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Greenlaw is centrally situated in the County of Berwick being bounded on the north by the Parishes of Longformacus, Polwarth and Fogo, on the east by the Parish of Eccles, on the south by the Parishes of Hume and on the west by the Parish of Gordon.
Old Parish Birth Records exist from 1691 to 1854.
1841 census Greenlaw.
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|Greenlaw Parish Church|
Greenlaw Memorial Transcriptions as above.
Pre 1855 Memorial inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
List of Elders, Deacons and Church Officers of Greenlaw Free Church 1885.
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 Directory 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|
|Death in the Borders: 19th Century Border Murder Cases||This is the review of a book by Norrie McLeish, Border Murder Cases with a great deal of research that has gone into this volume. Gypsies, Landlords, and farm workers.||2 pages or more||30||Norrie McLeish .(Review by Hugh K. Mackay)|
|The poor, crime and punishment,and the power of the Kirk in the Borders, 17th & 18th Centuries||When paupers died, the contents of their houses were sold by public roup. This is an account of one sale and the strength of the Kirk.||2 pages or more||31||M. C. Lawson|
|Greenlaw Jail||List of prisoners in Greenlaw Jail in the 1851 census.||1 page or more||35||Carol Trotter|
|Greenlaw - an Ancient County Town||Some notes on the book 'Greenlaw - an Ancient County Town' by James Denham.||less than 1 page||89|
|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|
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Greenlaw monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): WILSON (20), BROWN (18), HUNTER (16), WATSON (15), HENDERSON (14), HUME (14), SCOTT (14), SMITH (13), PURVES (13), TURNBULL (12), THOMSON (12), ROBERTSON (12), YOUNG (11), MILLER (11), REDPATH (11), PRINGLE (10), NISBET (10), FAIRBAIRN (10), ARMSTRONG (10), FRATER (10).
Greenlaw Parish Church;
Greenlaw Free Church;
Greenlaw United Associate Congregation;
also the following Maps:
Greenlaw Roll of Honour
Greenlaw Town Hall Website
First Statistical Account by the Rev. Mr. William Simson (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name).
Second Statistical Account by the Rev. Abraham Home (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 in Society Archives).
1841 census: Greenlaw, Crook Inn, Crumrigg, Rowchester, Howlaws, Gordonbank, Fairhill, Howlawrigg, Foulshotlaw, Old
Greenlaw, Catmoss, Westerraw, Eastfield, Slegden, Lintmill, Rowieston, Angelraw, Cowridge, Lambden, Elwartlaw, Castle Mill, Claydub,
Whitside, Flourishwalls, Polwarth Woodheads, Mossend, Beadshill, Milknow, Hardlaw, Todelhouse, Halyburton, Cralaw, Broomhill, Woodend, Greenlawden.
1851 census: Greenlaw, Waulk Mill, Toad Holes, Green, Whiteside, Greenlawdean, Broomhill, Crawely, Hallyburton, Hardlaw, Bedshiel, Woodheads, Flourishwalls, Slegden, Eastfield, Castle Mill, Elwartlaw, Lint Mill, Rowieston, Angelraw, Crumrigg, Rowchester, Cowrigg, Lambden, Old Lambden, Wester Howlaws, East Howlaws, Fairhill, Gordonbank, Howlawrigg, Fowlshotlaw, Catmoss.
1861 census: Greenlaw, Toad Holes, Castle Mill, Lintmill, Ewartlaw, Crumrigg, Angelrow, Rowieston, Lamden, Cowrigg, Rowchester, Gordon Bank, East Howlaws, West Howlaws, Catmoss, Foulshotlaw, East Howlaws, Eastfield, Slegden,Woodheads, Flourishwalls, Bedshiel, Hurdlaw, Toddlehouse, Hallyburton, Broomhill, Greenlawdean, Marchmont, Whiteside.
The population has been recorded as follows: 1755 - 895, 1785 - 1210, 1801 - 1270, 1811 - 1260, 1821 - 1349, 1831 - 1442, 1841 - 1355, 1851 - 1378, 1861 - 1370, 1871 - 1381, 1901 - 1014.