Author Topic: Ryslaw and Whinkerstones Farms, Fogo  (Read 891 times)

Offline USCRx

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Ryslaw and Whinkerstones Farms, Fogo
« on: Saturday 02 September 17 18:56 BST (UK) »
   My direct 'Jeffrey' ancestors seem to have flourished in blacksmithing in the Fogo area. They were 'smiths' on the Whinkerstones Farm from 1680-1695, and then on the Ryslaw (Riselaw) Farm from 1697-1755. In fact, it seems that from 1697 into the 1820s, members of the same Jeffrey family were 'smiths' in Ryslaw.
   I know next to nothing about these two farms in the Fogo parish. Would anyone have any information (description, crops, livestock, size, inhabitants, etc.) about these farms that they could share?

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Re: Ryslaw and Whinkerstones Farms, Fogo
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 September 17 21:30 BST (UK) »
Hi there.

A brief description of Whinkerstones Farm from the 1850s here http://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/digital-volumes/ordnance-survey-name-books/berwickshire-os-name-books-1856-1858/berwickshire-volume-20/24

You could also search on https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/search/results?st=Whinkerstones for other records that might offer details on the farm.

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Re: Ryslaw and Whinkerstones Farms, Fogo
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 September 17 21:37 BST (UK) »
As above, from the same site, some details on Ryslaw here https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/digital-volumes/ordnance-survey-name-books/berwickshire-os-name-books-1856-1858/berwickshire-volume-20/36

Land tax rolls here https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/search/results?st=Ryslaw

Check also on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk and the Wills & testament databases. There are references to both Ryslaw and Whinkerstones. To pick up on different spellings, use the wildcard for place name by typing in Rys*law as it will also show as Ryselaw.

See also this old post on another forum www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=2474&p=localities.britisles.scotland.bew.general

You should be able to find further details through www.bordersfhs.org.uk

Monica
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Re: Ryslaw and Whinkerstones Farms, Fogo
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 September 17 21:58 BST (UK) »
And following Monica's post http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/welcome.aspx enter the name in the search box and you will see the transactions/ownership covering the 17th C.

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