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 Greenlaw in the County of Berwick, Registered by Andrew Craig, Registrar.
8 Redpath, Janet Female 70
years
Greenlaw

most of her life

James Redpath
Weaver
deceased

Alison Redpath or Thomson
deceased



1855 March 25th
8 o'clock PM
Greenlaw Chronic inflammation of the liver, accompanied with jaundice
sixty one days
as certified by Alexander Cruickshank, Surgeon
who saw deceased on the 25th March 1855
Greenlaw Churchyard
as certified by James Richardson, Gravedigger
William Anderson
Brother-in-Law
at Greenlaw
March 26th 1855

Andrew Craig
Registrar

14 McQueen, Alexander

Labourer

Male 78 not known

here above 40 years

Alexander McQueen
Farmer

not known

Alison McQueen
maiden name Hogg
Several children who died in infancy
Alexander 27 ęt in 1851
1855 ninth day of July
at 4 o'clock PM
Wester Raw?, Greenlaw Obstruction of Bowel (Mechanical Obstruction)
six weeks
as certified by Alexander Cruickshank, Surgeon
who saw deceased 8th July 1855
Greenlaw Churchyard
as certified by James Richardson, Gravedigger
William [?Gibson/Gossan/Gessan*]
Father of the wife of his late son Alexander
1855 11th July

Andrew Craig
Registrar

[*] the IGI indicates that the name here could be COSSAR.

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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 Lauder in the County of Berwick, Registered by John Lindsay, Registrar.
1 Renton, Phillis Female 45
years
Spottiswoode, Parish of Westruther
many years previous to 1848
George Pearson
Weaver

Mary Pearson
maiden name Joice

George Renton
Hind
1. Mark 18
2. Mary 14
3. Margaret 12
4. William 10
5. Betsy 7
January twelfth
11h 10m AM
Pilmer Bronchitis
length of time unknown
as certified by James Philip, Surgeon
who saw deceased January 11th 1855
Lauder Burial Ground
as certified by George Downie, Undertaker
George Renton
his X mark
Husband
Robert Liddell, Lauder, Witness
Robert Cunningham, Witness
1855 January 15th
at Lauder

John Lindsay
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 Longformacus in the County of Berwick, Registered by William Wanless, Registrar.
7 Thomson, Jane Female Swinton

about ½ year in this District

Robert Thomson
Farm Servant

Jane Thomson
maiden name Trotter



December sixteenth
2h PM
Felcleugh Burned by her clothes catching fire
16 days
No Medical Attendant
Cranshaws
As certified by Alexander Gillie, Undertaker
Robert Thomson
Father
1855 December 18th
at Longformacus

William Wanless
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 Mertoun in the County of Berwick, Registered by Thos W Carter, Registrar.
8 Boyd, John

(Present)

Male 72
years
Earlstoun

ten weeks

James Boyd
Weaver

Margaret Boyd
maiden name Hogg

Margaret Learmouth
1. Mary 25
2. William 28
3. David 31
4. George 34
5. Alexr 36
6. Margaret 38
7. Thomas 40
8. John 42
9. James 45
August 26th
6h PM
Gladswood Chronic Dyspepsia
20 years
as certified by Dr Riddell
who saw deceased 20th August 1855
Earlstoun
Not certified
John Boyd
Son
1855 August 31st
at Mertoun

Thos W Carter
Registrar

9 Blackadder, William

(Present)

Male 40
years
Carron

17 years

William Blackadder
Shepherd

Helen Wilson

Agnes Redpath
1. William 19
2. Elisabeth 17
3. George 12
5. Isabel 6
6. John 7 weeks
September 14th
5H AM
Broomhall Pryaemia
six days
as certified by Dr Brown
who saw deceased 13th September 1855
Mertoun
as certified by William Walker, Undertaker
James Redpath
Goodbrother
1855 September 17th
at Mertoun

Thos W Carter
Registrar

No Name Sex Age Born Parents Spouse Children
Died Died Cause of Death Buried Informant Registered
11 Thomson, William Male 7
weeks
Millfield Thomas Thomson
Farmer

Isabella Thomson
maiden name Perie



1855 December 9th
½ past 12 Noon
Millfield Inflammation of Chest
as certified by William Mackenzie, MD
who saw deceased 9th December 1855
3 days
Kelso
As certified by Thomas Aitchison, Custoder of Kelso Burial Ground
Thomas Thomson
Father
1855 December 11th
at Mertoun

Thos W Carter
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 Mordington in the County of Berwick, Registered by John Logan, Registrar.
3 Waters, John

Railway Labourer

Male 53
years
Roxburgh, County of Roxburgh

10 years on Lamberton Farm, Parish of Mordington

John Waters
Agricultural Labourer
Deceased

Janet Waters
maiden name Rogers

Isabella Waters
maiden name Mitchell
1. Cecilia 35 years
2. John 31 years
3. Janet 28 years
1855 sixth July
3h 15m AM
Lamberton Toll, Parish of Mordington Small Pox
eight days
as certified by James Wilson, MD, Berwick-on-Tweed
who saw deceased 4th July 1855
Mordington Church yard
as certified by Henry Sligh, Gravedigger
Isabella Waters
her X mark
Wife
Charles B Porteous, witness
George Falconer, witness
1855 11th July
at Mordington

John Logan
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 Westruther in the County of Berwick, Registered by James Wilson, Registrar.
3 Dods, John

Labourer

Male 60
years
Parish of Longformacus

36 years in this Parish


Margaret Oliver First wife

Mary Scott second wife

Both Deceased

1. John 33
2. Andrew 29
3. James 27
4. William Dec ęt 24 in 1854
5. George 21

6. Hugh 19
7. Peter 17
8. Margaret 15
9. Mary 12
10. Robert 10
11. Henry 7
12. Joan 17[*]
13. Catherine 4

1855 January thiryfirst
6h 40m PM
Thornidyke, Parish of Westruther Bronchitis & Pneumonia
for more than a week
as certified by Simon Hunter, Surgeon
who saw deceased January 31st 1855
Church-yard of Westruther
as certified by Somerville Watherston, Gravedigger
Andrew Dodds[sic]
Son
1855 February 3d
at Westruther

James Wilson
Registrar

[*] This is what I transcribed, but this does not make sense. The IGI indicates that Joan should be aged 7.
8 Rae, Christina Female 49
years
Lauder

8 years in this parish

Alexander Cuthbertson
Tailor
(Deceased)

Christina Cuthbertson
maiden name Kerse
(deceased)

Peter Rae
Labourer
1. Isabella Anderson aged 25 (Illegitimate)
2. Betsy Dec ęt 2 in 1837
3. Peter 14
4. Alexander 9
1855 August ninth
4h 30m AM
Hindesidehill, Parish of Westruther Schirrus
for some years
as certified by John Tait, HECJS?, Surgeon
who saw deceased August 2d 1855
Churchyard Lauder
as certified by Hugh Waddle, Grave Digger
Peter Rae
Son
1855 August 11th
at Westruther

James Wilson
Registrar


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