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Berwickshire map

The Parish of Channelkirk lies in the north west corner of Berwickshire, with the County of Midlothian to the north and north-west, the Parish of Lauder lies to the east, the Parish of Stow formerly in the County of Midlothian but now in the Scottish Borders lies to the south.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1651 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1653 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1730 to 1849.
Channelkirk Parish Church Channelkirk Parish Church

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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
Lauder and LauderdaleThis is the text of the talk given by Ian Miller, president of Old Gala House on the 18th April 19995 pages or more 41Ian Miller 
A Nostalgic Visit to Lauder and ChannelkirkA report of the author's return from South Africa, his attendance at a late night Church service in Lauder, the erection of a plaque and his family connections with the area.3 pages or more 82Prof. Charles Wait 
Pte John Donaldson ScottAn investigation into the life of John Donaldson Scott, killed in France in 1914.2 pages or more 97John Simpson Barton 

Map of Channelkirk 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 Channelkirk from UK Ordnance Survey Historical Maps from 1919-1947
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 Channelkirk and Legerwood monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): SCOTT (17), YOUNG (15), RUSSELL (13), ALLAN (11), WILSON (10), HARDIE (10), ANDERSON (10), BLAIKIE (10), SHARP (9), LOGAN (9), BROWN (9), BELL (8), SMITH (8), COCKBURN (8), ROBERTSON (7), THOMSON (7), MILLER (7), HUME (7), TAIT (7), WOOD (7).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

The National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh

Channelkirk Parish Church (Ref - CH2/769).


Berwickshire Naturalists' Club.

The Southern Annual


Oxton Village Website - contains a number of old photographs.
The RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Channelkirk, Netherhouden, Ugston, Airhouseburnside, Justice Hall, Herriotshall, Parkfoot, Airhousemains, Airhouse, Carfrae, Headshaw, New Channelkirk, Glengelt, Headshawhaugh, Huntershall, Carfrae Common, Fairnylees, Kelphope, Friersness, Hazeldean, Hillhouse, Carfraemill, Threeburnford, Clints, Alderhope, Hartside, Raughby, Kirktonhill, Mount Mill, Brefoot, Annsfield, Southfield, Dass, Overhouden, Grasmier. Collilaw, Nether Bourhouse, Tenrigs, Midburn, Weslymill, Maltbarns, Over Bourhouse, Ugston Shots.

1851 census: Channelkirk, Oxtonshotts, Grassmyres, Collielaw, Tenrigs, Midburn, Netherbowerhouse, Overbowerhouse, Old Collielaw, Das, Threeburnford, Southfield, Overhouden, Herriotshall, Ugston, Parkfoot, Newhousemains, Airhouse, Netherhowden, Carfraemill, Maltbarns Wiselaw Mill, Kirktonhall, Hartside, Raichie, Clints, Elderhope, Lowries Den, Glengelt, Headshawhaugh, New Channelkirk, Annfield Inn, Braefoot, Mountmill, Friarnose, Kelphope, Hillhouse, Carfrae Gate, Headshaw, Fairneylees, Carfrae Common.

1861 census: Channelkirk, Ugstonshotts, Grassmyres, Collielaw, Tenrigs, Midburn, Netherbowerhouse, Overbowerhouse, Old Collielaw, Dass,Threeburnford, Southfield, Overhouden, Herriotshall, Oxton, Netherhowden Justicehall, Ugston Mains, Parkfoot, Airhousemains, Airhouse, Carfrae Maltbarns, Wiselaw Mill, Kirktonhill, Hartside, Rauchie, Clints, Huntershall, Glengelt, Headshaughhaugh, Annfield, Braefoot, Mountmill, Headshaw, Fairneylees, Friars Nose, Kelphope, Hillhouse.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Berwickshire map