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Borthwick Wa'as, St Mary's Chapel And Graveyard

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    BORTHWICK CHAPEL
  • Canmore ID
    54199
  • Site type
    BURIAL GROUND, CHAPEL
  • Parish
    ROBERTON
  • Council
    ROXBURGHSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 41654 13192
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.409168N, 2.923044W
  • Archeological notes
    NT41SW 5 41654 13192. (NT 4165 1319) Chapel (NR) (Site of) OS 6" map (1958) A chapel, commonly called Borthwick Chapel and said to have been dedicated to the Virgin Mary stood here before the Reformation. The old name of the parish was St Mary's. The graveyard is still in use. Remains of the chapel could be traced in 1834 (NSA 1845: A Hogg) Name Book 1859 The district of Borthwick Water was divided, at an early period, among the parishes of Wilton, Hawick and Hassendean, and was served by a chapel mentioned since the early 14th century at Kirkborthwick, and situated at or near to the burial ground of Borthwick Wa's. After the re-establishment of the Presbyterian church in the late 17th century, only occasional services were held in this part of the parish. Trans Hawick Archaeol Soc 1959; OPS 1851 Nothing now remains of this chapel. There is at least one late 17th century stone in the graveyard. RCAHMS 1956, visited 1945
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 54199 (1988)
    Detail of fragment of headstone built into wall, with carving of a winged skeleton with dart and quiver.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Christina Wintrup, d.1853, Mary Burnet, d.1864, Marion, d.1879, Andrew James and Frank, who died in infancy, Francis Elliot, d.1884 and Elizabeth Patterson, d.1896.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph showing view of collapsed headstone possibly commemorating Walter Grieve.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Crieve, d.1772, John Crieve, d.17(?), and Helen Elliot, d.1784.
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    Photograph of headstone with sculptured cherub head with wings commemorating James Grieve, d.1752 and Agnes Grieve, his sister.
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    Photograph of sculptured slab with emblem of mortality; a coffin raised by ropes.
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    Photograph of foot stone. Inscription illegible.
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    Photograph of ledger lying on side possibly commemorating John Potts of Carlenrigg. Inscription obscured by moss and photograph angle.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of ledger lying on side possibly commemorating John Potts of Carlenrigg. Inscription obscured by moss and photograph angle.
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    Photograph of ledger lying on side. Inscription not visible.
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    Photograph of ledger lying on side. Inscription not visible.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating John Patterson, d.19(?), Elizabeth Anderson, d.1901 and Margaret Anderson, d.1878(?)
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Norman William Grieve and his wife Eliza Clark, d.1936.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Jane Scott, d.1948, Ruth Hope, d.1963 and their son (?) Scott, d.1945.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Robert Nicol d.1852 and Katharine Wilson, d.1883.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of ledger commemorating Adam Pott of Hoscoat, d.1770, Betty Elliot, d.1752, Jennet Pott, d.1757, William Pott, d.1775, Mrs Elliot, d.1774, George Pott, d.1770, John Grieve, d.1795, John Grieve, died in infancy, Dolly Crieve, d.1806, Isabella Turnbull, d.1835.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James, Helen, Elliot, John and Thomas, children of James Oliver and Dorothea Moffat, died 1856.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph showing detail of of ledger commemorating members of the Pott family. Inscription obscured by moss.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of ledger James Clark, d.1761, Marion his daughter d.1798, William Scott, d.1800, Robert Rid (?), Helen Lillico, d.1830, William Wight, d.1892, Ellen Clark, d.1860, Ellen Clark Wight, d.1883, and Isabella Douglas Wight, d.1936.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone with winged angle and possible skull.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of sculptured slab with winged angel, cross bones and possible skull.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of red stone sculptured slab on west wall with "Memento Mori" figure. Possibly 17th century.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of sculptured slab with hammer, spade and hourglass motiff.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of sculptured slab with angel motiff.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of commemorative plaque with skull and cross bones.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Thomas Anderson, d.1813.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Robert Anderson, d.1858, John Anderson, d.1867, Thomas Anderson, d.1873, Mary Scott, d.1885 and Janet, d.1886.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Scott, d.1872, Ann Henderson, d.1872, Francis, d.18(?), George, d.1872 and Magaret. Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating David Scott, d.1851, Jane Scott, d.1866, and Isabella Scott, d.1835 and Beatrice Scott, d.1843.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating Christina Scott, d.1877, Jane Scott Rutherford, d.1844, and thomas Rutherford, d.1900.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Gowanlock, d.1819, and his son Adam Govenlock, d.1847(?). Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Mary Scott Tullie, d.18(?) and Charles Scott, d.1840.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Margaret Scott, d.1877 and Thomas Wilson, d.1918.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating Agnes Steven Gilmour Kirkpatrick, d.1964, and Thomascott, d.1973.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating Henry Scott, d.1860, Thomas Scott, d.1870 and Marion Scott, d.1908.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Isabella Dalgleish, d.1859 and Helen Dalgleish, d.1859.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Thomas Scott, d.1851 and Rachel Grieve, his wife, d.1853.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating George Scott, d.1851, Isabella Hall his wife, d.1904, Nellie, their daughters, Hellie, d.1905, Euphemia, Isabella and Margaret, d.1850 and Jane, d.1914.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Rachel Clyde, d.1868, also her sons, David, d.1898, James, d.1898(?), her granddaughter Maggie Turnbull, d.1880, her daughter Margaret, d.188(?) and John Elliot, d.18(?).
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Glendinning and Margaret Brydon, d.1830.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Thomas Elliot, d.1892, Elizabeth Miller, d.1891 and Mary Elliot, d.1893(?).
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of reverse of headstone commemorating John Elliot, d.1831 and Jane Goodfellow, d.1860.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Elliot, d.1899, Barbara Scott, d.1917, George Elliot, d.1879, Magaret Elliot, d.1879 and Mary Ann Elliot, d.1894.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Janet Telfer, d.1917, Adam Elliot, d.1985, Elizabeth, d.1963 and Mathew Rodger, d.1968.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Ralph Alan Stavert, d.1978 and his wife Pearl Gallagher, d.1985.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of reverse of headstone commemorating Magaret Elliot, d.1848, William Elliot, died in infancy, and John Elliot, d.1858. Inscription obscured by weathering and lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Elliot, d.1817, Betsy Scott, d.1842, James, d.1884, Helen Patterson, d.1854, Annie, d.1892 and 3 children who died in infancy.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Elliot, d.1923, and his wife Isabella Douglas Amog, d.1945.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating Davide Gowan, d.1891.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating George Nichol, d.1841, Ann Burnet, d.1878, John Nichol, d.1870, and William Nichol, d.1902.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Nichol, d.1792, Elizabeth Scott, d.1815, John(?) Nichol, d.1787 and William Nichol, d.1807. Inscription partially illegible.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Nichol, d.1875, Elizabeth Cavers, d.1881, Jane Nichol, d.1868 and Mary Renwick, d.1850.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Nichol, d.1829(?).
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Thomas Nichol, d.1846, John Nichol, d.1898 and Mary Stavert, d.1888.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Janet Brydon, d.1798, Mary Dixon, d.1807, and John Nichol, d.1839.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Christian Brydon, d.1954.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of urn monument commemorating, John Moffat, d.1852, Ann Laidler, d.1915, Ann Moffat, d.1853, Janet Robina Brydon, d.1936, and James Moffat, d.1941.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Ann Moffat, d.1911.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating George Richardson, d.1871, Elizabeth Burton, d.1824, William, d.1825, Helen, d.1841, Elizabeth Henry, d.1846, Walter Robson, d.1897 and Margaret Richardson, d. 1894.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Margaret Laing, d.1831, and William Richardson, d.1840.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Thomas Anderson, d. 1879, his wife Margaret Brydon, d.1897 and their son, John Anderson, d.1937.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of urn monument commemorating Elizabeth Pott, d.1855 and Thomasina Pott, d.1866.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating George Pott of Podd, d.1862, Jane Elliot, d.1864, Gideon Pott, d.1905, Janet Hunter, d.1912, Gideon Pott, d.1904, George Pott, d.1938, and William Pott, d.1952.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating Robert Grieve, d.1872, Christina Gray his wife, d.1880, Walter J Crieve, d.1948 and Isabella Easton, d.1953.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating Walter J Grieve, d.1861, Christian Elliot, d.1880, Margaret Grieve, d.1819, Mary C Grieve, d.1845, Agnes Griever, d.1847, William Grieve, d.1878, and Helen MacDonald Grieve, d.1885.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Robert Crieve, d.1785, Jean Curle, his wife, d.1814, James Grieve, d.1855, Ann Sibbald his wife, d.1840, Jean, d.1822, Charlott, d.1827, Ann, d.1832, William, d.1851 and Christina Graham, d.1833.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Lt. R. A. Vivian Crieve, d.1942, Winifred Mabel Diamond, d.1960 and James Grieve, d.1982.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Walter Grieve, d.1822, Janet Grieve, d.1815, Robert Grieve, d.1791, Elliot Grieve, d.1858, Harriet Turnbull, d.1857, Jessie Grieve, d.1877, Robert Grieve, d.1900, Walter Grieve, d.1876, Robert Grieve, d.1877, Christina Grieve, d.1943, John Gouinlock Grieve, d.1952, James, d.1913, Henry Elliot, d.1950 and Elliot, d.1906.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Robert Grieve, d.1885, Mary Pott, d.1894, James Grieve, d. 1880, his son Thomas, d.1880, Mary Turnball, d.1890 and Robert, d.1920.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of reverse of headstone. Inscription illegible from photograph.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone with winged angel, skeleton looking sideways and cross bones.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Dalgliesh S(?)ert, d.1908, Margaret Cavers, his wife, d.1825, Mary, d.1841, and Helen, d.1902 (?).
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Ann Ellliot, d.1855 and William Patterson, d.1875. Reverse of No. 38A filed under H 82758 PO.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Patterson, d.1837, Magaret Fratter, also Helen Armstong his wife, d.1856, Magaret Patterson, d.1818 and James Patterson, d.1854.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Patterson, d.1857, Magaret Fratter, d.1806, Magaret Patterson, d.1872, Jessie Patterson, d.1877, Christina Gordon Patterwon, d.1879, Simon Patterson, d.1882, Marrion Patterson, d.1885 and Helen Patterson, d.1893.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating George Moffat, d.1876 and also his wife Esther Aitken, d.1900.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Andison, d,1782, Catherine Linton, d.1789, Helen Oliver, d.1827, and William Anderson d.1818. Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Anderson, d.1868, and his wife, Margaret Sword, d.1881.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Anderson, d.1862, Margaret Burnett, d.1880, James Anderson, d.1923, Helen Rutherford, d.1924, Margaret, d.1957, and William Anderson, d.1864.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating John Anderson, d.1815, Helen Laidlaw, d.1848, William Anderson, d.1804, Robert Anderson, d. in infancy, William Anderson, d.1828 and Janet Anderson, d.1856.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Rev. Alex Cameron. Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Williiam Beatie, d.1867 and George Thomas Little Beattie, d.1892.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Helm, d1868, his wife, Margaret Graham, d.1858, Isabella, d.1856, Helen, d.1857 and Robin, d.1850.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Helm.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Nichol, d.1889, Janet Muir, d.1888, their son Walter, 1878, Janet nichol thier daughter, d.1862, their son John Nichol, d.1852 and James Muir, d.1875.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Euphemia , d.1895, her father, Robert Nichol, d.1919, and his wife Douglas Hall Miller, d.1930.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Peter Smith Elliot, d.1915, Helen Muir, d.1918, Jane Muir Drinnan, d.1926 and Robert Drinnan Elliot, d.1962.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating James Jackson, d.1917 and his wife Mary I Brown, d.1934.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Adam Nichol, d.1920, Catherine Brown, d.1937, Adam Nichol, d.1963, Jane Tait, 1983, and Mary, d.1979.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Adam Nichol, d.1865, Elizabeth Graham, d.1881, their daughters, Jane, d.1865, Helen, d.1881, and their sons, Walter, d.1882, and Walter, d.1880.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Alexander Gow, d.1836, his wife Margaret Pringle, d.1872, Thomas Gow, their son, d.1892, their daughters, Janet Gow, d.1882, and Margaret Turnbull, d.1880.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Robert Elliot, d.1922, Mary Mitchell, d.19(?), Christina Wintrup, d.1950, Mary, d.1955, Catherine Finlayson, d.1966 and James Charters, d,1967.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Walter Lunn, d.1873, Jane Lunn, d.1859, Janet Crive, d.1883 and Agness lunn, d.1894.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating David Stothart, d.1841, Christian Jackson, d.1851 and Jane Stothart, d.1841.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating David Stothart, d.1841, Christian Jackson, d.1851 and Jane Stothart, d.1841.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Mary Davidson, d.1836, and her husband, George Scott, d.1861.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Scott, d1886(?), Isabella Brown, d.1900, William Scott, d1910, Janet Jackson, d.1904 and Ann Sykes, d.1923.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Robert Brown, d.1901, Janet Brown, d.1859, Mary Hudson, d.1907, Alexander Brown, d.1906, William Brown, d.1926, and Euphemia Hudson Brown, d.1928.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Alexander B Pow, d.1938 and his wife Elizabeth Davidson, d.1968.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Armstrong, d.1889, William Armstrong, d.1908 and Jane Beattie, d.1917.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Armstrong, d.1889, William Armstrong, d.1908 and Jane Beattie, d.1917.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of cross headstone. Inscription illegible from photograph.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Walter Grieve, d.1721, Blanch Borthwick, James Grieve, d. 1781, Helen Laing, Walter Grieve d.1710, Kathrine Ogilvie, d.1759, James Grieve, d.1838, Agnes Hall d.1836, William Grieve, d.1875, Eliza Ann Gordon, d.1846, William Herbert Grieve, d.1908, Charles John Grieve and Elisabeth Willing Alleyne, d.1914. Inscription hampered by moss.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Anne Wilson wife of George Peackock. Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Betrice Roa and her husband, John Scott. Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of obelisk commemorating James Oliver, d.1880, his wife, Dorothea Moffat, d.1891, their second son, William Moffat, d.1910 and their daughter, Jane, d.1918.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Pow, d.1915(?), Margaret Bl(?), d.1928 and Jane Pow, d.1877.
  • 54199 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating William Pow, d.1956 and his wife Jane Forsyth, d.1965.
  • 54199 ()
    General view.
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    General view.
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    General view.
  • 54199 ()
    General view.
  • 54199 (1975)
    General view.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1224943 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Anne Wilson wife of George Peackock. Inscription obscured by lichen.
  • 1207744 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating Walter Grieve, d.1721, Blanch Borthwick, James Grieve, d. 1781, Helen Laing, Walter Grieve d.1710, Kathrine Ogilvie, d.1759, James Grieve, d.1838, Agnes Hall d.1836, William Grieve, d.1875, Eliza Ann Gordon, d.1846, William Herbert Grieve, d.1908, Charles John Grieve and Elisabeth Willing Alleyne, d.1914. Inscription hampered by moss.
  • 1158094 ()
    Photograph of headstone commemorating David Stothart, d.1841, Christian Jackson, d.1851 and Jane Stothart, d.1841.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet XXIV1858
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Selkirkshire, Sheet XIX1859

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 024.121858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Selkirk, Sheet 019.111859