Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Smith - Contents

Haughton House, Aberdeenshire

Haughton House, to the NE side of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
See map and satellite view.

Haughton House on OS map 1867.

Haughton House was the seat of Farquharson.
The Haughton estate was first bought by Farquharson 1721.
They first built a small L-shaped cottage that still stands, just N of Haughton House.
Henry Noltie (of Germany) was valet to Farquharson of Haughton (on the Continent, in town at Edinburgh, and at Haughton) from perhaps c.1790 until his death 1811.
The building of Haughton House started 1791, with many later alterations.
William Smith was gardener at Haughton from 1793 prob. until his death 1827.
There was a walled garden, and extensive grounds.
Henry Noltie was servant to Farquharson of Haughton (on sea voyages, at Edinburgh, and at Haughton) from 1800 until his marriage 1823.
Henry Noltie (of Germany) lived at Haughton apparently 1809 until his death 1811.
Farquharson sold the house in 1925.
It then had various uses (hotel, convent, school).
It was bought 1970 by Aberdeenshire Council.
It is now the centre of Haughton Country Park, a caravanning and recreation park.
As well as caravan sites in the grounds, there are self-catering flats in Haughton House itself.

Haughton House. From the SW.
Photo 2005 by Richard Slessor.
From Geograph. See terms of use.

Haughton House. From the S.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See wider shot and E side.

The old cottage

This is just N of Haughton House, near the River Don (the river that flows through Aberdeen).

The old L-shaped cottage at Haughton.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See other shot and other shot.

The walled garden

The walled garden (outside).
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See the walled garden (inside).

Video, 2008

The walled garden (inside).
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
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The walled garden (inside).
Still from above.

The ice house

An old cold store. Perishable food was stored here with blocks of ice to keep it cool.

The ice house.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See plaque.

Alford links

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