The parish of Peebles lies in the eastern half of the county of the same name. Eddleston is on the northern boundary with Innerleithen and Traquair to the east. The southern tip borders onto Selkirkshire parish of Yarrow with Lyne, Stobo and Manor on the wast. The town originated at the pont where Eddleston Water enters the Tweed. John Buchan the author and William Chambers, the publisher and orignator of Chambers dictionary were both born in Peebles. There are now two parishes in Peebles - the Old Parish Church (to which Eddleston is now linked) and St Andrews Leckie
Old Parish Records cover the periods:
Births: 1622-1659, 1660-1819, 1819-1854 (Mothers' names are rare until 1742)
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Peebles Old Parish Church
Volumes available for consultation within our Archive
Pre 1855 Monumental Inscriptions of Peeblesshire by S.A. Scott published by Scottish Genealogical Society 1971.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.
C.D. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Peebles 1652 to 1716.
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Peebles Combination Poorhouse
A brief history of poorhouses in general and Peebles Poorhouse in particular. It includes someinformation about staff and inmates in the late 19th century.
5 pages or more
Newspapers published in the Borders
Border newspapers published in the Borders. 65 in total.
2 pages or more
Brief notes about Borders maps available from the Society, and on the Internet.
1 page or more
Alexander Turnbull and his Family
If you have any Turnbulls in your family and you think that you came from the Borders, this is a must for you. Turnbulls from Galashiels, Selkirk, and Hawick.
5 pages or more
Recording the Jardines - A one-name study
17 years of research of the Jardine Clan Society. A history of the Clan and the worldwide story of the Jardines.
4 pages or more
James Grieve and his interesting contribution to the lowly apple.
1 page or more
Jean M. Smith
Map of Peebles 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.
The Buildings of Scotland - Borders, Cruft, Dunbar & Fawcett, Yale University Press, London 2006
A History of Peeblesshire (3 Vol) - Buchan & Paton, , Jackson, Wylie and Co, Glasgow 1925-7
Proclamations of Marriage 1794-1802, 1803-1822, 1825-1893
Peebles Free Church (CH3/44 and 396)
In 1843, a group of parish members adhered to the Free Church and with others from surrounding parishes formed a new congregation. They had their own building first in School Brae and then Eastgate.
Free Presbytery Minutes 1843-1857
Deacons' Court Minutes 1844-1885
West Church Relief Presbyterian (CH3/397)
This congregation began in 1827 when several residents of Peebles who were dissatisfied with their minister applied for and obtained supply of sermon from the Relief Presbytery of Edinburgh. They built a church in 1828.
Session Minutes 1829-1876
Communion Roll, 1830-1876
Management Committee Minutes 1827-1883, 1827-1850
Cash Book 1827-1904
Peebles, St. Joseph's Catholic Church (RH21/81)
A domestic chapel was located at Traquair House from the 17th century, but there are no known registers. In 1850 a congregation was started at Peebles and a church consecrated to St. Joseph.
LDS Family History Library
East Church, Leckie Associate Burgher Presbyterian ( Film Number 1886231)