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 Cockburnspath in the County of Berwick, Registered by John McGregor, Registrar.
Where (signed) has been entered above the informant, the informant did not sign this (duplicate) register, rather the Registrar transcribed the signature.
1 Fairbairn, Male Still
born
Cove Village Thomas Fairbairn
Fisher

Helen Fairbairn
maiden name Anderson



January 1st
4 o'clock AM
Cove Village
Church Yard of Cockburnspath
(not certified)
(signed)
James[sic] Fairbairn
Father
1855 Jany 1st
at Cockburnspath

John McGregor
Registrar

This entry has the word "cancelled" in the margin. (presumably due to stillbirths not supposed to be registered)
6 Fairbairn, Helen Female 40
years
Cove Village

and resided there during her life

John Anderson
Fisher
(Deceased)

Elisabeth Anderson
maiden name Donaldson
(Deceased)

Thomas Fairbairn
Fisher
1. Elisabeth 15
2. Alison 13
3. Helen 11
4. David 8
5. John 6
6. Grace 3.
2 Infant children Dec
February Eighteenth
6h 0m PM
Cove Village General Debility after Confinement
2 months
As certified by James Black, Surgeon
who saw deceased February 18th 1855
Cockburnspath Church Yard
(not certified)
(signed)
Thomas Fairbairn
Husband's Father
1855 Febr 20th
at Cockburnspath

John McGregor
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
7 Hay, Helen Female 29?
years
Old Cambus

resided there during her life

William Hay
Blacksmith

Elisabeth Hay
maiden name Anderson



March fifteenth
10h 30m PM
Old Cambus Consumption
many years
(no medical attendant)
Church Yard of Cockburnspath
(not certified)
William Hay
Father
1855 March 16th
at Cockburnspath

John McGregor
Registrar

11 Name and age unknown Male




Between thre and four o'clock PM
Sunday 17th June 1855
Hacksheugh
on the sea beach
in the Parish of Cockburnspath
County of Berwick
Suicide by hanging
(no medical attendant)
Cockburnspath Church Yard
(not certified)
(signed)
John Johnston
(Procurator Fiscal)
1855 June 30th
at Cockburnspath

John McGregor
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
15 Swanston, Robert

Agricultural Labourer

Male 28
years
Crumstane, Dunse

3 weeks in this Parish

James Swanston
Agricultural Labourer

Isabella Swanston
maiden name Aitken



September twenty third
9h 0m AM
Penmashiel Rheumatic Pericarditis
Several months
As certified by James Black
who saw deceased on the 22d of Septr 1855
Church Yard of Swinton
(Not Certified)
Robert Johnston
Brother in Law
1855 Septr 29th
at Cockburnspath

John McGregor
Registrar

19 Denholm, Margaret Female 58
years
Bowshielhill, Abbey St Bathans

32 years in this Parish

James Dods
Shepherd
(Deceased)

Isabel Dods
maiden name Wright
(Deceased)

William Denholm
Agricultural Labourer
Robert 28
James 26
Isabel 24
William 22
Alexander 20
Thomas Dec
November third
3h 45m AM
Chapelhill A(O)bstra(u)ction of Bowels
8 days
As certified by James Black, Surgeon
who saw deceased on the second day of November 1855
Church Yard of Cockburnspath
(Not Certified)
Alexander Denholm
Son of deceased
1855 Novr 6th
at Cockburnspath

John McGregor
Registrar

see also:
Coldingham #12 for death of Margaret's son, Thomas Denham

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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 Coldingham in the County of Berwick, Registered by Adam R Tait, Registrar.
12 Denham, Thomas

Farm Servant

Male 16
years
Edmonsdean Parish of Cockburnspath

3 months in Coldingham Parish

William Denham
Agricultural Labourer

Margaret Denham
maiden name Dodds



March second
about 4h 0m PM
Coveyheughmill Ford
Parish of Coldingham
Drowned in fording the Water Eye Churchyard Cockburnspath
as certified by Daniel Hosick
Undertaker
Thomas [Irvine?/Quvnie?/Ivrnie?/Toonie?]
Master of Deceased
1855 March 4th
at Coldingham

Adam R Tait
Registrar

see also:
Cockburnspath #19, for death of Thomas' mother, Margaret Denholm
16 Renton, Robert

Pauper
(Agricultural Labourer)

Male 77
years
Oldhamstocks, Haddingtonshire

18 years in Coldingham Parish

James Renton
Agricultural Labourer
(Deceased)

Jane Renton
maiden name Dickson
(Deceased)

Janet McArter
(Deceased)
1. James 54
2. Elizabeth 52
3. George 50
4. Jane 48
5. William Dec æt 30 in 1843
1855 March nineteenth
11h 30m PM
Coldingham Influenza
14 days
no medical attendant
Churchyard Coldingham
as certified by David Cossar
Undertaker
George Renton
his X mark
Son

Alexander Forsyth,
Mason, witness

Robert Colvin,
Labourer, Witness

1855 March 20th
at Coldingham

Adam R Tait
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 Coldstream in the County of Berwick, Registered by John Amson, Registrar.
21 Donaldson, Janet Female 76
years
Newtown, Coldstream

55 years in town of Coldstream

Robert Thompson
Egg Merchant
Deceased

Agnes Thompson
maiden name Brown
Deceased

Archibald Donaldson
Land Steward
Deceased
Agnes 54
Alexander Dec æt 37 in 1840
1855 March twenty first
3h 10m PM
High Street, Coldstream Cessation of the hearts action
as certified by Alexander Brown, Medical Practicioner
who saw deceased 21st March 1855
Church Yard Lennel
26th March 1855
as certified by Robert Bennet
Undertaker
Archibald Robson
Grandson
1855 March 24th
at Coldstream

John Amson
Registrar

40 Dodds, Jessie Female 20
years
Norham Mains

4 months at Fire Burn Mill, Coldstream

George Brown
Turnpike Gate Keeper

Isabella Brown
maiden name Bell

Peter Dodds
Farm Steward
Margaret Dodds 11 months
1855 August twelfth
4h PM
Dr Gillies House,
High Street,
Coldstream
Convulsions after taking chloroform
a few minutes
as certified by George Gillies, Surgeon
who saw deceased 12th August 1855
Robert Bennet
Undertaker
as certified by him above
Church Yard Lennel
15th August 1855
George Dodds
Father in Law
1855 August 14th
at Coldstream

Alexander Thomson
Assistant Registrar

Result of precognition communicated 20 Augt 1855 certifying cause of death to be "inhalation of chloroform administered previous to getting a tooth extracted" G Gillies, Surgeon; Matthew Jas Turnbull, M.D.
No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
42 Walker, John Edward Male 12
months
Coldstream Edward Walker
Brewer

Anne Walker
maiden name Kerse



1855 September Third
6h 45m AM
Brewery Gate,
Coldstream
Diarhoea for about ten days
as certified by George Gillies, Surgeon
who saw deceased 2nd September 1855
Church Yard Lennel
4th September 1855
as certified by George Shiell, undertaker
Edward Walker
Father
1855 September 3d
at Coldstream

John Amson
Registrar


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