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Gordon is centrally situated in the County of Berwick being bounded on the north by the Parish of Greenlaw, on the east by the Parish of Hume, on the south by the Parish of Earlston and on the west by the Parishes of Legerwood and Westruther.
Old Parish Birth Records exist from 1652 to 1726 and from 1728 to 1854.
1841 census Gordon.
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Pre 1855 Memorial inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by G.A.C. Binnie.
C.D. The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by James Robson 1896.
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 History of Berwickshire 1903.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
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|
|Maxwellheugh Cottage - the biography of a house||A review of the families who had inhabited a house on the outskirts of Kelso.||8 pages or more||73||Isobel Gordon|
|The battle of Otterburn 600th Anniversary||The history of the battle of Otterburn and the families that took part, also, Walter Scott's version is different to that of the English version in The Chevy chase.||2 pages or more||8||Violet Jardine|
|A Cockburn Family in Berwickshire and Its Descendants - The Book||The author's Cockburn family history - mostly recent.||3 pages or more||24||Andrew Cockburn|
|Soup Kitchen at Dunse 1832||An account of the outbreak of cholera in 1832 and minutes of the Dunse Committee of Health setting up soup kitchens with names of those to whom vouchers were issued.||3 pages or more||87||Ronald Morrison|
|Jethart Jock||A follow up to article in magazine no 86 regarding the identity of Jethart Jock.||1 page or more||91|
|More Extracts from the Kelso Mail 1804||Some birth extracts from the Kelso Mail in 1804.||1 page or more||85|
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Gordon, Nenthorn, & Westruther monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): HENDERSON (51), SCOTT (33), WOOD (24), ROBERTSON (22), MCDOUGAL (22), WILSON (22), PURVES (20), ALLAN (19), HOGARTH (19), BROWN (18), MURRAY (18), GIBSON (18), ANDERSON (17), WALDIE (17), JOHNSTON (17), HUNTER (17), PRINGLE (17), TROTTER (16), HAY (16), SMITH (16).
Gordon Parish Church;
Gordon Free Church;
First Statistical Account by the Rev. Mr. Alexander Duncan (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name).
Second Statistical Account by the Rev. James Paterson (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name).
RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;
Farm Horse tax 1797-1798.
Medical Officer's of Health Reports 1891.
Land Ownership Commission Report 1872 -1873. (available on C.D. in Society Archives).
1841 census: Gordon, Rumbletonlaw, Rumbleton, Bellitaw, Middlethird,
Hexpath, Max Mill, Mid Mill, Nether Mill, Byrewalls, Anchor Hill, Moors, West
Mains, Braefoot, Fawside, Greenknow, Easter Huntlewood, Wester Huntlewood,
1851 census: Gordon, Mains, Gordon Moor, Hexpeth, Maxmill, Fawside, Greenknow, Huntlywood, Anchorhill, Gordon Mill, Mid Mill, East Gordon, Rumbletonlaw, Rumbleton, Bellataw, Middlethird, Byrewalls.
1861 census: Gordon, Huntlywood, Bents, Greenknowe, Little Ireland, Maxmill, Rumbleton Law, Rumbleton, Hexpath, Fawside, East Mains, Gordon Mill, Byrewalls, Anchorhill, Middlethird, Bellata.
The population has been recorded as follows:1755 - 737, 1791 - 912, 1801 - 802, 1811 - 851, 1821 - 740, 1831 - 882, 1841 - 903, 1851 - 983 1861 - 931.