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Legerwood

Berwickshire map

Legerwood is situated in the west of Berwickshire, being bounded on the north by the Parishes of Lauder and Westruther, on the east by the Parishes of Westruther, Gordon and Earlston, on the south by the Parishes of Earlston and Melrose and on the west by the Parishes of Melrose and Lauder.

Old Parish Birth Records exist from 1669 to 1854.
Marriage Records exist from 1690 to 1854 (with gaps).
Death records exist from 1784 to 1796 and from 1817 to 1854.

Sales List

1841 census Legerwood.
1851 census Legerwood.
1861 census Legerwood.
Channelkirk and Legerwood Memorial Inscriptions Vol. 9 Berwickshire transcribed by Jean Sanderson 2003 (contains Hearth Tax, Militia List, list of ministers and War Memorial transcription).
Legerwood Death Records 1784 to 1854 transcribed by Nigel Hardie.

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Legerwood Parish Church Legerwood Parish Church

Volumes available for consultation within our Archive;

Legerwood Kirk published by Legerwood Church 1999.
Lauder and Lauderdale by A Thomson 2001.
Pre 1855 Memorial Inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
Pre 1855 Memorial Inscriptions of Berwickshire by David Cargill.
The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by G.A.C. Binnie.
C.D. The Churches and Churchyards of Berwickshire by James Robson 1896.
Index to Particular Register of Sasines for Berwickshire.
Pigot's 1837 Directory of Berwickshire and Roxburghshire.
Rutherford's Southern Counties Register and Directory 1867.
C.D. Slater's Directory of Berwickshire 1903.
County Directory of Scotland 1912 - Borders Towns and Villages.

Magazine Articles;

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Map of Legerwood 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.

20 Most Common Surnames

The 20 most common surnames on gravestones recorded by us in the Channelkirk and Legerwood monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): SCOTT (17), YOUNG (15), RUSSELL (13), ALLAN (11), WILSON (10), HARDIE (10), ANDERSON (10), BLAIKIE (10), SHARP (9), LOGAN (9), BROWN (9), BELL (8), SMITH (8), COCKBURN (8), ROBERTSON (7), THOMSON (7), MILLER (7), HUME (7), TAIT (7), WOOD (7).

Scottish Borders Archives and Family History Centre, The Hub Hawick hold the following records;

The Scottish National Archives Edinburgh hold the following records;

Legerwood Parish Church;

The following article has been published in the Southern Annual;

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club has published the following articles;

Websites;

A brief history of and some background information on Legerwood Kirk

First Statistical Account by Messrs. Murray and Mirtle (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parish name).

Second Statistical Account by the Rev. John Walker (click "browse scanned pages" and insert Parsh name).

RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of;

Farm Horse tax 1797-1798.
Medical Officer's of Health Reports 1891.
Land Ownership Commission Report 1872 -1873. (available on C.D. in Society Archives).

Place and Farm names in Census Records;

1841 census: Legerwood, Cambridge, Dod Mill, Dods, Boon, Boon Mill, Whitslaid, Bridge Haugh, Kirkhill, Corsbie, Stockbridge, Deanbrae, Moriston, East Moriston, West Moriston, Addinston, Stubiwood, Birkhillside, Bridgend.
1851 census: Legerwood, Kirkhill, Corsbie, Stockbridge, East Moriston, West Moriston, Cambridge, Dodmill, Boon, Boon Mill, Whitslaid, Bridgehaugh, Bridge End, Birkhillside, Birkenside.
1861 census: Legerwood, Kirkhill, Corsbie, Stockbridge, East Moriston, West Moriston, Cambridge, Dodmill, Boon, Boon Mill, Whitslaid, Bridgehaugh, Bridge End, Birkhillside, Birkenside.

Population;

The population has been recorded as follows: 1755 - 398, 1801 - 495, 1811 - 560, 1821 - 476, 1831 - 565, 1841 - 571, 1851 - 587, 1861 - 599, 1881 - 558.