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Offline heiserca

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Edington and Edrington
« on: Sunday 29 October 17 01:22 GMT (UK) »
The joy of discovery:  Edington and Edrington are different places!  But both were in old Berwickshire.

A record dated 26 Oct 1766 from the Kirk Session Book at Mordington shows:  "Baptised to Geo. Claise and his spouse at Edrington a son named James".

I thought the place of birth was Edington, located NW of Hutton on the Whiteadder Water, shown here on a map:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/place/Edington_in_Scottish_Borders_490611_766611.htm

But no, the correct place of birth was Edrington, in the lower part of Mordington parish.  Edrington has a ruined castle and a mill, and more recently Edrington House, built in 1789.  An aerial photo and map of Edrington are located here:

https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/200393894-edrington-castle-mill-mordington#.WfS-xUzMxE5
 
Maybe this distinction between Edington and Edrington will help someone else.
Clezie (Clazie, Clezy, Clazy, Clazey, Claise, etc.), Lockhart, Heiser, Schwab, Tomon, Zarnowski, Megert, Iseli

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Re: Edington and Edrington
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 December 17 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Funnily enough I made the same discovery last week. My grandfather was removed to Edrington but because I knew of Edington I automatically thought that's where he'd ended up.

On closer inspection (10 years later) I noticed it was Edrington and despite thinking I knew the area like the back of my hand I found it nearby.
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