Family Home | No 3 Baittens Farm Cottages

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Photo date: 01 June 2010

Baittens Farm and the four farm cottages are near Jedburgh. The property was the key to locating the Murray and Dalgleish families who lived in the Scottish Borders during the 19thC.

Kathleen Penman née Murray mentioned a place similar to Baittens in a letter in 1995. It was the home of Walter and Catherine Murray and the remains of their mature family in and around 1891. They were agricultural labourers there.

Address: No 3 Baittens Farm Cottages Nr Jedburgh
Country : Scotland
County [occ.]: Roxburghshire
Parish: Crailing
Occupied from: 1891 [1]
Occupied to: 1891 [1]
Built: ca 1878 [2, 3]
Materials: Stone & rendering & tile roof.
Still Exists?: Yes
No floors: 2
No rooms: unknown
Comment: House numbering may have changed [4].


  1. The only record is the 1891 census, could be several years either side of this date.
  2. The existing buildings are not recorded on 1850-60 OS maps.
  3. The farmhouse has a date stone of 1878.
  4. The current owner believes numbering was originally from farm house to road (opposite of today). The cottages are still owned by the farm & now rented to local people.

Thanks to the owner of Baittens Farm for information about the buildings and local area in June 2010


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