Coldingham, the largest Parish in Berwickshire, is situated in the north east of the County, being bounded on the east by the North Sea, on the south by the Parishes of Eyemouth, Ayton and Chirnside, and on the west by the Parishes of Bunkle, Abbey St. Bathans and the Parish of Cockburnspath to the north.
CD-ROM Memorial Inscriptions Houndwood transcribed by Frank and Helen Richardson' includes:
List of Ministers
War Memorial transcription
We are currently involved with the Friends of Coldingham Priory in the recording of the gravestone inscriptions.
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Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Coldingham Mortcloth Records 1694-1759 by Vivienne S Dunstan 1998.
Coldingham Priory by T.M. Thomson 1981.
Pre 1855 Memorial Inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by G.A.C. Binnie.
Index to Particular Register of Sasines for Berwickshire.
Pigot's 1837 Directory of Berwickshire and Roxburghshire.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
C.D. Slater's Directory of Berwickshire 1903.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
William Crow of Netherbyres (c1704-1750) a sketch of his life and work (Berwickshire Naturalist Club, Vol. 44)
Down Memory Lane - by gone days at St. Abbs by Will Hood (The Southern Annual, 1952).
Callants' Capers at St. Abbs by Will Hood (The Southern Annual, 1961).
The Seat at the top of the brae - boyhood days in St. Abbs by Will Hood (The Southern Annual, 1965).
CD-ROM The John Wood Collection (a collection of 100 photographs of Coldingham and surrounding area taken between 1890 and 1910).
CD-ROM Land Ownership Commission Report 1872 -1873.
CD-ROM The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by James Robson 1896.
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.
Coldingham mortcloth records
The mortcloth records are fascinating as they list every occasion when a mortcloth was hired out for a burial. This covers the Coldingham mortcloth.
1 page or more
Vivienne S. Dunstan
Family pictures awaken an intrest in family history. The author made contact with relatives in Australia, descendants of a blacksmith who'd emigrated fron Heughhead, Reston.
2 pages or more
The Aytons of Ayton
The parish of Ayton from the Norman family De-Vesci who changed their name to Ayton to a history of the village.
2 pages or more
The Breadford Family Search
A tale of family that moved from Northumberland to Berwickshre. All were farm servants some labourers some farm stewards. There are irregular marriages, name changes and a possible pioneering birth using chloroform.
6 pages or more
From Coldstream to Canada
The Galbraith history from Coldstream to Toronto University. A comprehensive account of the Galbraiths.
3 pages or more
Map of Coldingham 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 Coldingham monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): WILSON (84), NISBET (34), AITCHISON (30), PURVES (29), THORBURN (28), HOOD (28), JOHNSTON (27), GRAY (25), ROBERTSON (22), COWE (20), WOOD (20), SCOTT (18), PATERSON (18), PATTERSON (18), CRAIG (17), COCKBURN (16), CHISHOLM (16), SMITH (16), BELL (16), ALLAN (16).
The Correspondence, Inventories, account rolls and proceedings of Coldingham edited by James Raine - London 1841.
Kirk Session Records of Coldingham by A Thomson (printed in the 1904 transactions of Hawick Archaeological Society).
History of the Priory of Coldingham from the earliest date to the present time by William King Hunter - Kelso 1858.
A History of Coldingham Priory by Alexander Allan Carr - Edinburgh 1836.
Coldingham Parish and Priory by Alexander Thomson - Galashiels 1908.
Ebb Tide by Will Wilson Berwick 1980.
Grantshouse by Jim Crosbie Kelso 1999.
Coldingham and St. Abbs Golf Bazaar Guide (undated) contains details of traders and accommodation to let.
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-99 vol.12 p.43: Coldingham, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1834-45 vol.2 p.279: Coldingham, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)