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Hobkirk is an upland Parish in south east Roxburghshire the Parishes of Kirkton and Cavers lie to the west, the Parishes of Bedrule and Jedburgh are to the north, whilst on the east lies the Parishe of Southdean & Abbotrule, whilst on the south lies the Parish of Castleton. The principle village is Bonchester Bridge.
Hobkirk and Southdean are now linked with the Parish of Ruberslaw (a combination of the former Parishes of Bedrule and Minto).
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Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Ruleswater and its People by George Tancred - reprint 1992.
The Churches and Graveyards of Roxburghshire by Dr. G.A.C. Binnie 2001.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
CD-ROM Pigot's 1837 Directory of Berwickshire and Roxburghshire.
CD-ROM Land Ownership Commission Report 1872 -1873.
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A quest for Scottish Roots in the Middle Marches
This article was first printed in the Laidlaw Family Journal of October 1995 and has been reprinted in this issue.
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Map of Hobkirk 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.
Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843 to 1900 by the. Rev. William Ewing
contains details of the Free Church of Scotland Wolflee Congregation which served the Parishes of Southdean and Hobkirk.