Business: J and A Christie
The Abbey Brewery was advertised to let in 1838 when it was described as having "been occupied as a brew seat for nearly a century". At that time it was owned by John Christie, a local farmer at Holton. It was tenanted by his sons James and Andrew, who traded as J. & A. Christie, from 1858 to 1869. When the partnership was dissolved in 1869 Andrew Christie carried on the business on his own account until about 1873, when the plant was offered for sale. By this time ownership had passed to John's widow Lillias, and on her death it then passed to the eldest son, William. It remained vacant until 1889, after which it was no longer recorded as a "brewery and malt barns".
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Books and periodicals
Anon. Brew seat. Perthshire Advertiser, 8th March, 1838.