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Stobo, in the County of Peebles lies south west of the county town. It is bounded on the north by Kirkurd, Newlands and Lyne. On the west are Peebles and Manor, whilst Drumelzier is to the south and Broughton is on the east. The village is predominately of 19th century origon and straggles along the B712. The church is the most complete and impressive Romanesque parish church in the Borders. Stobo is now one of the linked Parishes of Upper Tweeddale.
Old Parish Records cover the periods:
Births: 1783-1854 (Mothers' names are not recorded until September 1802)
Marriages: 1783-1818, 1820-1854 (There is only one entry Jun 1787-Dec 1790)
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Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Pre 1855 Monumental Inscriptions of Peeblesshire by S.A. Scott published by Scottish Genealogical Society 1971.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
C.D. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Peebles 1652 to 1716.
1841 Census - Stobo, G&E Maxwell
1851 Census - Stobo, G&E Maxwell
1861 Census - Stobo, G&E Maxwell
Stobo Death Records 1819-1854, Nigel Hardie, Selkirk Genealogy
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The Altarstone at Stobo
Stobo Slate Quarry "inferior to no slate whatever". Also a connection to Merlin and Arthur.
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My dig into the past
Peebleshire family and from other parts of the Borders, an interesting tale.
Also history of various bridges over the Tweed.
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Map of Stobo 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.
The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, Cruft, Dunbar & Fawcett, Yale University Press, London 2006
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-99 vol.3 pp.324-325:
Stobo, County of Peebles
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1834-45 vol.3 p.121:
Stobo, County of Peebles