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DECEMBER 01, 2002
As most of you already know, on November 29th John
Brebner posted a message containing 2 extracts from
the Aberdeen Journal newspaper(pre-1800).
The first extract was of a NOTICE given to the
Creditors of ALEXANDER GRANT, late Vintner in
Stonehaven, dated January 10th, 1797.
The second extract, dated June 6th, 1797, was an
advertisement looking for someone to Let the farm
of MAINS of DUNNOTTAR, the lease to be for 24 years.
At the beginning of John's message he wrote:
"I don't want to fill up everyone's mailbox with these on a regular basis
unless there is a consensus that these are of some interest and use. Let me
know if you'd like to see more!"
I would just like to tell you all now, that within 15 minutes of my approving
the above message from John for the Message Board, I received my first email
from Ann Belau in California. She wrote:
How nice of you to ask for opinions before going further with your extracts.
My vote is to receive more. I found them very interesting and who knows,
some future extract may hold the key clue that one of us has been looking
for. Thanks for sending them.
Within the past 24 hours, I've approved 8 more messages such as these for the
Board + received a dozen others through my personal email address...all asking
for more of the same from John.
With this in mind, I am happy to announce that starting with today's WEEKLY
UPDATE, John will be posting additional extracts from the Aberdeen Journal
newspaper (pre-1800) as they become available. I would like to "THANK" John
personally for sharing with us what he has found on the pre-1800 Aberdeen
Journal newspaper microfilms.....I know I'm not the only one who is looking
forward to reading every one of them.....so I'll stop going on about it and let
John take it from here.
When you have some spare time as well, I highly recommend that you take a look
at Johns Web Site, Brebner/Bremner Genealogy Pages at:
Since the general consensus seems favorable for these extracts, here are a
couple more. Once I have a few pages worth, I'll put them on my site where you
can view them with proper formatting. I hope that someone finds their ancestors
here...these old newspapers make fascinating reading.
More to follow.
Issue 2563, February 21, 1797
Brigantine for Sale
To be exposed for sale, by public roup, within the house of Geo. Moir, Vintner
in Aberdeen, on Tuesday the 28th day of February current, between the hours of
six and seven o'clock, in the evening.
The Brigantine, HOPE, of Stonehaven, with all her materials, as presently lies
in the harbour of Aberdeen, measuring per register 235 and 67-94th tons, and
will carry nearly 200 tons- is all English Oak, built at Whitby in the year
1785, she is well sound in every respect, and ready for sea.
Captain William Penny, the master, on board of the vessel, will show her,
together with the inventory, and conditions of sale, a copy of which, are in
the hands of William Park, merchant in Stonehaven, either of whom will treat
with intending purchasers, by private bargain, before the day of sale.
Issue 2568, March 27th, 1797
Sale of House in Stonehaven
Upon Tuesday, the 4th of April next, there will be sold by public roup,
within the house of John Milne, vintner, at Mill of Stonehaven, between the
hours of five and six afternoon.
All and hail, that tenement or piece of LAND, upon the shore of Stonehaven,
with the dwelling houses, cellars, lime shade and granaries thereon, which
belonged to John Cobb, lately of Mill of Kincardine, and are presently
possessed by Mr. Colin Gillies, Alexr. Young, vintner, and others. The property
is most conveniently located upon the Quay of Stonehaven- and from the
increasing trade of the town, must soon rise considerably in its value. The
yearly rent is about L.36 sterling.
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NE SCOTLAND GENEALOGY ADDITIONS
Here are this month's additions to Colin Milne's Web Site, NE SCOTLAND
GENEALOGY as written on his Home Page.
LATEST ADDITIONS - December 2002
Seasons greetings to everyone! Hope you all have a lovely time over the festive
Another in my series featuring the graveyards of NE Scotland. This time we
feature Catterline in the county of Kincardineshire. Established in the 12th
century it will be of interest to those with ancestors from the area. Read all
about it in my Kincardineshire Graveyards section
Another extract from the Black Book of Kincardineshire Read about the
punishment meted out to a condemned thief and his associates. A fascinating
glimpse into justice in the Mearns of long ago Another extract from a book with
local interest. This time we feature a particular favorite of mine, The Kirks
of Cowie and Fetteresso by Rev J B Burnett. In his book he describes a few of
the more interesting gravestone inscriptions to be found at the Old Kirk of
Fetteresso. See it now in my Book Extracts section.
Speak to you all again in the new year when I will be featuring the usual
mixture of worthy (and perhaps not so worthy) features and articles!
Link to NE SCOTLAND GENEALOGY:
DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT SCOTLAND?
- The word "whisky" comes from the Gaelic "uisgebeatha" which means "water of
- Pure malt whisky is produced only from malted barley (barley which has
started to germinate and then been dried to stop its germination).
- Single malt whisky is identified by the particular distillery from which it
- There is archaeological evidence that an alcoholic drink was made in Scotland
6,000 years ago.
- Tax was first imposed on whisky by the Scots Parliament in 1644.
- The first licensed whisky distillery was Glenlivet, in 1823.
- Whisky experts recommend that single malts should be drunk with some water -
though the experts disagree on whether it should be "just a splash" or 50/50.
- At its peak, in 1978, 300 million litres of blended whisky was sold; there
has been a slow decline in consumption since then
- In Scotland, between 60/70% of the price of a bottle of whisky is due to tax.
Jim Allan, Moderator
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