Am interested in finding out about the settlement of Clarilaw, north east of Hawick. In particular, how many people may have lived there (especially around 1740); would the occupants likely have been farm labourers/shepherds? Does anyone know any social/community reasons for migration at that time (1740s/50s)?
I also like Tancred's Rulewater book but I'm biased as he mentions my 5 x great-grandfather William Stephenson of Langburnshiels farm.
William Stephenson is also mentioned in another fascinating book, Michael J.H. Robson "A Break With the Past. Changed days on two Border sheep farms (Langburnshiels and Riccarton)" (Ovenshank, Newcastleton, 1991).