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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.
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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.
Glimpses into the Past in Lammermuir by Norrie McLeish.
Notes on the Parish of Cranshaws by Crichton E Eddy.
Index to Particular Register of Sasines for Berwickshire.
Pigot's 1837 Directory of Berwickshire and Roxburghshire.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
Notes on the History of Cranshaws Castle, Donald Buchanan Robertson QC. (Berwickshire Naturalists' Club vOL 42).
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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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).
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-99 vol.6 p.436: Cranshaws, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1834-45 vol.2 p.99: Cranshaws, County of Berwick (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name)