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Roxburghshire map

Ashkirk is situated in east Roxburghshire being bounded on the on the east by the Parishes of Lilliesleaf and Wilton, on the south by the Parish of Roberton, on the south-west by the Parish of Kirkhope and on the north-west by the Parish of Selkirk all in Selkirkshire. The parish straddles the boundary between the former counties of Roxburgh and Selkirk. The parish is now linked with Selkirk

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1630 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1630 to 1759, 1848 to 1853.
  • Deaths: 1630 to 1645, 1715 to 1733, 1849 to 1853.
Ashkirk Parish ChurchAshkirk 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
Old Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk and MidlemInformation on a book containing old photographs relating to Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk and Midlem.less than 1 page 98 
James Hogg AncestryReport of research to establish a family connection with James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd,1 page or more 98Mike Hogg 

Map of Ashkirk 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 Ashkirk from UK Ordnance Survey Historical Maps from 1919-1947
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 Ashkirk monumental inscriptions volume are (number of gravestones in brackets): SCOTT (58), HENDERSON (15), ELLIOT (14), BELL (10), THOMSON (10), JACKSON (9), DUNLOP (8), GRAY (8), BROWN (8), ANDERSON (8), GRIEVE (8), MURRAY (7), DOUGLAS (7), HOGG (7), OGILVIE (7), TURNBULL (6), OLIVER (6), ARMSTRONG (6), WILSON (6), LAIDLAW (5).

Other Sources;

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Ashkirk Parish Church (Ref - CH2/650)

Free Church of Scotland (Ref - MR59)


Hawick Archaeological Society


A description of Ashkirk from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882-4
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire of 1770 .
The RCAHMS website Scotland's Places contains images of Ashkirk and details of;

Place and Farm names in Census Records;

1841 census: Ashkirk, Sandyhall, Castleside, Hogshaugh, East Essenside, West Essenside, Shielswood, West Burnfoot, Burnfoot, Salenside, New Woll, Woll, Wollrigg, New Headshaw, Haremos, Clerklands, Birkwood, North Sinton, Dryden, Shiel, Barbachlaw, Whitslade, Syntonmossend, Syntonparkhead, Synton, Bowhouse, Longtownheight, Dimpleknowe, Syntonmill, Whinfield, Synton Corses, Synton Mains, Nookhaugh.

1851 census: Ashkirk, Synton Mill, Dimpleknowe, Synton, Whinfield, Synton Corses, Synton Parkhead, Longtownheight, Synton Shiel, Synton Mains, Whitslade, Sandyhaugh, New Woll, Sallonside, Castleside, Hoggshaugh, Old Easter Essenside, Easter Essenside, Wester Essenside, Shielswood, Burnfoot Shiel, Burnfoot, Dryden, Haughead, North Sinton, Birkwood, Clerklands, Greenhill, Hare Moss, Headshaw, New Headshaw, Woolrig, Wool Cottages, Ashkirk Shiel, Ashkirktown, Barbacklaw, Bridgend.

1861 census: Ashkirk, Dryden, Nook Haugh, North Sinton, Birkwood, Clerklands, Greenhill, Headshaw, Woolrig, New Headshaw, Wool house, Sandyhaugh, Castleside, New Woll, Sallenside, Hoggshaugh, Burnfoot, Shielswood, Easter Essenside, Wester Essenside, Whitslade, Sinton Mains, Sinton Corses, Whinfield, Dovecoat, Dimpleknowe, Bowknow, Longtonheight, Parkhead, Mossend, Ashkirk Shiel, Barbachlaw.


The population has been recorded as follows:

Roxburghshire map