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Drumelzier

Peeblesshire map

Drumelzier stretches across the south of the County of Peebles. It is bordered on the north by the Parish of Stobo, to the east east by the parish of Manor and by the Parish of Yarrow in Selkirkshire, to the south by the Parish of Yarrow and the Parish of Tweedsmuir and by Lanarkshire to the west and the Parish of Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho to the north-west. Drumelzier is now one of the linked Parishes of Upper Tweeddale.

Tinnis Castle would have dominated the village in the middle ages although it is not as well preserved as the nearby Drumelzier Castle.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1649-1694, 1700-1754 (Mothers' names are not recorded until Dec 1746)
  • Marriages: 1649-1694, 1700-1813
  • Deaths: 1649-1811, 1826-1854
Drumelzier Parish Church Drumelzier Parish Church

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The Society is currently transcribing the Drumelzier Monumental (gravestone) Inscriptions

Volumes available for consultation within our Archive

Magazine Articles

Please note that the heading Author includes persons who have compiled or transcribed records; and that the topics indexed, and the synopses are subjective opinions.
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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Gravestone photosA note on a facility provided by the Society to photograph individual gravestones, a report on one such request for a photograph of a stone to the Rev. Gilmour Neil in Drumelzier and a note on his experiences in World War 1 and how he sought to find " a little Parish, a thousand miles from anywhere"1 page or more 81Ronald Morrison 
Peeblesshire Families and ClansThe history of a few Peeblesshire families, Tweedies, Naesmiths, Gledstanes, Veitches, and others. Some very interesting stories come from this chapter.3 pages or more 33Malcolm Archibald 



Map of Drumelzier from Quarter-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1921-1923 or One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland, 1920-1930
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Use the control at the top left of the map to zoom in or out and drag the map left, right, up, or down as you wish.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

Poor Law

The National Archives of Scotland

Drumelzier kirk session records (Ref - CH2/95)

Berwickshire Naturalist' Club has published the following articles;

Websites

Upper Tweed Community Website
Extract from A History of Peebleshire
19th century account of Drumelzier

Place and Farm names appearing in census records

1841 census: Drumelzier, Hopkarton, Easter Stanhope, Wester Stanhope, Patervan, Polmood, Kinledoors Hope, Kingledors, Burnfoot, Haugh Stable, Warde, Wester Dalwick, Dalwick, Bellspool.

1851 census: 1851 census: Drumelzier, Hopkarton, Stanhope, Petervan, Polmood, Kingledoor, Ward, Drumelzier Haugh, Wester Dalwick, Bellspool, Dalwick.

1861 census: 1861 census: Drumelzier, Barn Yard, Drumelzier Haugh, Wester Dalwick, Bellspool, Hopcarton, Stanhope, Patervan, Polmood, Kingledoors, Kingledoors Hope.

Population

Here are some figures showing the parish's population through time:

Peeblesshire Map