Abbey St Bathans is a very rural and picturesque Parish in north Berwickshire, nestling in the valley of the River Whitadder in the Lammermuir Hills. The County of East Lothian and the Parish of Cockburnspath are to the north, on the east are the Parishes of Coldingham and Bunkle, the Parish of Duns is to the south and the Parish of Longformacus is to the west.
Abbey St. Bathans Monumental Inscriptions, Berwickshire Vol. 15; transcribed by Elma Fleming - includes:
List of Ministers
Roll of Honour transcription
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Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Pre 1855 Memorial Inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by G.A.C. Binnie.1995.
Notes on the Parish and Church of Abbey St. Bathans by Crichton E Eddy.
Glimpses into the Past in Lammermuir by Norrie McLeish.
Trotter of Prentonan by George Baird Trotter.
Index to Particular Register of Sasines for Berwickshire.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
Pigot's 1837 Directory of Berwickshire and Roxburghshire.
CD-ROM The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by James Robson 1896.
CD-ROM Slater's Directory of Berwickshire 1903.
CD-ROM Land Ownership Commission Report 1872 -1873.
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Abbey St Bathans, Cranshaws and Longformacus
A brief description of 3 neighbouring parishes and the records available.
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Some Purves families in Duns Berwickshire
A well known Berwickshire name Purves, a family from Duns in 1634 and his heirs.
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Mrs. Evelyn Carlson
Ecclesiastical Education in Berwickshire
What the records have to tell
Ecclesiastical education of Berwickshire and where to find useful information
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Dr Charles Hoy
Map of Abbey st bathans 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.
20 Most Common Surnames
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Abbey St Bathans monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): JOHNSTON (8), AITCHISON (7), COCKBURN (5), WELSH (5), DICKSON (5), MACK (4), GILLON (4), THOMSON (4), DAVIDSON (4), TURNBULL (4), DODDS (3), SMITH (3), RANKIN (3), EDGAR (3), YULE (3), DOBIE (2), COWE (2), GILLIES (2), BRUFORD (2), HOGG (2).
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-99 vol.12 p.61: Abbey St. Bathans, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1834-45 vol.2 p.105: Abbey St. Bathans, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)