Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

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Currie
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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by Currie » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:58 am

Hello Lee, and Welcome to TalkingScot.

I checked the old newspapers and found a few items.

Monday, Dec. 22, 1947, Aberdeen Journal
Sale of Cockerels and Leghorn by Smith of Hillhead, Cairnlob.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 1935, Aberdeen Journal
Death in Australia of eldest son of late John Henderson , Hillhead, Cairnlob, Lonmay.

Friday, Mar. 4, 1932, Aberdeen Journal
Legal notice re claims on estate of Alexander Smith Henderson, Farmer, Hillhead of Cairnlob, Lonmay.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1905, Dundee Courier
Report of serious assault on person of Alexander Henderson, farm servant, Hillhead Cairnlob, Lonmay.

ScotlandsPeople has the following Wills.

Henderson, Andrew
19/2/1873
Farmer at Hillhead of Cairnlob in the parish of Lonmay

Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories SC1/36/72
Henderson, Annie (or Ogston)
10/5/1917
Hillhead, Cairnlob, Parish of Lonmay, widow, d. 30/01/1917 at Aberdeen, testate.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wills SC1/37/138
Henderson, Annie (or Ogston)
10/5/1917
Hillhead, Cairnlob, Parish of Lonmay, widow, d. 30/01/1917 at Hillhead, testate.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories SC1/36/175
Henderson, John
22/4/1889
farmer, Hill of Cairnlob, parish of Lonmay, co Aberdeen, d. 11/01/1889 at Hill of Cairnlob, spouse of Mrs Ann Ogston or Henderson
Extract Inventory
Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories
SC1/36/106

Maybe there’s something useful there.

Alan

Lee spence
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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by Lee spence » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:39 pm

Alan, thanks very much for your reply, fascinating to know more details about the history of the farm. Its sadly no longer a farm thou, just the house and a few buildings. Ideally if I could get any photos pre my grandfather. Will keep looking.

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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by Lee spence » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:39 pm

Looking for information regarding a Mr louie littlejohn whom had a dairy business and round beside gamrie or Gardenstown as known beside Banff around the 1930's. Believed to be related to the Mackie family from sunnyside of gamrie farm

Currie
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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by Currie » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:49 am

Hello Lee,

Unless a family member turns up you may have to dig through ScotlandsPeople records to get very far with this. It’s likely the name could be spelt either Louis or Lewis.

I couldn’t find anything in the newspapers I could be reasonably certain about except for this article from the Aberdeen Journal, Saturday, November 11, 1939.


We, the undermentioned Dairymen of Gardenstown, hereby announce that, from 12th November, the PRICE OF MILK WILL BE RAISED to 3d per pint.
JOHN HEPBURN, Knowhead.
LEWIS LITTLEJOHN, West Knowhead.
JOHN KILLOH, Findon.



Hope that helps,
Alan

A bit more later

Aberdeen journal, Saturday, September 10, 1938
A long list of contributors to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Mrs Lewis Littlejohn, West Knowehead, Gardenstown, Banff, Ward 6, £2.

Aberdeen Journal entries 1927 and 1932 advertising a calf for sale by Littlejohn, West Knowehead.

Alan

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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by WilmaM » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:22 am

The valuation Rolls on SP have a Lewis Littlejohn farming at
KNOWHEAD ESTATE OF TROUP GAMRIE
in 1930, 1935 & 1940.

It can be seen here:
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=1 ... rs=170&b=1
If you move the blue dot, you can see that Gardenstown has crept up and swallowed it!

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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by Lee spence » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:47 pm

Thanks Wilma, the information was a great help. The 1940's map was fascinating to look around. My grandma stayed at sunnyside farm on the map and went to clenterty school just below it. Her grandfather had clenterty farm too. She often speaks of a well she used to get water from and its marked on the map. I'm currently building a new house at finton farm gamrie for the farmer there. Fascinating area to be working in.

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Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

Post by WilmaM » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 pm

The views are wonderful from thereabouts - though I hate the Brae down to Gardenstown Harbour!
I'd love to be in Portsoy right now!

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