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Posted - 23 January 2009 :  19:06:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if records exist for the Free/Presbyterian churches in and around Galashiels from 1800 - 1855? I am particularily interested in the Ladhope Free Church. Are there others in the area? I'm looking either birth/marriage/death/burial records or anything that would lead me to my lost ancestors in the area. They were weavers/farmers and as Presbyterians, where would they most likely to be buried in Galashiels? Any help would be appreciated.

Interested in Mather, Nicol, Binnie, Lauder


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Posted - 30 January 2009 :  23:09:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladhope was part of the Melrose Parish and only recently part of Galashiels.

The most of the Church records are held a the national archive for Scotland in Edinburgh, but the local Heritage Hub in Hawick is supposed to be getting some back to the Borders area.

Ladhope has a cemetry adjacent Haliburton Place.

The Society are currently working on the MI's for various cemetries in and around Galashiels.

Anne Turnbull
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Posted - 31 January 2009 :  13:02:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the reply. I thought that some records might be available in Edinburgh, which for me living in Canada would require making a personal visit at great expense of find what I'm looking for.

I'm glad to hear that MI's for the area will soon be available and look forward to accessing them.

Interested in Mather, Nicol, Binnie, Lauder
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Posted - 23 December 2012 :  17:14:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was a free kirk near Lauder at Channelkirk. Burials took place in the kirkyard of Lauder Parish kirk in Lauder.

Hope this helps

Joh Barton
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