WAIRDS CEMETERY, MELROSE
Situated on the Boglie Burn off the Melrose Bye-Pass next to the new Crematoriam.
This large cemetery with 1331 headstone details has been transcribed by our Society to assist those tracing their family trees and for generations to come.
Our latest CD includes the following:-
- Details recorded from each headstone together with a digital photograph;
- Pupil admission records for Melrose Grammer School 1869
- Some Melrose Grammer School log information 1891
- List of Melrosians 1938 to 2012
- List of Festival Queens 1937 to 2012
This CD costs £12 including postage and packaging (UK only). Enquiries and orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOBKIRK Cemeteries Old and New
Situated between HAWICK and JEDBURGH, HOBKIRK has a beautiful setting round the old church. This cemetery has never been recorded before so lots of new information is now available including lots of AMOS's, ANDERSONS, ARMSTRONGS, BELLS, DOUGLAS's, ELLIOTS, MURRAYS, NICOLS, OLIVERS, RENWICKS, SMITHS, SCOTTS , THOMSONS AND TURNBULLS etc all together with individual digital photographs. The CD also includes the War Memorial details, Militia list, name and place index No schools details were available. It also includes transcriptions for the now derelict ABBOTRULE headstones together with photographs. CD contains over 400 listed headstones with photographs.
SOUTHDEAN Cemeteries Old and New
Situated at Chesters heading from Hobkirk to the Carter Bar the two cemeteries are up the lane behind the War Memorial at the main junction .The Old cemetery is well kept and has a lot of new information as again this churchyard has never been recorded before and we have included digital photographs with each headstone.
In the Southdean church are stained glass windows dedicated to James THOMSON 1700-1748 who wrote "Rule Brittania" and the Poetic Cycle "The Seasons". There are lots of OLIVERS, TURNBULLS, SCOTTS and DOUGLAS's listed for the historians.
In the new Southdean Cemetery is the headstone to "HIZZY" Robert Steven HISLOP the world champion motor cyclist who died locally in a helicopter crash. The CD also includes War Memorial details, Militia list but no school details found. Again, like Hobkirk, it includes the monumental inscriptions for ABBOTRULE with photographs. The site is now derelict and situated nearby. Contains over 300 listed headstones with photographs.
The headstones were recorded in the 60s by the Hawick Archaeological Society and also recorded in Tancreds book "Rules of Rule Water". We have included a verbatim copy of the Hawick transcription as the location is now derelict but contains a good amount of detail for family historians. I have taken more photographs to show the current state of the nearby site. The transcriptions are included in both the above CDs but not available separately.
We are the only society to have transcribed all the above and below cemeteries with kind help and assistance of our own members. They are the original transcriptions and produced for publication under our own label.