Historic documents including Burials for Coldstream and Cornhill

Within the Society archives are various documents which have been produced by others over the years and these are gradually being entered into the website. There is an alphabetical list below which takes you to various topics. Access each one for the detail.

Burial records for Coldstream St Marys Church. Burial, Christinings and Marriges for Cornhill. 

ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH 1907-1957

In 1719 Parliament passed an Act requiring any presentee to declare his willingness to take up a Patron's offer. This was to prevent a Patron presenting a candidate he knew would not, or could not, take up a post, so he could meanwhile make use of the stipend, etc. Many optimistically thought this was the end of Patronage, as no right-thinking Presbyterian would declare willingness to accept a Patron's offer, but after an uncertain few years, Patronage continued as the norm. This is how this affected Coldstream and the Society has discovered an old account of the troubled times.

Rutherford Family Tree

This tree was sent in by Malcolm Clyde the first Rutherford was buried in coldstream that was John Rutherford.

Cornhill Castle

Cornhill Castle This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Andrew Lyon

Andrew Lyon who performed Marriages

Lees for sale

Description of the Lees estate for sale

Burial records St Mary & all Souls Church Coldstream

The Burial records from St Marys & all souls Church from 1889 to 2009. In total 417 records of full name, address, age, and the Vicar who took the service.

Civic week plans

Lady Blake Killed in car crash

Sale of Twizell

Sad death of Annie Brown

Short history of Coldstream Bridge

Smeeton's Bridge built in 1762-65

Snippets from local sources

J Rutherford Hirsel Law

Harvey Burial Records

List of Burial Records for Harvey many people from Northumberland and the Boders

An account written between 1868-1875 written by John Thomson

An account written between 1868-1875 of the original settlement of Harvey transcribed from a manuscript written by John Thompson, a schoolteacher and one of the original 1837 Cornelius party emigrants.

Twizell Castle and Bridge

Hogg and Wood

Hogg and Wood

Forsyth of Coldstream

Forsyth and the Jus-Rol story

Majoribanks of the Lees

Marjoribanks a short history

Old Bridge in the Dub

Maiden voyage of the Cornelius of Sunderland

This is a document relating to the voyage of settlers who left our shores for a better life in New brunswick Canada.

Thomas Johnstone Cornhill Drowned

Thomas Johnstone Cornhill Drowned

Papers relating to the emigrants to Canada

The first paper is a list of Emigrants. The second is a wonderful tale of the Craig family. The third is on the Cockburn Famliy List of Persons who Ballott[ed] for Land in the Harvey Settlement A short history of Harvey Station From where did the emigrants come

Flodden day Cycling fatality

Coldstream Horse Tax 1797

Salmon and Trout fishings on Tillmouth

Salmon and Trout fishings on Tillouth This is from the sale document in the 1950's

Cornhill Old Churchyard grave inscriptions from the Church records.

These inscriptions have been taken from the Church records.

Cornhill Marriages 1697-1753

Cornhill Burials 1695 - 1811

Baptisms in Cornhill 1701 - 2002

Battle of Barnet 1471 - Use of hand guns?

Were hand guns used as early as the Battle of Barnet in 1471? This a current question for historians.

John Allan of Darnchester

SHRUMPTON’S CAVE

This is the story of a cave in the Braeheads of the river Tweed.

MR JOHN MARSHALL

HOWDEN’S OF COLDSTREAM

One of the oldest Chemist shops in the Borders. Still with some of the original fittings inside.

LITTLE SWINTON: EARLY HISTORY

The short history of Little Swinton

THE COULTERT OF CORNHILL MILL.

17th & 18th CENTURIES - LIFE IN COLDSTREAM AND DISTRICT

Life in Coldstream and District must have been interesting and here are the topics covered. The detail can be found in the attachment. Burgh of Barony – Earl of Haddington – People and Places in the Parish 1627 – The Old Mills – Witches in Coldstream – Saffron Quarter – Covenanters and Royalists – Coldstream Guards – The Plague – Tumult at Coldstream Fair – Schools – Dissension/Oath of Abjuration 1685 – Glorious Revolution – Hanoverians and Jacobites – Window Tax – Floods – Coldstream Bridge and Demise of the Ferries – Conditions in the Burgh in the late 1700s - Famous People - Post-Haste; Tolls and Turnpikes – ‘Curious Effect at Coldstream’ – Burgher Meeting House – Cemeteries – Pringle Hall – Folklore and Verse of the Period, including gypsies – References.

BORDERERS RETURN (from Flodden) PROJECT

There is considerable detail to this project, run by the Flodden 1513 club, and this is best described in the attached meeting minute of 4 March 2013 involving 9 Border towns.

HISTORIC MEMORIALS OF COLDSTREAM ABBEY

This is a document published in 1850.

KING JAMES IV’s BODY

Paula Murray, a news reporter for the above newspaper, telephoned the secretary of the Flodden 1513 Club in week commencing 4th February to obtain thoughts on the possible proposal to locate and DNA-test the body of King James IV who was killed at the Battle of Flodden on 9th September 1513.

BRIEF HISTORY OF COLDSTREAM CHURCHES

In the the last century, Coldstream’s churches have changed dramatically. They were the dominant buildings in Coldstream for a long period and in 1862 there were five churches, whereas today we have two.