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The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Jan 19th 1865
Robert Taylor of the boat 'Nancy' of Cowie - kept a herring alive for 18
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Mar 16th 1865
Criminal Trial - On 11th Instant, John Duncan, captain of the schooner
'Jeanie', was accused of the crime of assault, to the effusion of blood,
by having on the 9th instant assaulted James Adam, seaman, to which he
pleaded guilty, and received sentence of 10s, or 5 days imprisonment.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Jan 18th 1866
Christie, Skateraw in court for refusal to support illegitimate child.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Aug 9th 1866
of Two Stonehaven Seamen Abroad - Intelligence reached here on Saturday
last, of the death of two unmarried young men, belonging to the Old
Town, viz., James Lees and James Forrest.
They were both on board the same vessel, The Starbeam of
Aberdeen, and were at Solina (mouth of the Danube).
Their deaths are supposed to have resulted from cholera, but it
is not certain.
Both leave aged parents, and the sudden manner in which they have
been thus cut off has been a sad stroke on the aged people, for whom
much sympathy is felt.
The vessel at date of the advice was under quarantine, and as
other two Stonehaven seamen are in it, considerable anxiety is felt for
the arrival next month.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday
Dec 3rd 1868
Drowned - George Stott whose father is a fisherman in the Old Town
drowned at Firth of Forth.. on
vessel belonging to Aberdeen.
Stott about 23 years old and unmarried.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday July 14th 1870
- Wm Leiper, whitefisher, and Ann Knowles or Leiper, his wife, were
charged, before Sheriff Dove Wilson on Thursday last with an assault
committed in the village of Findon.
They pled not guilty but after evidence had been adduced the
Sheriff found the char-e proven and sentenced Leiper to pay a fine of
25s or suffer imprisonment for three weeks, and his wife to pay a fine
of 10s or be imprisoned for a week.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Aug 31st 1871
of a Shark - On Tuesday morning last one of the boats belonging to Cowie,
landed a shark which was found entangled in the nets.
The crew experienced considerable difficulty in getting it into
the boat, and on being measured the monster was found to be of the
following dimensions:- Length, 7feet.
Girth. 4ft 6ins; Breadth of tail, 2ft; Length of jawbone, 1 ft
6in; Pectoral fin, 1 ft 4in.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Apr 24th 1873
Result of Accident - Some time ago a fisherman named Andrew Taylor,
residing at Cowie, while engaged gathering bait amongst the rocks there,
met with an accident which yesterday resulted fatally.
A stone fell on his left foot inflicting serious injuries.
He was afterwards taken to Aberdeen Infirmary, where he removed
from and came home last week, his condition not much improved.
He died of the injuries, as above stated, early yesterday
morning. He leaves a widow
and one child to lament his loss, for whom much sympathy is felt.