17 September 2017

Drowning tragedy: six lives lost

On Saturday afternoon, a melancholy accident happened on the coast of Cruden.  A boat belonging to Peterhead, on her return from Newburgh, with mussels, struck on a sunk rock off Whinnyfold, when, melancholy to relate, six people, (three men, and three young women) lost their lives, leaving their numerous relatives in a state of affliction more easily felt than described; the father of one of the parties having been an eye witness to the fate of his son.  The boat was seen to upset almost instantaneously, but at too great a distance for immediate relief.  The only survivor of the crew, Robert Sellar, was saved by clinging to the mast, which fortunately floated from the boat, and by laying hold of several oars, which were successively carried to him by the ebbing tide.  Three of the bodies were found in about half an hour, but the vital spark was extinct: these were William Mitchell, who was at the helm, George Alexander, and Christian Souter.  Those still missing are William Sellar, brother of the survivor, Jean Alexander, daughter of the above mentioned G.A. and Janet Mackie.  Two boats were employed during the whole of Sunday, dragging for the bodies missing, but without success.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 17th January 1817.

John & James Hutcheon: reward


WHEREAS JOHN HUTCHEON and JAMES HUTCHEON, Jun. both lately residing at Swanford, in the parish of Montquhiter, and county of Aberdeen, stand charged with the crime of Theft, and have absconded from Justice:
Is hereby offered to any person, who shall apprehend and detain in custody, the said John Hutcheon, and James Hutcheon jun. or either of them, or give such information to Hugh Fullerton, Procurator Fiscal of the County of Aberdeen, as may lead to their being apprehended and secured.

Aberdeen.  16th Sept. 1817.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 17th September 1817.

10 September 2017

Charles Mair, Pitglassie


CHARLES MAIR, having granted a Trust Disposition of his real and personal estate, in favour of Messrs. William Smith, in Dykeside, John Collie, in Uppermill, and William Cowie, Schoolmaster at Auchterless, for behoof of his creditors: The Trustees request a meeting of the Creditors of the said Charles Mair, within the house of Mrs Wallace, vintner in Turriff, on Monday the 22d day of September current, at 10 o’clock forenoon, in order the instruct the Trustees, and lodge their Claims, with affidavits, against the said Charles Mair.

September 4, 1817.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 10th September 1817.

Public roup of Torry property


To be sold by public roup, within the New Inn of Aberdeen, upon Friday the 12th day of September current, at six o’clock in the evening, (if not previously disposed of by private bargain.)

THAT TENEMENT of LAND, Forty Ells Long and Twenty Ells Broad, in the village of Torry, with the Four Dwelling Houses built thereon, presently possessed by Mr Alex. Steven, salmon fisher, and others.  Entry at Martinmas next.

For particulars, apply to George Yeats, Advocate in Aberdeen, who will shew the title deeds and articles of roup.

September 2, 1817.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 10th September 1817.

3 September 2017

Heritable property of Alexander Scott in Strichen


ALEXANDER SCOTT, sometime Farmer at Ord, thereafter Feuar and Watchmaker in Strichen, died in April last, leaving some heritable property.  His heir at law will hear of something to his advantage, on applying to Mr Alex. Fraser, Writer in Fraserburgh; or Alexander Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 3rd September 1817.

James Milne, Plaidy


ALL those having CLAIMS against JAMES MILNE, late Merchant at Plaidy Toll-bar, who have not already lodged the same, are requested to give them in, properly vouched, to James Gilmore, merchant in Turriff, or Alexander Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen.

And those INDEBTED to the same James Milne, are desired to pay the sums due by them, to Mr Gilmore, within one month from this date, to prevent expences.

Sept. 2, 1817.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 3rd September 1817.

27 August 2017

George Hutton, Cruden


There will be exposed to sale by public roup, on Saturday, the 6th day of September next, at HATTON of CRUDEN, the whole GROWING CROP on GEORGE HUTTON’s Possession, for behoof of his Creditors.

The sale to begin 12 o’clock noon.

Those Creditors of the said George Hutton, who have not already lodged their Claims, will please do so, with William Gamack, Writer in Peterhead, without delay.

Peterhead, 25th Aug. 1817.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 27th August 1817.