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Lilliesleaf

Roxburghshire map

Lilliesleaf Parish is situated in the north east of the County of Roxburgh being bounded on the north by the Parish of Bowden, on the east by the Parish of Ancrum, on the south by the Parishes of Minto and Wilton and on the west by the Parishes of Ashkirk and Selkirk. Lilliesleaf, along with Ancrum, Crailing and Eckford, is now part of the Ale & Teviot United parish.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1753 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1817 to 1854.

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  • 1841 census Lilliesleaf.
  • 1851 census Lilliesleaf.
  • 1861 census Lilliesleaf.

Gravestone inscriptions in Lilliesleaf Churchyard have been transcribed but not yet published.

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Lilliesleaf Parish Church Lilliesleaf Parish Church

Volumes available for consultation within our Archive

Magazine Articles

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.
See the Sales List to buy copies of the magazines containing articles in which you're interested.


Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Station Master of BelsesHow history turned up in a sack of rubbish and some one brought it back to life.1 page or more 15Jed Squirrel 
Ainslies of Dolphinston to Manitoulin IslandExcellent article on the author's Ainslie forebears from Ancrum and Lilliesleaf to their arrival and life in Canada.4 pages or more 20Robert L P Morden 
An Unexpected HomecomingAn Englishman migrates to the Borders when Riddell House changes hands. He marries a local lass with links to Innerleithen.2 pages or more 71David Rudram 



Map of Lilliesleaf 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.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

Poor Law

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Lilliesleaf Parish Church (Ref - CH2/241

Maps

Hawick Archaeological Society

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club has published the following articles;

Websites;

Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770 .
The Village School
RCAHMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records;

1841 census: Lilliesleaf, Linthill, Hillhead, Bewliehill, Bewlie, Greenhouse, Wellrig, Raperlaw, Netheraw, Childknowe, Craggs, Chapel, Riddell, Newhouse, Dunstone Height, Hermiston, Bewlie Muir, Cotfield, Harelaw,Catshawhill, Firth, Easter Middles, Wester Middles, Loan, Riddell Mill, Boose Mill, Greatlaws, Clarklands, Nag House, Ridde Shiel, West Riddel, Friershaw, New Jerusalem.

1851 census: Lilliesleaf, Easter Lilliesleaf, Hillhead, Netheraw, Raplaw, Wallrig, Greenhouse, Bewlie Mains, Bewlie, Bewliehill, Chapel, Linthill, Dunstonheight, Hermiston, Satchills, Chapel Moor, Cotfield, Harlaw, Catshawhill, Firth, Middles, Loan, Easter Middles, Dunston, Riddell Mill, Newhouse, Riddell, Boosemill, Greatlaws, Clarklands, West Riddell, Fairshaw.

1861 census: Lilliesleaf, Easter Lilliesleaf, Linthill, Bewliehill, Sparrowhall, Bewlie, Bewlie Mains, Hillhead, Craggs, Childknowe, Netheraw, Raerlaw, Wellrig, Greenhouse, Newhouse, Dunstonheigh, Hermiston, Satchells, Chaple Muir, Bewlie Muir, Cotfield, Harlaw, Cashawhill, Firth, Wester Middles, Easter Middles, Fairshaw, West Riddell, Clerklands, Greatlaws, Boosmill, Dunston.

Population

The population has been recorded as follows:

Roxburghshire map