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Polwarth is a centrally situated Parish in the County of Berwick being bounded on the north by the Parish of Langton, on the east by the Parish of Fogo, on the south by the Parish of Greenlaw and on the west by the Parishes of Longformacus and Langton.
Old Parish Birth Records exist from 1652 to1688 and from 1747 to 1854.
1841 census Polwarth.
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|Polwarth 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.
Historic Memoirs of Coldstream Abbey by W. B. Turnbull 1850 (contains Charters and early history of Polwarth).
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|
|A forgotten village-Huguenot refugees at Polwarth||The story of the Huguenot refugees who landed at Berwick on Tweed and travelling inland alighted on this secluded spot to settle there, is known, perhaps only by their descendants.||3 pages or more||6||Colin Wood|
|Know your Parish-Polwarth||Description of the village of Polwarth, its history, the inhabitants, and their occupations.||1 page or more||28|
|Polwarth on the Green||A history of Polwarth that was handed out by Colin Wood on the outing to Polwarth, Oct 1988.||1 page or more||8||Colin Wood|
|Extracts from Dunse Barony Records||Extracts from the author's book, Dunse Barony Records, in the 1760s.||2 pages or more||68||Ronald Morrison|
The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Polwarth monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): AITCHISON (8), JEFFREY (7), MOFFAT (7), ALLAN (6), HUME (6), VIRTUE (6), WATSON (6), JOHNSTON (5), LILLIE (5), NISBET (5), HUME-CAMPBELL (4), WINTER (4), JAFFRAY (4), DODS (4), HENDERSON (3), PURVES (3), MCDOUGAL (3), LAUDER (3), WILSON (3), WEBSTER (3).
Polwarth Parish Church;
also the following MAP;
A History of Marchmont House.
Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Village Website
First Statistical Account by the Rev. Mr. Robert Home (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name).
Second Statistical Account by the Revs. Mr. Robert and Walter Hume (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: Polwarth, Polwarth Mill, Polwarth Rhodes, Mount Robert, Charterdeanford, Cothill, Marchmont.
1851 Census: Polwarth, Polwarth Mill, Polwarth Rhodes, Mount Robert, Cothill, Charterford, Marchmont.
1861 census: Polwarth, Polwarth Mill, Mount Robert, Murrlyrigg, Marchmont, Cothill.
The population has been recorded as follows:1755 - 251, 1793 - 288, 1801 - 291, 1811 - 307, 1821 - 298, 1831 - 288 1841 - 260, 1851 - 331, 1861 - 251 1881 - 222.