This website uses cookies. To read more about them, click 'cookies stored'. To accept our cookies, click the check box then press 'Continue'.



Borders Family History Society

Society Logo


Home Join
Us
Conference Publications Research Maps &
Parishes
Forums Other
Websites
Contacts What's
On
Blog Help

Borders FHS Forum
Borders FHS Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Publications
 Monumental Inscriptions
 Bowden Kirkyard - who would have known ?
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Forum-Master

Scotland
94 Posts

Posted - 19 September 2008 :  21:39:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Parish of Bowden, near Melrose, has an ancient history with a church in the vicinity for at least 850 years. In the 14th century an account from the monks at Kelso recorded Bowden as having 36 cottages and 4 brew houses !

Notable Bowden people include Sir Lauder Brunton who pioneered the use of amyl nitrate for heart condition treatment, Andrew Scott the poet and Lady Grisell Baillie, first female deaconess in the Church of Scotland. The introduction also cites some detail from JSM McDonald's publication 'Bowden Kirk 1128-1978' including an amusing anecdote relating to the Reverend William Balfour, his mother and 'the drink' - not a recommended combination!

We have just completed work on recording the gravestones of the parish and the CD is now ready. Cost £7.50 plus postage. Ordering details at http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/BFHSPublications.asp .

The gravestones of the Kirk have been carefully 'plotted' and recorded by volunteers providing a wealth of detail on those families associated with the parish. Over and above this the publication has fascinating detail on school records from the 19th century, Militia lists from the Napoleonic wars and Hearth tax records.

The list of family names is long and varied ranging from Baillie to Dalgleish to Kerr to Turnbull. In total the Society have recorded over 300 gravestone inscriptions.

The surnames indexed are: Aikman, Ainslie, Aird, Aitchison, Aitken, Alan, Allardyce, Anderson, Arnot, Arnott, Baillie, Bain, Balfour, Ballantyne, Ballingall, Barr, Bartley, Beattie, Bell, Bichel, Bichet, Bicket, Biggar, Black, Blackbell, Blackie, Blaikie, Blake, Blyth, Bonnington, Borland, Borthwick, Boyd, Brack, Brockie, Brodie, Brown, Bruce, Brunton, Bryden, Brydon, Buchan, Buckham, Bunyan, Burn, Burnett, Burns, Burr, Cairns, Cameron, Campbell, Carnachan, Chalmers, Clark, Clephane, Clerk, Clunie, Cochrane, Cockburn, Cole, Colvin, Cook, Cooper, Cowan, Craig, Cranston, Curle, Dalgleish, Dalgliesh, Darling, Deans, Dick, Dickison, Dickson, Dobson, Dodds, Donaldson, Douglas, Drawhill, Drummond, Dryden, Dun, Duncan, Dunlop, Dunn, Easton, Edgar, Elliot, Elliott, Fairbairn, Fairgrieve, Falla, Findlade, Fisher, Fleming, Ford, Forsyth, Foster, Fox, Frater, Galbraith, Gibb, Glen, Glendinning, Glephane, Goodfellow, Gordon, Gouinlock, Grant, Gray, Grierson, Grieve, Hair, Haliburton, Hall, Happer, Hardie, Hart, Harvey, Harvie, Hastie, Hay, Helm, Henderson, Hill, Hislop, Hogg, Hope, Horsbrugh, Hosken, Houston, Hume, Hunter, Hutchison, Inglis, Innes, Irvine, James, Jamieson, Jamison, Jardine, Johnston, Jolly, Kedzie, Keen, Kennedy, Kerr, King, Kinghorn, Knox, Laidlaw, Lamb, Lang, Latto, Lauder, Lawrie, Lawson, Lees, Lindores, Little, Livingston, Mabon, Macdonald, Mackay, Mackenzie, Maclaren, Macrae, Madder, Marshall, Martin, Mather, Matthews, Mcclelland, Mcdonald, Mcdougall, Mckenzie, Mcvitae, Melrose, Mercer, Methven, Millar, Miller, Mills, Mitchell, Morton, Moulton, Muir, Murray, Neil, Nicholson, Nicol, Notman, Oliver, Ormiston, Paisley, Park, Paterson, Patterson, Paxton, Pittillo, Porteous, Preston, Pringle, Rachael, Rae, Readman, Reddon, Redford, Redpath, Reidford, Renton, Richardson, Riddell, Riddle, Ritchie, Robertson, Robson, Rodger, Ross, Roxburgh, Rutherford, Scott, Shackleton, Shiel, Sibbald, Simson, Sinclair, Smail, Smith, Somerville, Spiden, Stenhouse, Stewart, Stillie, Stirling, Stobie, Stoddart, Sturrock, Sudden, Sutherland, Swanson, Swanston, Sword, Symington, Synton, Tait, Taylor, Telfer, Thol, Thompson, Thomson, Thorburn, Thriel, Tillie, Tinlin, Tinline, Toome, Trotter, Tucker, Tullie, Tully, Turnbull, Turner, Utterson, Vallance, Vert, Walker, Wallace, Waterson, Weatherston, White, Whitelade, Wight, Wightlea, Wilkie, Williamson, Wilson, Wood, Woodger, Wyllie, Young, Yuill, Yule.
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Borders FHS Forum © 2000-06 Snitz Communications Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000