brace of Cucumbers; the Sixth Prize, being for Cauliflower, was not gained.  The members then unanimously re-elected the following Office-bearers:-

JAMES WALKER, SEEDSMAN, Master;
WILLIAM ANDERSON, Depute-Master;
Thomas Milne, treasurer; William Taylor, secretary; James Reid, Alex. Black, key-bearers; George Reid, Alex. Rennie, Robert Smith, counsellors; John Roy, jun. James Hogg, stewards; Alex. Diack, clerk; and James Findlay, officer.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 30th July 1817.

Farm leases in King Edward

LANDS TO LET.

To be Let and entered to at the Term of Whitsunday, 1818,

THE FARM of MAINS of EDEN and SANDSTOWN, lying within the Parish of King Edward and County of Aberdeen, as possessed by Mr McKay, containing above Eighty Acres of fine Arable and Cultivated Lands, besides an extent of Pasture lying on the east-side of the river Doveran, and of a rich and early soil, yielding the best Crops,

AS ALSO,

The FARM of HILLHEAD of EDEN, as possessed by George Ingram, containing about 53 Acres, the greater part of which is Arable, and lyes continuous, and adjoining the Mains of Eden &c. and also of good early soil.

These Lands lye at about the distance of three or four miles from the sea-ports of Banff and Macduff, where Lime and Manure is to be had; and the turnpike road leading northward from Aberdeen, runs along the Estate.

Encouragement will be given to industrious tenants; and application may be made to Mr Reid, Town-Clerk, Banff.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 30th July 1817.

23 July 2017

Garioch Livestock Show

At the Competition for Premiums given by the Garioch Farmer Club, which took place at Old Rain, on the 8th current, there was an excellent show of Cattle and Horses.

The Premiums were adjudged as follows, viz:-

For
the 1st best
BULL,
to Mr Davidson, Cairnbroggie.

the 2d
Do.
to Mr Marr, Cairnbroggie.

the 3d
Do.
to Mr Williamson, Bethelnie.
For
the 1st best
COW,
to Mr Horn Elphinstone, of Logie Elphinstone.

the 2d
Do.
to Mr Marr, Cairnbroggie.

the 3d
Do.
to Mr Leslie, Badenscoth.

the 4th
Do.
to Mr Walker, Fintray.
For
the 1st best
QUEY,
to Mr Davidson, Cairnbroggie.

the 2d
Do.
to Mr Walker, Fintray.

the 3d
Do.
to Mr Marr, Cairnbroggie.
For
the 1st best
MARE,
to Mr Walker, Fintray.

the 2d
Do.
to Mr Davidson, Cairnbroggie.

the 3d
Do.
to Mr Stephen, Conglass.
For
the 1st best
FILLY,
to Mr Horn Elphinstone, of Logie Elphinstone.

the 2d
Do.
to Mr Arthur Clark, Kintore

the 3d
Do.
to Mr Booth, Fisherford of Auchterless

the 4th
Do.
to Mr George Rae, Fintray.

Landed proprietors being precluded by the regulations of the Club, from receiving Premiums; the premiums for the Cows, fell to be paid to Mr Marr, Mr Leslie, and Mr Walker; and those for the Fillies, to Mr Arthur Clark, Mr Booth, and Mr George Rae.

As a proof the excellence of the Cattle exhibited, the Bull (2 years old) which claimed the 2d Premium, was sold for Twenty Pounds sterling, after the show.

Upwards of forty gentlemen, proprietors, and farmers, dined at Pitmachie Inn: General Hay in the chair: and the afternoon was spent with all that harmony and hilarity, which has ever characterised the meetings of the club.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 23rd July 1817.