Tweedmouth baptisms 1813-1845, burials 1813-1836

Here’s a new parish for us! At Tweedmouth St. Bartholomew in the district of Berwick in the far north of Northumberland (almost in Scotland!), from a combination of the parish registers and the Bishop’s Transcript:

  • 2,596 baptisms spanning 1813-1845
  • 2,559 burials spanning 1813-1836

Despite its distant location, Tweedmouth was actually part of County Durham until 1844. Abodes mentioned (many in adjacent parishes and some in Scotland) include Ancroft, Beal, Berry Burn, Berwick on Tweed, Bonner’s Stead, Bowsden, Bridge Mill, Cheswick, Cocklaw, Duddo, Dunse, East Allerdean, East Ord, Emerick, Eyemouth, Felkington, Fenham, Greenlaw Wells or Walls, Greenses, Grindon, Haggerston, Heathery Tops, Horncliffe, Letham or Litham, Longridge, Lowick, Morton or Murton, Norham, Ord Moor, Richardson’s Stead, Scremerston, Sea Water Haugh, Shoreswood, Slainsfield, South Ord, Spittal, Thornton, Tile Houses, Tweedmouth, Unthank, Unthank Engine or Old Engine, West Allerdean, and West Ord.

Sample baptisms:

  • 29 Apr 1815 Patience [Watson/Temple], of Unthank Engine, daughter of Ralph Watson (husbandman) & Grace Temple, the parents were clandestinely married in Scotland as declared by the mother of this child
  • 16 Nov 1825 John Joy, of Tweedmouth, son of George (Chief mate in His Majesty’s Revenue Cutter, the Mermaid) & Sarah Joy
  • 18 Mar 1837 Edward Edmondson Kennedy, of Thornton in the parish of Norham, illegitimate son of Ann Edmondson Kennedy (spinster)
  • 7 Dec 1845 Margaret Ainslie, of Spittal, born 18 Nov 1845, daughter of John (fisherman) & Margaret Ainslie

Sample burials:

  • 24 Aug 1814 Mary Suttey, age: supposed about 30, found suspended to a thorn by a shawl on 21st. Coroner’s verdict Lunacy., ceremony not used
  • 4 Jun 1820 John Strangeways, of Tweedmouth, age: 58
  • 19 Nov 1824 Alexander Sidey, of Berwick, age: 33, a native of Tweedmouth drowned in the River Tweed
  • 1 Mar 1831 Eleanor Douglas, of Spittal, age: 103