Nelson and Co
The partnership of Nelson & Co would appear to have been formed after John Nelson died in 1870.
David Gibb, who had been a drayman in the Laurencekirk Brewery, married Elizabeth Nelson, one of John Nelson's daughters, and was described as having succeeded to the business on John's death. In 1871 David was described as a brewer employing four men, by which time three of John's sons - James, Robert and Thomas - were also involved in the business.
However, in 1875 the brewery was sold to Patrick Dickson, and the partnership was dissolved the following year. The brewery was then let to James Donald and David Cameron, who traded as Donald, Cameron & Co.
Active: 1871 - 1876
Breweries and other buildings
The Laurencekirk Brewery was adjacent to the Royal Hotel. Much of the site has been cleared for car-parking but some outbuildings survive.
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Other Sources of information
Books and periodicals
Anon. Death from hydrophobia in Laurencekirk. Dundee Courier, 16th August.