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Catslack, Yarrow
« on: Saturday 26 April 08 15:21 BST (UK) »
How can I learn more about Yarrow in the late 1700's and early 1800's?  For example, have the cemetary markers been documented some where?  I'm pursuing a connection back to Catslacknowe and the 1800 family of William Scott and Isabell Bell. If anyone can help me to learn more about them i'd truly appreciate it.

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Scott-Traquair, Catslacknowe, Ashkirk, Sco
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Grieve-Roberton, Lilliesleaf Sco
Hodgins-Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, Ire
Elliot-Canonbie, Bogra, Holmhead, Annan, Sco and Egremont Engl
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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 April 08 17:43 BST (UK) »
Hello,

The Scottish Borders Council website (found here) implies there are pre-1855 monumental inscriptions available. Genuki (here) gives a list of surnames found in the old Yarrow graveyard.

I notice you are in Victoria, BC. I was there last summer - what a wonderful place. :)

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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 April 08 18:14 BST (UK) »
Thank you for taking the time to reply. It's very much appreciated.

I will check the sources you identified. 

and, yes we love Victoria.  But we visited the borders (too long ago) and loved them ...however the winters scare us as we Victorian's are unaccustomed to snow.  We'll be back soon though.

Grateful Canuck
Scott-Traquair, Catslacknowe, Ashkirk, Sco
Stutt-Co Fermanagh and Tyrone, Ulster, NI
Newton-North Plantagenet(CAN), Ireland
Grieve-Roberton, Lilliesleaf Sco
Hodgins-Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, Ire
Elliot-Canonbie, Bogra, Holmhead, Annan, Sco and Egremont Engl
Little-Canonbie Sco,  Kingsbridgeford, Thirlwall, Wallasey Eng
McAlister-Louth Co., Queen's Co. Ire
Smith-Whitehaven Eng


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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 September 08 20:43 BST (UK) »
Can you be more specific for lookups. I have the yarrow MI s they are very well done but in the 60s.I am also finishing off an update on ettrick kirkyard with photos etc available soon but i can search it if you let me know.I saw your entry for ashkirk which i also have but again done in 1963 and only up to 1855.I also have copy opr indexes  for scotts which may also help but oprs only go up to 1855 as well
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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 September 08 06:49 BST (UK) »
 thanks so much for replying. i was hoping that a marker inscription might be of, or reference, William Scott and his wife Isabell (Bell).   And since you were kind enough to mention Ashkirk..... i'm also looking for the marker of John and Helen Scott which might be in Ashirk?

thanks again.
Scott-Traquair, Catslacknowe, Ashkirk, Sco
Stutt-Co Fermanagh and Tyrone, Ulster, NI
Newton-North Plantagenet(CAN), Ireland
Grieve-Roberton, Lilliesleaf Sco
Hodgins-Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, Ire
Elliot-Canonbie, Bogra, Holmhead, Annan, Sco and Egremont Engl
Little-Canonbie Sco,  Kingsbridgeford, Thirlwall, Wallasey Eng
McAlister-Louth Co., Queen's Co. Ire
Smith-Whitehaven Eng

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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 September 08 20:15 BST (UK) »
Hi again. In Ashkirk MIs all i can find is William Scott died at Dimpleknowe cottage 19th October 1848 aged 48yrs. Also a William Scott died at Singlie     aged 76 .No other details. Singlie is a farm in Ettrick.
In yarrow churchyard there are dozens of Scotts. Nothing really helps but for Catslackburn James Scott late tenant Catslackburn died 10-8-1798 aged 76yrs and two children.(No wife shown or names of children)
Robert Scott late tenant of Catslackburn died 8-12-1880 aged 83yrs.
also at Catslackburn a weaver James Reid died 8-11-1830 aged 64 wife Isabel Potts died 17-11-1834.
The valleys are all together. Yarrow is slightly north and if you cross south towards the english border you come to Ettrick Valley they cross another valley to Ashkirk and then again into Wilton and Hawick.
I cant find either family in Ettrick churchyard.No one has updated Ashkirk,Yarrow or Hawick later than 1855  so we need volunteers.
best of luck
alan
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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 September 08 20:44 BST (UK) »
I decided to do two death checks for ashkirk.
1. a helen scott widow of farmer  ashkirk parents Jane Potts and helen Pattison died 21-9-1860 age 101yrs Robert Scott son present.No other details
2. John Scott married to Christian NICHOL  died 18-11-1865 Whinfield ashkirk aged 69 parents JOHN SCOTT and Helen SCOTT!!!!died  of brain disease witnessed by a son John Scott living in Selkirk.I have copies if they help
alan
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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 06:23 BST (UK) »
thanks so much!!

yes, i'd appreciate copies.  i'll send you a personal email so that you can send the copies to me.

At Ashkirk you've found the marker of my great-great grandfather....the William Scott who died at Dimpleknowe in 1848 at age 48.  I knew of this marker and it helped me put together a good number of records related to his family.

his wife was a Mary Scott who parents were the John and Helen Scott i had mentioned.  i was hoping to learn more about them by finding thier marker.

after marrying,  William and Mary Scott lived thier lives out at Ashkirk and raised thier family of 5 boys there.  all the branches have moved on now though so hard to track.   

my real stumbling block is that i can't seem to figure out how to find anything about the parents of William Scott of Dimpleknowe.  a search on Scotlandspeople mentioned Catslack so i was grasping at straws.

thanks so much.
Scott-Traquair, Catslacknowe, Ashkirk, Sco
Stutt-Co Fermanagh and Tyrone, Ulster, NI
Newton-North Plantagenet(CAN), Ireland
Grieve-Roberton, Lilliesleaf Sco
Hodgins-Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, Ire
Elliot-Canonbie, Bogra, Holmhead, Annan, Sco and Egremont Engl
Little-Canonbie Sco,  Kingsbridgeford, Thirlwall, Wallasey Eng
McAlister-Louth Co., Queen's Co. Ire
Smith-Whitehaven Eng

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Re: Catslack, Yarrow
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 19:21 BST (UK) »
Hello Alan

A favour please.   Can you please have a look and see if there are MI's for Ashkirk for a William Mitchell - a joiner and Margaret Richardson his wife.  There may also be the name of a female child Margaret Mitchell b.  03 Mar 1806, Ashkirk.  The reason she may be on is that the couple had another Margaret born 1808 who died in the parish of Stow in 1885.

Thanks very much. 

Regards,   Steve   :O)