Notes from Coldingham testificates


As part of my Coldingham one-place study 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

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Vivienne S Dunstan
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