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Berwickshire map

Cockburnspath is a coastal Parish in north east of Berwickshire with the County of Midlothian to the north-west, the North Sea to the north-east, the Parish of Coldingham to the south and the Parish of Abbey St. Bathans on the south-west.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1642 to 1700 and 1705 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1642 to 1699 and 1709 to 1854.
Cockburnspath Parish Church Cockburnspath 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
Kennington/Cowe Family History. Part 2 - Emigration to New Brunswick 1837 - James Cowe & Isabella DonaldsonDetails of the lives of further branches of the Cowe family including one that emigrated to New Brunswick.6 pages or more 71Fred Kennington 
Johne Blair of CockburnspathFurther to a request for information on Johne Blair of Cockburnspath in Issue 108, the author has found a book with a mention of Johne, showing a lively trade with the Netherlands in the past (evidenced by the use of red roof tiles. Also a Blair living in Dunbar is happy to do a DNA test. "Cockburnspath: A History of a People and a Place", by Sally Smith.less than 1 page 110Rudolf de Blij 
Kennington/Cowe Family HistoryThe story of the family's arrival in Berwickshire and their life there until they departed to Canada.9 pages or more 70Fred Kennington 

Map of Cockburnspath 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.
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.

Map of Cockburnspath 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.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Cockburnspath Parish Church (Ref - CH2/68)

Stockbridge Associate Session, later Cockburn and Stockbridge United Free Church (Ref - CH3/57/1-5)

Cockburnspath and Oldhamstocks Free Church


Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Cockburnspath and Cove Community Council
RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Cockburnspath, Pathhhead, Kirklands, Nook, Stockbridge, Hoprig, Fulfordlees, Hoprigshiel, Whiteburn, Bowshiel, Edmonsdean, Ecklie, Blackburn, Blackburnrigg, Burnfoot, Old Toll, Dunglass Toll, Cove, Linhead, Copath Tower, Chapelhill, Bridgend, Redheugh, Headchesters, Oldcambus, Townhead, West Mains, Pease Mill, Woodend, Penmanshiel, Oakenside.

1851 census: Cockburnspath, Bridgend, Chapelhill, Tower, Pease Mill, Linhead, Cove, Pathhead, Cove, Dunglass, Burnfoot, Kirklands, Nook, Stockbridge, Woodend, Oldcambus, Redheugh, Headchesters, Old Townhead, Penmanshiel, Oakenside, Bowshiel, Edmonsdean, Eccly, Blackburn, Blackburn Rigg, Blackburn Mill, Fulfordlees, Hoprig, Hoprig Shiels, White Burn.

1861 census: Cockburnspath, Bridgend, Chapelhill, Tower, Linhead, Cove, Pathhead, Dunglass, Burnfoot, Kirklands, Hoprig, Fulfordlees, Stockbridge, Neuk, Pease Mill, Woodhouse, Woodend, Oldcambus, Redheugh, Penmanshiel, Blackburn Rig, Blackburn, Whiteburn, Hoprig Shiels, Ecclie, Edmonsdean, Bowshiel.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Berwickshire map