Mindrum Edmeston


Taken from the Berwickshire Naturalists Club  1914   (No Photograph)

History on Edmeston.

Altar-tomb in walled enclosure in centre of grave-yard:  much broken down.

ROBERT EDMISTON– a scion of the Berwick family of that name– was residing in Shoreswood East–House, when he made his will dated 21st June 1712. He left with five sons and two daughters, a widow ISOBEL who was residing at Mindrum when she made her will 5th January 1728, in which she mentions her lease of the tithe of Ord and Tweedmouth, and appoints as her executer her son JOHN EDMESTON of Mindrum. The latter was probably baptised at Berwick in the year 1687 but the Parish Register of Baptisms for that year is frayed and illegible. He was probably the person of that name who died 1757.

On back Memento Mori.

On the side, Cherub, Hour Glass, Memento Mori and initials G.T. – J.T. – M.T. – M.T. – L – T If the deceased’s age is correctly given he must have been born before the union of the English and Scottish Crowns. What a fund of Border story of was and tragedy he must have inherited.


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