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  • A MILESTONE AND A BRIDGE - (476 KB - MS Word)
    of the aims of the English Government following the uprising in 1745 – 6 was to try and tame that thorn in their flesh, the Scottish Highlander...
  • TILLYWATER - (22 KB - MS Word)
    In 1882 James Paterson, farmer in Tillywater, Monymusk and his wife Sophia received a building lease on land to the east of Oakbank and erected the dwelling house known as Tillywater...
  • BELLAVILLE/PARK VIEW - (23 KB - MS Word)
    The Kemnay Old Parish Register (these were the records baptisms and marriages and sometimes deaths kept by the parish churches prior to the advent of compulsory registration in 1855)...
  • GOWANBANK - (23 KB - MS Word)
    Regular readers of these short articles closely will remember the name of George Gellie.  He was the entrepreneur who built the property in Station Road now occupied by the Laird's Throat bar, and later built two properties on High Street, Albion and Woodbine, now Berriedale...
  • TURNPIKE ROADS - (23 KB - MS Word)
    A question has arisen as to what is a Turnpike Road.  Though we of the present time complain, sometimes bitterly, about the state of the roads, they bear no comparison to those that existed in the 18th century when they were mere tracks, often following the route of cattle as they wandered the countryside...

  • VICTORIA COTTAGE / LYNMOHR - (23 KB - MS Word)
    In July 1879, Alexander George Burnett, the laird of Kemnay, issued a building lease for 99 years to Charles Watt and his wife Mrs Mary Downie or Watt, simply designated as 'residing at Kemnay'...
  • OAKBANK - (22 KB - MS Word)
    Readers of this series of articles will recollect that William Wright took a building lease of land on Victoria Terrace in February 1880 and built the property known as Dowanhill...
  • ROSEHILL - (109 KB - MS Word)
    In January 1880 Peter Philip, a farmer in Craigearn, received a 99 year building lease from A G Burnett, the annual rental of which was £2.  He erected the house known as Rosehill in Victoria Terrace, requiring no financial help to do so...
  • LEASES AND FEUS - (22 KB - MS Word)
    Probably few owners ever have the opportunity to study their titles deeds and become aware of the number of documents that make up the title to their properties...
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