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Roxburghshire map

The Parish of Oxnam is situated on the English Border in south Roxburghshire. To the west lie the Parishes of Edgerston and Jedburgh, the Parishes of Crailing and Eckford are to the north, on the east is the Parish of Hounam, whilst lies the English County of Northumberland.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1700 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1700 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1757 to 1812.
Oxnam Parish Church  Oxnam Parish Church

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Map of Oxnam 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 Oxnam 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 Oxnam monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): SCOTT (33), OLIVER (31), HALL (22), YOUNG (19), DOUGLAS (18), ELLIOT (16), BELL (16), TURNBULL (16), ROBSON (13), THOMSON (13), RUTHERFORD (12), DAVIDSON (12), BROWN (12), WYLLIE (9), SIMSON (9), PAXTON (8), SMITH (8), HUNTER (8), WILSON (8), WATSON (7).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub, Hawick

School Records

Poor Law

The National Archives of Scotland

Oxnam Parish Church (Ref - CH2./1232)

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Village Website .
The Oxnam Church Website contains a history of the Church.
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770 .
An early 19th Century Description of the parish
The RCAHMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Oxnam, East Hyndhope, West Hyndhope, Phaup, Fairloans, Plenderleith, Ricalton, Riccalton, Stripend, Pennymuir, Middleknowes,Swinside Townhead, Swinsidehall, Swinside Mill, Swinside Townfoot, Cunzierton, Bloodylaws, Burnmouth, North Birks, Newbigging Townfoot, Newbigging, Newbigging Bush, Fala, Overtoun, Overtoun Bush, Dovesford, Ladfield, Cringleburn, Birkenside, Dolphinstone, Mosburnford, Oxnamrow, Rowfoot, Oxnam Mains, Oxam Nook, Desert, Burnfoot, Kirk Style, Cleughside, Batts, Hardenmains, Millheugh Cappuck.

1851 census: Oxnam, Cappuck, Millheugh, Hardenmains, Shothead, Batts, Cleughside, Kirkstyle, Burnfoot, Oxnam Mains, Bridgend, Oxnam Nook, Rowfoot, Oxnamrow, Birkenside, Mossburnfoot, Dolphingstone, Dovesford, Ladfield, The Narrow, Stotfield, Overton, Overto Bush, Falla, Newbigging Bush, Nwbigging, Birks, Burnmouth, Bloodylaws, Counzerton, Swinside Townfoot, Swinside Mill, Swinside Hall, Swinside Townhead, Middleknows, Pennymuir, Stripend, Riccalton, Plenderleath, East Hyndhope, West Hyndhope, Fairloans, Phaup, Cockplay.

1861 census: Oxnam, Edgerston, Harden Mains, Cappuck, Millheugh, Shothead, Batts, Cleughside. Kitkstyle, Oxnam Neuk, Oxnam Row, Birkenside. Ladfield, Dolphinston, Mossburnford, Pennymuir, Burnmouth, Bloodylaws, Cunzierton, Swinside, Townfoot, Swinside Hall, Townhead, Middleknowes, Plenderleath, Phaup, Easter Hindhope, Wester Hindhope. Fairloans, Riccalton. Falla, Newbigging, Newbigging Bush, Newbigging Birks.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Roxburghshire map