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 Eccles in the County of Berwick, Registered by John Stevenson, Registrar.
8 Kerse, Robert Male 8
weeks
Leitholm William Kerse
Tailor

Catherine Kerse
maiden name Havery



1855 May fourteenth
10h 30m AM
Leitholm uncertain
10 hours
as certified by John Purves, Surgeon, Coldstream
who saw deceased May 14th 1855
Church Yard of Eccles
as certified by John Glasgow, Undertaker
William Kerse
Father
1855 May 16th
at Eccles

John Stevenson
Registrar

18 Hogg, William

Mason

Male 38
years
Sunnyside, Parish of Eccles William Hogg
Farmer
(Deceased)

Elizabeth Hogg
maiden name Kerse
(Deceased)

Sarah Hogg
maiden name Patterson
1. Elizabeth 7
2. William 5
3. John 3
1855 October eleventh
8h 0m AM
Leitholm Tubercular Phthisis
since Octr 1854
as certified by John Bookless, Surgeon, Kelso
who saw deceased on 8th October 1855
Church Yard of Eccles
as certified by Joseph Allan, Sexton
Robert Hogg
Brother
1855 October 18th
at Eccles

John Stevenson
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 Edrom in the County of Berwick, Registered by Charles Anth?, Registrar.
17 Story, Catherine Female 5
months
Murton, Northumberland John Story
Shepherd

Anne Story
maiden name Mason



1855 August twenty eighth
8h 0m PM
Mungoswalls, Parish of Edrom Disease of Bowels
nearly 7 days
as certified by Robert McWatt, MD, Surgeon
who saw deceased August 31[sic] 1855
Edrom Church Yard
as certified by Alexr McDonald, Custodian of Church Yard
Ralph Story
Unkel[sic]
1855 August 29th
at Edrom

Charles Anth?
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 Eyemouth in the County of Berwick, Registered by William H Scott, Registrar.
1 Burgan, Alexander Male 1
year
and 9
months
Eyemouth Alexander Burgan
Fisherman

Alison Burgan
maiden name Gray



1855 January fourth
8h PM
Eyemouth Hooping[sic] cough
9 days
as certified by James Forsyth, MD
who saw deceased January 3rd 1855
Eyemouth Parish Burying Ground
as certified by Drysdale Aitchison, Undertaker
Alexander Burgan
Father
1855 January 9th
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

5 Fulton, William

Labourer

Male 79
years
Eyemouth William Fulton
Labourer
(Deceased)

Elisabeth Fulton
maiden name Rutherford
(Deceased)

Margaret Utterston 1. Agnes 55
2. Isabella 53
3. William 50
4. James (Deceased age not known)
5. John 45
6. Mary Dec 1834 æt 20
7. Janet 40
1855 February fourth
2h PM
Eyemouth Bronchitis
14 days
as certified by James Forsyth, MD
who saw deceased February 4th 1855
Grave Yard of Eyemouth
as certified by Alexr Sutherland, Heritors Clerk
William Fulton
Son
1855 February 7th
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

see also:
#7 below, for death of William's wife, Margaret
#20 below, for death of William's daughter, Isabella Faid
No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
7 Fulton, Margaret Female 85
years
Chirnside

probably about 55 years in Eyemouth

John Utterston
Labourer
(Deceased)

Agnes Utterston
maiden name Hay
(Deceased)

William Fulton
Labourer
(Deceased)
1. Agnes 55
2. Isabella 53
3. William 50
4. James (Deceased age not known)
5. John 45
6. Mary Dec 1834 æt 20
7. Janet 40
1855 February twelfth
8h 30 AM
Eyemouth Palsy
10 weeks
as certified by James Forsyth, MD
who saw deceased 10th February 1855
Grave Yard of Eyemouth
as certified by Alexr Sutherland, Heritors Clerk
John Fulton
Son
1855 February 14th
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

see also:
#5 above, for death of Margaret's husband, William
#20 below, for death of Margaret's daughter, Isabella Faid
11 Anderson, Alexander

Agricultural Labourer

Male 66
years
Brechin, Forfarshire

45 years in Eyemouth

John Anderson
Agricultural Labourer
(Deceased)

Jane Anderson
maiden name not known to Informant
(Deceased)

Mary Cairns 1. Mary died 1838 æt 27
2. Jane 40
3. Alexander 38
4. John died in Infancy
5. Charles 34
1855 March twelfth
8H 30m PM
Eyemouth Palsy
many years
as certified by James Forsyth, MD
who saw deceased 10th March 1855
Grave Yard of Eyemouth
as certified by Alexr Sutherland, Heritors Clerk
Alex Anderson
Son
1855 March 17th
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
13 Craig, Peter Male 16
months
Eyemouth George Craig
Fisherman

Elizabeth Craig
maiden name Elizabeth Burgan



1855 April twenty seventh
3H 30m PM
Eyemouth Chronic Diarrhea
3 months
as certified by Robt K Colville, MD
who saw deceased 26th April 1855
Church Yard of Eyemouth
as certified by Alexander Sutherland, Heritors Clerk
George Craig
Father
1855 May 1st
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

18 Maltman, Alexander Male 7
years
Eyemouth Alexander Maltman
Fisherman

Helen Maltman
maiden name Swanston
Deceased



1855 May twentieth
8H 30 AM
Eyemouth Asthma
6 weeks
no medical attendant
Grave Yard of Eyemouth
as certified by John Landles, Undertaker
Maltman
Father
1855 May 25th
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
20 Faid, Isabella Female 53
years
Eyemouth William Fulton
Labourer
(Deceased)

Margaret Fulton
maiden name Utterston
(Deceased)

Simon Faid
Labourer
(Deceased)
1. Margaret Faid not known to informant
2. Jane Faid (Deceased)
3. William Faid 23 years
4. Isabella Faid 21 years
Deceased in infancy
5. Thomas Faid 11 years
1855 July sixteenth
3H 30 AM
Eyemouth Piles and Chronic Diarrhœa
8 months
as certified by John Jeffrey, Surgeon
who saw deceased 15th July 1855
Churchyard of Eyemouth
as certified by William Smith, Heritors Clerk
William Fulton
Brother
1855 July 18th
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
Registrar

see also:
#5 above, for death of Isabella's father, William
#7 above, for death of Isabella's mother, Margaret
23 Black, Robert Storey Male 2
years
& 1
month
Eyemouth James Jeffrey Black
Shoemaker

Darling Black
maiden name Storey



1855 August twenty second
6h 45m PM
Eyemouth Hydrocephalus
14 days
as certified by John Jeffrey, Surgeon
who saw deceased 21st August 1855
Graveyard of Eyemouth
as certified by Wm Smith, Heritors Clerk
James Jeffrey Black
Father
1855 August 23rd
at Eyemouth

William H Scott
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 Gordon in the County of Berwick, Registered by Nicholas Dodds, Registrar.
1 Stark, Anne Female 58
years
Blackadder Mount, Edrom

8 years in East? Gordon

John Dodds
Hedger
/Deceased/

Helen Dodds
maiden name Currie
/Deceased/

William Stark
Labourer
1. Thomas 32
2. Helen 30
3. Margaret 26
4. John 24
5. James 22
6. William 19
7. Elisabeth Dec æt 1 in 1839
January twenty-seventh
3h 40m PM
East Gordon Disease of the Heart accompanied with Dropsy
for some years
as certified by Alexander Cruickshank
who saw deceased January 22d 1855
Greenlaw
as certified by James Richardson, Sexton
Thomas Stark
Son
1855 January 30th
at Gordon

Nicholas Dodds
Registrar

see also:
1872 Deaths, Earlston #22 for death of Anne's sister, Isabella Mason
7 Kirkwood, James

Dry Stone Mason

Male 84
years
Broomhall in the Parish of Mertoun

between 70 & 80 years

Walter Kirkwood
Dry Stone Mason
/Deceased/

Janet Kirkwood
maiden name Forscythe
/Deceased/

Catherine McDougal
March ninth
1h 0m PM
Gordon Village Gastritis
for 3 days
as certified by James Gibson, Surgeon
who saw deceased March 8th 1855
Gordon
as certified by Joseph Harvey, Undertaker
Catherine McDowgal[sic]
his wife
1855 March 11th
at Gordon

Nicholas Dodds
Registrar


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