Full of Egotism - the Diary of the Rev. John Hastie minister Edrom 1797-1822 edited by Ronald Morrison.
Dunse Barony Records 1753 -1800 transcribed by Ronald Morrison.
Maps 1898 O.S Duns and Greenlaw.
Duns Monumental Inscriptions Vol. 17 Berwickshire: includes
Parish church burial ground and memorial plaques
Christ Church, Teindhillgreen burial ground
Lists of Ministers of various churches in the town
Duns War Memorial
War Memorial 1914 -1919
Roll of Honour
Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
The Street of Duns by William Renton published by the Berwickshire News.
The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by G. A. C. Binnie.
The Macks of Ninewar 1752 to 1800 by E.O. Hooton.
Berwickshire High School - a Century Recalled 1896-1996 by William Anderson.
Extract from Records of Skinners and Glovers by R.G. Johnson (Berwickshire Naturalists' Club Vol. 33).
Historical Diary of James Watson, writer Duns 1780 to 1868 (contains Watson pedigree), Grace A Elliot (Berwickshire Naturalists' Club Vol. 38).
The Cholera Epidemic of 1832 in Duns and the Borders, Sheila Romanes (Berwickshire Naturalist's Club Vol 46).
A History of the Churches in the Presbytery of Duns (Berwickshire Naturalist's Club Vol 46).
Castles of the Cockburns - a history of the family's ownership of Langton Castle, Cockburn Tower, Borthwick Castle and Langton Tower, LH. Cleat (Berwickshire Naturalists' Club Vol 47).
Dr. John Brown 1735 to 1787, Dr. Brian Sproule (Berwickshire Naturalists' Club Vol 47).
1961 The Hiring Fair, Rachel Weir (The Southern Annual, 1961)
Pre 1855 Memorial Inscriptions of Berwickshire, David Cargill (Scottish Genealogical Society).
Index to Particular Register of Sasines for Berwickshire.
Pigot's 1837 Directory of Berwickshire and Roxburghshire.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
CD-ROM The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by James Robson 1896.
CD-ROM Slater's Directory of Berwickshire 1903.
CD-ROM Land Ownership Commission Report 1872 -1873.
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. See the Sales List to buy copies of the magazines containing articles in which you're interested.
This is a stroll around the Borders looking into, with some depth, the murders in the 1800s.
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Who am I
History of the Cockburns who all came from Duns parish. It also looks into the history of Edinshall Broch.
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Cockburns face to face
Cockburns and there likeness seems to have been the great asset of this family. From 1650 onwards this family have a interesting history.
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Extracts from Dunse Barony Records
Extracts from the author's book, Dunse Barony Records, in the 1760s.
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The Ainslies--Some notes
The name Ainslie, from 1066 onwards, a full and detailed family history.
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A cautionary tale from 1871 and some extracts from the school log book,
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Map of Duns 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.
20 Most Common Surnames
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Duns monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): FORREST (25), SCOTT (14), GRAY (11), BROWN (11), THOMSON (11), SMITH (10), DAVIDSON (10), PURVES (10), HAY (10), COCKBURN (10), AITCHISON (10), WILSON (9), ALLAN (8), JOHNSTON (8), JEFFERY (8), BELL (8), YOUNG (8), MILLER (8), TROTTER (7), HOME (7).
Cumledge Chronicle by Jock Wilson-Smith 2004.
Polish Soldiers in the Borders 1942 to the present time by Bridget McEwan 2006 - available at The Hub Hawick.
The Advertiser Directory of Berwickshire 1938.
The Road to Riot by Anne Gordon - available at the Hub Hawick.
The History of Berwickshire's Towns and Villages - available at The Hub Hawick.
Historic Duns - the archaeological implications by Anne Turner - available at The Hub Hawick.
The Family of Hay of Duns Castle by Francis H Hay - available at The Hub Hawick.
Duns Dings A' by R. G. Johnson 1953 - available at The Hub Hawick and at Duns Library.
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-99 vol.4 p.378: Duns, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1834-45 vol.2 p.247: Duns, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)
Plan of Langton Estate - prepared for public roup 1924?
Plan of Dunse by J Wood 1824 from survey by Mr. Blackadder 1821.
O.S. 1898 - Greenlaw.
Working Drawings for spire Duns Town Hall 25th. March 1816.
Detail of WW2 Bombs dropped in Berwickshire.
Air Ministry Map of 'The Border' War Office 1942.
O.S. 1907 Lammermuir Hills - Cockburn Mill.
O.S. 1908 Earlston - Yarlside.
O.S. 1906 Berwickshire - Georgefield.
O.S .1906 Earlston Fans.
O.S. 1898 Duns Station.
Oxendean House Duns -plans for central heating 1935.
O.S. 1908 Berwickshire - Cumledge.
Berwickshire Agricultural Society - plan of showground.
O.S. 1908 Mellerstain.
Oxendean Bridge Restoration 1921 (2 plans plus letter).
Plan of Kidsheil and Kidsheil Haugh by John Blackadder 1821.
Berwickshire - Duns Wood.
Index Plan Northumberland c 1860.
Duns and Environment by George King 1864.
Plan of Knockhill 1846?
Plans (four) relative to the building of Berwickshire High School 1953.
Bound volume of Ordnance Survey Plans of Dunse and Chirnside 1858.
ap of Jedburgh 1898. showing Allars Mill.
O.S. Survey Map 1862 of Borthwick Castle with drawing of 1839 and notes.
Berwickshire Naturalists' Club.
Vol 14 Duns by J Ferguson.
Vol 8 Charter by James 1V.
Vol. 14 Duns Tolbooth.
Vol. 14 Notable men.
Vol. 16. Ministers.
Vol. 16 Shoemakers' regulations.
Vol. 16 Game of Ball. (available in Society Archive)
Vol. 16 Old View of Castle.
Vol. 19 Duns - its owners.
Vol. 26 1544 Raid and Burning.
Vol. 29 Covenanters at Duns Law.
Vols. 29 and 34 Duns Scotus.
Vol. 31 Christ Church Bell.
Vol. 31 Extract of Records by G.A. Falconer.
Vols. 33 and 38 Charter.
Vol. 33 Extract from Records of Skinners and Glovers by RG Johnson.
Vol. 35 Raecleugh visited.
Vol. 36 Ministers of the 17th. century.
Vol. 37 Feuars of Duns.
Vol. 37 Gourlay's Wynd.
Vol. 37 Duns Trade Records.
Vol. 38 Borthwick Peel visited.
Vol. 38 Historical Diary of James Watson by Miss G.A. Elliot.
Vol. 38 Wedderburn Burial Aisle.
Vol. 38 Wellnage Garden.
Vol. 39 Duns Spa.
Vol. 40 Parish School.
Vol. 41 Linen Bleach Fields and the sale of linen.
Vol. 46 A History of the Churches in the Presbytery of Duns.
Vol 47 Dr. John Brown 1735 to 1787 by Dr. Brian Sproule.
The Southern Annual.
1961 The Hiring Fair by Rachel Weir .
Dunse History Society - includes detailed articles on the history of Duns and also a detail of the Society Archive Town Website - contains a wide range of local information including a general history of the Town.
The RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;