26 March 2017

Accidental drowning at Auchmithie

On Friday week, Stewart Eston, fisherman in Auchmithie, while gathering dulse on a rock near that place, fell into the sea and was drowned.  He has left a wife and two children.  This is the fourth son, besides her husband, whom his aged mother (who is still alive) has had the affliction to find herself deprived of by the watery element.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 26th March 1817.

Cairnywhing

FARM TO LET.

THE FARM on CAIRNYWHING, in the parish of Tyrie, presently possessed by William Williamson, containing about 14 Acres of Infield, 5 Acres of Outfield, and about 20 of Pasture, will be Let for 19 years from Whitsunday first.  The turnpike Road from Fraserburgh towards Banff passes within a few yards of this Farm, and gives easy access to the shores of Pitullie and Pittendrum, for Shell Sand, to which the tenant will have a right.

Every encouragement will be given to an improving tenant; and offers in writing may be given in to Lewis Chalmers, Writer in Fraserburgh, who will inform as to further particulars.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 26th March 1817.

19 March 2017

Forged notes: four men in custody

It would appear from the investigation which has taken place here, respecting the uttering of forged Bank of England Notes, that several persons have been concerned, and that the plan had succeeded to a considerable extent.  It seems, however, to be now completely checked in this quarter.  At present the following persons are in custody, on suspicion of being implicated, viz. Thomas Watson, weaver, William Campbell, cattle-dealer, Andrew Sangster, vintner, and James Henderson, egg-merchant; such of them as may be ultimately committed for trial, it is supposed, will be immediately removed to Edinburgh, to stand trial before the High Court of Justiciary.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th March 1817.

James Dempster, Keith

HOUSE IN KEITH.

To be sold, by private bargain, on the 4th day of April next, at 12 o'clock noon, within the house of Robert Gordon, vintner,

THAT HOUSE and GARDEN, lately occupied by James Dempster, Thread Manufacturer, in the Moss-street of Keith, consisting of Four Rooms, two of which were lately finished, and in good order; well situated for an Inn, or any public business, as the turnpike road from Aberdeen to Inverness passes directly by it.

For further particulars, apply to  Peter Milne, Wright in Keith, who will shew the premises and receive offers.

Entry to the whole may be had immediately.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th March 1817.

12 March 2017

Public roup in Banff

SALE OF SUBJECTS IN BANFF.

There will be exposed to sale by public roup, within the Court House of Banff, upon Tuesday, the first day of April next, at 12 o'clock noon,

THAT TENEMENT of HOUSES, with the BACK GROUND and PERTINENTS, in the Low Street at Banff, which formerly belonged to James Milne, sometime Merchant in Gottenburgh.

The Subjects lie in the most centrical part of the Town, near the Cross.  There are materials upon the premises for Building, and immediate access may be had.

The conditions of sale may be seen, by applying to the Chamberlain or Town Clerk.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 12th March 1817.

North Tassetshill Farm

FARM OF NORTH TASSETSHILL,
In the parish of Logie, to be Let.

THE FARM of NORTH TASSETSHILL, as presently possessed by Andrew Cowie, will be let for 15 years and crops.  Entry immediately.  It consists of about 60 acres of ground, all arable, except a piece of rich meadow grass, along the burn, which forms the north boundary.  The arable land has been all fallowed and limed, and kept since under a regular rotation of cropping, so that on examination it will be found in a condition favourable for a tenant.  The Houses will be put in perfect repair, and delivered over on inventory.

Andrew Cowie, the present tenant, will shew the ground; and offers, in writing will be received by Mr Jopp, Advocate in Aberdeen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 12th March 1817.

5 March 2017

Property of James Cruickshank, deceased

SALE BY PRIVATE BARGAIN,

THAT FEU-TENEMENT in Oldmeldrum, with the HOUSES, YARDS, and PERTINENTS, which sometime belonged to James Cruickshank, Shoemaker in Balhagarty, and now to his heirs.

John Davidson, Shoemaker in Oldmeldrum, will shew the premises; and for further particulars, application may be made to Alexander Webster, Advocate in Aberdeen.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 5th March 1817.