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Christian (Keen) Borthwick (1768 - 1846)

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Christian Borthwick formerly Keen
Born in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
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Christian Keen was born in 1768 or at least was baptised on 25 September of that year in Canonbie. From this record her parents were John Keen and Eupham Midcalf.

She married (irregularly) William Borthwick in Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire in 1795. A number of children were born to William Borthwick in Westerkirk in the succeeding years, but the mother was not stated. However, the death notices of Walter and Thomas do indicate Christian as mother. NB Her surname given as King not Keen in her son Thomas's death notice, but Keen in her son Walter's death notice.

In the 1841 Census, Christian Borthwick then aged 72 and John Borthwick aged 35 lived at Mains, between Millgillfoot and Hopehead.

Christian Keen died in Westerkirk on 21 December 1846.


  • 25/09/1768 KEEN, CHRISTIAN (Old Parish Registers Births 814/ 20 4 Canonbie)

26/07/1795 BORTHWICK, WILLIAM (Old Parish Registers Marriages 854/ 10 235 Westerkirk)

21/12/1846 KEEN, CHRISTIAN (Old Parish Registers Deaths 854/ 30 19 Westerkirk)

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