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Barbara Wilde

Australia
6 Posts

Posted - 09 December 2008 :  03:50:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know of a source of information on people living and working on the Mellerstain estate, Earlston, Berwickshire, in the 18th and early 19th centuries?

I am trying to pick some of them up from some of the Earlston Parish records that I am accessing. I would also welcome information on the operation of other such estates, since I am sure the social system of the time was fairly comparable.

Sorry I think this should be in the Places section, webmaster, and don't know how to move it!

Barbara

Edited by - Barbara Wilde on 09 December 2008 03:59:19

Malcolm Robb

Spain
17 Posts

Posted - 09 December 2008 :  16:11:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was in Earlston churchyard a few days ago and found a Purves gravestone. He was "Forester and Carpenter" to the estate in the late 18th early 19th century. I think the stone was set up by the family of Mellerstain.

I'm trying to get leads to the history of Purves Haugh or Hall, (are they two diferent things?) which is now private homes.

MJROBB
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Barbara Wilde

Australia
6 Posts

Posted - 09 December 2008 :  20:59:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the encouraging information, perhaps I should be getting the Earlstone gravestone publication.
The families I am particularly trying to sort out are Christopher Brack who was Butler to Mr George Baillie of Mellarstain (he m. Mary Darling at some stage). C Brack's daughters must have had rights of upkeep cum residency since they are still there in old age (1841 Census). Elizabeth Brack b abt 1772 was my forebear, and she married Wm Stoddart, mason at Mellarstain in 1796. Her much younger sister Mary m George Wilson, aglab.
Barbara

Barbara W

Edited by - Barbara Wilde on 09 December 2008 21:01:06
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Wardy

England
94 Posts

Posted - 17 December 2008 :  16:55:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Barbara. Some bits of information about Mellerstain on good old Google.
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Forum-Master

Scotland
94 Posts

Posted - 21 December 2008 :  09:57:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are records for some estates in the National Archives catalogue http://www.nas.gov.uk/onlineCatalogue/, and some records in the Scottish Borders Archives and Local History Centre (catalogue not yet online).

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terianne

United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 December 2008 :  22:17:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
have you asked the Mellerstein Estate direct for any - they do hold alot of documents on the history & workers on the Estate - no harm in asking


Anne Turnbull
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Barbara Wilde

Australia
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Posted - 30 December 2008 :  03:57:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the comments - I have bits and pieces from Google, but nothing about the running of Mellerstain in the past. I have just looked at NAS thankyou forum master, and may find a few snippets. I did try a direct email to the Mellerstain website, but nothing available through them. I guess its just build with very small bricks till I have something a tiny bit bigger. The danger is I'll rely on my imagination... Nil desperandum.
Barbara

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Hima

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Posted - 09 June 2012 :  10:42:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Barbara Wilde

Thank you all for the comments - I have bits and pieces from Google, but nothing about the running of Mellerstain in the past. I have just looked at NAS thankyou forum master, and may find a few snippets. I did try a direct email to the Mellerstain website, but nothing available through them. I guess its just build with very small bricks till I have something a tiny bit bigger. The danger is I'll rely on my imagination... Nil desperandum.
Barbara

Barbara W

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Hima

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Posted - 09 June 2012 :  10:46:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Barbara, we appear to be researching the same ancestors - maybe we should compare findings??
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Originally posted by Barbara Wilde

Thank you all for the comments - I have bits and pieces from Google, but nothing about the running of Mellerstain in the past. I have just looked at NAS thankyou forum master, and may find a few snippets. I did try a direct email to the Mellerstain website, but nothing available through them. I guess its just build with very small bricks till I have something a tiny bit bigger. The danger is I'll rely on my imagination... Nil desperandum.
Barbara

Barbara W

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