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Cockburnspath is a coastal Parish in north east of Berwickshire with the County of Midlothian to the north-west, the North Sea to the north-east, the Parish of Coldingham to the south and the Parish of Abbey St. Bathans on the south-west.
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Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Cockburnspath Historical Hamlet - Cockburnspath Community Council.
Chirnside Past and Present by Erica Hunt.
Chirnside a Border Village by Chirnside Community Council
Pre 1855 Memorial Inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by G.A.C. Binnie.1995.
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.
Please note that the heading Author includes persons who have compiled or transcribed records; and that the topics indexed, and the synopses are subjective opinions. See the Sales List to buy copies of the magazines containing articles in which you're interested.
Kennington/Cowe Family History. Part 2 - Emigration to New Brunswick 1837 - James Cowe & Isabella Donaldson
Details of the lives of further branches of the Cowe family including one that emigrated to New Brunswick.
6 pages or more
Kennington/Cowe Family History
The story of the family's arrival in Berwickshire and their life there until they departed to Canada.
9 pages or more
Map of Cockburnspath 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.
Cockburnspath - a Documentary Social History of a Border Parish, Eric Rankin 1981.
Cockburnspath - a history of a people and a place by Sally Smith 1999.
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-99 vol.13 p.221: Cockburnspath, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1834-45 vol.2 p.290: Cockburnspath, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)