This is again about my Great Great Grandfather Richard Paton in 1871.
In the Fifeshire Journal 16th November 1871 on page 5. There is an article:
Chapel Home Farm, KingsKettle.
Report of Richard Paton being presented with £10 for 32 years service as cattleman to James M. Arnot
Copy at Cupar Library.
I went to Cupar Library on Friday the 19th august 2011 and read the microfiche copy of the above article.
"Kettle Bridge -
Worthy of imitation;
James M. Arnot Esq. Of Chapel, having made a change in arrangement of the working of his home farm, dispensed with the services of his three men servants, but before doing so, he presented them with a parting gift. To Andrew Maxwell, who has been foreman on Chapel for 17 years, he gave a present of £20. To John Wallace who has been there 16 years, he gave £10, and Richard Paton who has been cattleman shepherd there for 30 years, he gave £10. It is said the labourer is worthy of his hire, but here Mr Arnot considered the services of these men deserving of something more, as shown by the tangible gifts presented to them, which are highly prized by them. It is a consolation to these men to know when leaving a place where they have formed so many associations, that they have parted without a fault."
- Fifeshire Journal 16th November 1871 on page 5.