10 February 2015

John McWilliam & James Morrison

On this day we remember the sacrifice made by John McWilliam, Pte 906, 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders and by James A. Morrison, L/Cpl 971, also 6th Battalion Gordon Highlanders.  Both were killed in action on 10th February 1915.

John McWilliam lived at Backgreen, Portsoy, and James Morrison lived at 3, Culbert Street, Portsoy.

They are both commemorated at the Rue Petillon cemetery , Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.

25 January 2015

Robert J. Gordon

Today we remember Portsoy war casualty Robert J. Gordon, Pte 10013, 1st Scots Guards, the son of Jessie Thomson (formerly Gordon), 182 Newlands Road, Cathcart, Glasgow.  He was 24 years old when he fell in action on 25th January 1915.  He is commemorated on the Le Touret memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

28 December 2014

Wester Findon, Gamrie


There is to be let, for such number of years as may be agreed upon, and entered to at Whitsunday next,

THE Farm of WESTER FINDON, in the parish of Gamrie, and county of Banff, as lately occupied by the deceased James Dockar, on a liferent lease.

On the Farm there is an excellent Dwelling House, Threshing Mill, and suitable offices.  It contains upwards of 100 acres, all in excellent heart, and of very superior quality.  The situation, being in the immediate vicinity of the thriving town of Gardenston, is highly adapted for carrying on every improvement, at a moderate expence.

The Farm having been under a liferent lease, a tenant will enter under very advantageous circumstances; and to such as are well recommended, every encouragement will be given.

The boundaries of the Farm will be pointed out by James Leggat, near Gardenston, or John Pirie, ground-officer; and every information will be afforded on application to Mr Burnett, Advocate, Aberdeen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 28th December 1814.

A HOUSE, in the middle of the back street of Fraserburgh, belonging to John Wallace.  The House is  in good repair, and can, at a small expence, be divided into two Dwelling Houses.  It has a good garden at the back, well inclosed.

Application may be made to John Wallace, or George Lind.

Not to be repeated.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 28th December 1814. 

Roup at Newpark Farm, Newhills


Owing to the extensive stock of Cattle on hand at present, there will be sold by public roup, on Tuesday the 10th January 1815, at the Farm of Newpark, parish of Newhills, presently possessed by JAMES WATT,

ABOUT 40 head of FAT CATTLE; 2 pairs of excellent WORK HORSES, and a nice PONEY; about 4,000 Stones of Hay; some Ricks of CORN and FODDER; together with some Carts and Farming Utensils.  The roup to begin precisely at 10 o'clock forenoon, and credit will be given on security.

N.B. - His business in the Butcher Market will be carried on as formerly.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 28th December 1814.

21 December 2014

Alexander Watt, Sea-town of Cowie

To be let, for nineteen years, entry immediately.

THAT PIECE of GROUND, near the Sea-town of COWIE, lately occupied by the deceased Alexander Watt, and consisting of about three acres.  It is in the immediate neighbourhood of Stonehaven, and, being particularly adapted for a Nursery, is well worth the attention of any person who may wish to carry on that business.

Applications to be made to Mr. Christie, Writer, Stonehaven, who will give information as to particulars, and settle as to terms for a lease.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 21st December 1814.

Drowning at Grandholm

A boy, of the name of Monro, last week fell into the Mill-lead at Grandholm Mill, which was full of water, owing to a sluice being left open, and he was in consequence unfortunately drowned.  His body, notwithstanding diligent search, has not been found.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 21st December 1814.