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 Dunse in the County of Berwick, Registered by John Mercer, Registrar.
2 Dods, Christian Female 11
months
Murray Street, Dunse William Dods
Joiner
deceased

Elisabeth Dods
maiden name Duns



1855 January fifth
at five O'clock PM
Gourlay's Wynd, Dunse Bronchitis, some days before surgeon was sent for
as certified by Alexander Campbell, Surgeon
who saw deceased January 4th 1855
Dunse
as certified by William Duff,
Gravedigger
William Duns
Grandfather
1855 January 11th
at Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

4

*

Cockburn Adam
Baker
Male 74
yrs
Dunse

all his life in Dunse

John Cockburn
Baker
decd

Lilly Cockburn
maiden name Aitchison
deceased

Agnes Steel
(deceased)
1. John 49
2. Henry dec 9 years 1815
3. Adam dec age 31 1830
4. Thomas dec age 9 mos 1815
5. Isabella 42
6. Thomas dec age 32 1851
1855 January Twentythird
10hrs PM
Dunse
Black Bull Street
Bronchitis ending in Apoplexy
four days
as certified by Alexander Campbell, Surgeon who saw deceased January 23 1855
Dunse
as certified by James Dewar
Undertaker
John Cockburn
Son
1855 January 29
Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

[I have some specific concerns about the accuracy of this information, in particular the identity of the mother, and age of one of the children please contact me if you are researching these people.]
see also:
1871 Census, Dunse BEW for Adam's son, John
BEW Deaths 1872 for the death of Adam's son, John
No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
5

*

Scott Thomas
Farm Servant
Male 76
yrs
Roberton

half a year in Dunse

Charles Scott
Labourer
deceased

Janet Scott
maiden name unknown
deceased

Agnes Leithhead
deceased
1. Janet 38
2. Charles 36
3. Robert 34
4. Walter 33
5. Thomas 30
6. William 29
7. James 27
8. Alexander 26
9. John 19
all living
1855 February Eighth
8 hrs 40 min AM
Cumlege Uaulk Mill Rupture of Blood Vessel
suddenly
as certified by John Tait, Surgeon, H.E.J.C. who saw deceased February 8th 1855
Wilton
as certified by Adam Ormiston
Custodier or Gravedigger
James Scott
Son
1855 February 12th
Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

6

*

Cossar Jane Female 26
yrs
Dunse

all her life in Dunse

Thomas Cossar
Gentleman's Servant
deceased

Alice Robertson is the maiden name of the mother Alice Cossar

not married
1855 February fifteenth
5hrs 30min AM
Dunse Broncho Pneumonia
eight weeks
as certified by John Tait, Surgeon, H.E.J.C. who saw deceased on 14th February 1855
Dunse
as certified by George Guthrie
Undertaker
George Cossar
Brother
1855 February 17th
Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
12 Stobie, Margaret Female 60
years
Chirnside

9 months in Dunse parish

Joseph Dods
Weaver
deceased

Mary Dods
maiden name Paisley
deceased

John Stobie
Shepherd
Walter 29 living
Joseph 28 do
John 26 do
Mary 24 do
Jean 22 do
Margaret 18 do
1855 March eleventh
2hrs 30m PM
Knock, Dunse Disease of the Heart
for some months
as certified by Robert Paton, Surgeon
who last saw deceased on 6th March 1855

Disease had continued six years according to husband's report

Dunse
as certified by William Duff, Gravedigger and Thomas Swan, Undertaker
John Stobie
husband
1855 March 15th
at Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

18 Dewar, William Redpath Male 4
years
Dunse

4 years in Dunse

James Dewar
Cabinet Maker

Margaret Dewar
maiden name Redpath



1855 April tenth
6hrs 15m PM
Marketplace, Dunse Hydrocephalus
fourteen days
as certified by Robert Paton, Surgeon
who last saw deceased on tenth of April 1855
Dunse
as certified by William Duff, Gravedigger and James Dewar, Undertaker
James Dewar
Father
1855 April 11th
at Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
32 Swanston, Andrew Male 12
yrs
Polwarth

3 years in Dunse

Andrew Swanston
Farm Servant

Elisabeth Holliday
Domestic Servant



1855 July eighteenth
8 hours PM
South Street, Dunse Traumatic Tetanus
thirty six hours
as certified by John Tait, Surgeon, Dunse
who saw deceased on the eighteenth day of July 1855 and by J.C. Robson PF
Polwarth
as certified by Thomas Galbraith, Undertaker
Robert Holliday
Grand Father
1855 July 20th
at Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

44 Bell, Elisabeth Female 40
yrs
the last 7 years in Dunse Robert Redpath
Shepherd
decd

Mary Redpath
maid: name Steel
decd

Adam Bell
Farm Steward
deceased
Robert 17 yrs living
Alexander 15yrs do
Mary 12 yrs do
Elisabeth 9 yrs do
James 15 mos decd 1849
Adam James 15mos decd 1850
1855 December third
5 hours PM
New-town Street, Dunse Phthisis
nearly three years
as certified by Rob C McWatt, Surgeon
who last saw deceased on the 2d day of December 1855
Dunse
as certified by Thomas Galbraith, Undertaker
Robert Bell
Son
1855 December 4th
at Dunse

John Mercer
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
51 Forrest, James

Groom

Male 47
years
Dunse

all his lifetime in Dunse


Isabella Easton
deceased

1855 December sixteenth
9hrs 20m AM
Dunse Disease of Chest the effect of intemperate habits
Several years
as certified by Rob C McWatt, Surgeon
who last saw deceased on 15th December 1855
Dunse
as certified by Robert Pringle, Undertaker
Jacob? Turbull
Preasant[sic] at his death
1855 December 18th
at Dunse

John Mercer
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 Earlstoun in the County of Berwick, Registered by Robert Smith, Registrar.
1 Cossar, Jane Female 70
years
Legerwood

twenty years in Earlstoun

Thomas Cossar
Farmer

Margaret Cossar
maiden name Weir



January first 1855
2 o'clock AM
Earlstoun Dropsy
some months
as certified by Richard Hewal?, MD
who saw deceased December 31st 1854
Burial Ground of Earlstoun
as certified by Thomas Sudden,
Gravedigger, Earlstoun
Jas Cossar
Brother
1855 January 4th
at Earlstoun

Robert Smith
Registrar

4 Watherston, Jane Female 78
years
Legerwood

60 years in Earlstoun

Peter Watherston
Farmer

Catherine Weir

Robert Carter
Deceased
Thomas aged 52
Peter 46
1855 February 2nd
1 AM
Earlstoun Palsy
three days
as certified by Richard Hewat, MD
who saw deceased 31st day of January 1855
Burial Ground of Earlstoun
(not certified)
Thos W[or H] Carter
Teacher
1855 February 4th
at Earlstoun

Robert Smith
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
9 Swanston, William Millar Male 80
years
Lauder

52 years in Mellerstain

Andrew Swanston
not certified
(Deceased)

Helen Swanston
maiden name Lindsay
Deceased

Hellen Lindsay Andrew Deceased
Margaret Deceased
Jane Deceased
Margaret 44
John 41
William 38
Jane 36
Andrew 33
James 30
Adam 26
1855 April twelfth
4h 30m PM
Mellerstain not certified
3 weeks
no medical attendant
Burial Ground of Earlstoun
not certified
Andrew Swanston
Son
1855 April 13th
at Earlstoun

Robert Smith
Registrar

28 Legerwood, Euphemia Female 69
years
Movies?law Parish of Maxton

3 years

George Legerwood
Farm Servant

Euphemia Legerwood
maiden name Hogg

Andrew Jerdan[sic] Herriot liv 46
Hannah liv 44
Euphemia Decd 36
Robert liv 40
John liv 38
Margaret 31
Isabella 28
Andrew 26
Agnes 24
1855 first November
1h 45m PM
Whitefield Cholica Flatulenta
two days
as certified by James Gibson, MD
who saw deceased on 31st October 1855
Burial Ground of Earlstoun
not certified
Andrew Jordan[sic]
Husband
2nd November 1855
at Earlstoun

Robert Smith
Registrar


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