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Peeblesshire map

Manor Parish - sometimes referred to as Kirkton Manor - is situated in the County of Peebles being bounded on the north and east by the parish of Peebles, on the south by the Selkirkshire Parish of Yarrow and on the west by the Parish of Drumelzier and on the north-west by the Parish of Stobo. The parish is located along the valley of Manor Water, a tributary of the River Tweed and is now part of the combined parish of Lyne & Manor despite the absence of a common boundary. Much of the original parish is upland moor.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1663-1854
  • Marriages: 1664-1818, 1824-1850
  • Deaths: 1663-1851
Manor Parish Church Manor Parish Church

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Magazine Articles

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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Gordian Cross TweeddaleSome notes on the Gordian Cross in the Manor Valley Tweeddale.less than 1 page 94Howard Kennedy 
Lyne , Megget and Manor Monumental InscriptionsSome notes on the CD of Monumental Inscriptions and other records of Lyne, Megget and Manor, published by the Society.1 page or more 88 

Map of Manor from UK Great Britain, Ordnance Survey one-inch to the mile (1:63,360), 'Hills' edition, 1885-1903
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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Map of Manor from UK Ordnance Survey Historical Maps from 1919-1947
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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20 Most Common Surnames

The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Lyne, Megget & Manor monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): BURNETT (27), ANDERSON (19), HORSBURGH (18), RITCHIE (17), MITCHELL (16), TOD (15), SCOTT (13), MELROSE (13), JOHNSTON (13), STEWART (13), SMITH (12), TODD (12), PROUDFOOT (11), GRAY (11), LITTLE (10), VEITCH (10), WILSON (9), THOMSON (9), TAIT (8), BROWN (8).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

Poor Records

The National Archives of Scotland

Manor kirk session records (Ref - CH2/257)

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club has published the following articles


A 19th century account of Manor

Place and Farm names appearing in census records

1841 census: Manor, Castle Hill, Glenrath, Glenrath Hope, Old Posso, Kirkhope, Longhaugh, Wellbush, Punler's Hall, Hundleshope, Milton, Woodhouse, Upper Glack, Glack Hope, Nether Glack, Woodhouse, Hallyards, Kirktown, Bellanridge, Crosshouses, Caverhill, Haswellsikes, Millbraehead, Barns.

1851 census: Lyne, Megget, Hallyne, Hamildean, Townhead, Meldon, Meggethead, Winterhopeburn, Shielhope, Cramalt, Craigieriggs, Syart, Henderland, Cappercleugh.

1861 census: Manor, Manorhead, Kirkhope, Langhaugh, Posso, Glenwrathhope, Glenwrath, Hallmanor, Castlehill, Well Bush, Hundleshope, Woodhouse, Glack, Hallyards, Glackhope, Kirkton, Bellanridge, Barns, Crosshouses, Millbraehead, Haswellsykes, Caverhill.


The population has been recorded as follows; Peeblesshire map