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Offline bougie

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Coporshillingburnfoot
« on: Sunday 28 January 07 16:47 GMT (UK) »
   Does anyone know the exact location of Coporshillingburnfoot.
 I know it's in Ettrick somewhere in the Crosslee area.
  My gt gt grandfathers family lived there for at least 40yrs
 He drowned in the river Ettrick[aged 69] just below Scabcleuch in 1868.
 Ihave looked at a few maps of the area and i found Scabcleuch
 but can't find Coporshillingburnfoot.
 Ihave found it on census and on birth certs etc and it is always
 written as one word.
 Is there a burn called Coporshilling? Can't find it on maps either.
  Any help?
  thanks bougie
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Re: Coporshillingburnfoot
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 January 07 21:54 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if Cossarshill burn is the place you seek?

I could imagine that there might have been a contraction from Coporshilling to Cossarshill.  The 1881 census lists a residence at Cossarshillburnfoot.

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Re: Coporshillingburnfoot
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 January 07 21:53 GMT (UK) »
  Hi Nell
   I think you may be right about this as my gt gt Grandfather drowned
 at Scabcleuch [which is right next to there] on 21st Dec 1868 , when the river Ettrick was in flood. No wonder i couldn't find the place. Looking at the map
 it looks like the house may still be there. Can't wait to go out there for a look.
 Many thanks you've solved many weeks of puzzlement. I never connected
 the two names but it all falls into place now.
   bougie
Bouglas, Hogg, Crozier,Selkirkshire.; Duff,Berwickshire. Hogarth,Berwickshire.; Short,Blythe,Moore and Sproat, Ettrick;  Offord,Gould,Essex; Mcvittie,Langholm.;Armstrong,Chambers, Cononbie.
Moore,Ewes Dumfriesshire;