List of prisoners from Coldingham 1842-1877


This is a list of prisoners between 1842 and 1877 who were born or resident in Coldingham parish. The list was prepared using the database of Scottish Borders prison registers which has been compiled by Graham and Emma Maxwell, who have given permission for the list to be reproduced here. If you find a relative in these records you should contact the couple to order a copy (at low cost) of the full prison register entry for your ancestor. The original prison registers are very informative. I found a ggg-grandfather from Hawick in there, and now know why he was in prison, how long his sentence was for, as well as his height, hair colour, eye colour, and weight. Likewise my relative Thomas Fair from Swansfield listed below is someone I now know more about.

The list below is alphabetical. Each line has name, occupation and residence, age, birthplace, the prison they served time, and the year of their imprisonment. The list is in a number of sections, each dealing with a different connection with Coldingham, so there are some overlaps, and some names occur multiple names. The original records are held at the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, and Graham and Emma can provide copies of these.


resident at Coldingham:

Name, Occupation and ResidenceAgeBirthplacePrisonYear
William Bell, Labourer, Coldingham18ColdinghamGreenlaw1845
George Cormack, [left blank], Coldingham35ColdinghamGreenlaw1849
Janet Eddson or Blyth, Hawker, Coldingham24WigtownGreenlaw1855
John Fulton, Hawker, Coldingham44ColdinghamGreenlaw1847
John Gibson or Patton, Labourer, Coldingham15LeithGreenlaw1855
John Gibson or Patton, Labourer, Coldingham17LeithGreenlaw1857
John Gibson or Patton, Labourer, Coldingham17LeithGreenlaw1857
William Gibson, Basket maker, Coldingham65TranentGreenlaw1856
William Gibson, Basketmaker, Coldingham, Berwickshire65TranentGreenlaw1856
Andrew Givens, Labourer, Coldingham60SelkirkGreenlaw1859
Mary Givens or Robertson, none, Coldingham29AncrumGreenlaw1859
James Haggarty Junr., Hawker, Coldingham24AuchencrowGreenlaw1861
James Haggerty, Mugger, Coldingham37BroomhouseGreenlaw1847
Helen McCracken, House Wife, Coldingham Moor49SaltonGreenlaw1851
George McCrackin, Cotton Spiner, Coldingham Moor59IrelandGreenlaw1851
William Moffat, Carter, Coldingham53LumsdeanGreenlaw1844
Catharine Patton, Lodging house Keeper, Coldingham51IrelandGreenlaw1855
Catherine Patton, Lodging house Keeper, Coldingham50IrelandGreenlaw1854
Frances Purves, Labourer, Coldingham20ColdinghamGreenlaw1858
Robert Purves, Carter, Coldingham22ColdinghamGreenlaw1843
David Robertson, Hawker, Coldingham33AlnwickGreenlaw1861
Robert Robertson, Hawker, Coldingham24TranentGreenlaw1848
James Scott, Fish Curer, Coldingham19ColdinghamGreenlaw1853
William Scott, Fish Curer, Coldingham21BelhavenGreenlaw1853
Joseph Shillinglaw, Labourer, Coldingham Muir48LauderGreenlaw1859
James Steel, Labourer, Coldingham35ColdinghamGreenlaw1848
James Steele, Labourer, Coldingham40ColdinghamGreenlaw1854
John Wait, Labourer, Coldingham18CranshawsGreenlaw1843
Francis Waite, Blacksmith, Coldingham23ColdinghamGreenlaw1843

resident at Reston:

Name, Occupation and ResidenceAgeBirthplacePrisonYear
James Bond, Labourer, Reston26Docking, NorfolkGreenlaw1845
Mary France, Servant maid, Reston25does not KnowGreenlaw1853
Bernard Frier, Labourer, Reston41IrelandGreenlaw1845
Eliza Hand, none, Reston31IrelandGreenlaw1849
James Johnston, Labourer, Reston18DowlawGreenlaw1848
Mary Lun, Servant, Preston24Parish of GreenlawGreenlaw1852
James Mabon, Labourer, Reston21IrelandGreenlaw1846
Peter McCarel, Labourer, Reston24Cloghar, IrelandGreenlaw1853
William McKew, Labourer, Reston28Syllaggugh, Co. MayoGreenlaw1849
Hugh O'Brien, Labourer, Reston35IrelandGreenlaw1849
Henderson Siman, Porter, Reston42BurntislandGreenlaw1850
Mark Smith, Labourer, Reston23WarkGreenlaw1844

resident at Auchencrow:

Name, Occupation and ResidenceAgeBirthplacePrisonYear
James Haggarty, Hawker, Auchencrow17AuchencrowGreenlaw1853
James Haggerty, Mugger, Auchencrow43BroomhouseGreenlaw1853
James Haggerty Junior, [left blank], Auchencrow22AuchencrowGreenlaw1859
Mary Horne or Allan, none, Auchencrow59ColdstreamGreenlaw1849
James Johnston, Labourer, Auchencrow33SwintonGreenlaw1853
James Johnston, Labourer, Auchencrow33SwintonGreenlaw1854
James Johnston Junr., Labourer, Auchencrow34SwintonGreenlaw1855
John McMarran, Labourer, Auchencrow25BelfastGreenlaw1847

born Coldingham parish:

Name, Occupation and ResidenceAgeBirthplacePrisonYear
William Aitchison alias William Kay, Shoemaker, Duns24ButterdeanGreenlaw1859
William Bell, Labourer, Coldingham18ColdinghamGreenlaw1845
David Blackhall, Hind or Farm Servant, Horsely31HowparkGreenlaw1857
James Buglass or Jas. Cairns, Labourer, Duns25ColdinghamGreenlaw1860
James Bugless, [left blank], Duns25ColdinghamGreenlaw1860
Daniel Carter, Labourer, Lamberton23ColdinghamGreenlaw1843
George Cormack, [left blank], Coldingham35ColdinghamGreenlaw1849
John Cormack Junior, none, Eyemouth11Coldingham ShoreGreenlaw1851
Mathew Cowe, Labourer, Flemington24GreenheadGreenlaw1849
Mathew Cowe, Libourer, Flemington24GreenheadGreenlaw1849
Thomas Fair, Proprietor of Swansfield, Swansfield36SwansfieldGreenlaw1853
John Fulton, Hawker, Coldingham44ColdinghamGreenlaw1847
John Gillies, Mason, Ayton20ColdinghamGreenlaw1847
Robert Guthrie, Labourer, Duns33RestonGreenlaw1854
James Haggarty, Hawker, Auchencrow17AuchencrowGreenlaw1853
James Haggarty Junr., Hawker, Coldingham24AuchencrowGreenlaw1861
James Haggerty Junior, [left blank], Auchencrow22AuchencrowGreenlaw1859
Mary Ann Harrington, Pedlar, Hawick40RestonSelkirk1877
Peter Hunter, Farm Servant, Lintlaw42SunnysideGreenlaw1861
James Johnston, Labourer, Reston18DowlawGreenlaw1848
James Luke, none, Hopprig14Brockhole, Parish of ColdinghamGreenlaw1854
William Moffat, Carter, Coldingham53LumsdeanGreenlaw1844
Catherine Norris, Hawker, Swinton57SunnysideGreenlaw1860
Adam Ogilvy, Labourer, [left blank]35Howpark, Parish of ColdinghamGreenlaw1854
Mary Patterson, None, Duns57RestonGreenlaw1843
Frances Purves, Labourer, Coldingham20ColdinghamGreenlaw1858
Matthew Purves, Labourer, Slighthouses24AuchencrowGreenlaw1846
Robert Purves, Carter, Coldingham22ColdinghamGreenlaw1843
William Purves, Fisher, Eyemouth37ColdinghamGreenlaw1851
William Purves, Fisher, Eyemouth39ColdinghamGreenlaw1852
Alexander Rentin or Renton, Hawker, Kelso38ColdinghamJedburgh1843
William Robertson, Labourer, Chirnside27AuchencrowGreenlaw1861
James Scott, Fish Curer, Coldingham19ColdinghamGreenlaw1853
James Steel, Labourer, Coldingham35ColdinghamGreenlaw1848
James Steele, Labourer, Coldingham40ColdinghamGreenlaw1854
William Trotter, Labourer, Ladyflat16ColdinghamGreenlaw1842
Francis Waite, Blacksmith, Coldingham23ColdinghamGreenlaw1843

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Vivienne S Dunstan Last updated 30th July 2013