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Roxburghshire map

Wilton Parish lies on the eastern boundary of Roxburghshire, with the Parishes of Ashkirk and Lilliesleaf to the north, the Parish of Minto on the east, the Parishes of Cavers and Hawick to the south and the Parish of Roberton in Selkirkshire on the west.

The Parish of Wilton a substantial part of the town of Hawick and more relvant source material will be found on the Hawick page. The Parish is now linked with that of Teviothead.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1694 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1707 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1707 to 1854.
Wilton Parish Church Wilton Parish Church

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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
The Parish of LanglandsThe parish of Langlands and the history of old leper hospital at Rutherford. Also the history of Langton that was absorbed into Wilton.3 pages or more 35Michael Langlands 
Margaret Douglas, an Ordinary Hawick Woman?An account of the life of Margaret Douglas and her family and their lives in late 19th and early 20th century Hawick.3 pages or more 98Kathryn Holloway 

Map of Wilton 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

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh


Hawick Archaeological Society


A 19th. century account of the Parish.
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770 .

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Wilton, Stillhouse, Dovemount, Kirkstyle, Gibsnose, Roadside, Pathhead, Damside, Roughheugh, Howlands, Wilton Grove, Roadhead, Salthall, Stouslea, Stirches, Stirchescroft, Northcroft, Heap, Heap Stable, Kippilaw, Greensidehall, Maltsteep, Lockies Hedge, Dean Village, Scaw-mill, Netherhall, Overhall, Borthaugh, Brieryhill, Morrishall, Whitehaugh, Whitefield, Calaburn, Drinkston, Highside, Sunnybank, Tanlaw, Coldhouse, Stintyknowes, Dykenook, Priestrig, Leahead, Howdenburn, Galalaw, Silverbuthall, Stirches, Bunrowfloors, Bunrow, Boghall, Groundestone, Newton Muir, Muirfield, Alton, Calfords, Carilaw, Appletreehall, Lees, Newhouses, Newstead, Newton, Newtonmains, Courthill, Burnhead, Parkhouses, Clarilaw, Burnfoot, Burngrove, Cowhill Park, Brieryyards, Midshields, Littleden, Sandbed.

1851 census: Wilton, Upperdamside, Roadhead, Ladylaw, Salthall, Pathhead, Woodside, Lockie's Edge, Hope Park, Gibbs Nose, Kirk Style, Borthaugh, Brieryhill, Calaburn, Coldhouse, Drinkston, Dyenook, Dean, Greensidehall, Heip, Highside, Kippilaw, Leahead, Maltsteep, Morrishall, Netherhall, Nethercroft, Overhall, Priestrig, Scawmill, Stintyknowes, Stirches, Stouslea, Sunnybank, Tanlaw, Whitefield, Whitehaugh, Wilton Burn,Clarilaw, Courthill,Parkhouses, Burnhead, Appletreehall, Eastlees, Westlees, Newton, Newstead, Newtonmains, Alton, Newhouses, Collfaulds, Muirfield, Newtonmoor, Dearlyburn, Boagghall, Grundistone, Westboonraw, Eastboonraw, Boonrowfloors, Silverbuthall, Howdeanburn, Galalaw, Courthill, Burngrove, Burnfoot, Brieryyards, Midshiels

1861 census: Wilton, Appletreehall Village, Lees, Newton, Newhouses, Alton, Moor field, Dearly burn, Calf Faulds, Clarilaw, Little Dean, Midshiels, Briery Yards, Buicklands, Burn Foot, BurnHead, Park Houses, Court Hill, East Boonrow, West Boonrow, Tandlaw, Boghall, Stintyknows, Dykenook, Stouslea, Stirches, Silverbuthall, Groundiston, Drinkston, Whithaugh Muir, Whitfield, Calaburn, Howdenburn, Galalaw, Dean Village, Scaw Mill, Whitehaugh, Brieyhill, Wilton Burn, Borthaugh, Branxholm Woodfoot, Overhall, Netherhall, Wilton Lodge, Wilton Village.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Roxburghshire map