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Fogo Parish is situated in south central Berwickshire being bounded in the north by the Parishes of Polwarth and Langton on the east by the Parish of Edrom on the south by the Parishes of Swinton and Eccles, and on the west by the Parish Greenlaw.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1660 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1660 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1831 to 1846.
Fogo Parish Church and Lych Gate. Fogo Parish Church and Lych Gate

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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Memories of FogoRecollections of life in Fogo at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.2 pages or more 93Kate Duncan Thomas 
Yorkie, the Gentle ShepherdNote about a tramp, known as Yorkie, as well as his picture on the cover.less than 1 page 52Carol Trotter 

Map of Fogo from UK Great Britain, Ordnance Survey one-inch to the mile (1:63,360), 'Hills' edition, 1885-1903
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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Map of Fogo from UK Ordnance Survey Historical Maps from 1919-1947
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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20 Most Common Surnames

The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Fogo monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): ANDERSON (11), BROWN (9), PENNY (7), FAIRBAIRN (7), KERR (6), PURVES (6), ROBERTSON (6), TURNBULL (6), RAE (6), HAMILTON (5), WOOD (5), THOMSON (5), NISBET (5), CHISHOLM (5), JOHNSTON (5), HUNTER (5), PATTERSON (5), KINGHORN (4), OLIVER (4), HOME (4).

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Village Website
The RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Fogo, Caldra, Corbie Hall, Sisterpath Mill, Wauk Mill, Sisterpath, Chesters, Clerkinville, Cleughhead, Whinkerstone, Charterhall, Fogomuir, Fogorigg, Pilmuir, Riselaw, Harcarse, Bogend, Cairnsmill, Rashie.

1851 census: Fogo, Fogorig, Fogo Moor, Sisterpath, Chesters, Clerkinville, Cleughhead, Winkerstones, Charter Hall, Corby Hall, Caldra, Cairn's Mill, Bogend, Harcase, Riselaw, Pilmuir, Blackrow, Rashie.

1861 census: Fogo, Cairns Mill, Bogend, Harcase, Riselaw, Hunthall, Pilmuir, Fogo Rig, Caldra, Corbyhall, Sisterpath, Chesters, Waulk Mill, Sistreth, Charter Hall, Clerkinville, Cleughhead, Whinkerstone, Charterhall, Fogo Muir, Rashie.


The population has been recorded as follows:

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