The lands of the Teviot & Tweed valleys
Roxburgshire was once a county in south eastern Scotland, today it is part of the Scottish Borders.
It also served as home to several generations of the Murray family. During the larger part of the 19thC they were mainly farm labourers moving from farm to farm and parish to parish and by the end of that century they were moving off the land into the towns as policemen and carters.
To see more about Borders Family History and a county parish map - follow the link below.
The section below outlines the locations of the main family homes and related events in Roxburghshire.
Please note that the pre-1974 county system is used. This makes referencing easier across older records and generally offers finer resolution over the ever changing current geographies.
Family connections in Roxburghshire
Roxbburghshire contained the following family connections in the listed town/locality, village or parish:
|Cavers||parish||Murray||home, death||early 1850's & 1900's|
|Hobkirk||parish||Murray , Dalgliesh||home, birth||1850-70's|
|Bedrule||parish||Murray||home, death||1880's & 1900's|
- No research has yet been fully undertaken prior to the 1820's or later than 1911.
- The family name and location links will take you to another page with more information about that topic
Some basic information about Roxburghshire:
|Exists today?:||Now part of Scottish Borders|
|Located:||South east Scotland/Alba|
|Primary towns||Hawick, Melrose & Kelso|
The Scottish Borders are often overlooked by travelers on the road to and from Edinburgh and northern England.
The area is rich in castles and abbeys and it was regularly fought over and coveted by the English and the Scots.
It is well worth a visit in its own right with the former market towns are very attractive places to stay or visit. A small selection of points of interest are included below as well as links in the reference section.
Points of Interest
|Jedburgh: - the former county town. In the 19thC rural life would have revolved around a number of market towns like Jedburgh.|
|River Tweed at Melrose: - a stately river weaving between rolling hills.|
References & Links:
|20160811||Roxburghshire National Library of Scotland|
|20160811||Roxburgh parishes - Borders Family History|
|20160812||Scottish Borders - Wikipedia|
Updated KJM 12 August 2016