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Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« on: Sunday 02 August 15 22:49 BST (UK) »
I am looking for my 4-great grandfather and grandmother.  My 3-great grandfather was George Renwick (1790-1867), born in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire and died in Denholm, Cavers, Roxburghshire.  He is well documented by a marriage and censuses. 
His death certificate lists his father as James Renwick and his mother as Jane Anderson, and I've spent a lot time trying to find them on several websites, including Scotslands People but I've not been successful.
Any help finding James Renwick and his wife would be most appreciated.  (Most of my Renwick ancestors have lived in Roxburghshire or Selkirkshire.)
Thank you much, Bev

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 August 15 13:31 BST (UK) »
have read a book called Rulewater and its people - there's a section on Renwicks

the book is by George Tancred - it is available on google

very good book

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 August 15 16:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your book recommendation.  I'll order one.
Bev

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #3 on: Monday 03 August 15 22:45 BST (UK) »
The book is free to read online
Also try accessing it free on archive.org

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 August 15 23:13 BST (UK) »
I did figure that out so thank you again.  Could you tell me where Blackleemouth is located in Scotland?  My computer can't find it

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 August 15 09:30 BST (UK) »
The book is set in the rulewater valley - which is in roxburghshire between Hawick and jedburgh generally bonchester, bedrule,denholm,hopkirk southdean area - some of the old farms are gone or changed name or merged with others, but will chrck

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 August 15 12:01 BST (UK) »
I did figure that out so thank you again.  Could you tell me where Blackleemouth is located in Scotland?  My computer can't find it

Have you seen this?

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/renwick/6/

In 1805 Moses Renwick was at Forkins, which is due south of Hobkirk village, a bit further down Rulewater. I assume that's where Blackleemouth was.

I agree that Tancred's book about Rulewater and its inhabitants is well worth a look. He mentions my 5 x great-grandfather William Stephenson who farmed at Longburnshiels. Wm.'s son Joseph Stephenson married a Margaret Renwick at Alwinton in north Northumberland.

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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 August 15 13:23 BST (UK) »
have you heard about Douglas Scott's Hawick story project.

He is compiling a history of Hawick, families and surrounding area - it mentions the Renwicks of Blackleemouth nr Hobkirk and other Renwicks - worth a read - you can read it online

just google Douglas Scott a Hawick Story  - it spans quite a bit of history - vgood


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Re: Renwicks of Roxburghshire
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 August 15 22:48 BST (UK) »
I've spent a number of hours comparing the Renwicks listed in the book by Tancred and the Scott resource called A History of Hawick to my ancestors, but unfortunately none of them seem to be related to me.  There are similarities such as my ancestors resided in Roxburghshire, a number of them were mole-catchers and many of their given names are the same like James, Jessie, Benjamin and William.  However, none of the dates match.
Anyway, I appreciate the help and suggestions so thank you.  We visited Scotland ten years ago and it's a beautiful country, and that trip is what started my interest in genealogy.
Bev