Friday, 3 October 2014

Borders FHS releases Stow monumental inscriptions CD

From Borders Family History Society (

Borders Family History Society are delighted to announce the publication on CD of the long awaited Stow Monumental Inscriptions.

Stow was formerly partly in Edinburghshire (now mostly Midlothian) and Selkirkshire, Scotland.

The CD contains transcriptions of the gravestone inscriptions and photographs of all the stones, 671 in total, in both the old churchyard of St. Mary's of Wedale as well as the new cemetery in Stow in the Scottish Borders. All are indexed by surname, first name and date of death.

It also includes a list of the Parishioners of Stow in 1530, the 1694 Hearth Tax, the 1798 Militia List, the 1801 population list (1380 individuals) and an 1830 list of families with burial plots in the Old Churchyard; details of War Memorials, Rolls of Honour and ministers down the ages.

There are also some fine photographs of the Church and Churchyard including an early etching and quite a bit of general historical background. It’s an absolute must especially for anyone with a connection to Stow parish, with a family member buried in Stow or just an interest in local history.

The Society is very indebted to all who assisted over the years including the late Nancy McLaughlan, Fay Mackay, Gwen Stein and Elma Fleming.

The price is £10 plus postage. To order, contact their Sales Convenor, Mary Thomson on 01896 756798 or by post to 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP, Scotland or by email at

There are more than 450 different surnames included in the inscriptions on the gravestones, and they are:

Adam, Adams, Adamson, Addison, Affleck, Agan, Ainslie, Aitchison, Aitken, Allan, Alston, Amos, Anderson, Angus, Archibald, Arkwright, Armstrong, Backworth, Baillie, Bain, Balfour, Balmer, Barker, Barnet, Barr, Bartley, Bathgate, Beattie, Begbie, Bell, Bennet, Bennett, Bentley, Beresford, Billam, Bird, Bishop, Black, Blackie, Blaikie, Blair, Bleckie, Boog-scott, Boyd, Bradley, Braid, Brockie, Brodie, Broomfield, Brotherston, Brotherstone, Brown, Brownlee, Brunton, Bryce, Brydon, Burrell, Cairns, Calderwood, Cameron, Cannon, Capp, Carruthers, Carter, Charters, Chase, Chisholm, Clapperton, Clark, Cockburn, Colmer, Colston, Conkie, Cook, Cooke, Copeland, Cormack, Cossar, Cowe, Craig, Craise, Cran, Cranston, Crawford, Crosby, Crozier, Currie, Dagg, Dalgleish, Dalgliesh, Dalziel, Darling, Davidson, Deane, Denholm, Dick, Dickie, Dickson, Dobson, Dodd, Dods, Doig, Donaldson, Doogan, Dornan, Douglas, Dougle, Duff, Duffes, Dun, Duncan, Duncanson, Dykes, Easton, Eckford, Ede, Edgely, Elder, Elliot, Ellis, Fair, Fairbairn, Fairgrieve, Ferguson, Finch, Finnigan, Fleming, Flinn, Ford, Forsyth, Fortune, Fowler, Fraser, Frier, Fyffe, Gamble, Garrett, Garvie, Gauld, Geddes, Gentles, Gerrard, Giblett, Gibson, Gillies, Gilroy, Gladstone, Glenney, Glover, Goodfellow, Goodwin, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greenfield, Greenlaw, Greenshields, Gresson, Guthrie, Haig, Haliburton, Hall, Halliday, Hannah, Hardie, Harper, Harvey, Hastie, Hay, Hayes, Henderson, Hendrie, Hendry, Henry, Herbert, Heriot, Herkes, Hermiston, Hewitson, Hill, Hilton, Hislop, Hog, Hogan, Hogarth, Hogg, Hope, Horsburgh, Hossack, Houliston, Howden, Howey, Howieson, Hume, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Hush, Hutchison, Hyslop, Inglis, Ireland, Irvine, Irving, Jack, Jackson, Jaffray, Jamieson, Jeffrey, Johnston, Johnstone, Joyce, Jude, Kay, Keddie, Kellett, Kellie, Kelly, Keppie, Kerr, Kidston, King, Kirkpatrick, Knight, Knox, Laidlaw, Lamb, Lambert, Lappin, Lauder, Law, Lawson, Leadbetter, Lee, Lees, Leitch, Leithead, Lewis, Liddle, Lidgate, Lindsay, Linton, Lister, Little, Lloyd, Lofthouse, Logan, Lothian, Loue, Lough, Lowe, Lumsden, Lunn, Lyall, Macdonald, Mackay, Macmillan, Macvicar, Magee, Mair, Mallen, Malley, Malloy, Malpas, Mann, Mare, Marr, Marshall, Martin, Mather, Mathers, Matheson, Mavin, Mcadam, Mcarthur, Mcbeath, Mccairney, Mccall, Mccartney, Mccombie, Mcdonald, Mcginn, Mcglasson, Mcintosh, Mcintyre, Mciver, Mclauchlan, Mclaughlan, Mclaughlin, Mclean, Mclennan, Mcleod, Mclintock, Mcmurchie, Mcnab, Mcquat, Mein, Melrose, Menzies, Mercer, Messer, Metcalf, Middlemas, Middlemass, Middleton, Miles, Millar, Miller, Mills, Milne, Milroy, Minins, Minto, Mitchelhill, Mitchell, Moffat, Monro, Muir, Mullins, Muncaster, Munro, Murray, Myles, Nash, Neil, Neill, Nichol, Nisbet, Oliver, Ormiston, Ovens, Pate, Paterson, Paton, Patterson, Paxton, Pew, Picton-phillipps, Pittendrich, Porteous, Preston, Pretsell, Pringle, Proven, Pryde, Purdie, Purves, Purvis, Rae, Raeburn, Ralston, Ramage, Ramsay, Rathie, Redpath, Reid, Rennie, Renwick, Riach, Richardson, Riddell, Ritchie, Robertson, Rodger, Rodgers, Ross, Rouse, Russel, Russell, Rutherfoord, Rutherford, Sanderson, Sandilands, Saunders, Scott, Shaw, Shell, Shepherd, Shiels, Shillinglaw, Shortreed, Simpson, Sked, Slater, Smail, Smart, Smeal, Smellie, Smibbert, Smibert, Smith, Sommerville, Spence, Sprott, Stavert, Steele, Stein, Stenhouse, Stephen, Stevenson, Stewart, Stirling, Stoddart, Storie, Stuart, Swanston, Swinton, Sword, Symons, Tait, Taylor, Telfer, Tennant, Thin, Thompson, Thomson, Thorburn, Tillie, Tinlin, Torrie, Tough, Trotter, Turnbull, Turner, Tweedie, Utterson, Waddell, Wadderston, Waldie, Walker, Walkinshaw, Wallace, Ward, Wardrop, Warner, Watherston, Watson, Watt, Waugh, Webster, Wedderburn, Weir, Welch, Welsh, Wetherston, Whellans, White, Whitehead, Whitson, Whittle, Wight, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Willens, William, Williamson, Wilson, Winter, Witherspoon, Wood, Woolley, Workman, Wylie, Wyllie, Yellowlees, Young, Yule.

(With thanks to Borders FHS)


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