Deaths in Berwick 1855

The following have been transcribed by
Janet Connochie from microfilmed copies of the Death Register of Scotland. The films were obtained through my local Family History Center.

Film Number 0103531 - 1855 Deaths Berwick, Parishes 726-757 (all Berwick)

1855 was the first year of Civil Registration in Scotland, and registrations for this year contain extra information compared to the subsequent years.

List of Names
Page 1 ... Ayton ... Bunkle & Preston ... Channelkirk ... Chirnside

Page 2 ... Cockburnspath ... Coldingham ... Coldstream
Page 3 ... Dunse ... Earlstoun
Page 4 ... Eccles ... Edrom ... Eyemouth ... Gordon
Page 5 ... Greenlaw ... Lauder ... Longformacus ... Mertoun ... Mordington ... Westruther

Column Headings

  1. No.
  2. Name, Rank, Profession or Occupation.
  3. Sex.
  4. Age.
  5. Where born and how long in this District
  6. Parents Names, and Rank, Profession or Occupation
  7. If married - To whom
  8. If married - Issue, in Order of Birth, their Names and Ages.
  9. When died, Year, Day of Month, Hour.
  10. Where died.
  11. Cause of Death, and how long Disease continued. Medical Attended by whom certified, and when he last saw deceased.
  12. Burial Place. Undertake by whom certified.
  13. Signature of Informant
  14. When and where registered, and Signature of Registrar

1.
No
2.
Name
3.
Sex
4.
Age
5.
Born
6.
Parents
7.
Spouse
8.
Children
9.
Died
10.
Died
11.
Cause of Death
12.
Buried
13.
Informant
14.
Registered
1855 Deaths in the Parish of Ayton in the County of Berwick, Registered by Charles Colville, Registrar.
4 - Lidgate Male 15
minutes
Flemington Alexander Lidgate
Innkeeper

Margaret Newnon? or Lidgate

No none
9th October 1855
4 45PM
Flemington Inn Not Certified Not Certified Alexander Lidgate 10th October 1855
Ayton

Charles Colville
Registrar

32 Margaret Anderson Female 15
mos old
Burnmouth

all her life

Mark Anderson
Fisherman

Margaret Johnstone or Anderson

No No
6th December 1855
5 AM
Burnmouth Acute Bronchitis
for about 6 days
certified by John Jeffrey, Surgeon, Ayton
who last saw deceased on 5th December 1855
Ayton Church Yard
certified by Robert Nichol, Sexton
Paul Johnston Ayton
6th december 1855

Charles Colville
Registrar

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1.
No
2.
Name
3.
Sex
4.
Age
5.
Born
6.
Parents
7.
Spouse
8.
Children
9.
Died
10.
Died
11.
Cause of Death
12.
Buried
13.
Informant
14.
Registered
1855 Deaths in the Parish of Bunkle & Preston in the County of Berwick, Registered by Robt Johnson, Registrar.
7 Bertram, Janet

Labourer

Female 82 Upsettlington, Parish of Ladykirk

6 years in West Blancson?

John Todd
Farm Labourer

Janet Redpath

John Bertram
Farm Labourer
Deceased
Susan 50
John 47
Alexander 45
James 40
May sixteenth
7ho AM
1855
West Blanerne? Natural Decay
no particular disease
No medical attendant
Oldhamstocks
certified by Michael Lawrie
Undertaker
Andw Wood
Son in Law
1855 May 18th
at Bunkle School-house, Lintlaw

Robt Johnson
Registrar

Checking with the GENUKI Berwickshire Gazetteer confirms West Blanerne as a place in Bunkle & Preston.
11 Anderson, Margaret Female 13 Billie Mains

13 years in this district or Parish

Henry Anderson
Agricultural Labourer

Mary Anderson
maiden name Hay



September First
1ho 0m PM
1855
Billie Mains Typhus Fever
9 days
as certified by George Henderson
who saw deceased on 1st day of September 1855
Edrom Church-yard
as certified by Alexander McDonald
in Charge of the
Church-yard
Henry Anderson
Father
1855 September 1st
at Bunkle School-house, Lintlaw

Robt Johnson
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
13 Thomson, Alice Female 82 Coldingham

about 2 years

John Wilson
Husbandman

Elisabeth Wilson
maiden name Bell

Robert Thompson[sic]
Agricultural Labourer
1. Alexander 56
2. Elisabeth 54
3. John 52
4. Isabella dec at 1 in 1807
5. Jessie dec at 4 in 1813
6. Margaret 43
7. Robert 38
8. William dec at 26 in 1845
December fifth
11ho 55m AM
1855
Marden Palsy
12 months
No medial attendant
Coldingham Church-yard
as attested by David Buglass
in Charge of the
Church-yard
Alexander Thomson
Son
1855 December 7th
at Bunkle School-house, Lintlaw

Robt Johnson
Registrar

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1.
No
2.
Name
3.
Sex
4.
Age
5.
Born
6.
Parents
7.
Spouse
8.
Children
9.
Died
10.
Died
11.
Cause of Death
12.
Buried
13.
Informant
14.
Registered
1855 Deaths in the Parish of Channelkirk in the County of Berwick, Registered by Alexander Davidson, Registrar.
8 Anderson, James

Carrier

Male 87
years
Newlandrig, Parish of Borthwick

60 years in the Parish of Channelkirk

James Anderson
Farmer
(Deceased)

Isabella Anderson
maiden name Campbell
(Deceased)

1st wife
Mary Aitchison

2nd wife
Janet Yule
(Deceased)

1st Mar
1. James dec at 40 in 1827
2. Mary 64
3. Elizabeth dec at 50 in 1846
2nd Mar
4. Jessy 57
5. Rachel dec at 1 in 1801
6. Robert 52
7. William 50
8. Betty 47
9. John 45
10. Margaret 40
11.Helen 38
1855 December ninth
4h 0m AM
Oxton, Parish of Channelkirk Old Age and Debility
10 years
as certified by Jas Philip, Surgeon
who saw deceased 26th November 1855
Churchyard Channelkirk
as certified by John Campbell
Undertaker
Margaret Anderson
Daughter
1855 December 11th
at Oxton in the Parish of Channelkirk

Alexander Davidson
Registrar

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1.
No
2.
Name
3.
Sex
4.
Age
5.
Born
6.
Parents
7.
Spouse
8.
Children
9.
Died
10.
Died
11.
Cause of Death
12.
Buried
13.
Informant
14.
Registered
1855 Deaths in the Parish of Chirnside in the County of Berwick, Registered by Thomas Dickson, Registrar.
[I am not sure why (present) or (not present) is noted by the names of the deceased here]
4 Laidlaw, Isabel

(Present)

Female 71
years
Ladykirk

thirty nine years in Chirnside Parish

William Laidlaw
Labourer
(Deceased)

Isabel Laidlaw
maiden name Thompson
(Deceased)



1855 January twentysixth
4h 35m PM
Chirnside Palsy
5 days
as certified by George Henderson, Surgeon
who saw deceased January the twenty fifth
Chirnside Church-yard
as certified by Alexander Dippie
Sexton
Robert Laidlaw
Brother
1855 January 27th
at Chirnside

Thomas Dickson
Registrar

5 Deans, William

Cadger

(Not Present)

Male 59
years
Morebattle

Four years in Chirnside

George Deans
Farm Labourer
(Deceased)

Margaret Deans
maiden name Minto

Magdalen Deans
maiden name Anderson
(deceased)
1. George 34
2. James 32
3. William 25
4. Ann 23
5. John æt 7 dec
6. Margaret 17
7. John 15
1855 March fourteenth
1h 40m AM
Chirnside Inflammation of the Lungs
4 weeks
As certified by George Henderson, Surgeon
who saw deceased March 13th
Whitsome Church Yard
as certified by Angus Robertson
Sexton
Mary Logan
Sister in Law
1855 March 16th
at Chirnside

Thomas Dickson
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
7 Braidford, George

Farm Servant

(Present)

Male 73
years
Everton, Northumberland

11 years in Chirnside, Berwickshire

Thomas Braidford
Farm Servant
(Deceased)

Rachel Braidford
maiden name Thomson
(Deceased)

Agnes Braidford
maiden name Johnston
(deceased)
1. Thomas 45
2. Janet dec æt 6 in 1818
3. Rachel 41
4. Alexander 39
5. Ralph 36
6. Janet 34
7. Agnes 34
8. George 29
1855 April fourteenth
2h AM
Chirnside Paralysis & decay of Nature
several months
as certified by George Henderson, Surgeon
who saw deceased April 8th
Coldingham Church Yard
as certified by David Buglass
Sexton
George Braidford
Son
1855 April 14th
at Chirnside

Thomas Dickson
Registrar

9 Darling, Anne

(Present)

Female 86
years
Lintlaw, Berwickshire

77 years in Chirnside, Berwickshire

George Hunter
Farm Labourer
(Deceased)

Isabel Hunter
maiden name Hume
(Deceased)

Thomas Darling
Shepherd
(Deceased)
Isabel Thomson
maiden name Moncrief
(Illegitimate)
1855 April seventeenth
7h PM
Chirnside Paralysis & general decay
Several years
As certified by George Henderson, Surgeon
who saw deceased April 16th
Chirnside Church Yard
As certified by Alexander Dippie
Sexton
John Thomson
Son in Law
1855 April 18th
at Chirnside

Thomas Dickson
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
10 Burnet, Elizabeth

(Not Present)

Female 83
years
In Ladykirk, Berwickshire

Half a year in Chirnside Parish

James Logan
Shepherd
(Deceased)

Isabel Logan
maiden name Thomson
(Deceased)

Robert Burnet
Farm Servant
1. Isabella dec at 17 in 1812
2. Jane 57
3. James 54
4. John 51 dec in 1854
5. Margaret 49
6. Robert 46
7. William 44
8. Frances 41
9. Thomas 38
10. Alexander 35
1855 April twenty seventh
6hrs PM
Edington Mains
Parish of Chirnside
Decay of Nature
No Medical Attendant
Whitsome Churchyard
As certified by Angus Robertson
Sexton
John Dickson
Grandson
1855 May 1st
at Chirnside

Thomas Dickson
Registrar


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