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Roberton is a rural Parish partly in the County of Selkirk and partly in the County of Roxburgh. It is bounded on the north by the Parishes of Ashkirk and Wilton, on the east by the Parishes of Hawick and Teviothead all in Roxburghshire, on the south by the County of Dumfries and on the west by the Parishes of Ettrick and Kirkhope. It is now part of Hawick Teviot ecclesiastical parish.

Old Parish Records cover the periods:

  • Births: 1679 to 1854.
  • Marriages: 1679 to 1854.
  • Deaths: 1744 to 1801.

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  • 1841 census Roberton.
  • 1851 census Roberton.
  • 1861 census Roberton.
Roberton Parish Church Roberton 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 Border Archive - For Queen and CountyThis is a list of all the men between the ages of 18 and 45 residing in Roberton in 1807.2 pages or more 10Robert Miller 
The Border Archive - For Queen and CountyMilitia list of all men between 18 and 45 residing in Roberton in 1807.2 pages or more 13 
The Miller Family of Hawick, Scotland and Delaware County, New YorkThis Miller family who emigrated from Hawick or Roberton-they set up a farm in the Catskill mountains of New York.2 pages or more 34C. Raymond La Fever 
Rev. Robert Douglas, 1747-1820 The father of GalashielsThe Rev. Robert Douglas, minister of Galashiels, 1747-1820, was a man of great ability and served his parishioners so well he was called "The Father of Galashiels".2 pages or more 37Donald Whyte 
Susanna Pringle's Birthday bookThis Pringle tale goes from Browndeanlaw to Yetholm, London, New Brunswick and beyond-very interesting.4 pages or more 16Maxine Flaherty 
m Roxburghshire to Delaware County: The 19th Century Miller Letters - Part 1Account of letters written between 1818 and 1864 from Scotland to David Miller (1795-1883), and his wives, and relatives. David Miller was the son of Thomas Miller, a beadle of Roberton Kirk.4 pages or more 64John W. Hoy 

Map of Roberton 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 Roberton from UK Ordnance Survey Historical Maps from 1919-1947
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
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Other sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

School Records



Selkirkshire Lieutenancy Records

The Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh

Roberton kirk session records (Ref - CH2/376)

Roberton United Presbyterian Church (Ref - CH3/636)

Hawick Archaeological Society


A 19th century account of Roberton
RCHAMS websiteScotland's Places contains details of

Place and Farm names in Census Records

1841 census: Roberton, Ballendean, Alemoor, Parkhead, Borthwickbrae, Greenbanks, Howcleuch, Scaurnook, Roberton Woodfoot, Greenbanks, Hoscoatshiel, Hennywoody, Craik, Craik Shiel, Meadshaw, Philope, Deanburnhaugh Village, Mabonlaw, Borthwickshiels, Whitecleuchside, Harden & Hardenburn, Highchesters, Todshawhaugh, Whithope, Todshawhill, Chapelhill, Branxholme, Parkhill, Chisholme, Woodburn, Milsington, Broadlie, Muslie, Eildrige, Howpasley, Coom, Craikhope, Wolfcleughead, Outterside, Girnwood.

1851 census: Roberton, Borthwickbrae Haugh, Burnfoot, Alemoor, Greenbanks, Howcleuch Shiel, Roberton Woodfoot, Scaurnook, Hoscoat, Borthwickshiels, Ballindean, Meadshaw, Philope, Craik, Craikshiels, Henwoody, Deanburnhaugh Village, Mabonlaw, Whitecleuchside, Harden, Highchesters, Todsahwhaugh, Todshawhill, Whithope, East Branxholm, West Branxholme, Parkhill, Coom, Chisholme, Woodburn, Craikhope, Wolfcleughhead, Howpasley, Eildridge, Outterside, Girnwood, Muslee, Milsington, Shankfoot, Whapshaw.

1861 census: Greenbankhaugh, Scarnook, Glenburn, Borthwick Shiels, Howcleuch, Greenbanks, East Alemoor, West Alemoor, Borthwickbrae, Deanburnhaugh Village, Meadshaw, Craik, Henwoodie, Hoscote, Harden, Highchester, Todshawhaugh, Whithope, Chapelhill, East Branxholm, West Branxholm Loch, Parkhill, Woodburn, Milsington, Howplasley, Wolfcleuchhead, Craickhope, Eildrigg, Broadlee, Muselee, Girnwood, Whapshaw.


The population has been recorded as follows:

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