Names on testimonials or testificates

I have worked through the kirk session minutes for some years, noting testificates given by people entering and leaving the parish, essentially certificates of good conduct needed by people moving from one parish to another.

In the first stage of my research I tried to note every case where a testificate was recorded as given or received. However I have not noted the many additional cases where people passing more briefly through the parish received poor relief. That is another, longer project.

So far I have worked through the kirk session minutes for 1710-1744 which are included in the Coldingham pre-1855 parish registers. I have a microfilm copy of these at home. I hope to extend the research in the kirk session minutes into earlier and later periods, and also extend it far beyond testificates, recording everything of potential interest.

Notes from OPR 732/2 & 732/3

  • 1710 Jan 22 Test to Janet Broun for time here
  • 1710 Jan 22 Recd test for Elizabeth & Margaret Nairn, dated at Tweedmouth, 9 Jan 1710
  • 1710 Jan 22 Recd test for Elizt & Margaret Nairn from Linlithgow, dated at Linlithgow May 10 1707
  • 1710 Feb 12 Recd test for Thomas Forrester, from Cockburnspath, dated Feb 10 1710
  • 1710 Feb 12 Granted test to James Purves, free & single person
  • 1710 Feb 26 Granted test to Thomas Reidpath & Isabel Paterson his wife
  • 1710 Apr 2 Granted test to James Whithead in Renton & William Ramsay in Auchencraw
  • 1710 Apr 23 Granted test to Agnes Ellum, native of this parish
  • 1710 May 7 Helen Purves from Mordington, free & single, dated May 7 1710, marrying Robert Miller
  • 1710 May 21 Granted test to John Air & his family, & to Wm Fleming
  • 1710 Jun 4 Granted test to Beatrix Paterson for her time here
  • 1710 Oct 15 Granted test to John Shaw for several years in this parish “to which he came when a little boy”
  • 1710 Nov 12 Granted test to Alison Denison, several years of her residence here, from Whitsunday 1705 – Martinmas 1710
  • 1711 Feb ?? Granted test to James Richardson & his wife for him here
  • 1711 May Granted tests to John Moses & Margery Annandale his wife, David Nisbet his son-in-law, Elizt Moses, Margt Moses & Marjory Moses their children
  • 1711 May Granted test to John Ford
  • 1711 May Granted tests to Thomas Purves & one to Jas Hunter
  • 1711 Jun 10 Granted test to Margaret & Mary Bookless & to Robert Landels & his family
  • 1711 Jun 17 Granted test to James Telfer & his wife & family for some years living here
  • 1711 Oct 14 Granted test to Agnes Burnet for time here, about 5 years
  • 1711 Oct 21 Recd test from Preston & Buncle for George Richardson & Elizabeth Waterhead
  • 1711 Nov 4 Granted Test to Katharen Cossar, a native here, & to James Meggat & Beatrix Rae, his wife, & their children John, Christian, Elizt, Margaret, Eupham & Mary Meggat for time here
  • 1711 Dec 30 Recd test for Alexr Downie bridegroom from Ayton, dated 22 Dec 1711, says free & single, to marry Magdalen Ponton in this parish
  • 1712 Jan 20 Granted test to Alison Moffet from infancie till Martinmas 1707 when left
  • 1712 Jan 25 Recd test for Alison Paterson from Preston & Buncle, dated Janry 1712
  • 1712 Feb 2 Granted test to Helen Alison native here, from infancie till left Martinmas 1709
  • 1712 Mar 9 Granted test to Alison Paterson from time here – free & single
  • 1712 Mar 16 Recd test for Mary Craw, native in Dunss
  • 1712 May 25 Recd test for Robert Robertson from Cockburnspath
  • 1712 May 25 Granted test to Margaret Purves
  • 1712 May 25 Granted test to Sara Lockart
  • 1712 Jul 13 Granted test to William Kelly a native here, & now ready to remove
  • 1712 Nov 16 Recd test from Gordon for Janet Muir, resided there for 3 years, pre Martinmas 1711 + gave one to her for one years residence here from Mart 1711 to Mart 1712
  • 1712 Dec 7 Recd test fr Isabel Paterson (marrying Alexr Inglis) from Buncle, dated Dec 1st
  • 1713 Jun 7 Granted test to John Smith
  • 1713 Nov 15 Granted test to John & Robert Atchesons, & Jean Watson – natives here – free & single persons at removal
  • 1713 Dec 8 Recd test for Wm Home & Margaret Tayler his wife from paroch of Buncle for time there, dated 6 Dec 1713 – dau Janet baptised same day
  • 1713 Dec 13 Recd test for Margaret Gemmel, native of Barronie paroch of Glasgow, dated Glasgow May 25 1713
  • 1714 Apr 25 Granted test to ___ Boog – she was free & single person when she left here Whitsunday last
  • 1714 Jun 13 Granted test to Anne Sanderson, native here, free & single – left about 12 years ago, then about 12
  • 1714 Jun 13 Granted to William Fair & his family as natives – removed at Whitsunday last
  • 1714 Sep 26 Recd test for Agnes Cleghorn froM Ayton, dated 12 Sep 1714
  • 1714 Oct 10 Granted test to George Nisbet, native here, now serving in Northumberland, left parish Whitsunday 1713
  • 1715 Jan 9 Granted test to Katharen Horne, native here, ?? from Martinmas 1712, single & free
  • 1715 Jan 9 Granted test to John Smith son to Mr Richard Smith scholar, with exception that he did not attend ordinances regularly
  • 1715 Jan 16 Granted test to James Shaw for several years before Martinmas 1714 – free & single
  • 1715 Jan 23 Granted test to Janet Brotherstanes – free & single when left
  • 1715 Feb 21 Recd test from Sprouston, dated Aug 25 1713, for Thomas Henderson & his family
  • 1715 Feb 21 Granted test to James Atcheson & his family from infancy till Whitsunday 1714
  • 1715 Apr 10 Granted test to Elizt Hay adultress with Thomas Scot – she free & single person
  • 1715 Apr 24 Recd test for James Berrie from infancie to October 1713 from Saltpreston dated Apr 13 1715
  • 1715 May 22 Recd test for Isabel Home from Chirnside – free & single
  • 1715 May 22 Recd test for John Blakie wright from infancie till 4 or 5 months before July 1st 1712 – from Temple
  • 1715 May 22 Granted test for James Nisbet
  • 1715 May 22 Granted test to Wm Fortune
  • 1715 May 6 Recd test from Berwick upon Tweed of proof of Banns between John Ferguson Soldier Capt: Franks Company in Col: Rich regiment & Isabel Robertson there of that marriage – subscr 17 May
  • 1715 Jun 19 Recd test for Ronald Bannatine from Currie, for some years resided there
  • 1715 Jun 19 Granted test to Wm Litster & family, for time pre Whitsunday 1714
  • 1715 Jun 19 Granted test to William Gillie for some years pre Whitsunday 1715
  • 1715 Jun 19 Granted test to Elizt Nisbet from Martinmas 1714
  • 1715 Jun 19 Granted test to Jean Dewar lawful daughter to Robert Dewar in Renton – free & single, to marry ___ Broun in Kames in Eccles
  • 1715 Jun 19 Recd test for her husband ___ Broun to allow proclamation
  • 1715 Jun 25 Recd test for Helen Baxter – free & single, to marry John Lyal here
  • 1715 Aug 7 Granted test for John Johnston & one to Jo: Davidsone – lawfully proclaimed with Jean Craig
  • 1715 Aug 28 Recd test for Mary Steil from Chirnsid, dated May 31 1714
  • 1715 Aug 28 Granted to above Mary test for time in this parish
  • 1715 Oct 2 Granted test to Ninian Trotter Elder – free & single
  • 1715 Nov 27 Granted test to James Allan for time here
  • 1715 Dec 4 Granted test to Alexr Hewat, native here till Martinmas last
  • 1715 Dec 18 Granted test to Thomas Allan, native here
  • 1715 Dec 20 Recd test for Jean Edington from Haddington
  • 1716 Jan 29 Granted test to James Berry & Mary Kennedy his wife
  • 1716 Mar 24 Granted test to Patrick Atcheson
  • 1716 Apr 12 Granted test for Janet Gillie, native – free & single
  • 1716 May 27 Granted test to Robert Cossar, younger, feuar & maltman here – free & single
  • 1716 May 27 Granted one to John Huldie & Alexr Purves
  • 1716 Sep 7 Recd test for John Richardson from Buncle
  • 1717 Jan 13 Granted test to Alison Tuck, native here, left here Martinmas 1715
  • 1717 Mar 10 Recd test for Christian Lightarnes, free & single, from Ayton, left there March 7 1717
  • 1717 Apr 21 Recd test for Alexr McDougal from Eymouth, dated 19 instant
  • 1717 Jun 2 Recd test for Agnes Carel in p. of Mordington, free & unmarried, to marry George Fleming in this parish, dated 19 May 1717
  • 1717 Jun 23 Recd test for Alison Fowler from Cockburnspath, dated Old Cambus 17 June – free & single, to marry Thos Craig
  • 1717 Aug 4 Recd test for John Robinson & Janet Mill his wife, dated July 6 1717 + one for Jean Grieve, dated 26 1717 – both from Cockburnspath
  • 1717 Oct 6 Recd test for Margery Nisbet, dated Sep 30 1717, from Buncle & Preston
  • 1717 Oct 27 Gave tests for Nicol Brotherstones & Jean Dewar, Margaret Ker & Thomas Broun
  • 1717 Nov 3 Recd test from Chirnside for Margt Ker, 29 Oct – to marry Nicol Brotherstanes
  • 1717 Nov 3 Recd test from Fogo for Thomas Broun, dated Nov 1 1717 – to marry Jean Dewar
  • 1717 Nov 3 Recd test from Fulden for Elizt Cuningham, Oct 28 1717
  • 1717 Nov 3 Granted test to John McGaul, aged 75, unable to travel to Edr.
  • 1717 Nov 17 Test given to John Henderson, but noting scandal of fornication
  • 1717 Nov 17 Test given to Barbara Wilson – free & single
  • 1717 Nov 17 Recd test for Grizal Stevenson from St Bathans from her infancy, dated Nov 6 1717
  • 1717 Nov 21 Recd test from Grayfriers church, Edenburgh for Joan Weir, spouse to John Ker merchant in Edr, having lived there since infancie until Lammas last dated Oct 21 1717
  • 1717 Nov 14 Granted test to John Purves late servant to Rot Cosser in common form
  • 1718 Jan 26 Recd test for Patrick Allan from Eymouth, dated 21st instant
  • 1718 Feb 25 [People out] Passes to Wm Potter??, a disbanded soldier with his wife & two children
  • 1718 Feb 25 Passes to John Codman with his wife & child wt passes from Edr
  • 1718 Feb 25 Pass to Thomas Porteous with a pass from Aberdeen
  • 1718 Feb 25 Pass to Hugh Dorman with pass from Esqr: Ja: Craggs Secretary of War
  • 1718 Feb 28 Recd test for Mr James Wood, Schoolmr in West end of Carridend, Linlithgowshire, dated 18 March + recommendation from Linlithgow presb. 23 March 1716
  • 1718 Feb 28 Gave test to Jane Weir spouse to John Keir, mercht burges in Edr., lived here from Lam__ last to this date
  • 1718 Apr 30 Money to Wm Allan serjant wt pass from Magrs of Edr & test from London for Chelsea College
  • 1718 Apr 20 Granted test to Wm Mansie & his wife Agnes Tait from Whitsunday 1716 to the date hereof, came from Stichill before
  • 1718 May 4 Test from ___ Johnston, dumb Gentleman, son of Henry J. in Dublin & brother in London-derrie … Test dated Dublin May 3 1717
  • 1718 May 4 Tests for Wm Dunbar (Chirnside) & Mary Laurie (Cold) bride & groom procl. here
  • 1718 May 11 Test for Thomas Henderson & his family
  • 1718 May 11 Test to Margt Laurie – free & single person
  • 1718 May 18 Recd test from Chirnside for Wm Dumbar – free & single, dated Chirnside May 10 1718 + may be proclaimed with Margt Laurie
  • 1718 Jun 22 Recd test for Robert Robertson from Cleish, Apr 13 1718
  • 1718 Jul 14 Recd test from James Dalgleish from Athelstonford + one for David Miller
  • 1718 Nov 16 Recd test from Edenburgh for John Menzies, dated Nov 15 1716 + granted test from 1717 & 1718 to this date
  • 1718 Nov 16 Granted test to James Dalgleish
  • 1718 Nov 23 Gave test for Alexr Broun, son to Robert Broun, tenant in East brockholes from his infancie to this date
  • 1719 Feb 8 Henry Home portioner in Coldingham asked for testificat of his inability to travel, having been called before Lords of Council & Session in Edinburgh, over 60 years
  • 1719 Feb 15 Recd test for John Burn from Langton, dated Feb 7 1719, procl with Beatrix Boyd in Cold – both free & single
  • 1719 Feb 22 Granted test to Isabel Trotter, native here, free & single when left Martinmas last
  • 1719 Mar 22 Given test for John Ellum
  • 1719 Apr 4 Granted test for Alison Millar (Cold) m. Alexr Robertson (Buncle) – both free & single
  • 1719 Apr 12 Granted test for Alexr Hewat, native here – free & single when left Martinmas 1718
  • 1719 Apr 12 Recd test for Alexr Robertsone (Buncle) – free & single
  • 1719 May 10 Recd test for James Hay from Buncle
  • 1719 Jul 13 Recd test for John Crummie & Alison Dudgeon from Oldhamstocks
  • 1719 Jul 26 Given test for Patrick Gillie from Whitsunday 1718 when he removed
  • 1719 Aug 2 Given test for Robert Robertsone, brought one from Cleish when he came here
  • 1719 Aug 2 Recd test from James Ferguson fo his sister from Berwick, July 27 1719, Barbara, b. Berwick upon Tweed, free & single
  • 1719 Aug 23 Money to Agnes Davidson, single, “cloth’d with a multitude of testificats” + pass from JPs of Pe?? in Northumberland to Edinburgh
  • 1719 Sep 20 Recd test for Isabel Air – free & single + to be proclaimed with Andrew Lyall; granted test for him + one for Alexr Dewar
  • 1719 Oct 11 Recd test for William Philp & family from Buncle, dated July 10 1719
  • 1719 Oct 11 Recd test for ___ Brownlie from Cambusnethan, dated Oct 4 1719
  • 1719 Oct 11 Granted test to Thomas Simpson, smith in Cold.
  • 1719 Nov 1 Recd test for Janet Allen from Oldhamstocks, dated there Oct 26 1719 + granted one to her, as a free person
  • 1720 Feb 7 Given to Adam Brotherstanes in Auchencraw
  • 1720 Apr 3 Recd test for John Home portioner of Flemington in Ayton, dated Apr 2 1720
  • 1720 Apr 3 Granted to Jane Hall so they may be proclaimed
  • 1720 Apr 17 Tests from John Laurie (Cockburnspath) & Wm Brysson (Dumbar) – bridegrooms, free & single
  • 1720 May 5 Recd test for Patrick Lyal from Cockburnspath (bridegroom)
  • 1720 Jun 12 Recd test for James Bruce, Edrom – free & single (bridegroom)
  • 1720 Jul 24 Recd test for Anne Broun – one from Polwarth (her nativitie), free & single, 15 Jul 1720 + one from Eccles, dated Martinmas 1718
  • 1720 Oct 16 Recd test for Christian Gillie, native here, went to Kelso when v. young
  • 1721 Jan 1 Test to James Broun (Bridegroom) & John Denham tayler & Elizabeth Moses his wife & familie – being natives here
  • 1721 Jan 1 Test from Janet Brodie (Bride) from Longformachus
  • 1721 Jul 16 Recd test from John Longavil & Jane Duthy spouse, poor old persons from Twedmouth
  • 1721 Jul 16 Recd test for Christina Bruce, native of Moneydie, dated there 1720
  • 1721 Jul 16 Recd test from Ayton for Andrew Fish – free & single, to marry Janet Lyal in p. of Coldingham
  • 1721 Jul 23 Recd test from Shotts for John Spavine & Mary Gemmil, dated Shotts April 30 1721
  • 1721 Oct 1 Granted test to Helen Ponton, native here, free & single at Martinmas lasst
  • 1721 Oct 15 Recd test from Melros for Wm Tait, dated there 7 Oct 1721
  • 1721 Oct 29 Recd test for Margaret Cockburn, her being 10 years in Dumbar, during which guilty of fornication 2 times with 2 men, dated Oct 18 1721
  • 1721 Nov 12 Granted test for John Crummie & Alison Dudgeon in Houndwood for time there
  • 1722 Jul 24 Granted test to Jane Home (fornication with David Trunch)
  • 1722 Jul 24 Granted test to Katharen Bogue – free & single, to marry Alexr Torrie
  • 1722 Sep 30 Recd test for Jane Bell, dated Duddingston Aug 4 1722 – free & single
  • 1722 Oct 7 Granted test to Mary Boswal, from her infancy to Whitsunday last
  • 1722 Nov 25 Granted test for Peter Purves
  • 1723 Mar 17 Granted test to Magdalen Ponton, native of this parish, from infancy to removal
  • 1723 Apr 7 Recd test for Wm Deans & his family from Foulden
  • 1723 Apr 7 Recd test for Elizt Rule – single & free, to marry Wm Deans, dated 1 Apr
  • 1723 Jun 30 Recd test for Elizabeth Thomson from Innerwick
  • 1723 Jun 30 Granted test for John Liddel + one to Wm Paterson
  • 1723 Jul 14 Granted test for Wm Paterson
  • 1723 Jul 21 Granted test to Robert Cockburn & his spouse
  • 1723 Aug 4 Recd test for James Smith & his wife from parish of Cairny & pbry of Strathbogie – he is to reside in Coldinghame town in one of houses belonging to Janet Mauchlin
  • 1723 Sep 8 Given test for Alison Huldie
  • 1723 Sep 22 Granted test to James Scougal & Mary Hood natives here, from Martinmas 1721 when left
  • 1723 Nov 10 Granted test to Alexr McKenzies that came here when a boy of 8 years
  • 1724 Aug 2 Test for one Ferguson with numerous family of children + testificates from Ireland, on way to S. Carolina
  • 1724 Aug 2 Money to Charles Forbus & Robert Aglevee + wives & children, going to Virginia. Robert Oglevee is their son in law sick of the Ague
  • 1724 Aug 6 Money to one Gordon, an old soldier on way to Inverness from Chelsea College with his wife & 4 small children
  • 1724 Aug 16 Money given to Jane Cook widow of David Cowie wt a pass & testificat (plus a testificat for her husband who d. & bur. at Wickham) – she is pregnant and now near her time
  • 1724 Aug 16 Money to one C??? & her husband Patrick Ferguson with passes & testificates to ___ in Newcastle
  • 1724 Sep 27 Given test to James Cairns
  • 1724 Nov 15 Recd test for Wm Baald from Cockburnspath
  • 1724 Nov 8 Recd test for James Lyle, Bridegroom
  • 1724 Dec 27 Given one for Wm Home
  • 1725 Feb 28 Given one for Georg Paxton in Auchincrow
  • 1725 Nov 14 Letter from min of Abercorn dated 2 Feb 1725 re Andrew Hailstones & Issabell Gardener, living in Coldingham and nat child baptized – unsure if married – minister at Abercorn had also written to elders at Carridon who said couple were married irregularly & brought forth a child in fornication + never bought testimonials to Carridon
  • 1725 Mar 7 Recd test for John Frazer from Edr
  • 1725 Mar 7 Given for George Blakadder & his familie
  • 1725 Mar 7 Given for Patrick Craig
  • 1725 Mar 7 Given test for Wm Ramsay & his spouse
  • 1725 Mar 7 Given test for James Sibbald sometime smith in Coldingham
  • 1725 Apr 18 Given test for Andrew Runciman
  • 1725 May 9 Recd test for James Wright from Oldhamstocks, dated 8 inst
  • 1725 May 16 Given test for David Tod
  • 1725 Jun 20 Recd test for David Fouler, Ayton
  • 1725 Jul 4 Given test from Pat: Ellum in ye Law & his familie
  • 1725 Jul 11 Recd test for Janet Bairnsfather
  • 1725 Jul 11 Recd test for Alexr James from Dumbarr & Oldhamstocks
  • 1725 Aug 22 Recd test from Abbay St Bathans for David Purvess & his spouse, dated 20th inst
  • 1725 Sep 19 Recd test from Lowicke dated 16 Dec last saying John Barr & Margt Phillp both in this parish were married by him
  • 1725 Dec 19 Given one for Thomas Anderson
  • 1726 Jan 30 Given one for Robert Rotson & his spouse
  • 1726 Apr 14 Recd test for James Cairns & his familie
  • 1726 May 1 Recd test from Lowicke for James Blaikie & Elianor Cleghorn both in Coldingham parish but married at L
  • 1726 Jun 26 Recd test for Margt Richie from Dumbarr (marrying John Watson)
  • 1726 Jul 10 Recd test from Dumbarr for John Watson & Margt Richie (married at Dunbar, 8 July 1726)
  • 1726 Jul 28 Recd test for Alexr Dickson & Issabell McDougle, saying married at Lowicke, 4 June last
  • 1726 Jul 28 Recd test for John Liddell
  • 1726 Jul 28 Given one for Margt Hay
  • 1726 Aug 14 Given test for Rot McGall – single person
  • 1726 Aug 14 Recd test for Janet Rotson – single
  • 1726 Aug 14 Recd test for Christopher Saidler & his spouse
  • 1726 Sep 11 Recd Test for Duncan Campbell, Dragoun in Captain Alexr Forbes’ Troup of Royall North British Dragouns, was marr to Janet Wedderburn daur to Wm Wedderburn maltman in Rickleside of Coldinghame, 1 Apr 1725, by Mr John Middletoun, preacher in Episcopall meeting house, Coldingham
  • 1726 Oct 9 Given for John Richardson
  • 1726 Nov 27 Given for David Dewar
  • 1726 Dec 25 Given one for John Martine
  • 1727 Jan 8 Recd test for David Russell, dated at Musselburgh, 27 Jan 1725
  • 1727 Feb 5 Recd test for Catharine Douglass from paroch of ????, dated 7 Augt 1726
  • 1727 Feb 12 Given test for John Gibson & Margt Thubburne
  • 1727 Feb 12 Recd test for James Blaikie from par. of Eccles, dated 1 Jan 1727
  • 1727 Apr 16 Recd test from Haddington for Hugh Forrest & his family, 16 May 1726
  • 1727 May 21 Recd test for Wm Gillies & his spouse from Bunkle, dated 7 May
  • 1727 Jul 30 Given test for Margt Jameson
  • 1727 Aug 6 Given test for Margt Jameson
  • 1727 Oct 15 Recd Test for Mr Patrick Mill from p. of Haddington
  • 1727 Oct 22 Given one for Helen Watson
  • 1727 Oct 29 Given test for John Spavine & his family
  • 1727 Nov 5 Recd test for Henry & John Kowes and their families, Cockburnspath, 9 July 1727
  • 1727 Nov 12 Recd test for Wm Rotson & Issabell Weddell his spouse, dated Oldhamstocks, 18 June 1727
  • 1727 Nov 12 Recd test for James Simpson & his spouse Issabell Trotter, dated Cockburnspath, 6 Aug 1727
  • 1727 Nov 12 Given one for Jane Thomson
  • 1727 Nov 19 Given one for David Rotson
  • 1728 Jan 7 Recd test from Chirnside for Issabell Forman for marriage to Alexr Hewat
  • 1728 Jan 21 Given test for Alexr Grieve
  • 1728 Mar 10 Recd test for John Broun & Janet Creighton from Eyemouth, dated 8th inst
  • 1728 Jun 23 Recd test for Rot Grahame & his familie from parish of ferry port on Craig
  • 1728 Jun 30 Recd test from Coldstream for Margt Thubburn
  • 1728 Sep 29 Recd test from John Lyddell from Bunkle
  • 1728 Sep 29 Given one for Janet Anderson
  • 1728 Oct 27 Recd test for Alison Winram from Ayton
  • 1728 Dec 15 Recd test for Janet Bathgate – single person
  • 1728 Dec 29 Recd test for Alexr Broun, saying married to Margt Maxwell, at Edr the 23 Dec 1727
  • 1729 Jan 26 Given for James Smeatton
  • 1729 Feb 16 Recd test for Jane Bookless from Cockburnspath
  • 1729 Feb 16 Recd test from Chirnside for Robert Whitsome
  • 1729 Feb 23 Given for John Broun & his spouse
  • 1729 Mar 23 Recd test from Berwick for Jane Forsythe
  • 1729 Apr 6 Given one for Patrick Dickison & his spouse
  • 1729 May 11 Recd test for Adam Black & Alison Allan from parish of Edrom
  • 1729 May 11 Recd test for Agnes Young from Cockburnspath
  • 1729 May 18 Recd test from Margaret Hopper from p. of Cockburnspath
  • 1729 May 25 Given test for James Rotson, and one for James Blaikie
  • 1729 Jun 1 Recd test for Agnes Gibson
  • 1729 Jun 1 Given test for Wm Craig
  • 1729 Jun 22 Recd test for Thomas Johnston from parish of McKerston
  • 1729 Jun 22 Recd test for James Scougle
  • 1729 Jul 6 Given test for George Anderson, and one for Margt Henderson
  • 1729 Aug 10 Given test for Margt Dounie
  • 1729 Sep 21 Given test for Issabll Humphrayson
  • 1729 Nov 30 Recd test for Alison Allan, Cockburnspath
  • 1729 Nov 30 Given ones for Thomas Johnston & Jane Forsyth
  • 1729 Dec 28 Recd test from Tweedmouth, dated 24 Sep, saying George Now & Margt Dickson were married there
  • 1730 Apr 19 Given Test for John Rotson & Issabell Rentoun his spouse
  • 1730 Apr 26 Recd Test for James Smith (bridegroom) from Fouldean
  • 1730 May 10 Given test for Alexr Taylor & his spouse
  • 1730 May 10 Given test for George Smeaton
  • 1730 May 17 Recd test for James Liddell, dated Bunkell, 16th inst
  • 1730 May 17 Recd test from ??? (Chirnside?) for Agnes Scot, dated 17th inst
  • 1730 May 31 Recd test for John Kae & his spouse, dated Bunkell, 16 May 1730
  • 1730 Jun 28 Recd test for John Bartrem & his wife from Bunkell
  • 1730 Aug 9 Recd test for John Watson from par. of Haddington
  • 1730 Jul 19 Recd Test for Janet Nisbet
  • 1730 Jul 26 Recd test for Wm Donaldson in Northfield + his family, from Bunkell, dated 6 inst
  • 1730 Sep 13 Given Test for James Rotson
  • 1730 Oct 25 Recd Test for Mr Waltre Rollands – single person, from Berwick
  • 1730 Oct 25 Given one for Patrick Edington
  • 1730 Nov 8 Recd Test for Alex. Card [??] from Musselburgh
  • 1730 Nov 8 Given one for him from this place
  • 1731 Feb 21 Recd for John Ogilvee from Berwicke – single person
  • 1731 Feb 21 Given for Jane Renton & one for Rot Newton
  • 1731 Apr 11 Given for Margt Sherrife, and one for John Paxton
  • 1731 May 9 Given for Agnes Huldie
  • 1731 Jun 6 Recd Test for Benjamin Kowe, and one for Mary Lawrie, and one for Mary Melrose
  • 1731 Jul 8 Recd Test for John Hogg & Ann Moffet, Abbay St Bathans
  • 1731 Jul 12 Recd Test for Wm Swan, Musselburgh, 6 Jul 1731
  • 1731 Nov 28 Recd Test for John Dods from paroch of Oldhamstocks
  • 1731 Dec 12 Recd Test for Robert Martin & Janet Hallwell – married at Berwick, 5 Sep last
  • 1732 Mar 26 Recd Test for Janet Purvess, Dunss
  • 1732 Mar 26 Recd Test for John Mack, Bunkell
  • 1732 Apr 2 Recd for George Miller, Bunkell
  • 1732 Apr 30 Given one for Mary Hood
  • 1732 May 21 Given one for Jane Scot
  • 1732 May 28 Recd one for James Simpson, Dunss
  • 1732 May 28 Given one for Margt Paterson
  • 1732 May 28 Recd one from Dunss for Jane Scot
  • 1732 Jun 18 Given one for Rot Martine
  • 1732 Jul 13 Recd one from Wm Fair & his familie, Abbay St Bathans, 16 June
  • 1732 Jul 13 Recd one from David Dewar & his spouse, Langton, 12 inst
  • 1732 Jul 13 Recd one for Helen Hadden, Langton, dated as above
  • 1732 Aug 9 Given for Sibilla Reston
  • 1732 Aug 9 Recd one for Thomas Hall & his familie from Chirnside
  • 1732 Aug 9 Recd one for Rot White, Haddingtoun
  • 1732 Oct 1 Given one for Isabell Purvess
  • 1732 Nov 12 Recd test for Eliz: Forton from Langton
  • 1733 Feb 11 Recd Test for Adam Dawson & Barbara McCracket from Cranshaws
  • 1733 Feb 25 Given Test for James Renton Portioner of Auchincraw
  • 1733 Mar 11 Given for George Grant?? [hard to read]
  • 1733 May 13 Given for Wm Aikman & his spouse
  • 1733 May 13 Given for Helen Hadden
  • 1733 Jul 12 Recd test for Margt Dods from Abbay St Bathans
  • 1733 Jul 22 Given one for Helen Kellie, spouse to David Kellie Dragoun in Colonel Ker’s Regiment
  • 1733 Oct 7 Recd Test for Janet Bookless, dated at Cockburnspath, 30 Sep 1733
  • 1733 Oct 14 Recd Test for Agnes Blaikie, Haddington, 10th inst
  • 1733 Oct 28 Given one for Agnes Todrigg
  • 1733 Nov 11 Recd one for Wm Smeaton from Oldhamstocks
  • 1733 Nov 18 Recd one for Ann Gibson
  • 1733 Nov 18 Given one for Mary Grant & one for Geo: Home
  • 1733 Dec 9 Given test for both Bridegrooms, signifying they are single
  • 1734 May 19 Recd test for Charles Craig and one for Alex: Maull
  • 1734 Jun 2 Recd test from Oldhamstocks for Geo: Adamson – single
  • 1734 Jun 23 Given one for Wm Crystall – single
  • 1734 Jun 23 Recd one for Katharine Sligh from Bunkell – single
  • 1734 Jul 14 Recd Test for Eliz: Grant from Eymouth
  • 1734 Jul 14 Recd Test for Susanna Thomson, dated Duns, 12 Feb 1734
  • 1734 Jul 14 Recd Test for Eliz: Purvess, from Ayton, 12 July 1734
  • 1734 Jul 14 Recd Test for Simon Hogg & his spouse, Greenlaw, June 1734
  • 1734 Jul 14 Recd for Wm Wallace, Tweedmouth – single
  • 1734 Aug 25 Recd Test for Wm Kowe & his spouse, dated at Cockburnspath 23d inst
  • 1734 Oct 13 Recd Test for Alison Mason from Cockburnspath – single
  • 1734 Nov 3 Recd Test for Jane Rotson from Cockburnspath
  • 1734 Dec 15 Recd Test for Eliz: Lermoth
  • 1735 Jan 19 Given one for James Gregg
  • 1735 Mar 9 Recd Test for Rot Wood, dated at Kelsae, 11 Oct 1734
  • 1735 Mar 9 Recd Test for Janet Hogg his wife, dated Smailholme, 28 Aug 1734
  • 1735 Mar 9 Recd Test for John Atcheson, Dragoun and Issabell Craig – married at Norham, 1734
  • 1735 May 4 Recd Test from Rot Dewar – single, given one to him
  • 1735 Jun 1 Given one for Eliz: Grieve & Alison, Eliz. & Mary Brotherstones her daughters
  • 1735 Jun 1 Given one for Rot Wood & Jane Hogg his spouse
  • 1735 Oct 5 Recd Test for Rot Dickson & Helen Willson his spouse from Longformacass
  • 1735 Oct 5 Recd one for John Liddell from Oldhamstocks – single person
  • 1735 Nov 23 Recd Test. for Thomas Broun & Helen Bennett saying they were married @ Edr 14 Nov 1735 by Mr James Strange, wit Da: Bennet, Bettie Forrest & James Cross
  • 1736 Mar 28 Recd Testificate for Agnes Moffet + 1 for James Gardener, dated at ??, July 1736
  • 1736 Apr 11 Given Testif for Matthew Wilson
  • 1736 May 2 Given for Agnes Blakadder & one for Margt Downie
  • 1736 May 9 Given for Joseph Shierlaw
  • 1736 May 16 Given for Isabell Watson
  • 1736 May 30 Given one for Wm Smith, one for James Simpson, one for Wm Donaldson & one for Janet Blakadder – all single
  • 1736 May 30 Recd one for Jane Bain & Alison Bookless – both single
  • 1736 Jun 6 Recd test for Janet Broadie & one for Alison Bookless – both single, one from Oldhamstocks, the other from Cockburnspath
  • 1736 Jul 11 Given test for Pat. Blair & his wife
  • 1736 Oct 24 Recd Test. from Cockburnspath for Wm Smeatton
  • 1736 Oct 24 Given one for John Allenshaw
  • 1736 Nov 7 Recd testificate for Grizell Allanshaw
  • 1736 Nov 14 Given one for Christian Ingles
  • 1736 Dec 12 Recd Test from Bunkle for John Gibson & family
  • 1737 Mar 27 Recd Testificate for Thomas Dunlop – single person
  • 1737 Jun 27 Recd Testificate for James Kowe & ____ Kerr his sister in law from Cockburnspath + one from Greenlaw for Pat: Blair & familie
  • 1737 Jul 17 Recd from Dunss, for Janet Rotson
  • 1737 Oct 9 Recd Testificat from Cockburnspath for George Tait – single
  • 1737 Oct 9 Given to Margaret Taylor
  • 1737 Oct 9 Recd Testificate from Mr ____ Strang an Episcopall Minister signifying James Finlater Dragoun in Major Wm Ereskine’s Troup of Royall North British Dragouns & Eleanor Bannatine were married at Edr, wit. John & David B. her Broyrs
  • 1737 Oct 16 Recd Certificat dated at Norham 28 May 1736 for William Swordy Dragoun in Captain Alexr Forbes’s Troup of Royall North British Dragouns & Marg Middlemasse were married there, wit Rot Middlemasse her father & Geo Marshall Indweller in Norhame
  • 1738 Mar 19 Order for Testificate for Agnes Broun
  • 1738 Apr 30 Given testificate for Geo Rotson & his spouse, & one in favour of Pat: Miller & his spouse, & one in favour of George Allan, all by order of ye session
  • 1738 May 21 order for Certificate in favours of Margaret Kerr
  • 1738 Aug 13 Recd Testificate for Thomas Anderson & his family from Cockburnspath dated 16 Sep 1734
  • 1739 Feb 25 Order for Test for Wm Pae
  • 1739 Mar 4 Recd Test for Mr Mark Kerr, dated at Berwicke, 27 Feb 1739, saying he married Jane Halliburton that day
  • 1739 Apr 15 Recd Test John & Margt Homes were married
  • 1739 Apr 22 Recd Test dated at Kelsoe 20th Apr 1739, for Helen Bruess, single person
  • 1739 May 6 Recd Test for Catherine Liddell, Longformacus, a single person + one of her Christian behaviour in that parish (Bunkell) since infancy, dated May 3 1739
  • 1739 Jun 25 Recd Test in favours of Pat: Dods & his spouse, dated Chirnside, May 24 1739
  • 1739 Nov 11 Order for testificate for Paull Paxton and one in favors of Alison Fulton
  • 1740 Jul 20 Recd from Cockburnspath for Wm Rotson & his spouse
  • 1740 Aug 31 Recd Test dated Norham 24th inst James Sandilands & Janet Mertoune were married there
  • 1741 May 24 James Hill from Longformacus – single person
  • 1741 May 31 Recd … Thomas Trotter – single person
  • 1741 May 31 order given for Testificate for Annabell Bogue given
  • 1742 Sep 26 James Sinclair from Cockburnspath
  • 1743 Mar 27 asked for Lydia Johnston’s testimoniall & marriage lines – she had none. Married to James Craige March 20
  • 1743 Jul 10 Agnes McCartney who came from Ayton to this parish Whitsunday last
  • 1743 Jul 17 William Fulton produced testimonial in favour of his wife Janet Hoggan from kirk session of Kinghorn
  • 1743 Jul 31 Testimoniall in ample form in favours of Margt Wilson from Bunckle parish
  • 1743 Jul 31 ditto for Mary Wilson from Muravonside parish