Linton is a small Parish in east Roxburghshire on the English border. The Parish of Eckford lies to the west, the Parish of Sprouston lies to the north, the English County of Northumberland is on the east and the Parishes of Yetholm and Morebattle are to the south.
CD-ROM Hounam and Linton Monumental Inscriptions 3rd. edition transcribed by Jean Fleming and Elizabeth Leitch - includes
Hearth Tax List
List of Ministers
War Memorial transcriptions
(See our sales list for full details and cost of postage.)
Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Linton by A O Mackie and M. J. H. Robson - includes list of farms and field names
(also available from Parish Church).
Linton's Heritage - Kirk, Castle and Dragon by John Darling The Southern Annual, 1952.
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.
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.
Life in Linton with William Pringle's Family
Absorbing account of William Pringle, his children, and his grandson, Thomas Pringle, the 'Poet of South Africa'.
4 pages or more
Barbara E. Turner
Jerdan Family History
The family history of the Jerdans, who they married, and where they lived in the Borders.
2 pages or more
Map of Linton 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.
20 Most Common Surnames
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Hounam and Linton monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): DOUGLAS (24), RUTHERFORD (22), HALL (22), TURNBULL (19), OLIVER (16), SCOTT (14), SMITH (11), BELL (10), DAVIDSON (10), WAKER (9), ROBSON (9), TELFER (9), ELLIOT (7), PURVES (6), TROTTER (6), HENDERSON (6), MURRAY (6), PRINGLE (5), ANDERSON (5), LEISHMAN (5).
Linton Leaves by J Leishman.
History of Morebattle and District; SWRI 1966, includes a number of old photos.
Kalewater: a Miscellany; Morebattle Millennium Committee, 1999. ISBN 09 537 6320 X