Thank you to Richard Keltie, descendant of Jane BORTHWICK and Adam KELTIE (m. 1860, Edinburgh), for typing out many of these notes re Borthwick MIs and sending them to me to post on the site. I have added to Richard's information many of the bits and pieces I have collected myself as well as information that has been sent to me over the past couple of years by other Rootsweb mailing list subscribers. Thank you to all who have contributed in one way or another to this page.
If anyone else has Borthwick MIs, death indices or burial lists for Scotland that they would like to share with other researchers I would be more than happy to post them here. I'd also love to include photographs of Borthwick headstones. So please readers & researchers, if you have any Borthwick burial or MI information, no matter how small, consider sharing it with others via these pages. Your information just might help someone else to link up with missing branches of their family tree.
This list should be treated as a guide only. I don't have information about the years many of these indexes cover (some list only the MIs to 1855), whether there may be other, or later, MI listings, the thoroughness of the original research by those who recorded the MIs in the first place, etc etc. Churchyards and burial grounds are listed in alphabetical order, by place. I need to reorganise it when I have some time as things are not easy to find. Try the "Find" facility in your browser (eg. searching for first names, places, spouse surnames) if you can't see quickly what you are looking for.
Abercorn, West Lothian
Alex M(eik) tenant in Dun(rennie) 1.3.1725 (8 ?)7, wife Isabel Borthwick ? .6.1717, 70
And a photograph and inscription from Richard Keltie. Thank you Richard.
Click on this image for a larger photo
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN BORTHWICK
BELOVED HUSBAND OF CECILIA SMITH
DIED 4th MAY 1947 AGED 79 YEARS
ALSO THE ABOVE CECILIA SMITH
DIED 15th DEC. 1949 AGED 70 YEARS.
Bathgate, Jarvey Street
George Borthwick ----- No dates, No details!
Biggar, St Mary's Churchyard (Lanarkshire)
William Scott, flesher, Biggar 14.4.81 (age) 79; wife Margaret Reid 7.12.1862, 63; children Henry, John, Henry inf (infant); son Andrew, clothier, Biggar 15.2.1880, 52; daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas BORTHWICK 11.11.84, 49; Jane 4.10.1900, 70; Margaret 19.11.1909, 76; Margaret, daughter of Thomas Borthwick & Sarah Scott 17.10.1917
**This next one is my
"In memory of John Borthwick Late farmer of Longlees Who died on the 19th April 1835 Aged 85 years.
Elizabeth Dinwoodie his wife Who died 26 June 1840 Age 87 years
Also George Lillie their son in law Who died 19 April 1871 aged 65 years
Elizabeth their daughter Wife of the said George Lillie Who died 8th August 1872 aged 85 years"
Jane Kelly, 2001
There is apparently among some notes for Biggar MIs a mention of a Miss Bella Borthwick, for many years infants' mistress at Biggar, buried to the right centre of her ancestors' stone in 1964. I have not seen this information and would love to know more as I do not yet know whether/how Ms Bella Borthwick was related to my family.
See http://www.lbes.demon.co.uk/page_55.htm for an index. There is just one Borthwick & the details (thank you Norman D H Murphy) are:
Tombstone No.88 : "In loving memory of Charles BORTHWICK, beloved husband of Alison TURNER. Died 13 April 1941 aged 79. Also his wife Alison TURNER, died 25 June 1945 aged 83."
Within the Church:
John Borthwick Esq. of Crookston, Advocate, born 7th April 1788 died 18th September 1845
Elizabeth Dundas Borthwick, his eldest daughter died 21st March 1864 aged 41
(stained glass window)
Captain Robert Borthwick late 91st Regiment and 6th West York Militia severely wounded in the Kaffir War 1850 -53 (stained glass window)
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In the graveyard:
200) Sacred to the memory of Grace Brown Borthwick wife of Rev. Robert Borthwick (ne Brown) Vicar of Scarborough daughter of John Borthwick esq. of Crookston by his first wife Ann Dundas (Arniston) died at Scarborough June 30th 1884 aged 54 years.
10) Erected by William Borthwick in memory of Janet Wallace his spouse who died at North Middleton 4th July 1845 and of Alex his son who died 18th October 1833 aged 24 years and Margaret his daughter who died at Fushiebridge 25th August 1847 aged 21 years.
The above William Borthwick died at Gorebridge Post Office on 26th March 1867 aged 67 years.
BroomKnoll Parish Church,
Airdrie (Thank you Betty Dunbar)
Before the Church Cemetery
was flattened in 1961 to make room for a parking lot, Graham Gartshore
compiled a list of all legible inscriptions in the Churchyard. No Borthwicks are listed.
Caerlaverock, Film # 0918946
In memory of: Capt. Alexander Borthwick, R.N., who
died at Essex Park, on Apr. 19, 1849, aged 79 yrs. Also Margaret Rawline, wife
, died at Dumfries, on May 19, 1865, aged 73 yrs. Children : Jane Howatson Borthwick,
died in infancy; also Margaret Anderson Borthwick, who died at Essex Park, on
Mar. 23, 1849, in her 23 rd. year. 4.
Caithness (Thank you Patty Brown)
The only Borthwick buried in any of the Caithness cemeteries is a William J. Borthwick who died in 1876 at age 2 - buried in Halkirk. Father was William. No mention of the mother.
344 "In memory of William Little who died at Holmfoot
February 5th 1817 aged 56 years. Also Janet Borthwick his spouse who died March
26th, 1830 aged 66 years. Also Jannet their daughter who died September 19th,
1817 aged 19 years. Also John their son who died 21st April, 1834 aged 38 years.
Also William their son who died 31st October, 1850 aged 57 years. Also Margaret
their daughter who died at Kingsfield May 12th, 1879 aged 78 years."
Castleton Parish Churchyard
In memory of John Elliot , who died at Langholm, on Mar.4, 1790, aged 69 yrs. Also AGNESS BORTHWICK, spouse, who died on Jan.27, 1794, aged 59 yrs ( interred Langholm).
Reverse side on above
stone. ------- children: Elizabeth, died Dec. 15, 1771, aged 3 yrs. Jannet,
died Jan. 4, 1772, aged 1 yr. Christian, died Sept. 12, 1779, aged 7 yrs.
Coldstream Parish, Berwickshire
No Borthwicks listed in the book "Berwickshire..The Border Parishes..Monumental inscriptions, pre-1855" compiled by David Cargill.
Graechenb advises that there are no Borthwicks listed in the Creetown Cemetery. Thank you Graechen.
Dalmeny, West Lothian(Tombsone heavily carved, and obviously well worn as many of the words and dates could not be clearly read) John Borthwick, farmer, Monshill, 30.1.1704 (or 1764 ? 63?) daughter Margaret .... , children John Borthwick, 8 (1 or 6).1766 9yrs 1mth, wife Isabella Moubray (2 or 9).4.17(6 or 0)(2,5 or 9)
No Borthwicks listed. (Thank you Allan Mitchell)
32 (Granite cross) Agnes Kirkpatrick BORTHWICK 1.8.1902 32, mother Wilhelmina WILSON 14.4.1906, 69, father John BORTHWICK 12.8.1925, 92.
Dornock (Thank you Lilias!)
Borthwick, Agnes, #236.
Agnes, wife of Thomas Richards, Section D, aged 78 yrs. Died 1885. Ref. 2-6 Thomas Richards, Section D, aged 81 yrs. # 225 Thomas Richards,who died at Carlyle, on Feb.10, 1879, aged 81 yrs.; and Agnes Borthwick, who died at Carlyle, on Jan.1, 1885, aged 78 yrs. On the same tombstone: at the top: George Gas, who died 1787, aged 73 yrs.
Dumfries - St Michaels Churchyard (thank you Jocelynne Labrum)
Plot # B44 In memory of Janet Heughan Spouse of George Borthwick, Tailor in Dumfries who died 3rd Jan 1846 aged 52 years. Also Agnes their daughter who died in 1829 aged 3 years. And Janet their grand daughter and daughter of Robert Borthwick who died in infancy 6 April 1846.
(NB. There are many different Churchyards in Dunbartonshire MIs)
No Borthwicks in the MIs pre-1855.
(From the book "Berwickshire..The Border Parishes..Monumental inscriptions, pre-1855" compiled by David Cargill. Thank you Becky)
By Thomas Borthwick dau. Jean 2.3.1818 2yrs. son Thomas 26.7. 1832 21 yrs
9. Wm Geo SPENS b.16.11.1845 d 10.12.1916, wife Mary Cath BORTHWICK b 23.1.1846 d 2.2.1928, daughter Ariana Borthwick b 20.6.1876 d 27.2.1954. Walter Geo SPENS b 30.1.1885 d 4.1.1977, eldest son Wm, Lt 9th Btn HLI, killed France 17.5.1940 70.
29. Wm MOFFAT tent Easter Kenleith Currie 16.12.1874, father Wm, Carwald, Dumfries-shire, wife Agnes Jane Helen BORTHWICK 11.5.1907 88th year, sister Jane MOFFAT 6.3.1889.
484. Peter TAIT, Muirhouse Mains 18.10.1909 91st yr, wife helen J BORTHWICK 1.11.1904 78, Agnes 4.10.1856 9 yrs 9 mths, David Borthwick 21.11.1876 17: close by Eliza TAIT 17.1.1883 33.
1021. (sarcophagus) Jas DRUMMOND, RSA, b 18.9.1816 d 12.8.1877; Helen DRUMMOND b 11.9.1820 d 6.2.1911; Isa BORTHWICK or DRUMMOND b 17.2.1797 d 17.4.1899; Chris DRUMMOND b 11.1.1825 d 8.10.1906.
1036. John STEWART printer Edin 1.2.1875 59, fatherPeter 26.4.1858 70, mother Helen MELVIN 21.2.1873 82, wife May MCGILLIVRAY 11.1.1881 69, sons peter solicitor died Burghersdorp South Africa 1.7.1881 29, William painter 22.2.1886 41 (wife Mary Ann fanny GILL 25.11.1909 59, daughter Susan Creasy 28.2.1855 72) youngest son John A 28.3.1902 54 (Wife Elizabeth Alexander BORTHWICK b 26.6.1844 d 19.7.1928)
Eskdalemuir (Watcarrick Churchyard)
13 "To the memory of John Moffat tenant in Howpasley who died 18th August 1728 aged 50 years. Also Helen Borthwick his spouse who died 2nd December 1754 aged 76 years. Also Jannet and Mary 2 of their children. Also James Moffat their son tenant in Garwald who died 7th December, 1779 aged 58 years. Also Euphemia their daughter who died at Garwald May 27th, 1797 aged 78 years. Also Margaret Borthwick spouse to the above James Moffat who died 7th July, 1806 aged 73 years."
29 "Here lies James Curle Grass yards who died October 26th, 1711 aged 59 years. Also Margaret Allen his spouse who died March 21st, 1714 aged 52 years. Also John Curle of Grassyards their son who died 1737 aged 49 years. Also Isobel Grieve his spouse who died 1775 (no age cut). Also James Curll 2nd son of the above James who died at Watcarric August 13th, 1743 aged 48 years. Also Margaret Borthwick his spouse who died 1730 (no age cut). Likewise Isobel Scott his 2nd wife who died March 9th, 1800 aged 91 years."
116 "In memory of Betty Armstrong wife of James Borthwick in Knockmain she died May 6th 1773 aged 61 years."
117 "Here lyes William Borthwick in Glendining died February the 3D 1748 66 years."
(Thank you Ian Glendinning.)
(thank you Lilias)
180 "In memory of Walter Borthwick in Hopesrigg who died 10th January 1780 aged 96 years. Also Helen his daughter and Jean." Plus post 1855
181 "In memory of Walter Borthwick in Hopsrigg who died 11th October 1812 aged 33 years. Also Thomas who died in Sorbie 1790 aged 17 years. Also John, late Captain H.M. 12th Regiment of Foot who died at Rosevale, Langholm May 1837 aged 49 years." Plus post 1855
182 "In memory of Thomas Borthwick, tenant in Sorbie who died December 1793 aged 83 years. Also Jean Elliot daughter of William Elliot, Esq. of Borthwick Brae who died in August 1792 aged 76 years. Also Walter Borthwick who died 23rd December, 1825 aged 10 years, 3rd son of Alexander Hay Borthwick of Hopsrigg. Also Isabella his daughter who died 19th August, 1827 aged 19 years. Also Elizabeth Borthwick his daughter who died at Hopsrigg 1st July, 1834 aged 25 years. Also the above Alexander Hay Borthwick, tenant in Hopsrigg son of William Borthwick and Elizabeth Hay who died 16th February, 1837 in his 60th year. Also Agnes Chalmers his wife who died at Georgefield 7th day of August, 1860 aged 81 years."
183 "In memory of Jane Borthwick relict of the late John Little Esq., Chaple who died at Langholm 4th November, 1855 aged 83 years."
Falkirk Churchyard (Thank you Karina Randall)
Robt WALKER esq of Mumrills 19.9.1825, s Jas 9.6.1823, w Christina Tyler BORTHWICK 30.11.1848. John RONALDSON 7.11.1855 90, w Marion BORTHWICK 31.10.1832
Falkirk West Churchyard (Thank you Karina Randall)Robt Borthwick 22.11.1871 66, w Margt McLeod 25.3.1864 fa Robt 11.12.1855 71 (w Jane Taylor 21.12.1859 74) by s Robt of Mauritius.
Foulden Parish, Berwickshire
No Borthwicks listed in the book "Berwickshire..The Border Parishes..Monumental inscriptions, pre-1855" compiled by David Cargill.
Gala Aisle Cemetery
No Borthwicks listed. (Thank you Nigel Hardie)
Glenholm Kirkyard, near Broughton in Peeblesshire
The stone for the Borthwick family reads:- In Loving Memory of ALEXANDER BORTHWICK, Game Keeper, Beloved husband of Margaret Waugh, who died at Broughton Village on Thursday 15th August 1912 aged 36 years. The above MARGARET WAUGH who died at Brier Cottage, Biggar 3rd Aug. 1930 aged 49 years. MARGARET F. BORTHWICK, their daughter, died 4th May 1940 aged 29 years. 'ONLY GOOD NIGHT BELOVED, NOT FAREWELL'.
The adjacent stone is that of Margaret Waugh's parents and several siblings.
(Thank you descendant Ian Walker for this MI and this lovely photograph. Click here if you'd like to see a larger version of the photo.)
Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh
(Alan Wilson's wonderful black & white images of Greyfriars Churchyard can found at http://freespace.virgin.net/alan.wilson3/greyf.htm)
Ariana, daughter of Patrick BORTHWICK, Esq, died 20th October 1833, aged 23 years. Mrs Ariana CORBETT, spouse of Patrick BORTHWICK, Esq, died 30 December 1836, aged 58 years. Thomas Scott, son of Patrick BORTHWICK, Esq, died 22nd April 1839, aged 21 years. Patrick BORTHWICK, Esq, died 12th April 1840, aged 60 years.
Archibald BORTHWICK, Eq. Patrick BORTHWICK, born
23d Feby 1843, died 26th Jany 1844.
John Home BORTHWICK, born 25th Octr 1847, died 19th Decr 1848
Margaret Scott BORTHWICK, born 10th Decr 1849, died 10th April 1858.
James Borthwick's Monument: Memoriae Patris Sui Jacobi Borthwick a Stow, familias de Cruixtoun, filii legitimi, Pharmacopoei celeberrimi, JB progenitus M M Q P. [To the memory of his father James Borthwick of Stow, lawful son of the family of Cruixtoun, most famous Chirurgeon-Apothecary: Mr James Borthwick, his eldest son, from a mournful mind, placed this monument. M]
The MIs for Greyfriars state "The inscription
on this monument, preserved by Monteith, is not now legible; but the monument
itself cannot be mistaken, with its skeleton in the centre and festooned around
with surgical instruments. Dr John Gairdner, in his Historical Sketch of the
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, has a special notice of it as remarkable.
He states that Borthwick enetered the Incorporation in 1645, of which he was
an active member; that he was one of the Commissioners of the Scottish Parliament
of 1661; that he acquired his estate of Stow; and that he died in 1676.
Hutton Parish, Berwickshire
No Borthwicks listed in the book "Berwickshire..The Border Parishes..Monumental inscriptions, pre-1855" compiled by David Cargill.
1) Hugh Borthwick 9.4.1834, 77, son George 2.4.1867, 77 (wife Janet Cuthbertson 20.4.1863, 82,
son James 7.2.1826, 11, daughter Janet 11.11.1869, 46, who was wife of Alex Irvine);
Hugh Borthwick 10.11.1889, 77, wife Mary Haston 14.3.1874, 62, son John 22.5.1881, 40,
George Borthwick 29.6.1814, 83, wife Isabel Strachan 21.8.1786, son Hugh
(wife Margaret Brock (or is that Brash - can't read my own scribbles !) 16.3.1828, 59), 1821
2) John Borthwick VS (think that VS might be a mis-print in the book, should possibly be WS -
Writer to the Signet), wife Janet D Henderson 2.4.1854, 25
3) 1819 Robert Borthwick 20.3.1889, 85, wife Margaret Brock Borthwick 23.5.1886, 80,
son James 15.2.1919, 79 (wife Helen Wilson Harvey 22.5.1937, 96
Deposited here is Hugh Borthwick who died in infancy
and Jannet Johnston his venerable mother; and spouse to William Borthwick formerly
in Wraes; who died 30-7-18?? age 67 years. Also William Borthwick, spouse to
above Jannet Johnston, who died 7-1-1847, age 88 years.
(Thank you Charles B for this detail)
Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfriesshire
Also Jane Borthwick wife of John Dinwoodie who died at Coats Manse Coatbridge Aug 1889 age 61.
(Thank you Charles for the following)
LAWRENCE T BORTHWICK died 14 April 1898 age 87 years ELIZABETH BORTHWICK who died at Chapelbrae 25 April 1875 age 35 also LAWRENCE STEWART her infant son also Joan his sister who died 5 Jan 1879 aged 70, also JAMES BORTHWICK his youngest son who died at Strathviews 4 April 1949.
33 "Here lyes James Thomson in Fenton who died 11th February 1775 age 49 years. Also Jannet Borthwick his spouse who died at Valenciens November 26th 1806 age 81 years." Erected by Janet Borthwick his spouse.
112 "In memory of Adam Borthwick late tenant in Kellowbank who died October 2nd 1799 age 73 yrs. Also William Borthwick his son, late shepherd in Carrick who died March 15th 1802 age 22 years. Also Elizabeth Marchbank his spouse who died at Moffat January 27th 1832 age 86 years."
127 "In memory of Wilhemina Mitchell spouse of Alexander Borthwick in Bridgend of Auchencass who died 2nd February 1837 age 47 years. Also Robert Borthwick their son who died 22nd January 1834 aged 14 years. Also above Alexander Borthwick who died at Bridgend of Auchencass 6th March 1846 age 79 years." Plus post 1855. The following not in Gilchrist text but taken from Ann Carson website. "Samuel their son 2nd April 1839 age 7. Mary died 2nd April 1839 age 18. Adam son of Alex 5 April 1869 age 56."
137 "In memory of William son of Samuel Borthwick who died in Greenhill 7th
October, 1839 aged 20 years. And Elizabeth his daughter who died 21st January,
1809 aged 3 weeks. Also said Samuel Borthwick who died 3rd August 1851 aged
68 years. Also Jean Reid his wife who died in Loweisknow 19th August, 1855 aged
70 years." Plus post 1855.
[Inscriptions by George Gilchrist. Thank you Sheila Hale.]
151 "In memory of Adam Burgess son to William Burgess in Moffat who died November 20th 1817 aged 3 months. Also Elizabeth Burgess his daughter who died March 28th, 1830 aged 10 years. Also William Burgess who died 8th December, 1856 aged 72 years. Also Mary Borthwick wife of William Burgess who died November, 1872 aged 88 years."
Sergt Walter Borthwick for 12 years Janiter at Moffat Academy died 1903.
Ladykirk Parish, Berwickshire
No Borthwicks listed in the book "Berwickshire..The Border Parishes..Monumental inscriptions, pre-1855" compiled by David Cargill. Lamberton is one of the cemeteries.
Langholm Old Churchyard,
Thank you Ian Glendinning.
41 "In memory of Euphemia Martin wife of Alexander Borthwick who died 19th May, 1844 aged 49."
44 "In memory of Christopher Borthwick, tenant Glendinning who died 1st June, 1808 aged 51. And James Borthwick his son who died 23rd March 1813 aged 20. Alexander Borthwick his son who died S. India, January 1817 aged 33."
103 "Here lies William Borthwick of Borthwickhill who died 1st May 1749 aged 61."
114 "In memory of Isabella, daughter of Matthew
Borthwick, who died 2nd August, 1833 aged 13."
And further to these entries Marion Musgrave (many thanks Marion) advised that on the film of the Langholm OPR # 839 she found the following.
May 3 William Borthwick,officer of excise,in Langholm died and buried.
Jan 1 Jean Borthwick , daughter to Alex'r had no Mortcloth
May 8 buried in Langholm Churchyard, John, natural son to Isobel Borthwick, daughter to Alexander Borthwick weaver.
Oct 10 Elizabeth, daughter to James Borthwick d.Oct 8
Oct 15 Buried Janet Borthwick
Dec 26 Alexander Borthwick, son to James Borthwick
Dec 30 Agnes Borthwick ( no other information)
Aug 15 Helen Borthwick (no other information)
Oct 6 Walter Turnbull (no other information)
Marion advised that there are many deaths listed
on this film. May have been an epidemic in the area. If any reader is interested
they order in the OPR from the nearest LDS Family History Centre as they may
find other Borthwick entries. Marion did not research the whole record.
(Thank you Donald Manson)
BORTHWICK, AGNES: spouse of John Kirk at Milton of Balgonie; 15 Nov 1815; left side of daus, Mgt Kirk, int 21 June 1808 (No 34, 1808), & Mary Kirk, int 29 Apr 1813 (No 26, 1813)
BORTHWICK, JANET (69): widow of dec William Crawford at Markinch; 19 April 1829; in grave of dau, Jean Crawford, int 7 Aug 1820 (No 47, 1820)
Minigaff Cemetery, Kirkudbright
Graechenb found the following in Minnigaff Cemetery section of " THE STEWARTRY OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT Monumental Inscriptions pre 1855, volume 6" edited by Alison and Angus Mitchell:
#73 by Alex McCONCHIE, Roadfoot d 30.9.1896 86 imo s Jas in humane desire to save a boy from drowning in the Cree at Parkmaclurg d 15.7.1864 24, 4da Margt 29.10.1859 9y , 4s Alex 9.11.1859 6y, w Margt MILWAIN 26.12. 1896 83, s Wm d Kirkmaiden 2.11.1908 67, s David d Palnure 25.11.1913 71 (w Jane KERR 17.1.1915 81), s Thos (w Jane BORTHWICK d Glasgow 22.11.1915 68) etc etc
We don't understand what the "etc etc" means or refers to at the ending of this listing. No other Borthwicks are listed in the Minnigaff Cemetery.
Mordington Parish Graveyard, Berwickshire
you Joan M Hill)
#163 Rev. Thos Adam Min United Secession Church
Peebles from 1823-1846 d.
Bowden House St. Boswells 14.2.1877 83, 1w Margt SEMPLE 4.6.1828 31, 2w
Isabella BORTHWICK d. Bowden House 25.9.1886 77, chn Jas 15.6.1827 inf,
Isabella BORTHWICK 10.4.1839 3, Thos d. NZ 20.5.1866 41, Jean Finlayson w
of John SCOTT d. Ayton 13.2.1891 55, Robert BORTHWICK d. Buffalo NY
30.6.1903 70, Margaret SEMPLE d. Bowden 2.4.1907 74, William BORTHWICK d.
Bowden 29.1.1912 74, Jas NOBLE d. Buffalo 9.2.1912 69, Isabella NOBLE b.
Peebles 17.3.1840 d. Brundenlaws Bowden 27.1.1930
Prestonkirk Burial Ground
The Prestonkirk Burial Ground survey includes the following MIS for Borthwicks:
Stone No. E164, Face: East erected by their daughter.
Elizabeth Borthwick. in memory of her beloved father and mother. James Borthwick
who died March 6th 1873 aged 79 years. also his wife Euphemia Finlay. who died
May 10th 1877 aged 83 years their daughter Janet wife of James Black, carrier,
East Linton. died 11th August 1885, aged 49 years also the above James Black
died 7th March 1904 in his 78 year James Black Malcolm grandson of above born
2nd June 1890 died 14th March 1896
Stone No. G298, face: East erected by James Katchen,
in memory of his father, James Katchen, Slater, born Feby 13th 1819, died Feby
18th 1885. and of his mother, Mary Borthwick, born 12th June 1819, died 30th
Septr 1890. and of his son William, born April 28th 1877, died Octr 26th 1881.
and of his mother - in - law, Margaret Mathieson, born 14th Feby 1807, died
17th April 1899. and of his wife, Elizabeth Cumming, born 24th January 1846,
died 2nd June 1919. the above James Katchen, died 24th Feb. 1923, aged 81 years.
Stone No. I388, face: West in loving memory of Robert Havery Kerr beloved husband of Isabella Borthwick who died on 19th February 1957 aged 69 years also his wife Isabella who died on 5th April 1971 aged 84 years.
Stone No. I402, face: West erected by Mary Fleming in loving memory of her husband George Borthwick who died at Fortune Bank on 28th March 1950 also the above Mary Fleming who died 13th May 1980 aged 89 years
Stone No. K701, face: East in loving memory beloved husband of William R. Glass Isabella b. E. M. Borthwick died 13th May 1976 died 5th June 1992 aged 83 years aged 100 years TO FIX THIS ONE!!
Stone No. K712, face: East in loving memory of
Adam Fleming Borthwick who died 1st April 1983 aged 61 years beloved husband
of Catherine Henry who died 26th July 1992 aged 63 years a dear mother & father
of Anne & Evelyn until the day dawns
256 In loving memory of John BORTHWICK who died at Heiton 1.3.1884 aged 54 years, also his mother-in-law Agnes REID who died 22.4.1874 aged 92 years, also Janet LILLIE, wife of the above who died at Rosebank Kelso 3.11.1908 aged 83 years.
See http://www.lbes.demon.co.uk/page_55.htm for an index. There is just one headstone relating to Borthwick & the details (thank you Norman D H Murphy) are:.
Stone A30 : "Erected by Mary A COWE in loving memory of her dear husband George HARKES, who died 6th February 1931. Also their son John FREDERICK who died 15th October 1929. Also the said Mary A COWE, died 15 Feb 1941 and their son Francis COWE died 17 January 1956 and their youngest son Arthur James BALFOUR died 7th August 1957. Also her father and mother Francis COWE; Margaret BORTHWICK, and her sister Christine."
Sanquhar Cemetery, Dumfriesshire
In memory of Agnes Hyslop, spouse to Alexander Borthwick, who died 19 Nov. 1823, aged 55 years. Also of the said Alexander Borthwick, who died 17 Sept. 1828, aged 78 years. Also of Alexander, son of William Borthwick, who died 16 Sept.1860, aged 33 years.
Click here for a page on Alexander Borthwick & Agnes Hyslop & their descendants.
South Queensferry Old Churchyard,
..by James Borthwick, wife Janet J Broomfield 20.6.1873, 29, daughters Janet & Agnes infants
St. Mary's Haddington (the
Lamp of Lothian)
The graveyard index is on the internet: http://www.kylemore.btinternet.co.uk/Grave2.htm and includes the following Borthwicks:
BORTHWICK, Agnes (Mrs W.Scott) 31 October 1876 S85 BORTHWICK, Ann (Mrs R.Horsburgh) 6 July 1886 M12 BORTHWICK, Isabella Jane 5 April 1894 E21 BORTHWICK, Isabella 18 November 1865 M3 BORTHWICK, John 6 October 1876 M3 BORTHWICK, Martha Robertson 27 May 1915 M3 BORTHWICK, Richard 23 May 1876 M3 BORTHWICK, Robert 15 July 1902 M3 BORTHWICK, Robert 28 October 1873 M3 BORTHWICK, Robertson 13 July 1906 M3 BORTHWICK, William 20 January 1894 M3
BORTHWICK, A. N.F. BORTHWICK, J. K.O.S.B. BORTHWICK, J. R.A.F. BORTHWICK, S. R.H.A.
St Ninians Old Churchyard (Thank you Karina Randall)
Jas Berrie 24.3.1871 68, w
Mary McArthur 25.1.1872 66, four chn inf; David Berrie 16.2.1909 80 w Janet
Thomson 27;.12.1867 48, 2w Janet McFarlane Borthwick 13.1.1896 61.
Staplegordon Churchyard Cemetery
Christopher Borthwick, smith in Miln, who died 6 May 1755 age ? also Janet Glendinning his spouse who died 7 May 1750 age 49, also James their son who died age 27
Stobo Churchyard (Thank
you Joan M Hill)
#38 (much worn) Chn of... Altarstone Robert...1843, Geo
...1848...Thos...1868, Jas...1868, Jas Tait...1871, w Margt BORTHWICK d.
#44 (Cross) Oswald PAGAN 22.6.1809,14.8.1881, w Jean BORTHWICK 18.11.1812,
33.3.1875, da Mary 22.11.1832, 2.4.1834
Swinton Parish Graveyard, Berwickshire
Symington Churchyard, Lanarkshire
32 (Now worn) Thomas Paterson in Symington-Townhead d. 1763, 72, wife Marion Kay 1771 69, daughter Agnes 1761 29, son Thomas 22.8.1824 76 (wife Theressa Bryden 21.1.1825 74); their grandchild Elizabeth Borthwick ... (rest badly damaged). **This is my family.
Tranent, East Lothian
From the churchyard in Tranent East Lothian: James Borthwick who died 18th October 1866 age 57 years also his wife Janet Bryson died 15th November 1852 age 45 years Also their son Alexander Brydone Borthwick who died 6th June 1860 age 6 years. Also their son Adam Borthwick who died Murcoo Western Australia 1891 age 51 years. (Thank you Charles.)
Adam could be the Adam referred to in the Dictionary of West Australians 1829-1914, Vol 4, Part 1, A-K BORTHWICK, Adam - Arrived "Gulf of St Vincent" 8 October 1886 from London. Was at Lyndon Station in the 1880s. He is the only Borthwick in that dictionary. See Borthwicks in Australia.
Peeblesshire (Thank you Joan M Hill)
#7 Thos BORTHWICK late herd Carterhope 22.11.1847, 73, w Mary TAIT d.
Canterhope 16.9.1853 78. [Note however that other records suggest that Thomas died on 22 December 1847, not November.]
#10 ( at top, letter B & hand holding shepherd's crook) Robt BORTHWICK herd
Meggethead 29.7.1831 44, w Chr NEILSEN d Drumelzier 8.12.1840 54.
Tynron Cemetery, Dumfriesshire
No. 92: In memory of Jane Borthwick**, daughter of Alexander Borthwick, shepherd, Shinnelhead,who died March 27, 1844, aged 17 months. Also of the said Alexander who died at Shinnelhead on )ct. 14, 1850 - aged 43 years. Also of Robert Borthwick, his son, who died at Sanquhar, on July 24, 1865, aged 18 years. Also Janet Clark, wife of the above Alexander, who died at Shinnelhead , Dec. 5, 1893, aged 82 years. Also James Borthwick, son of James Borthwick, who died at Western Infirmary, Glasgow, 0n Dec. 18, 1909, aged 32 years. (Thank you Lilias! And if any reader has an interest in this family please email me.)
**Note: Jane, only daughter of Alexander Jr. was drowned in the nearby river on March 27, 1844, aged 17 months. The Dumfries newspaper had an item about it, dated April 10, 1844.
Wamphray, Dumfriesshire - Monumental
(Thank you Ian Glendinning for so generously recording and sharing this information as well as the details of MIs from Westerkirk.)
111. "In memory of Robert Borthwick late tenant Holmshaw, died at Lawrencefield 15th October 1829 aged 81 years. Also Margaret Halliday his wife died 4th December 1834 aged 61 years. Also Margaret his daughter died 5th August 1833 aged 41 years. Also William his son died 28th July 1855 aged 56
112. On reverse of 111 "In memory of William Borthwick died at Raeknous October 28th 1766 aged 44 years. Also Elisibath Johnston my spouse died at Holmshaw February 23rd 1809 aged 85 years. Also Margrat Borthwick daughter to Robert Borthwick in Holmshaw she died March the 8 1791 aged 1 year
and 8 months."
Borthwick (first name, age, year of death, grave - listing the names of individuals appearing in MIs in each book not the actual record of each MI.)
Agnes wife of Andrew Byers 59 1794 156
Alexander 70 1853 165
Elizabeth daughter of James 4 1851 160
Helen 22 1837 165
James 67 1886 160
Jane daughter of James 1 1851 160
Jane wife of George Andrews 36 1844 165
Janet daughter of James 3 1851 160
Janet nee McVittie wife of Alexander 74 1856 165
Mary nee Birrell wife of James 29 1856 160
Westerkirk Parish, Dumfriesshire
(first name, age, year of death, grave - listing the names of individuals appearing in MIs in each book not the actual record of each MI. The full MI is listed below.)
Borthick (first name, age, year of death, grave)
Anna nee Little wife of Adam, 41, 1764, 46Borthwick
James son of Adam, Inf, -, 46
Simon son of Adam, 3M, 1762, 46
Adam 72 1791 45
Adam son of Adam 26 1780 45
Agnes wife of William Munnell 57 1827 174
Annie wife of William Thomson 8M 1872 44
Betty wife of Andrew Thomson 2- 1789 171
Bridget wife of George 30 1786 13
Christopher 58 1818 10
George 53 1805 17
Isabella wife of James Graham 84 1855 177
Jane wife of John Carruthers 85 1849 186
Janet nee Murray wife of Thomas 45 1852 94
Janet wife of James Armstrong 80 1834 188
Janet nee Little wife of Adam 80 1803 45
Joanna wife of Christopher 52 1825 10
Margaret wife of Thomas Beattie 82 1832 194 ** (see below for the full MI)
Thomas 85 1896 84
William S 4 1808 120
** Sheila Hale has kindly provided the details of this MI.
#194 In memory of Jane Beattie. Epitaph. ----daughter of Thomas Beattie of Creive and Margaret Borthwick his spouse, after a long and dangerous illness in Edinburgh, she recovered so far as to be able to come home to Muckledale where she relapsed and died on the 2nd June 1788 aged 13 years. Also Margaret Borthwick spouse of Thomas Beattie, Creive, who died at Muckledale 18th November 1832 aged 82 years. Also of the said Thomas Beattie, Esq. of Crieve, died at Muckledale 8th October 1827 aged 91 years.
and Ian Glendinning has provided all of the following details of Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire - Monumental Inscriptions. For Borthick and Borthwick the entries are: 10, 17, 44, 45, 46, 94, 120, 171, 174, 177, 186, 188, and 194.
10. "In memory of Christopher Borthwick died at Walk Mill 26th November, 1818 aged 58 years. Also Joanna Borthwick his spouse who died at Langholm September 4th 1825 aged 52 years."
17. "In memory of Bridget Borthwick spouse to George Borthwick who died at Shieldburnfoot 25th July 1786 aged 30 years. Likewise the said George Borthwick who died at Shielburnfoot 6th February 1805 aged 53 years."
44. "Erected in memory of William Thomson died at Glendinning 1st March 1837 aged 57 years. Also Annie Borthwick his wife who died at Craighousesteads 4th February 1872 in the 88th year of her age." (Plus post 1855)
45. "To the memory of Adam Borthwick in Shielburnfoot who died 21st December 1791 aged 72 years. Also his son Adam Borthwick who died in Montreal, North America April 7th 1780 aged 26 years. Also Jean Little spouse to Adam Borthwick S., who died December the 10 1803 aged 80 years."
46. Reverse of 45 "Here lyes Anna Little spouse to Adam Borthick, Glendinning who died August 24th 1764 aged 41 years. Also their son Simon who died July 13th 1762 aged 3 months and their son James who died in infancy."
94. "To the memory of Janet Murray wife of Thomas Borthwick, Enzieholm who died 12th May 1852 aged 45 years. Also the above Thomas Borthwick who died 26th June 1886 aged 85 years." (Plus post 1855)
120. "In memory of William Scott tenant at Megdale who died September 1st 1811 aged 95 years. Also Margaret Wilson his spouse who died 22nd October 1809 aged 77 years. Also Agnes their daughter died at Megdale August 12th 1803 aged 28 years. Also Alexander their son died at Plymouth May
19 1806 aged 33 years. Also William Scott Borthwick their grandson died at Megdale October 16 1808 aged 4 years and 6 months."
171. "To the memory of Betty Borthwick spouse to Andrew Thomson, Mason in Netherknock who died July 13th 1789 aged 2_ years And their daughter Janet died 30th April 1789 aged 8 months."
174. Several of Munell family not copied here " Also Agnes Borthwick spouse to William Munnell she died at Bykenburnfoot September 9th 1827 aged 57 years."
177. "In memory of James Graham who died at Bentpath, Westerkirk who died 8th May 1855 aged 84 years. Also Isabella Borthwick his spouse who died 4th February 1848 aged 80 years."
186. "Erected to the memory of John Carruthers weaver who died at Netherknock 29th October 1815 aged 62 years. Also his wife Jane Borthwick who died 26th July 1849 aged 85 years. Also Janet Carruthers their daughter who died in Langholm 30th April 1872 aged 73 years."
188. "In memory of James Armstrong late tenant at Rigg, died at Woolrigg 7th August 1817 aged 81 years. Also Janet Borthwick his spouse ------- died at Fel-bank ---------- 1834 aged 80 years. Also James their son who died April 1794 in his 7th year. Also Walter his son who died at Galt N.A. 8th
April 1842 aged 63 years. And John their son who died at Winterhopehead 1st June 1865 aged 82 years."
194. "In memory of Jane Beattie. Epitaph.----- daughter of Thomas Beattie of Creive and Margaret Borthwick his spouse, after a long and dangerous illness in Edinburgh, she recovered so far as to be able to come home to Muckledale where she relapsed and died on the 2nd June 1788 aged 13 years.
Also Margaret Borthwick spouse of Thomas Beattie, Creive, who died at Muckledale 18th November 1832 aged 82 years. Also of said Thomas Beattie, Esq. of Creive, died at Muckledale 8th October 1827 aged 91 years."
Whitsome Parish Graveyard, Berwickshire
No Borthwicks listed in the book "Berwickshire..The Border Parishes..Monumental inscriptions, pre-1855" compiled by David Cargill. **Click here for LDS film numbers for Dumfriesshire MIs.
The churches and graveyards of Berwickshire by G.A.C. Binnie was published at Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1995 (468 pages).
Ann Carson. All rights reserved.
Page: Borthwick MIs in Scotland
Created; 14 July 2001
Last Updated: 7 June 2002
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