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Hutton Parish is situated in south east Berwickshire on the border with England. The Parishes of Chirnside and Foulden are to the north, the Parish of Mordington lies to the east, the english County of Northumberland is on the south and the the Parishes of Ladykirk, Whitsome and Edrom all lie to the west.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1700 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1702 to 1788 and 1798 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1702 to 1765 and 1798 to 1854
Hutton Parish Church Hutton Parish Church

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Only pre 1855 memorial records have been transcribed (see below).

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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
Rentons in the Hutton Old Parish RegisterList of Entries.2 pages or more 13Norrie McLeish 
Extracts of the Hutton Session Records Jun 19th 1819 - Dec 7th 1821Transcribed extracts of the Hutton Session Records mainly about donations to the Poor, and a list of ministers since 1688. Lots of names.2 pages or more 50Heather Lough 
Staff at Hutton CastleAppeal for further information on the staff at Hutton Castle, home of Sir William Burrell.1 page or more 98Ronald Morrison 
Memories of Sir William Burrell's house staff at Hutton CastleFollow-up on article on Staff at Hutton Castle.less than 1 page 98Lesley Gray 
Rentons in the Hutton Old Parish RegisterFor anyone with a Renton in the family this is very interesting with full name, where, and the date they were born, and more.2 pages or more 10Norrie McLeish 
A Family of Shoemakers - The Allans of PaxtonInterest account of the Allans of Paxton who were shoemakers in Paxton from around 1800 till the beginning of World War II.4 pages or more 67Mary Newbery 
A Renton Family Mystery which starts in the parish of Hutton, BerwickshireFollowing the article on the Rentons in Issue 13, the author traces the Renton family back to his great-grandmother (Elizabeth Renton - born in Hutton - 1841-1920), who had an illegitimate son David Renton by a Scottish 'gentleman' (allegedly David Robertson Williamson (Colonel)). David married Ida Sandimans, and had 3 children including Edward Renton (1912-1975), the authors father. There is an account of the investigations into the validity of this family history.5 pages or more 109Simon Renton 
From Coldstream to CanadaThe Galbraith history from Coldstream to Toronto University. A comprehensive account of the Galbraiths.3 pages or more 26James Burns 
15 PARA - Jumping for JoyThe author's talk to the Society on 30th April 2006 about life in the Parachute Regiment, its history, and some of its characters.9 pages or more 61Alasdair Hutton 
ClazieThe author tells of research he has done on the name Clazie (and variations) and makes particular reference to a bell in Hutton Churchless than 1 page 92Pauli Fergie 
East Berwickshire Names ListInformation on contents of recently published book ' Early Berwickshire Names List'.1 page or more 98Betty Snow 
Brown's Self Interpreting Family BibleGeorge Brown of Horncliffe brought into the offices the very large Brown family bible. Lavishly illustrated, it also included Family Register page. A transcript of the text is presented. It includes members of the Robertson family from Alexander Robertson (b. 1829 in Simperon Mains) and his wife Margaret (b. 1825 in Swinton) through to Georgina Dickson Robertson and Mary Dickson Robertson born in 1871 in Monkerstones, Fogo. All names registered were from the Borders. Research has confirmed more of the family up to the George Brown who donated the bible.less than 1 page 110Editor 
A Berwickshire SchoolmasterJean Smithers has contributed this "nugget" from her investigations into the history of one of the strands of her ancestry.1 page or more 11Jean Smithers 

Map of Hutton 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 Hutton from UK Ordnance Survey Historical Maps from 1919-1947
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub, Hawick

School Records

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Hutton Parish Church (Ref - CH2/466 & 901)


Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Hutton and Paxton community
RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Hutton, Crook Inn, Hutton Mains, Sunwick, Crossrig, Canny Bank, Hutton Mill, Broadmeadows, Paddy Hall, Hutton Hall, Homefield, Paxton, Nabden, Spittal Mains, Clarabad, Chesterfield, Paxton North Mains, Nansfield, Plumburn, Fishwick, West Fishwick, Tweedhill.

1851 census: Hutton, Crossrig, Sunwick, West Fishwick, Broadmeadows, Fishwick, Tweedhill, Nansfield, Plumburn, Paxton, Paxton Glen, Nabton, Clarabed, Chesterfield, Hutton Mains, Spittal, Broadmeadows, Meadow House, Hutton Hall, Paddy Hall.

1861 census: Hutton, Spittal, Clarabad, Hutton Mill, Broadmeadows, Paddyhall, Huttonhall, Cannybank, Homefield, Paxton, Chesterfield, Wilson's Land, Clarevale, Crossrig, Sunwick, West Fishwick, Fishwick Mains, Nansfield, Plumburn, Tweedhill, Finchey, Nabdean.


The population has been recorded as follows:

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