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Mr J Middleton Tenant
Mr C Mackie Waterton
Valuation Roll 1859-60
045 An ordinary farmsteading with offices and garden attached, property of Sir, J.D.H. Elphinstone Bart [Baronet]
Pitcaple Castle
Pitcaple Castle
Henry Lumsden Esqr. Proprietor
Mr J. Milne Station Agent
Mr J. Cormack, Innkeeper
045 " The castle of Pitcaple, which is situated on the South bank of Ury, is also an ancient building but a considerable addition was recently made to it, There are various historical traditions connected with the old castle, Some of which may be mentioned, In the month of July 1650 King Charles 2nd having sailed from Holland, landed at Garmouth upon the Spey, from where he proceeded to rest at the Bog of Gight, now Gordon Castle when Charles crossed the Ury, near the Castle of Pitcaple, he is said to have been Struck with the luxuriancy of the crop, observing that it reminded him of dear England. The farm to which this remark was applied has ever since been called England, and is still known by this name. On the occasion of the Royal Visit, a ball took place here, and the party danced under the Thorn tree which still stands on the lawn, and which is said to be one of the largest Thorn trees in Great Britain" Extract from Statistical Account of Aberdeenshire , Page 564. The Thorn tree mentioned in the Statistical Account was blown down Some years ago.

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