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The registers
Memorials and gravestone inscriptions
Pew allocations 1860

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Registers of Birth, Marriage and Death

These Cornhill parish registers are made available thanks to the ongoing and dedicated work of local residents.
Please note that not all records listed here are complete. Work is ongoing and updated versions will be added to the site regularly.

Files may be read online but should be downloaded if you wish to search or sort them

* indicates .xls files which can be sorted or searched in Excel, LibreOffice or similar

  Baptisms Explanatory notes
* Baptisms 1701 to 2019

  Marriages Explanatory notes
* Marriages 1697 to 2019

  Burials Explanatory notes
* Burials 1695 to 2019

Memorials and gravestone inscriptions

We acknowledge with gratitude the work of the following in transcribing the memorials and inscriptions at St Helen’s Cornhill:-
Coldstream and District Local History Society
   Gravestone transcriptions
   The following may also be of interest:
   About the Cornhill-on-Tweed Churchyards
   Memorials inside St. Helen’s Church (temporarily unavailable)

Linda Bankier of the Berwick Records Office berwickarchives@

Friends of Berwick & District Museum and Archives

Allocated pews (about 1860)

The following among the free and unappropriated pews were selected by families resident in Scotland for their usual occupation:

No.9Swinton House
No.10  The Hirsel
No.25Spring Hill
No.24Anton’s Hill

The following pews were allocated by the Minister, Church Wardens and parishioners to families which occupied pews in the old church:

No.1Tillmouth Park
No.2Stopford Head
No.3East Melkington
No.4Harper Ridge
and Oxendean Burn
No.5Collingwood Arms
No.6West Field Farm
No.32  Melkington House
No.31The Incumbents
No.30Old Heaton Farm
No.29New Heaton Farm
No.28Cornhill Farm
No.27St Cuthberts