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Nenthorn

Berwickshire map

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.
Marriage Records exist from 1702 to 1854.
There are no death records.

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1841 census Nenthorn.
1851 census Nenthorn.
1861 census Nenthorn.
Berwickshire Memorial Inscriptions Vol. 7 (Gordon, Nenthorn and Westruther) 1999 edited by Elspeth Ewan (includes Hearth and Poll Tax, War Memorial transcriptions and List of Ministers).

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The former Nenthorn Parish Church The former Nenthorn Parish Church

Volumes available for consultation within our Archive;

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.

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.
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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Kelso Mail August 30th. 1824Transcription of an ancient gravestone dug up at Nenthorn to one Alexander Stensone who died 1606.1 page or more 78Kelso Mail August 30th. 1824 
Old UncleBrief biopic about Alexander Virtue, sometime schoolmaster at Nenthorn.less than 1 page 20Margery V. Turnbull 
Kelso Mail ExtractsSix birth announcements published in the newspaper in 1803 & 1804.1 page or more 73Marjorie Gavin 



Map of Nenthorn 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 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).

Other sources;

Scottish Borders Archive and Family History Centre, The Hub Hawick hold the following records;

The National Archives of Scotland hold the following records;

Nenthorn Parish Church;

Nenthorn United Free Church;

also the following MAPS;

The Berwickshire Naturalists' Club has published the following articles;

Websites;

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).

Place and Farm names in Census Records;

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.

Population;

The population has been recorded as follows: 1755 - 497, 1801 - 395, 1811 - 398, 1831 - 380, 1841 - 466 1851 - 441 1861 - 461