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Foulden is situated in the south east corner of Berwickshire with the Parish of Ayton to the north by, the Parish of Mordington to the east, the Parish of Hutton is on the south and the Parish of Chirnside is on the west.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1662 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1727 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1809 to 1846.
Foulden Parish Church Foulden Parish Church

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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
Smallholdings at Foulden, Mordington and LambertonA summary of Brian Patten’s talk on 17th March 2002.3 pages or more 49Brian Patten 
Farms And Smallholdings at Foulden - 1920-21Transcription of Valuation Rolls for Foulden1 page or more 50Brian Patten 
A walk around Foulden in the thirties and fortiesThe following article was written by Jean Greenland for her granddaughters. She lived in the Manse at Foulden and travelled mostly on foot to all the surrounding area with her parents. Very good.2 pages or more 32Jean Greenland 
Mentions of the Ramsays of Foulden familyAn account of the history of the Ramsays of Foulden in Berwickshire from the 13th century2 pages or more 92Gregory Lauder-Frost 

Map of Foulden 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 Foulden 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 Foulden and Mordington monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): MURRAY (31), WILSON (22), RENTON (17), PURVES (17), SCOTT (15), JEFFREY (14), SMITH (13), WOOD (11), JOHNSTON (10), COWE (10), PATERSON (10), PATTERSON (8), DARLING (8), BROWN (8), THOMPSON (7), ANDERSON (7), DAVIDSON (7), MILLER (7), CRAIG (7), COCKBURN (7).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub, Hawick

School Records

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Foulden Parish Church (Ref - CH2/1138).

Berwickshire Naturalists' Society


A brief description of the parish
RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Foulden, Burnbank, Foulden Lone, Foulden Newton, Foulden Mill, Foulden Bastle, West Mains, New Mains, Hagg, Moorpark, Nunlands, Newfarm, Foulden Hill, St. Johns Greenfield, Deans, Greenlaw.

1851 census: Foulden, Burnbank, Foulden Mill, Foulden Bastle, Newton, New Mains, Hagg, Moorpark, Foulden Hill, Greenfield, St. John's, Newfarm, Deans, Greenlaw, Nunlands, West Mains.

1861 census: Foulden Newton, Bastle, West Mains, Newmains, Burnbank, Foulden Lone, Foulden Hagg, Mosspark, Newfarm, Foulden Hill, Greenfield, St. Johns, Nunlands, Foulden Deans, Greenlaw, Bastle Barn.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Berwickshire map