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The Parish of Nenthorn is situated in the south east of Berwickshire being bounded on the north by the Parishes of Hume and Stichill, on the east by the Parish of Kelso, on the south by the Parishes of Makerstoun and Smailholm and on the west by the Parish of Earlston.
Old Parish Birth Records exist from 1717 to 1854.
1841 census Nenthorn.
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|The former Nenthorn Parish Church|
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 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|
|Kelso Mail August 30th. 1824||Transcription of an ancient gravestone dug up at Nenthorn to one Alexander Stensone who died 1606.||1 page or more||78|
|Old Uncle||Brief biopic about Alexander Virtue, sometime schoolmaster at Nenthorn.||less than 1 page||20||Margery V. Turnbull|
|Kelso Mail Extracts||Six birth announcements published in the newspaper in 1803 & 1804.||1 page or more||73||Marjorie Gavin|
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).
Nenthorn Parish Church;
Nenthorn United Free Church;
also the following MAPS;
Stichill Village Website includes a brief history of Nenthorn.
First Statistical Account by the Rev. Mr. Abraham Ker (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name).
Second Statistical Account by the Rev. Mr. John Gifford (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: Nenthorn, Hardiesmill, North Blinkbonny, South Blinkbonny, Girrick, Mellowlees, Sneep, Whitehill, Cakemuir, Burnbrae, Courthill, Toll House, Herrietfield, Newton Don.
1851 census: Nenthorn, Hardis, Sneep, Mellowlees, Girrick, Burnbrae, Blinkbonny, Whitehill, Courthill, Skinlaws, Harrietfield, Newton.
1861 census: Nenthorn, Whitehill, Blinkbonny, Hardie's Mill, Sneep, Mellowlees, Burnbrae, Courthill, Skinlaws, Harrietfield, Newton Don.
The population has been recorded as follows: 1755 - 497, 1801 - 395, 1811 - 398, 1831 - 380, 1841 - 466 1851 - 441 1861 - 461