Welcome to the Peeblesshire Team
The goal of this Team is to make all County profiles the best that they can be. It is our desire to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations by sourcing, connecting and growing our County branches of the tree.
Peeblesshire To-do lists
County Profiles With Work Needed
Little known facts concerning Peeblesshire
- George F. Black's 'Surnames of Scotland' says that Boe (alternatively Bo, Bowie, Boa, Bullo ) was a short form for 'Bullock'. The earliest occurrences of the name appear in Lanarkshire, Peeblesshire and Roxburghshire.
- John Buchan's novel John Burnet of Banns is set in Tweeddale - https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/homes-gardens/property-2/a-unique-property-with-two-shepherds-cottages/
Peeblesshire Genealogical and Historical Resources
- Peebles memorial planned for people executed for witchcraft: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-61478181
- video about Dawyck: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jglQnQ84qCs
- For anyone interested in the Burnett Family of Peeblesshire - Genealogical account of the Family of Burnett of Burnetland and Barn sin the Sheriffdom and County of Peebles. By Montgomery Burnett Edinburgh 1880 https://electricscotland.com/webclans/atoc/genealogicalacc00burngoog.pdf
- History of those who lived and worked on the Traquair estate: https://www.traquair.co.uk/traquairs-tenants-cottars-and-workers/
- For anyone interested in the Tweedie (Tweedy) family and others associated with them by marriage. - Tweedie, Michael Forbes. The History of the Tweedie, or Tweedy Family; Griffith's and Sons, London; 1902. https://electricscotland.com/webclans/stoz/historyoftweedie00twee.pdf
- Duncan, John Stuart (2005). The Royal Burgh of Peebles in the nineteenth century : the impact of a locally organised railway on a moribund Scottish county town. PhD thesis The Open University.