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Roxburghshire map

The Parish of Stichill (previously Stichell) is situated in the north east of Roxburghshire and is triangular in shape. It is bounded on three sides by Berwickshire with the Parish of Nenthorn to the west, the Parishes of Earlston and Gordon to the north and the Parishes of Greenlaw and Eccles to the east. It is linked to the rest of Roxburghshire by the Parish of Ednam on the south. It was united with Hume which is in Berwickshire in 1640 and the 1851 census covered both Parishes. Stichill is now one of the Kelso Country Churches - the others are Makerstoun, Nenthorn, Roxburgh & Smailholm - which is linked with Kelso Old Parish Church & Sprouston.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1640 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1648 to 1854.
Stichill Church Stichill Parish Church

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Map of Stichill 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 Stichill & Hume monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): PRINGLE (17), WOOD (13), SMITH (12), WILSON (11), GRAY (10), DICKSON (9), JOHNSTON (9), RAE (8), LEITCH (8), ANDERSON (7), TROTTER (7), DODDS (7), TAIT (7), GIBB (6), SCOTT (6), TURNBULL (5), BLACK (5), FAIRBAIRN (5), HAMILTON (4), STEVENSON (4).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Stichill Parish Church


Hawick Archaeology Society

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Stichill Village Website contains a number of articles on the history of the Parish and its peoples.
A history of Stichill House.
The Clan Pringle Website - contains a history of the Pringles of Smailholm.
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770.
Brief descriptions of both Stitchill & Hume in the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, 1868 The RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Stichill, Baillieknowe, Runningburn, Caldronbrae, Stichill Eastfield, Queenscairn, Craigend, Mainrig, Parkend, Sweethope.

1851 census: Stichill, Hume, Hume Mill, Hume Byres, Hume Orchard, Stenmoor, Fallsidehill, Hardies Mill, Oxmoor, Coldside, Todrig, Leagers, Runningburn, Caldronbrae, Eastfield, Queenscairn, Craigend, Sweethope, Parkend, Mainrig, Stichill Mill, Baillieknow.

1861 census: Stichill, Hume, Hume Mill, Hume Byres, Stenmoor, Fallsidehill, Hardie's Mill, Hume Mill, Oxmoor, Coldside, Todrig, Leagers, Runningburn Caldronbrae, Eastfield, Queenscairn, Craigend, Sweethope, Parkend, Mainrig, Stichill Mill, Baillieknow.

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The population has been recorded as follows:

Roxburghshire map