22 April 2018

Blairshinnoch croft


To be Let, for 14, or such other number of years as can be
agreed on,

THAT CROFT of LAND on the FARM of BLAIRSHINNOCH, presently possessed by William Robertson, Road Contractor.  It contains upwards of 18 Acres of very superior Land, and there is on the possession a suitable Farm Steading.  It is conveniently situated, being distant only from each of the sea-ports of Banff and Portsoy about 4 miles.  Entry at Whitsunday first.

Apply to Mr Falder, Blairshinnoch.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 22nd April 1818.

Circuit court cases

Yesterday, the Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here, by the Right Hon. Lords Hermand and Gilles, and proceeded to the trial of James Ritchie, from the Parish of Gamrie, accused of stealing 30 sheep from the Parks of Gordon Castle; he was unanimously found guilty by the jury, who also, with one dissenting voice, recommended him to mercy, on account of his youth, being only 17 years of age.  He was sentenced to be hanged at Aberdeen, on Friday the 5th of June.

James Ritchie, lately Cattle Dealer at Tillymair, Parish of Tough, accused of falsehood, fraud, and wilful imposition, by uttering two bills with false and fictitious subscriptions, was unanimously found guilty, and sentenced to one year's imprisonment.

John Grant, lately Blacksmith at Muiresk, Parish of Turriff; William Grant, lately Blacksmith there; and James Daun, at Hillockhead of Glass, accused of different acts of assault.  John Grant, having broke out of prison, failed to appear.  William Grant pled guilty, to one act of assault; James Daun pled not guilty.  The diet was deserted against James Daun, pro loco et tempore; the other charges against William Grant being also passed from, and in consideration of previous long confinement, he was sentenced to be imprisoned for three months.

Jean Mathieson, lately residing in Aberdeen, accused of child-murder and concealment of pregnancy, pled guilty to concealment of pregnancy, but denied the murder, which charge being passed from, she was sentenced to three months imprisonment.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 22nd April 1818.

15 April 2018

Pirie's Mill, Huntly


Upon Monday the fourth day of May next, there will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the house of Miss Mellis, Vintner in Huntly, at two o'clock afternoon,

THE REMAINDER of the LEASE of the FARM of PIRIE'S MILL, as occupied by Andrew Paterson, lately deceased, of which there are four years to run after Whitsunday next.  There are erected on the premises a Meal-mill, and Beating-mill, for Flax, &c.; and being situated in the immediate vicinity of Huntly, a considerable emolument may be derived therefrom.

The tenant, who must be approved of by his Grace the Duke of Gordon, will get access at Whitsunday first.

For further particulars, application may be made to Alex. Webster, Advocate, Aberdeen, or Alex. Stewart, Writer, Huntly.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 15th April 1818.

John McPherson, Gordonstown


Those to whom the deceased JOHN McPHERSON, late Gardener at Gordonstown, stand indebted at the time of his death, are requested to lodge their Claims, with oaths of veracity thereon, in the hands of James Thomson, Writer in Elgin on or before the 25th curt.; Certifying to such as fail to do so that they will be cut out of any share of the deceased's Funds, which will immediately thereafter be divided.

Not to be repeated.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 15th April 1818.

8 April 2018

Wester Tewel, Fetteresso


THE FARM of WESTER TEWEL of FETTERESSO, lately occupied by James Morison, now deceased, consisting of upwards of 100 Acres of Arable Land, of a fine early soil, with an open bottom, fit for Turnip, Wheat, or any other kind of Crop, and having a fine exposure.

There is an excellent Dwelling House and good Offices on the Farm.  There is also a MEAL MILL, with a great command of water, which will be set, either with or without the Farm as the tenant may incline.

Entry at Whitsunday next.  - Offers, in writing, to be given in to the Proprietor, at Fetteresso; or to Alex. Milne, Fetteresso, who will shew the Ground.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 8th April 1818.

Swanford, Monquhitter


To be Let, and entered to immediately, or at Whitsunday next,
SWANFORD, lying in the Parish of Monquhitter, and County of Aberdeen, lately possessed by John Hutcheon, and containing about 40 Acres of Arable Land, exclusive of a right to a considerable extent of Hill Pasture.

William Leask at Swanford will shew the Ground; and applications may be made to John Henry, in Auchingoul, betwixt this and the 15th April curt. on which day it will be Let.

Not to be repeated.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 8th April 1818.

1 April 2018

Ploughing Match in Kinnellar

On Monday the 23d ult. a Ploughing Match took place on Nether Aquhorks, in the parish of Kinnellar, at the suggestions of the neighbouring farmers.  The day was dine; and there were no less than twenty-eight ploughs in the field.  The judges were in general much pleased with the work of the various competitors; and they awarded the Prizes to the following persons:

1st Prize to Peter Davie, servant to Mr Burness, Bogheads.
2d Do. to Thomas Coutts, servant to Mr Divertie, Midmill.
3d Do. to James Hunter, servant to Mr Smith, Ord.
4th Do. to Joseph Knowles, servant to Mr Brown, Blackchambers.
5th Do. to Alexander Cushnie, servant to Mr Wilson, Little-clinterty. - And,
6th Do. to James Edmund, servant to Mr Still, Strathray.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 1st April 1818.