Kinnoir Brick and Tile Works, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

Kinnoir Brick and Tile Works, Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

22/05/1844 – The Scotsman – To brick and tile makers. Wanted, for a brick and tile work at Huntly, an experiences brick and tile maker;and who would be qualified to superintend the whole work. A steady and experienced man would meet with good encouragement. Apply to Mr P. Mortimer, Huntly.

Below – 1871 – Kinnoir Brick and Tile Works.

1878 – Peter Mortimer, brick and tile maker, Kinnoir, Huntly.

10/01/1880 – Aberdeen Peoples Journal – Sale of horses –  Three fine draught animals belonging to the Kinnoir Brick and Tile Company were exposed for sale by public auction on the Market Stance on Wednesday. There was large attendance intending purchasers, and bidding was animated. A strong horse, 5 years old, fetched £64; one do., 4 years old, was knocked out at £30 and a ten year old mare brought £28 5s. Mr Finlay was the auctioneer.

06/10/1896 – Buchan Observer – The propsed Central Buchan Railway – Deputation to G.N.S.R. directors – …there is also the Kinnoir Brick and Tile Works with considerable traffic ….

05/08/1904 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Cattle Show, Huntly – Dairy produce – commended – Peter McKay, Kinnoir Tile Works.

16/05/1911 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Assault Kinnoir Tileworks – Richard Henry Dene, Englishman, employed at Kinnoir Tile Works, and lodging, along with his wife at 5 Mill Lane, Huntly, about midnight, on Saturday, was arrested and lodged in prison, on a charge of having seriously assaulted his wife by biting her on the neck and other parts of the body, and threatening to cut her throat with an open knife, held his band, and otherwise maltreating her to the effusion of blood, and also with committing a breach of the peace. The police, having doubts to the man’s sanity, had him medically examined yesterday morning, prior the Police Court, which he was to have appeared. It is stated that the unfortunate man has been certified to be insane, and that arrangements are being made to have him conveyed to the asylum. The affair caused considerable excitement and comment in the town, and many wild rumours were in circulation.

16/09/1911 – St Andrews Citizen – Marriage – on the 8th….Peter McKay, Kinnoir Tile Works, Huntly to Jenny, daughter of the late William Swinton, architect, Dunfermline.

04/07/1913 – Event held to celebrate the retirement of a local farmer. Those in attendance included …. Mr R Mackay, Kinnoir Brickworks…..

Below – 1900 – Kinnoir Brick and Tile Works.

20/08/1914 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Sudden death at Kinnoir – On afternoon. John (59), labourer, employed at the Kinnoir Tile works, while engaged the engine-room along with another man, dropped down suddenly and expired. It appears that while the deceased was lifting a lump of clay he suddenly fell down on the ground. His companions carried him to the open air, when it was found that was dead. Dr Garson, Huntlv, was immediately summoned, and found that deceased was beyond medical aid. Tho doctor assigned the cause of death to heart failure. Deceased, who had been about 20 years in the employment Mr P. McKay at the tileworks, had been abroad in his earlier years, and was employed for some in the teaching profession. He belonged to the  Kinnoir district, and was unmarried.

Below – 1925 – Kinnoir Brick and Tile Works.

07/08/1935 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Curling? match between Huntly club and local farmers…. at the close Mr Peter McKay, Kinnoir Tileworks thanked the club and president….

Peter Mortimer & Company, Brickworks, Huntly, Aberdeen