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Berwickshire map

Ladykirk, previously known as Upsettlington, is situated in south east Berwickshire on the border with England. The Parish of Whitsome is to the north, the Parish of Hutton lies to the east, the English County of Northumberland is on the south and the Parish of Swinton & Simprim lies to the west.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1697 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1698 to 1817 and 1820 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1784 to 1854
Ladykirk Parish Church Ladykirk Church

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Only pre 1855 memorial records have been transcribed (see below).

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Volumes available for consultation within our Archive

Magazine Articles;

Please note that the heading Author includes persons who have compiled or transcribed records; and that the topics indexed, and the synopses are subjective opinions.
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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
Bygone DaysThis is the text of Eleanor's fascinating talk on Upsettlington (also known as Ladykirk) from the 12th century onwards, given to the Society on 19 October 2003.3 pages or more 54Eleanor Moffat 
William Elliot, ArchitectThe family history of William Elliot and descriptions of some of the fine houses he built.3 pages or more 15Kathleen Stewart 

Map of Ladykirk from Quarter-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1921-1923 or One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland, 1920-1930
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Use the control at the top left of the map to zoom in or out and drag the map left, right, up, or down as you wish.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

The National Archive of Scotland, Edinburgh (Ref - CH2/660 and 1092)

Ladykirk Parish Church


Berwickshire Naturalists' Club


Swinton and Ladykirk Community
A brief description of the pasrish.
The RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Ladykirk, New Ladykirk, Old Lady, Upsett, Ramrig, Wester Fellow Hills, Horden.

1851 census: Ladykirk, Walter Stead, Upsettlington, Shiels, Smiddy Green, Old Ladykirk, Horndean Bank, Horndean, New Horndean, Foleyhills, Ranrig, Ramrig, New Ladykirk.

1861 census: Ladykirk, Greenside, Ramrig, Foleyhills, New Horndean, Horndean, Upsettlington, Ladykirk Shiels, Walter Stead.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Berwickshire map