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TITLE
Johnnie Moozie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_287_P186
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31075
KEYWORDS
characters
people
Moozie
bankers
money
nicknames
jobs
Johnnie Moozie

Johnnie Moozie, or John Henderson, also had a number of other nicknames including 'Glossey', 'Starney', 'Buckteeth' and 'Rotten Legs'. He was an odd character from Caithness but he held a number of jobs around the community. He was a church officer and bellman, gravedigger, town crier, officer of the court, a door keeper at public meetings and entertainment, a messenger and was described as a 'generally useful person'.

He was a shrewd and witty man although he lacked a formal education. He was honest and trustworthy and Thurso bankers often sent him to Inverness with large sums of money.

This illustration is taken from 'Scenes and Stories of the North of Scotland' by John Sinclair

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Johnnie Moozie

1850s

characters; people; Moozie; bankers; money; nicknames; jobs

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Johnnie Moozie, or John Henderson, also had a number of other nicknames including 'Glossey', 'Starney', 'Buckteeth' and 'Rotten Legs'. He was an odd character from Caithness but he held a number of jobs around the community. He was a church officer and bellman, gravedigger, town crier, officer of the court, a door keeper at public meetings and entertainment, a messenger and was described as a 'generally useful person'.<br /> <br /> He was a shrewd and witty man although he lacked a formal education. He was honest and trustworthy and Thurso bankers often sent him to Inverness with large sums of money.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'Scenes and Stories of the North of Scotland' by John Sinclair