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Coldstream is situated in south central Berwickshire on the English border. The parish of Swinton and Simprim lies to the north, the English county of Northumberland lies to the south and east and the Parish of Eccles is to the west.
Old Parish Records cover the periods:
|Coldstream Parish Church|
Pre 1855 memorial records have been transcribed (see below).
Coldstream History Society has transcribed the stones in Lennel Churchyard and these are searchable on line - see below
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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.
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|Title||Synopsis||Size Description||Issue No||Author|
|Female Suffrage by "Titwillow"||This article was first published in a family magazine produced and edited by his grandfather Robert Hogg who farmed at Fireburnmill Coldstream.||4 pages or more||38||John C. Gill|
|From Simprim Kirk session records 1705--A case of Drunkenness||Drink was the downfall of two friends after a session in Coldstream in 1705.||1 page or more||7||Colin Wood|
|Old soldiers of the eighteenth century||This is a list and some extracts from War Office records at the Public Record Office at Kew. If you are studying shoemakers - read this.||1 page or more||11||E. A. Gray|
|The men who marched away||If you have heard Gavin speak, you will know how he has devoted his all spare time to this subject this is the K.O.S.B. part in Gallipoli, another Flodden. Men missing: Gala 54, Hawick 52, Jedburgh 18, and so on.||3 pages or more||9||Gavin Richardson|
|Poor Relief in the 1840s||Talk given at the Society’s Open Meeting on 16th September 2001, about how poor relief cases were determined, and how much they received in 1843 in Coldstream.||4 pages or more||47||Peter Munro|
|Poor Relief in the 1840s||A review of the operation of the poor relief in the early 19th century. It includes the size of the allowances paid and an estimate of the cost of living at the time.||4 pages or more||71||Peter Munro|
|Border Marriges Boon for "Priests" and Bane for Searchers||The rise and fall of the "Irregular Marriages" From Gretna to Lamberton.||4 pages or more||30||Northumberland and Durham History Soc.|
|Berwick-upon-Tweed Twixt Thistle and Rose-A Family Historian's Nightmare||Locations and types of marriages in and on the Border. Types of sources, also Parish Registers for 18th and 19th century.||2 pages or more||33||Linda Bankier|
|Jerdan Family History||The family history of the Jerdans, who they married, and where they lived in the Borders.||2 pages or more||34||Fred Kennington|
|Jethart Jock||The mystery of Jethart Jock of Coldstream, husband of the Gypsy Queen Esther Faa Blyth and attempts to identify.||2 pages or more||86||John Murray|
|Notes on the Halliburton Family||The Halliburton family who were well known landowners in the Borders from the 13th to 18th centuries. The Halliburtons intermarried with other well known Border families.||2 pages or more||6||C.D. Wickenden|
|County Railway Routes - Berwick to St Boswells||Details of the book in the Country Railway Book series Berwick to St. Boswells.||less than 1 page||89|
|The Gladstones-A study||This is a brief outline of the Gladstone family here in the Borders and as far away as Edinburgh, and Norwich.||3 pages or more||35||G.M.S. Lauder-frost|
|Kelso's Ragged school||Case histories and fate of children in the 1800s who went to a Ragged School. These three names from the excellent book that Audrey has written will make you want to purchase this book.||2 pages or more||9||Audrey Mitchell|
|The Jessie Miller story||A mystery regarding the parentage of Jessie Miller born in 1793 at Coldstream - her marriage to a Robert Scott who was later convicted for murder and questions about the number of her own family.||1 page or more||79||Mike Bucher|
|The Flowers of the Forest||Borders who fell at Flodden A list of nobility who fell in the battle The rank and file fell with no records.||2 pages or more||26||Andrew Cockburn|
|Border Marriage Records||The history of Irregular Marriages up and down the country.||2 pages or more||34||Donald Whyte|
|The Purves, Clays, and the Crimean War||This is the text of the authors' talk to the Society titled 'James Charles Purves: a Coldstream Lad at the Charge' on 20th March 2005 about one of the participants in the charge of the Light Brigade, the battle, and some of James' family.||12 pages or more||58||Will Murray and Trevor Swan|
|A Case for the Commissary||The amount of information found on any particular family is a matter of luck but time spent will be rewarding.||4 pages or more||33||Rosemary Bigwood|
|Coldstream History Society||A note on a project recently undertaken by the Society including the transcription of the graveyard at Lennel Cemetery, Coldstream and also a project to record detailed genealogical information of all names appearing on War Memorials in Berwickshire and North Northumberland.||less than 1 page||79|
1841 census: Coldstream, Quarry Houses, Hope Park, Dunse Loan, Dovecot, Rosy Bank, Rosybank, Braeheads, Lees, Hillhead, Fireburn Mill, Hatchetnize, Todrig, Hirsel, Crooks, Spylaw, Kincharn, Muirhuses, Castlelaw, Darnchester, Wylliecleugh, Hawkslaw, Dovecotmains, Sootyfield, Lennel, New Coldstream, Oxenridge, Kittle Naked, Skaithmuir, Todhillridge, Milne Graden, Sunny Side, Tweed Mill, Lennel Hill.
1851 census: Coldstream, Hatfield, Hope Park, Quarry Houses, Gallows Know, Rosey Bank, Tweed Bank, Gilkie's Edge, Dove Cot, Lees,Coldstream Mains, Moorhouses, Hirsel, Skaithmoor,Toodle Rig, Milne Graden, Sunny Side, Tweed Mill, Lennel Hill, Oxen Ridge, Lennel, New Town, Marlefield, Hawkslaw, George field, Darnchester, Castlelaw, Todrig,, Hatchednize, Crooks, Fireburn, Molesmill, Spylaw, Hill House, Lees Bank, Westmains, Wylliecleugh.
1861 census: Coldstream, Hatfield, Hope Park, Gallowsknowe, Lees, Milne Graden, Sunnyside, Tweed Mill, Lennel, Coldstream Mains, Oxenrig, Lennel Hill, Skaithmuir, Todhillrig, Fireburn, Hill House, Hirsel, Hatchednize, Todrigg, Darnchester, Wylliecleugh, Hawkslaw, Martle Field, Dovecotemains, Georgefield, Darnchester, Castlelaw, Crooks Lodge, Quarry Lodge, Spylaw, Kinchim, Crooks, Hirsellaw.
The population has been recorded as follows: