Inveresk (Midlothian)

Records, sources & information about the Parish of Inveresk & the Burgh of Musselburgh, "The Honest Toun", "Conchipolis"

Parish number 689

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Apothecaries & surgeons
Apprentices at Edinburgh
Bailies (Magistrates) of Musselburgh
Banns & Marriages
Battle of Pinkie
Baxters (bakers)
Births after 1854
Births before 1855
Books & articles
Burgesses of Musselburgh
Burgess tickets
Burgh arms & seal
Burgh records of Musselburgh
Burial records (before 1855)
Burial records (after 1854)
Burial ground (churchyard)
Burial ground (modern)
Butchers (fleshers)
Cemetery (modern)
Cemetery (churchyard)
Census records
Chartularies: Burgh charters
Church Session records
Churchyard: inscriptions
Clock & watchmakers
Coat of arms & seal of Musselburgh
Consistorial processes
Craft guilds
Customs & excise men
Deaths after 1854
Deaths before 1855
Directories (street/trade)
Estate papers: miscellaneous
Excise & customs men
Farm horse tax
Fisherrow Sailors' Society
Fleshers (butchers)
Gravestone inscriptions
Guilds (craft)
Hammermen (Smiths)
Headstone inscriptions
Hearth tax records
History of the parish
Inhabitants: lists
Inscriptions on gravestones
Inventories of moveable property
Kirkyard: inscriptions
Land ownership
Lawyers: Notaries' Protocol Books
Magistrates (Bailies) of Musselburgh
Manuscripts in National Records of Scotland
Manuscripts in National Library of Scotland
Marriages after 1854
Marriages before 1855
Marriage contracts
Memorials: Churchyard
Memorials: World Wars
Ministers of the parish church
Ministers (other)
Monumental inscriptions
Notaries' Protocol Books
Old Parish Registers (b/m/d bef. 1855)
Parish Church
Parish ministers
Parish Registers of b/m/d bef. 1855
Places & web-sites of interest
Poll tax of 1695
Poor, poorhouse
Population statistics
Population in 1792
Protocol Books of Notaries
Provosts of Musselburgh
Registers of Sasines: land registers
Sailors: Fisherrow Sailors' Society
Sasines: land registers
Scandal: legal processes
Session clerks, church treasurers & precentors
Smiths (Hammermen)
Statistical Accounts
Statistics: Population
Statutory records of b/m/d aft. 1854
Surgeons & apothecaries
Tax Records: Poll tax 1695
Town Clerks of Musselburgh
Town Council of Musselburgh
Town Treasurers of Musselburgh
Valuation Rolls
War memorials & war graves
Watchmakers & clockmakers
Wills & inventories
Wrights (Carpenters, joiners)


This page lists some of the available sources of information about Musselburgh and Inveresk, mostly before 1900, and in particular, records that are held in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, where many of the records are open to the public at no charge.

Indexes and actual records for the Old Parish Registers, Statutory Registers of Births, Marriages & Deaths and Censuses are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople. The statutory records of births can be seen at that site from 1855 up to 100 years ago; of marriages, from 1855 up to 75 years ago; for deaths, from 1855 up to 50 years ago. More recent records can be ordered.

The Old Parish Registers of births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials (1606-1854), the Statutory Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths beginning on 1 Jan 1855 and the census records for the parish for the years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 may also be seen, in person, in Edinburgh, at the ScotlandsPeople Centre. See details at the website for the ScotlandsPeople Centre.

The Old Parish Registers and census records are also widely available in libraries on microfilm. Microfiche indexes to the pre-1855 registers of baptisms/births and marriages (for all Midlothian) and of the censuses of 1881 and 1891 are also widely available.

The parish of Inveresk lies within the area covered by the Lothians Family History Society.

Note that although the parish of Inveresk lies within the county of Midlothian for historical purposes, since 1974 it has been within the area administered by East Lothian Council. So information about the area's history - archives, local history collections and museum collections - is to be found in Haddington, at the new John Gray Centre.

Some relevant material is held at Midlothian Local Studies and Archives, Clerk Street, Loanhead, Midlothian.

Note There are places called `Newbg' in many parts of Scotland. In particular, in addition to the Newbg in the parish of Inveresk, there is (or, rather, was) a Newbg in the parish of St Cuthberts, at Lochrin.


BMBurgess of Musselburgh
NLSNational Library of Scotland
NRSNational Records of Scotland, formerly called the National Archives of Scotland [NAS] and, before that, the Scottish Record Office [SRO]
HM General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY (Tel: +44-131-535-1314)
OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)



Photo-books - old photographs of Musselburgh



Statistical accounts

General descriptions of the state of the parish at different times


Maps of Inveresk and Musselburgh

1:25000 Ordnance Survey map - published 1947

1:10560 (Six inch) Ordnance Survey map - surveyed 1853, published 1854

For the full range of maps of Inveresk and Musselburgh in the National Library, see National Library's Maps.

There are no Ordnance Survey maps before the 1850s.


A Plan of Edinburgh and Places adjacent by John Laurie, Geographer, 1766. (Includes the parish of Inveresk).

Hay's New Plan of Musselburgh & its Environs, 1824, by James Hay, surveyor, Musselburgh & Charles Thomson, engraver, 19 Shakespeare Square, Edinburgh. (NRS ref. RHP1855, reproduced in facsimile at about one inch to 100 yards by East Lothian District Library, 1993)

Reform Act plan of Musselburgh of 1832
A reproduction of the plan was published in 1992 by Historical Discovery, 9/11 Market St., Crewe, Cheshire CW1 2EW, England - ISBN 1 85796 509 4).

Town plan of Musselburgh in 1853

Town plan of Musselburgh in 1893

Ordnance Survey 1:2500 scale map (Edinburghshire sheet 4.11), surveyed 1893, published 1895 (reproduced in 1987 as Musselburgh at scale of ca. 1:4340 or 15 inches to the mile by Alan Godfrey.

Ordnance Survey maps of Fisherrow and Musselburgh at 1:2500 for 1853, and 1:500 for 1893, among others, are held on microfiche at the John Gray Centre, Haddington.

ScotlandsPlaces: Inveresk - an extensive collection of photographs, maps and records

map of Musselburgh

Above: modern street map of Musselburgh (© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA)
Click on the map above to go to OpenStreetMap centred on Musselburgh


Parish church

Dedicated to St Michael, the church is located in Inveresk village, outwith the burgh, at national grid ref. NT344721, at the site of a Roman fort. The present church was opened in 1806, to replace the previous small church, which could no longer accommodate the growing congregation. The old church incorporated materials of Roman date. It was 102 feet by 24 feet internally, with 2 aisles added on each side. These aisles were built by individuals for their family burials after burials within churches were banned in 1590; from the extant burial records, they were the Carberrie aisle, Stoneyhill aisle, Whitehill aisle and Mr Cout's (Colt's) aisle.

Engraving of Inveresk Kirk in 1547

Photographs of Inveresk Kirk

Photo of the kirk at Geograph

Architectural details are given at British listed buildings.


Parish ministers of Inveresk, 1560-1910

adm.: admitted, ass.: assistant, bapt.: baptised, contr.: contract, dem.: demitted, dep.: deposed, ind.: inducted, lic.: licensed, mar.: married, min.: minister, ord.: ordained, pres.: presented, rel.: related, res.: resigned, suc.: successor, test.: testament, tr.: translated

John Burne1567minr. in 1567
Edward Layis (or Lees)1570reader in 1570
Andrew Blackhall1574-1597?adm. 1574, d. 31 Jan 1609, aged 72
Adam Colt (or Cout)1597-1641b. 1562, adm. 1597, demitted 3 Jun 1641, d. 24 Mar 1643, aged 81
Oliver Colt1632-1679son of Adam C., b. 31 Dec 1597, ord. & inst. ass. 5 Dec 1632, inst. 4 Jun 1641, d. 30 Dec 1679
Arthur Millar1680-1689adm. & inst. 9 Jun 1680, deprived 3 May 1689, d. 9 Oct 1727, aged 77
Richard Howison1694-1700tr. & adm. 18 Sep 1694, d. Nov 1700, aged ca. 68
John Williamson1702-1740ord. 30 Apr 1702, died 2 Feb 1740, aged 59
Frederick Carmichael1741-1747tr. & adm. 15 Apr 1741, tr. to New Greyfriars' Kirk, Edinburgh, 24 Dec 1747
Alexander "Jupiter" Carlyle (portraits)1748-1805b. 26 Jan 1722, ord. 2 Aug 1748, d. 25 Aug 1805
Leslie Moodie1806-1840b. 29 Dec 1766, son of Roger M., min. of Monimail FIF; ord. Newton 25 Mar 1796; tr. to Kelso ROX 14 Aug 1800; tr. & adm. 27 Jun 1806; D.D. 1820 St Andrews; d. 27 Jul 1840; mar. 1818 Cath., dau. of Charles Fergusson, London & gdau. of sir James F. of Kilkerran bart.
John Gardiner Beveridge1836-1886b. 2 Dec 1806 Kinross, son of James B.; ord. assistant & successor 16 Feb 1836; d. 10 Oct 1886; mar. 1836 Margaret Grahame, dau. of William Bryce, min. of Aberdour; issue: Jane G., James A., Wm B., Margaret, John, Francis, Janet Isabella, Emily Christina, Mary Eliz. Anne, David Macbeth Moir
Alexander Marshall1887-1888b. 6 Jan 1849 Kilsyth, son of James M.; M.A. Glasgow 1872; ord. Hurlford 5 Nov 1874; tr. to Callander 13 Sep 1877; tr. & adm. 17 May 1887; res. 16 Feb 1888; min. of Scots kirk, Melbourne; D.D. Edinburgh 1895; mar. 1875 Jeanie Crawford, dau. of James Hay, Glasgow; issue: James, Hay, Allastair G.M., Crawford C. & 7 others
James Sharp1888-1905b. 1 Nov 1860 Scone, son of Wm S.; assistant N. Leith; ord. N. Church, Stirling 3 Feb 1887; tr. & adm. 4 Sep 1888; d. 18 Oct 1905; mar. 1887 Annie Taylor, dau. of John Graham; issue: Wm S., Agnes M., James E., Ursula E., Maud M., Dora C., Irene S.
James Wallace1906b. 23 Sep 1871 Corstorphine, son of Robert W.; M.A., B.D. Edinburgh; assistant St Mary's Edinburgh; ord. Eyemouth BEW 4 Aug 1899; tr. to 2nd charge St Andrews 25 Jun 1903; tr. & adm. 17 May 1906; d. unmar. 4 Oct 1906
George Gordon Dundas Stewart Duncan1907-1910b. 23 Apr 1870, son of Thos D., min. of Bridge of Weir; M.A. (1890) B.D. (1895) Glasgow; ass. prof. of Divinity, Glasgow; ord. Glendevon PER 21 Jul 1897; tr. to Glencairn 25 Jan 1900; tr. 16 May 1907; tr. & adm. St Cuthberts 12 May 1910; mar. Cath. Louise, dau. of Robert Hunt White, Prestonpans
William Edie1910-1936D.D. St Andrews 1918; d. 22 Jun 1936; mar. Jean Irvine Fergusson

Assistant ministers of the parish

Philip Hislop1595-1596adm. ass. 1 Jan 1595, d. 1596, aged ca. 29
William Dun1709-1716el. 28 Jun 1702, ord. at Dalkeith 12 Apr 1709, tr. to Glamis 11 Nov 1716
Robert Bonaloy1719-1745el. 22 Apr 1718, ord. 22 Jul 1719, d. 18 Feb 1745, mar. at Edr 9 Dec 1719 Margaret (Peggie) Dunlop
--- Grant1745went to London & joined Church of England
Archibald Gracie-d. 20 Oct 1828 Portobello, mar.


Session clerks, kirk treasurers & precentors


Other ministers in the parish

Listed in Poll Tax of 1695

Mr Andrew Done, with wife & servant
Mr Thomas Nasmith, min. at Inveresk, with wife, daughter & servant


(1) Ministers of Northesk Church of Scotland
Northesk Church was opened in 1838 and the quoad sacra parish of Northesk dates from 1859.

Alexander Davidson1839-1843ord. 24 Jan 1839, tr. to N. Leith 22 Jun 1843
Robert Forrester Proudfoot1844-1845ord. 5 Jan 1844, tr. to Fogo 4 Jul 1845
John Robin1845-1849ord. 26 Dec 1845, tr. to Burntisland 29 Jun 1849
William Lambie Nelson1850-1853?ord. 24 Jan 1850, became min. in Queensland, Australia
William Dobie1853-1859ord. 15 Dec 1853, tr. to Ladykirk 17 Mar 1859
John Falconer1859-1864ord. 24 Nov 1859, tr. to Ettrick 16 Jun 1864
Henry Moncrieff Macgill1865-1906b. 22 Dec 1835 Glasgow; ord. 6 Jul 1865; d. 7 Jun 1906; mar. 1866 Jane S. Whyte; issue: Henry, Cath., Stephenson [son], Jane W.
George Gordon Stott1906-1910b. 29 Mar 1868 Montrose, M.A. (1890) B.D. (1893) St Andrews; ass. prof. of Hebrew St Andrews 1893-4; ass. St Columba's London & South Leith; ord. 15 Dec 1898 Dulwich London; tr. to Northesk 24 Sep 1906; tr. & adm. to Cramond 10 Jun 1910; d. 23 Jun 1952; mar. 5 Apr 1899 Flora Corsar, dau. of Mark Louden Anderson, min. of Menmuir ANS, later of 2nd charge St Andrews; issue: Richard Corsar Gordon; Ian Fergusson Gordon; Geo. Gordon, lord advocate
John Ashplant Nicholls1910-1917tr. to Cambusnethan 16 May 1917
David Duncan1917-tr. from Duntocher 17 Oct 1917; d. 20 Jul 1940 Crieff

(2) Burgher (later, United Presbyterian) Kirk

The Burgher chapel, built ca 1768, was in Bridge Street, west of the River Esk.

James Scott1768-1781?ord. 20 Apr 1768, tr. to Bristo Church, Edr after 13 yrs, d. 22 Mar 1786, aged 42
Alexander Black1788-1840ord. 27 Aug 1788, dem. 1 Sep 1840, d. 30 Jan 1846 aged 81
George Hill1834-1838ind. as colleague of Alex. Black 20 May 1834, d. 19 Mar 1838 aged 34
James Robertson1840-1848ord. 27 Oct 1840, loosed from his charge 8 Aug 1848, tr. to Duncan Street, Edr, m. Elizabeth Baird 8 Oct 1845
Hugh Tait1849-1852?ord. 19 Jul 1849, emigrated to Canada
James Imrie1854-1875b. ca. 1826 Collace PER; ord. 22 Mar 1854, loosed 4 May 1875, tr. to Gillespie Church, Glasgow
George F. Dewar1876-1881b. ca. 1842 Carluke LKS; ord. 24 Jul 1876, loosed 4 Oct 1881, tr. to Strathaven LKS; mar. 1866 Margaret, dau. of William Wardrop; issue: Peter, Agnes, Lilias, Wm. Maggie, Jane, Geo.
Alexander Scott1882-ind. 11 Jul 1882

(3) Relief Kirk

The Relief kirk, built 1783, was on the south side of Millhill, towards the west end. The building is now St Andrews Church of Scotland.

William McKechney1786-1828ord. 25 Jan 1786, d. 1 Apr 1828
James Jeffrey1830-1836ord. 24 Mar 1830, tr. to Greenock 27 Sep 1836
Martin Wilson Livingstone1837-1853b. ca. 1808 Kilsyth STI; ord. 26 Apr 1837, loosed 12 Apr 1853, emigrated to Canada; mar. 1837 Margaret Thomson; issue: Robert; Mary A.; Wm; Margaret; Martin W.; Jane T.
Alexander B. Sclanders1853-1861ind. 2 Nov 1853, res. 5 Feb 1861, d. 1 Dec 1861 aged 38
George Barlas1861-1896b. ca. 1833 Perth; ind. 18 Jul 1861, d. 17 Jul 1896 aged 72; mar. 1866 Anna Margaret Paton Jack
David Gilchrist1886-ord. 8 Jul 1886?

(4) Free Kirk, Musselburgh, from 1843

At the West Port, south side of Musselburgh High Street, facing the New Bridge over the River Esk

John R. Glass1843-1855b. ca. 1804 Rothesay BUT; d. 29.12.1855, aged 51; m. Louisa Campbell MacNab; issue: Eliza M.; Barbara C.; John N. McL.; Cath. S.; D.P.; James; Louis John; Henrietta Jane

Members & adherents of the Free Kirk, Musselburgh, 1856-9 - NRS CH3/1496/14


(1) Congregational

The Congregational Chapel is on the north side of Fisherrow High Street, east of its junction with Bridge Street.

John Watsonminister, Congregational Church, Fisherrow, d. 5 Aug 1844, aged 66, m. Jane Lindsay
David Johnsonpastor, Congregational Church, Fisherrow, d. 29 Apr 1864 in Dundee, aged 25

(2) Episcopalian

Until 1785, episcopalians met in Sharp's Land (now 8 Pinkie Road). An Episcopal chapel was built in 1785 on the north side of Millhill, towards its east end. The congregation later moved to the present church (St Peter's, by Paterson & Shiells, Edr) on the south side of Musselburgh High Street, at the East Port, the old chapel becoming a school.

William ForbesHe was minister in 1745
Testament (Edr) 18.7.1793: "late episcopal minister at Mh"
John Falconer1754-7; also ministered at Dalkeith
William Smithepiscopal minister 1773-1823, d. 25 Jan 1823, aged 73
Thomas Langhornesuc. & son-in-law to Wm Smith; b. ca. 1798 England; mar. 1822 Elizabeth Rowand Smith; issue: Thomas, headmaster of Loretto School; Wm H., teacher, Loretto; Alex., teacher, Loretto; Chas James; Cath. S.


Statutory Records of Births, Marriages, Deaths (1855 to present)

These are online at ScotlandsPeople.

They can also be seen in person at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh - see details at ScotlandsPeople Centre.

Old Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages, Deaths/burials (1606-1854)

These are online at ScotlandsPeople.

They can also be seen in person at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh - see details at ScotlandsPeople Centre.

They are also widely available on microfilm in libraries and Family History Societies. Microfiche indexes (for all Midlothian) of the baptisms/births and banns/marriages in these registers are also widely available in libraries and Family History Societies.

  1. Births & baptisms

    • 1607 - Apr 1709
    • Jun 1709 - 31 Dec 1854 (but defective in mid 1750s)

    In the National Records:

    • 1769 - 1854 (NRS CH2/531/5)
    • 1785 (only) for Burgher Kirk, Bridge Street (NRS CH3/1495/24)
  2. Banns & Marriages

    • 1606 - Jun 1615
    • Jul 1620 - Dec 1622 & 1 entry in 1623
    • 1667 - 1675 not on microfilm or OPR index (see NRS CH2/531/55)
    • 1687 - 1690 not on microfilm or OPR index (see NRS CH2/531/54)
    • May 1690 - 31 Dec 1854 (but 2 pages are missing from the microfilm)

    I will provide full details of individual entries in the Inveresk marriage register, Aug 1719 to Oct 1750 free, on request.

    Marriages in which one party was residing in Inveresk, the other in Prestonpans, 1719-50, are here

    Mentions of people in the parish of Inveresk found in the marriage register of the parish of Edinburgh:

    Mentions of people in the parish of Inveresk found in the marriage register of the parish of Canongate:

  3. Deaths & Burials

    • Jan 1750 - Aug 1750 damaged
    • Apr or May 1751 - Aug 1763
    • 1783 - 31 Dec 1854 ("indexed" 1820-1854; barely coherent circa 1800)

    I will provide full details of individual entries in the Inveresk burial register, 1750 to Aug 1763 free, on request.


Marriage contracts

DateTypePartiesNRS ref.
22 Sep 1651antenuptialWilliam Leslie, merchant, BM
Elizabeth, dau. of John Johnestoune, gardener
14 Sep 1667antenuptialWilliam Ramage, indweller in Fisherrow, BM
Marion, dau. of Thomas Hill, indweller in Monktonhall
10 Jul 1684antenuptialJames Ramage, BM
Janet, youngest dau. of Thomas Huntar, W.S.
16 May 1694antenuptialCharles Wilsone, skipper in Musselburgh
Isobel, dau. of Mr George Adam [or Adie], schoolmaster there
late 17th-early 18th C.antenuptialJohn Cubie, eldest son of Thomas Cubie, skipper in Prestounpannes
Janet Johnstoune, dau. of Robert Johnstoune, seaman in Fisherrow
-- Jul 1701antenuptialAlexander Black, wright in Potterraw alias Easter Portsbrugh
Margaret Thomsone, dau. of dec. Archibald Thomsone, mariner in Fisherraw, and servitrix to Archibald Buntaine of Balglass
26 Apr 1771postnuptialThomas Brown, merchant in Fisherrow
Ann, dau. of James Gardener at Saltpans near Fisherrow (registered in Edinburgh Commissary Court Books 29.8.1771)


Monumental inscriptions in Inveresk Churchyard

See also Inveresk Cemetery.

Inveresk churchyard contains memorials dating from about 1700. There are stones with dates as recent as 1957. Monumental inscriptions in the kirkyard that were extant 100 years before that, in 1857, are in the Appendix of Paterson's book and a transcript of these inscriptions is at Monumental inscriptions in Inveresk Churchyard extant in 1857. It seems probable that many monuments were moved, lost or destroyed during the building of the present church.

All known inscriptions in the kirkyard are in R. Torrance (ed.), North-East Midlothian Monumental Inscriptions, Scottish Genealogy Soc., Edinburgh, 2000, ISBN 0-901061-88-3. It would have been nice to have been able to report that this was an accurate record (e.g. William Aitchison of Drummore b. 1753, d. 1939). The editing is woefully inadequate. Parts of some inscriptions are in square brackets, but no explanation is offered for that. We are told that some stones have been renewed and have less detail than the originals, but we are not told which stones they are. The original transcriber (Cramer) is said to have combined inscriptions from separate stones, where they appeared to relate to the same family; why is there no indication of where this has occurred, or why have the inscriptions not been separated again before publication?

Stones mentioned in the burial records for 1750-1763

The dates are the earliest mentions of the stones (or railings in some cases). Some of the entries below undoubtedly refer to the same stones. A "through stone" is a horizontal stone. Date format is The given names "Patrick" & "Peter" were used interchangably at this time. Very few of these stones can now be identified.

Asken [i.e. Erskine] 16.05.50
Ballantyne 12.12.51
Patrick/Peter Ballantyne 29.05.56
Peter Ballantyne headst. 12.12.61
Begg 21.10.51
Martin Begg 05.08.62
Martin Begg headst. [?] 10.07.62
Bennet 12.04.51
Berrie 31.07.51
bailie Berrie 20.12.51
Mr Bonieal[...] [?] [i.e. Bonaloy] 16.05.50
Jean Brown 11.09.51
Jean Brown headst. 07.10.58
Campbell 29.01.50
Alexander Campbell through st. 06.03.52
Carfrae 08.06.51
Henry Carfrae 09.01.53
Henry Carfrae headst. 13.04.58
Carmichael 11.05.52
James Carmichael 15.07.54
James Carmichael headst. 11.03.60
Cass [?] 28.03.50
Cass 01.07.50
James Cass headst. 05.03.52
bailie Cochran 06.04.51
bailie Thos. Cochran 07.12.55
Mr Couts [i.e. Colt's] rail 06.01.59
Couts paling [?] 25.06.53
Thomas Cowan 28.11.52
Thomas Cowan through st. 19.10.57
Alexander Craig 22.01.50
Martin Craig 16.05.50
Dreddon [?] 04.04.51
Dreddon 13.06.51
James Dreddon 13.01.53
John Duncan through st. 04.11.58
Forrest 08.11.59
Andrew Geddie 28.11.57
Granger 10.02.50
Thomas Gray 04.04.51
Handyside pillar 23.05.51
Archibald Handyside pillar 27.07.52
John Henderson rail 12.09.55
Hercus 28.08.54
William Hercus 19.05.56
Herriot 08.03.50
Peter Herriot 26.04.63
Robert Herriot 12.08.63
John Hill headst. 17.03.52
Archibald Hislop 23.06.52
James Hislop 11.06.51
James Hislop headst. 30.12.55
Robert Hislop 01.02.50
easter Hislop 15.06.62
wester Hislop 09.04.51
bailie Hog 19.03.50
bailie Hog through st. 25.08.59
bailie Hog headst. [error?] 11.10.58
Hog through st. 13.06.59
Inglis 01.02.50
John Inglis headst. 07.04.51
Jackson rail [?] 05.10.60
Johnston [?] 12.04.51
Nicol Johnston 30.07.51
Kedglie 09.10.51
John Kedglie 07.08.52
John Kedglie through st. 23.07.55
Kellie 27.03.50
William Kellie headst. 22.10.53
Lindsay 16.01.50
Samuel Lindsay 15.12.55
bailie Lindsay 10.08.56
Lithgow 31.01.50
Alexander Lithgow 02.08.50
Litster 23.04.55
clerk Litster 24.09.59
Liventin [?] 24.07.51
McClare [?] 11.02.50
John McClare 27.09.52
McClare headst. 24.11.59
Mour 16.03.50
Alexander Mour 30.04.54
William Mour 01.08.50
James Ouns 24.01.50
John Paterson 30.01.55
Penman 25.02.50
Alexander Penman headst. 14.09.51
Pe(a)ston 15.01.50
Ramage 06.11.53
Walter Richie 27.02.50
Robertson 27.11.51
Robert Robertson 20.03.52
Robert Robertson headst. 08.09.59
William Robertson 26.05.60
Sampson 29.02.52
John Sampson 21.04.56
John Sampson headst. 07.02.58
Scot 15.03.52
Adam Scot 10.06.53
Shead 10.07.50
James Shead 04.04.51
Smart 31.01.50
bailie Smart 11.02.50
bailie Smart headst. 02.06.58
Smart south st. 13.08.52
Smart rail 30.04.53
Smart paling 08.05.54
clerk Smith 26.09.52
Swinton 20.01.52
Patrick/Peter Tait 29.07.50
Patrick Tait headst. 08.03.55
William Taylor 02.04.51
William Taylor headst. 07.07.58
Thomson 01.01.60
James Thomson 23.07.60
Tod 27.02.52
Veitch 16.03.50
Veitch through st. 13.11.60
David Veitch 14.04.54
Walter Veitch 04.02.57
Walter Veitch headst. 10.01.63
Vernor rail [?] 21.03.52
Walker 12.08.51
Walker headst. 20.07.55
James Walker 28.02.56
John Walker 09.04.57
Watson 24.12.51
George Watson 11.10.55
James Waugh 26.07.50
Waugh headst. 03.11.53
Whitson 25.07.52
James Whitson 11.10.52
James Whitson through st. 25.10.62
Wight 05.02.50
John Wight 11.06.51
John Wight headst. 08.04.58
Wightman 26.09.52
bailie Wilkie 08.03.50
bailie Wilkie through st. 19.03.54
James Wilkie 13.06.50
Wright 10.07.55
Charles Wright 21.04.63
Young 20.06.51
Young through st. 04.04.53
George Young [?] 13.12.55
George Young 03.06.57


Inveresk Cemetery

The modern cemetery is immediately west of Inveresk Churchyard and is being steadily expanded westwards over the site of the Roman fort.

The registers of burials and burial lair plans for Inveresk Cemetery are held at the Registration Office, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh (Tel 0131 653 5225/5226). See East Lothian Council: Paying for the burial.

I am not aware of any listing of the monuments in the modern cemetery.

See also Monumental inscriptions in Inveresk Churchyard.


War memorials & war graves

The Scottish War Memorials Project:

The Scottish War Graves Project:

Inveresk Cemetery - and further pages accessible from there


Church Session Records of the Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/531/...
do1900-7 to 10
Scroll minutes1855-194811 to 15
Heritors' & kirk session minutes re poor1758-180916
Poors' House directors' minutes1749-176517
Poors' House committee minutes1752-176517
Poors' House directors' minutes1765-177918
Poors' House accounts1753-177418
Cash books1840-195123 to 26
Hastie's Fund & Cowan's Legacy accounts1810-8828
Parish Library & Sunday School accounts1840-8529
Chalmers's & Campbell's Bequests accounts1840-4730
Baptismal registers1858-195431 to 34
Proclamations1855-194735 to 39
Proclamation certificates40 to 42
Communion Rolls1867-194643 to 52
Disjunction Certificates1917-2953
List of young communicants at Kelso1801-0656
List of young communicants in parish of Inveresk1806-3756
Young communicants189961
Communion seats1840-5462
Allocation of seats180863
Vacancy committee minutes1905-1064 to 66
Dr Edie Memorial committee minutes1938-4067
Waterloo Subscription accounts1816-4768
State of stipend1816-4069
Heritors' book1790-9770
Assessments for repairs1815-1871 to 72
Decreet of locality178173
Sermons preached by Mr John Williamson, minister at Inveresk [printed]172174
Misc. correspondence, minutes & accounts of kirk session & heritors18 & 19 century75
Proclamation register1966-7276
List of proclamations1959-7778




Surgeons & apothecaries


Clockmakers & watchmakers


Customs men

Excise men

Customs or Excise?



Population statistics

Year Male Female TotalSource
1755 4645 (Dr Alexander Webster)
1792 (Nov./Dec.) 5392 (Old Statistical Account - see details below)
18016604Decennial census


Distribution of the population in Nov./Dec. 1792

Source: Old Statistical Account

Within the burgh of Musselburgh:
Musselburgh, West Pans, etc. 1640
Newbg 490
Fisherrow, Marketgate, Bridgend, etc. 1799
Timberbush, Spring Garden, Brunstane Mill, Magdalene Pans, etc. 86
total 4015
In the country parish:
Inveresk village 235
South-east 238
Monktonhall 163
Monkton & Cairnie 120
Whitehill & New Hailes61
Stoneyhill, Stoneybank, etc. 48
total 865
Employed in coal pits 260
at Craighall 252
total 512
total in country 1377
total in burgh 4015
total population of Inveresk parish 5392


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Inveresk:


Poll tax records for 1695

NRS ref. E70/8/10
Manuscript transcript available in Scottish Genealogy Society Library. Also now published as part of R. Torrance (ed.), North-East Midlothian Monumental Inscriptions, Scottish Genealogy Soc., Edinburgh, 2000, ISBN 0-901061-88-3. Contains names of 682 heads of household and some others; wives, children and servants are mentioned but in most cases not named.


Hearth tax records for 7 Mar 1694

NRS ref. E69/16/1/1

Images of the original records for Inveresk, accessible only on payment of subscription:


Lists of inhabitants of the parish

See also Poll tax records and Census records.

Nos 1-5 were drawn up by the kirk session to provide the names of children to be examined in their catechism, and were probably used by Dr Alexander Webster in computing the total population of Scotland in 1755.

  1. 4 Dec 1741 with alterations Jan 1744: List of examinable persons east of the River Esk (NRS ref. CH2/531/54)
  2. 30 Nov 1742: A list of examinable persons west of the River Esk (NRS ref. CH2/531/54)
  3. Jan 1749: A list of persons east of the River Esk (NRS ref. CH2/531/55)
  4. 14 Feb 1749: List of examinable persons on north (i.e. west) side of water (NRS ref. CH2/531/55) (parishioners over about 7 years of age). [Transcript & index in preparation. Meantime, please contact me if you'd like to know if a family is on the list, which covers Fisherrow, Market Street, Bridgend, Monktonhall, etc.]
  5. 15 Jan 1755: List of people of all ages on the east side of the water of Musselburgh (i.e. the River Esk) (NRS ref. CH2/531/55). Incomplete.
  6. 1831: Population of parish (NRS ref. CH2/531/57)
  7. 1833-38: Population of parish (NRS ref. CH2/531/58)
  8. 1835: Ecclesiastical census of part of the parish (NRS ref. CH2/531/59).
  9. 19th century: District roll (NRS ref. CH2/531/60)
  10. 19th century: Roll of parish (NRS ref. CH2/531/61)


Census records from 1841

These are online at ScotlandsPeople.

They can also be seen in person at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh - see details at ScotlandsPeople Centre.

Census records are also widely available in libraries (such as the Scottish Genealogy Society's Library and Edinburgh Central Library) on microfilm. Microfiche indexes to the censuses of 1881 and 1891 are also widely available.

The 1881 census is also available on CD-ROM, but be warned that numerous inhabitants of Inveresk on the CD-ROM are incorrectly listed as having been born in "Middlesex, England" instead of "Midlothian, Scotland".

Indexes to the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses have been published by the Lothians Family History Soc.

The censuses of 1801, 1811, 1821 and 1831 do not name individuals.


Street & Trade Directories

579 residents listed in the Musselburgh section of the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory for 1842/43 are available here (surnames A-K) and here (surnames L-Y).

Directories covering Edinburgh, Leith and Midlothian, including Musselburgh and Inveresk for other years are available in book form. Many are now online, at, e.g.:

A search on Google for '"Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory"' will find more.

Musselburgh Directory & Yearbook, 1903


Arms & Seal of the Burgh of Musselburgh

Coat of arms & common seal of the Burgh of Musselburgh


Town Clerks of Musselburgh (incomplete)


Notaries' Protocol Books

DatesNotaryNRS ref.
1560-1585Robert Bennett, notary public & town clerkB52/1/16
1601-1621John Cass, notary publicB52/1/19
1613-1620George Dickson, notary public & town clerkB52/1/17
1679-1692Robert Litster, writer in Edinburgh & town clerkB52/1/18


Provosts of Musselburgh from 1833 (incomplete; order subject to correction)

NameIn officeBornDiedInfo
William Aitchison of Drummore1833-?1st provost
Sir John Hope of Craighall?-?2nd provost
Robert Legat of Eskpark?-?17 Dec 1857Testament (Edr) recorded 1858
Dr -- Laurie?-1877-?
Peter Keir1878-1899ca. 182623 Jan 1907
-- Simpson?-1909-?
Robert Millar1911-1916ca. 184526 Dec 1918
William Constable?-?16 Aug 1863architect; Article
David Lowe?-1935-?18991980
John Hendry Paton1937-?8 Sep 1866 Largs AYR21 Dec 1941master butcher
Robert Hunter1949-19561956
James Lannan?-1957-1959-?
Peter Hamilton?-1960-1961-?
William Caird, M.B.E.?-1970-?5 Jul 1908 Musselburgh26 Dec 2002 Musselburgh
Mrs Jessie B. Burns?-1974-?


Musselburgh Town Council

Musselburgh belonged anciently to the Abbey of Dunfermline in Fife, the lands of Inveresk being part of that abbey's `Regality of Dunfermline'. An attempt in 1632 to raise its status to that of `Royal Burgh' was squashed by Edinburgh Town Council, who feared competition on their doorstep. This prevented Musselburgh from engaging in foreign trade.

Until the reforms of 1833, there were 18 councillors, including two bailies (magistrates). Two councillors retired each year at Michaelmas, 29 September, & two new councillors were elected. Of the total of 18, 10 had to reside within the burgh, 6 in Fisherrow, Bridgend or Marketgate, and 2 in Newbg, Millhill or at the salt pans.

[Source: Paterson's book. Paterson is referring to a time, perhaps as early as 1700, when the 'burgh' included nothing more than the houses in Musselburgh High Street. The limits of the burgh were steadily expanded, as is clear from Population in 1792.]


Bailies (magistrates) & town treasurers of Musselburgh

List of bailies & town treasurers 1503 & 1626-1825 (incomplete)




Musselburgh burgess tickets in the NRS

DateNameNRS ref.
17.10.1681John Home of EcclesRH10/149
10.02.1727John Thomson, tobacconistRH10/150
03.08.1776Davis Ross, accountant, GPO, EdinburghRH10/151
26.06.1809Lieut. George Stewart, Edinburgh Local MilitiaGD103/2/485
29.03.1814Ensign John Pitcairn, 1st (Highland) Regiment, merchant, LeithRH10/152

Burgess ticket of Lieut. John Bain of the 4th Battalion, Royal Scots, dated 9.7.1812


Inveresk men admitted as burgesses of St Andrews in Fife

namedesignationdate admitted
William Burnsmerchant in Musselburgh18.9.1762
Alexander Handasydemason in Fisherraw14.1.1766
Gilbert Handasydetailor in Inveresk10.12.1761
John Patersonmerchant in Musselburgh-.2.1726
George Youngmerchant in Fisherrow8.10.1728

David Dobson - The Burgess Roll of St Andrews 1700-1750 (St Andrews: David Dobson, 1994)
David Dobson - The Burgess Roll of St Andrews 1751-1775 (St Andrews: David Dobson, 1995: ISBN 1-899686-21-5)


Men with Inveresk connexions admitted burgess of Edinburgh (BE) or burgess & guildbrother of Edinburgh (BGE)

  1. Entries in the Edinburgh burgess rolls that mention Inveresk
    List for the years 1406-1841 is here.

  2. Entries in the Edinburgh burgess rolls for men who originated in Inveresk
    Information additional to that in the burgess roll is in square brackets

    namedesignationadmitted asby right ofdate
    Robert Bryssonbrewer [BM, ex Fisherrow]BEwife Jean, dau. to Martin Robertson, brewer11.3.1657
    John Burtonbaxter in [South] Leith. [ex Carberry]
    [1st cousin to Mr Alex. Robertson]
    Mr Alexander Robertson[merchant, brewer, son of Martin R.]BGE[first] wife Margaret, dau. to Robert Young [merchant, brewer]3.6.1674
    Martin Robertson[BM, indweller in Invk; later brewer in the Society]BE27.8.1656


Boys from Inveresk apprenticed to Edinburgh masters

See the list for the years 1583-1800 here


Musselburgh burgh records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref.
Council minutes1679-1714B52/3/1
do1858-1975B52/3/11, etc.
Minute books of Fisherrow Harbour (3 vols)1840-1904B52/9/1, 2, 3
Treasurer's accounts (Archibald Hislop)1755/56B52/10/1
Treasurer's accounts (George Young)1773/74B52/10/2
Justice of the Peace Court Book1656-1661B52/11/5
Bond Book of the Royal Company of Archers, including Record of Winners of the Silver Arrow1678-1975B52/11/5
Record of payments made by George Vallange, collector of fines & unlaws of Musselburgh JP Court1656-1661B52/11/10
Register of roupings by Burgh of Musselburgh1676-1715B52/11/10
Customs: Magdalen's Harbour & petty customs of Fisherrow1702B52/11/10
Customs: Fleshstocks, firlots & fairs of Musselburgh1702B52/11/10
Dues payable to multurers & millers1705B52/11/10
Register of Protests1737-1744B52/12/1
Minute Book of Deeds1773-1809B52/12/1
Register of Deeds1757-1795B52/12/2
Register of Deeds1795-1809B52/12/3
Deeds and Protests - Warrants1753-6, 1758, 1759, 1768B52/13/1


Musselburgh chartularies in NRS

ChartularyDatesNRS ref.
Chartulary of Burgh Lands, no. 11696-1796B52/1/1
do, no. 21776-1814B52/1/2
do, no. 31794-1816B52/1/3
do, no. 41816-1827B52/1/4
do, no. 51827-1841B52/1/5
do, no. 61841-1870B52/1/6
Special chartulary1724-1885B52/1/10


Craft guilds of Musselburgh


Fisherrow Sailors' Society

Manuscripts in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh


Miscellaneous items in the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh


Miscellaneous items in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh


(Records: A table for the multures payable to millers 1705, NRS ref. B.52/11/10)



There was a pottery at Westpans [west with respect to Prestonpans] by 1738, when a Robert Peet (or Pate) sought funds to establish himself in business. James Thomson held a tack (lease) there in 1750. Samuel Lammas held the lease from 1754. Thereafter, Anthony Hilcoat, Adam Cubie, Thomas Shelley, William Littler (in 1764), William Dallaway and William Littler - all Englishmen except Cubie - were active there. The pottery closed around 1777.

There was also a pottery in Newbg from 1800 to 1930. It was initially the property of a William Reid; ownership passed to Dr William Affleck Gray in 1889 (though he had run the pottery since 1868) and, later, his sons. Mrs Marion Richardson bought the pottery in 1926, but it was abandoned by 1930 and she sold it in 1932.

See, e.g.:


Militia Regiments at Musselburgh (1803-1814)


The following militia regiments were at Musselburgh in the period 1803-14:

  1. Berwickshire Militia
    Originally stationed at Port Seton, by Prestonpans. Moved ca 17.6.1805 to Musselburgh.
  2. Dumfriesshire Militia (alias Dumfriesshire, Roxburghshire & Selkirkshire Militia)
    Embodied 5.4.1803. In barracks at Musselburgh from 26.5.1803. Moved to Edinburgh Castle, 12.10.1806. Moved to Dalkeith, 5.6.1807. Moved back to Musselburgh, 20.5.1809 and 2 days later to Haddington. Disbanded 13.8.1814.
  3. Forfarshire Militia
    In Musselburgh by 30.7.1803 and still there 14.10.1806 [on basis of banns listed by Davidson].
  4. Renfrewshire Militia
    Left Musselburgh 17.6.1805 for England.

Some of the militia stationed at Musselburgh were moved to guard French prisoners at Penicuik MLN after 27.4.1805.



Engraving of Inveresk Kirk in 1547

Photograph of Inveresk Kirk

More photographs of Inveresk Kirk

Photographs of houses - just 3

EdinPhoto: Musselburgh - old photographs of Musselburgh. Inveresk - recent photographs of Inveresk. National Grid ref. NT3471. Musselburgh & Fisherrow - recent photographs of Musselburgh & Fisherrow. National Grid ref. NT3472.


Place-names in the Parish

Just a list at present. I hope to add details soon. If you know of other pre-1900 place-names and their locations, please let me know.



Consistorial processes and decreets at Edinburgh [NRS CC8]

Ref.: Francis J. Grant (ed.), The Commissariot of Edinburgh: Consistorial Processes and Decreets, 1658-1800, Scottish Record Soc., Edinburgh, 1909

2301723Process of Scandal Agnes Scott spouse to William Johnston, candle maker in Musselburgh, and he for himself and for his interest, against Alexander Harper, shoemaker in Tranent 1723
2801732Process of Scandal John Johnston, flesher in Dalkeith, against John M'Millan, flesher, Musselburgh, and tacksman of the parks, Newbattle 1732
3011736Declaration of Freedom Agnes Gairns, daughter lawful to Alexander Gairns, tenant in Coats, late in Musselburgh, against William Jones, soldier in Captain Robert Forrester's Company in Colonel Archibald Hamilton's regiment. No warrants IV 57-2 16 April 1736
3021736Process of Scandal Robert Ramsay and James Crichton, masons in Fisherrow, against John Thomson, shoemaker in Bridgend in Musselburgh
3831748Conjoined Processes of Declarator of Silence, &c. Samuel Steele, soldier in Captain Thomas Walter Young, his troop, in the Regiment of Dragoons, commanded by Hon. Colonel Nagon, against Isobel Beggs, late in Dublin, in Ireland, now residenter at the Port of Leith, near Edinburgh, and Patrick and Jean Steeles, children of said Samuel and Isobell. The pursuer married in November 1745. Janet, lawful daughter to James Anderson, maltman in Fisherrow, and had issue James, 29 August 1747. Decree in favour of said Samuel Steele VI 582 18 Mar. 1748
6281774Process of DivorceRachael Forbes, spouse of John Sharp, late tenant in Monkton hall, only child of the deceased Patrick Forbes of Knapperny and Elizabeth Sinclair, his wife, against the said John Sharp, eldest lawful son to John Sharp, stabler in Pleasance XIV 23 and 29 Mar. 1774
7421781Process of Scandal James Veitch, farmer in Newbg of Musselburgh, Alison Veitch, his spouse, and George Veitch, residenter there, brother of the said James, against Elizabeth Cathie, spouse of John Gibson, weaver in Newbg 1781
8811789Process of Petition and Complaint Mrs. Helen Douglas, spouse to James Baillie of Olivebank, Esquire, and her husband, against Mrs. Elizabeth Chalmers, widow of Archibald Scott, surgeon in Musselburgh. Interlocutor 16 July 1789
9221789Process of Separation and Aliment Ann Reid, daughter of the deceased James Reid, coachmaker in Canongate, against Robert Cumming, Lieutenant in H.M. Navy, presently residing at Musselburgh, married 12 July 1786. Defender assoilzied 2 March 1789
9441790Process of Divorce Francis Henderson, clock and watch maker, late in Musselburgh, now in Edinburgh, against Janet Watson, lawful daughter of Hugh Watson, weaver in Edinburgh, his spouse. Decree 16 June 1790
10171786-93Process of Scandal Mrs. Elizabeth Chalmers, spouse of Archibald Scott, surgeon in Musselburgh, and the said now deceased Archibald Scott for himself, against Mrs. Helen Douglas, wife of James Baillie, Esquire, of Olive Bank, near Fisherrow XXII 16 Sept., 20 Nov. 1786, 5 and 7 Feb., 26 Mar., 25 Apr. 1787, 3 Apr. 1793
10721796Process of Divorce Peter Taylor, wright in Leith, against Mary Elliot, his spouse, daughter of the deceased Ralph Elliot, shipmaster in Musselburgh, married 11 January 1793 XXIII 419 23 and 29 Apr. 1796
10971797Process of Divorce Elizabeth Pierie, second daughter of Lieutenant John Pierie of the Royal Navy, spouse of John Jackson, hatter in Edinburgh, and hat manufacturer in Musselburgh, against the said John Jackson, married March 1791 XXIII 795 6 and 20 Mar. 1797
11341798Process of Scandal Mary Tennant, spouse of Andrew Fyvie, vintner in Musselburgh, against Thomas Legat, tanner in Musselburgh 1798
11581799Process of Declarator of Marriage Ann Sutherland, residenter in Edinburgh, spouse of John M'Kean, servant to James Wedderburn, Esquire at Inveresk, against the said John M'Kean. Defender assoilzied 18 Oct. 1799
11881800Process of Divorce Jean Munro, daughter of Alexander Munro, shoemaker in Fisherrow, and spouse of John Hislop, sometime gentleman's servant in Edinburgh, against the said John Hislop, married 1785 XXV 119 28 Feb. and 7 Mar. 1800


Records of the Poor

National Records of Scotland, ref. NRS DC5. These are records for the years 1804 to 1975 for Musselburgh District Council and its predecessors, including records of the parochial board.

Some details of Inveresk Combination Poorhouse, including a map and photographs of the building, are available here.


Registers of Sasines: Land ownership

The registers of sasines (changes of ownership of land) for the Sheriffdom of Edinburgh (which includes Inveresk) can be seen in person in the Historical Search Room at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh.


Valuation Rolls

Valuation rolls of properties in Inveresk, for the years 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915 and 1920 only, can be seen at ScotlandsPeople. These name owners and occupiers/tenants of properties.


Testaments (wills & inventories), recorded at Edinburgh

Indexes to all extant pre-1926 testamentary records (wills & inventories of moveable property) can be searched free of charge at ScotlandsPeople. Digital (and paper) copies of the documents can be purchased at that site.

They can also be seen in person at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh - see details at ScotlandsPeople Centre.

Note that hardly any of these testaments before 1800 include the will of the deceased, being largely accounts of the 'goods and gear' of the deceased and of debts owed and owing. Some of them mention relatives.

(T)D&S = (trust) disposition & settlement; Mh = Musselburgh; Fw = Fisherrow; Edr = Edinburgh
EIC = East India Company; Invk = Inveresk; Invy = inventory
Newbigging = Newbg; mert. = merchant; portr. = portioner
rel = relict; serv. = servant; sp = spouse; s.t. = sometime
TD = testament dative; TT = testament testamentar

16th century testaments of people with Inveresk connexions
An almost complete list of those for whom there are testaments and who were resident in Inveresk.

Testaments 1514-1600


17th century testaments of people with Inveresk connexions - just a few so far

Testaments 1601-1700


18th century testaments of people with Inveresk connexions - not yet a full list

Testaments 1701-1800


19th century testaments of people with Inveresk connexions - just a few so far

Final column: T = testate (i.e. deceased left a will); I = intestate (i.e. no will)

namedesignationdate of
John Beggson of Erskine B.; merchant in S. America; will dated at Lima, 18311843x1847 Chile1847 London-
William Begghalf-brother of above Erskine B.; merchant in Liverpool18111811 Chester-
Katherine BriggsMh-.1.18491849I
Marion EllyMh; sp of James Munro, gardener3.12.18341835I
Gilbert Handasyde[farmer, Invk] at Portobello31.3.18581858T
Adam Lawsoncabinet maker (see Eliz. Swinton)---
John Legattanner & leather mert., Mh28.3.18631863
Robert Legatof Eskpark, provost of Mh17.12.18571858
Thomas Legattanner, Mh24.4.18501850
Elizabeth McBeathMh; rel of Robert Moir, vintner31.8.18421843T
William MarshallMidfield Cottage, Invk14.1.18421842I
John MeiklejohnFw10.3.18291829I
Thomas Melvillretired officer, Excise, Fw1.2.18351835I
John Mitchellwood mert., Fw2.2.18321832I
Robert Mitchellwood mert., Fw1.2.18321832I
Alexander Moffatwatchmaker, Mh26.9.18301831T
Robert Moirvintner (see Eliz. McBeath)---
Rev. Dr Leslie Moodieof Invk27.7.18401840T
James Munrogardener (see Marion Elly)---
Miss Elizabeth MurrayRosemount, Mh6.12.18401840T
Alexander RobertsonLevenhall, Mh17.3.18401842
Alison RobertsonFw, late serv. to David Milne, mert., Edr21.1.18391839
Duncan Robertsoninnkeeper, Mh-.-.18291829
George Robertsoncabinet maker, Newbg (see Eliz. Swinton)---
George Robertsoncabinet maker, Newbg10.4.1836(1) 1847
(2) 1848
George Robertsonclothier & grocer, Mh5.4.18421842
James Robertsonsmith & spirit retailer, Mh9.3.18511851
James Robertsonsmith & ironmonger, Newbg11.10.18631864
Thomas Robertsonlate Grammar School, Mh3.8.18351836
Elizabeth Robertson or SmartFw18.4.18411841
John RossQuarter Master of 71st Foot, Eskside, Mh15.3.18371837T
Elizabeth Swintonrel of Adam Lawson, cabinet maker, & [sp] of George Robertson, cabinet maker, Newbg9.10.18321837

and some more, with some overlaps

surnamegiven namedate of
AinslieGrace13.12.1847Mrs, alias Skirving, residing at InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
BertramWilliam22.5.1844residing in Smeaton in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
BriggsKatherine16.5.1849Miss, residing at Invk near MhInvyEdr SC Inv
BrownJames20.7.1825Capt of 55th Regt & 71st Regt, residing at InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
BurnetMary16.5.1811Mrs, alias Parker, rel of Capt Peter Burnet of InvkInvy ; SettlementEdr SC Inv
BurnetMary5.6.1811or Parker, rel of Capt Peter Burnet of InvkTTEdr CC
CameronBarbara25.4.1849Miss, residing at InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
CarlyleAlexander27.11.1807Dr, Minister at InvkTTEdr CC
ChalmersKatharine Forbes4.2.1840Miss, residing in Rosehall of Mh in par. InvkLast W & TEdr SC Inv
CharlesHugh22.11.1849Surgeon in the RN, residing at Fw in Mh in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
CharlesRobert17.7.1849Flesher in Mh in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
ClarksonRobert29.11.1831Teacher at Millhill in Mh in parish of InvkInvy ; TestamentEdr SC Inv
ColtMary18.11.1802wife of Major Charles Pye of the 3rd Regt of Dragoons, & dau of Oliver Colt of InvkTDEdr CC
DalrympleJames1.11.1831Esq of InvkInvy, D&SEdr SC Inv
DavisonCatherine24.12.1825rel of Rodham Home of Longformacus, Rear Admiral of the Red, InvkTTEdr CC
DonaldsonJames8.10.1819in Invk, st Serv to Mr Aitchison of DrummoreTDEdr CC
DougallMargaret9.5.1845residing in High Street of Fw, in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
FergussonCharles Dalrymple11.7.1849Sir, of Kilkerran & Hailes bart, died at Catherine Lodge, Invk, sp of Helen Boyle, dau of David Boyle, Lord Justice Clerk of ScotlandInvy; Contr of mar; TD&S; Additional TD&SAyr SC
FormanHannah20.11.1850Mrs, alias Nairne, residing at Invk, rel of John Forman, WSInvyEdr SC Inv
HandasydeCharles26.5.1824Farmer at InvkInvy, D&SEdr SC Inv
HayIsobel20.12.1848residing at InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
HayMargaret4.2.1834residing in Invk, dau of Major George HayInvyEdr SC Inv
HomeCatherine24.12.1825or Davison, rel of Rodham Home of Longformacus, Rear Admiral of the Red, InvkTTEdr CC
HughesThomas2.10.1839residing at Whitehouse, InvkInvy,TD&S ; CodicilEdr SC Inv
InglisSteuart Boone15.8.1828Paymaster of 2nd Light Battalion, Kings German Legion, died at InvkInvy, D&SEdr SC Inv
LambJohn13.12.1847Master in the RN afterwards residing at InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
LivingstonAgnes13.5.1850resided in Eyemouth, died in Lunatic Asylum at Invk near MhInvy, etc.Duns SC
LivingstonAgnes24.5.1850of Eyemouth. Died at Invk near Mh on 27.02.1850TDDuns SC Wills
MacDonaldAnn16.5.1816of Monktonhall in par. Invk, lately residing in EdrInvy ; WillEdr SC Inv
MacGillAnn23.7.1847or Greig, residing in Carle Hall in par. Invk, rel of Hugh MacGillInvyEdr SC Inv
McGillAnn23.7.1847Mrs, or Greig, rel of Hugh McGill, residing in Carlehall, parish of InvkEdr SC Wills
MacGillHugh1.3.1837Grocer at Carrolhall in parish of InvkInvy ; Pre-nup contr. of mar. with Annie GreigEdr SC Inv
MarshallWilliam19.4.1842residing at Midfield Cottage in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
MoodieCatharine18.11.1848Mrs, or Fergusson, rel of Rev Dr Leslie Moodie, Minister of InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
MoodieLeslie25.11.1840Minister of InvkInvy,TD&SEdr SC Inv
Neil [Neill]William18.9.1850Grocer & spirit dealer in InvkEdr SC Wills
Neill [Neil]William18.9.1850Grocer & Spirit Dealer in Invk, residing in Newbg of MhInvyEdr SC Inv
ProudfootWilliam29.6.1824farmer in InvkTTEdr CC
ProudfootWilliam23.6.1824Tenant at InvkInvy, D&SEdr SC Inv
PurvesHugh19.10.1849Land Steward at Wallyford in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
PyeMary18.11.1802or Colt, sp of Major Charles Pye of the 3rd Regt of Dragoons, & dau of Oliver Colt of InvkTDEdr CC
RamsayJane6.3.1843alias Oliphant, residing at Invk Lodge, wife of Sir James Ramsay of Banff, bartInvy,TD&SEdr SC Inv
RobertsonAlexander22.7.1842residing at Levenhall in par. Invk near MhInvy, D&SEdr SC Inv
SawersAgnes19.3.1846Residing at InvkHaddington SC
ScottThomas27.10.1820Builder in InvkInvy ; TDEdr SC Inv
SpensArchibald8.8.1845Col of the EIC, residing at Invk in the county of EdrEdr SC Wills
SpensArchibald8.8.1845Lt Col in the service of the EIC residing at Manor House in InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
TaylorDuncan30.5.1828Gardener at Bellfield, thereafter at Invk Garden in Newbg of MhInvyEdr SC Inv
TaylorDuncan16.6.1828Gardener at Invk Garden, Newbg, MhTD & InvyEdr CC
VernorElizabeth9.1.1821residing in par. InvkInvy ; Last W & TEdr SC Inv
WedderburnAlexander17.10.1839Col of the Coldstream Guards residing at Invk LodgeInvy ; TD&SEdr SC Inv
WedderburnSusan6.12.1848Miss, dau of the late Sir John Wedderburn, bart of InvkInvyEdr SC Inv
WedderburnSusan6.12.1848Invk LodgeEdr SC Wills
WelshIsabella3.6.1828or Bell, Rosemount, parish of InvkTD & InvyEdr CC
WightonRobert16.4.1838Serv to the Rev Dr Leslie Moodie, residing at Invk in MhInvyEdr SC Inv
WilsonGeorge14.12.1842residing at Invk near MhInvy ; SettlementEdr SC Inv
WyllieAdam13.3.1833Farmer at Smeaton in par. InvkInvyEdr SC Inv


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