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The Parish of Cranshaws is situated in northern Berwickshire in the Lammermuir Hills with the County of East Lothian to the west and north, the Parish of Abbey St. Bathans is on the east, to the south-east is the Parish of Duns whilst the Parish of Longformacus is on the south.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1731 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1731 to 1850.
  • Deaths: 1731 to 1854
Cranshaws Parish Church Cranshaws Parish Church

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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Abbey St Bathans, Cranshaws and LongformacusA brief description of 3 neighbouring parishes and the records available.2 pages or more 73 

Map of Cranshaws 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 Cranshaws monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): ALLAN (9), SCOTT (7), WILSON (6), ANDERSON (5), FERGIE (4), WOOD (4), MILLER (4), SIMPSON (4), SMITH (3), DODS (3), BROWN (3), SIBBALD (3), DODDS (3), PUNTON (2), DARRIE (2), COLTHERD (2), PRINGLE (2), NOBLE (2), MCPHERSON (2), EDGAR (2).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Cranshaws Church (Ref - CH2/597/2)

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Lammermuir Life Website contains a history of Cranshaws Church.
Pictures of Cranshaws .
The RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm Names in the Census Records

1841 census: Cranshaws, Cowiehaugh, Castle, Dickshall, Bontree, Playhaugh, Hainshawside, Howbog, Scarlaw, Twinlawford, Rawburn, Whinrigg.

1851 census: Cranshaws, Cowie Haugh, Play Haugh, Boontree, Howbog, Whinrigg, Scarlaw, Rawburn, Twinlawford.

1861 census: Cranshaws, Boontree, Playhaugh, Cowiehaugh, Howbog, Rawburn, New Scarlaw, Old Scarlaw, Whinrigg.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Berwickshire map