Ednam

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Ednam is a rural Parish situated in north east Roxburghshire which is traversed by the River Eden and is bounded on the north by the Parishes of Stichill and Eccles, Berwickshire, on the east by the Parish of Sprouston on the south by the Parish of Kelso and on west by the Parish of Nenthorn. Enam is now part pf a combined parish with with Kelso North

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1666 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1666 to 1768, 1793 to 1842.
  • Deaths: 1694 to 1778, 1840.
Ednam Parish Church. Ednam Parish Church.

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Magazine Articles

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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Ednam and Captain CookA Cleveland lady spent time and effort tracing Captain Cook. Herein lies the Ednam Connectionless than 1 page 25John Newlands 
James Thomson, Capt. James Cook R.N., Ednam and ClevelandThe connection of Rev. James Thomson and Capt. Cook with the village of Ednam.1 page or more 27P. D. Thomson 
Know Your Parish - EdnamHistory of the parish of Ednam and some inhabitants.1 page or more 24Audrey Mitchell 
Captain Cook's Border BackgroundThe history of Captain James Cook and the Ednam connection.1 page or more 6Dr Jim Trainer 



Map of Ednam 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.
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20 Most Common Surnames

The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Ednam monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): ROBERTSON (13), SCOTT (12), WILSON (11), ANDERSON (9), SHIEL (7), PATERSON (7), DOUGLAS (7), THOMSON (6), PURVES (6), YOUNG (6), BROWN (6), GRAHAM (5), BURN (5), CAMPBELL (5), SMITH (5), MITCHELL (5), FAIRBAIRN (4), SWAN (4), KINGHORN (4), LAIDLAW (4).

Other Sources;

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Maps

Websites

Ednam Village Website .
The Village Information Website
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770 .
A description of the parish from The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland,1868
The RCAHMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Ednam, Hendersyde, Edenmouth, Springhall, Sharpitlaw,Fannyhill, Sydenham, Brewery House, West Mill, Newtonlees, Kaimflat, Houndridge, Harpertoun, Highridgehall, New Edmonston, Cliftonhill.

1851 census: Ednam, Newtonlees, Kaimflat, Houndridge, Harpertown, Highridgehall, New Edmonston, Cliftonhill, Red House, Sydenham, Check Toll, Ferneyhill, Hendersyde, Springhall, Banff Mill, Edenmouth.

1861 census: Sydenham, Hendersyde, Ferneyhill, Check Toll, Sharpitlaw, Springhall, Newtonlees, Kaimflat, Harpertown, Highridgehall, New Edmonston, Cliftonhill, Houndridge.

Population

The population has been recorded as follows:

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