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Extracts of all the Renton entries from
"Pre-1855 Tombstone Inscriptions of Berwickshire".

Kindly submitted by Anne Hupert



Abbey St. Bathans

29. By Rev. John Sked Min. in Abbey St. Bathans wife Margaret Renton 19/2/1796 30 yrs.
John Sked 23/1/1818 77 yrs. (1813?)

Ayton
24. George Renton, Wood merchant in Eyemouth d. 10/6/1869 53 yrs.
George his son b. 11/5/1839 d. 20/5/1840, Margaret Paxton his wife d. 8/10/1877 67 yrs.
Lydia Todd Renton his grand-dau. d. 23/4/1880 17 yrs, Annie Todd Renton his grand-dau. d. 22/10/1881 13 yrs.

31. John Renton d. 11/3/1821 71 yrs. Margaret Renton his wife d. 13/1/1832 81 yrs.
Margaret Burns his grand-dau. d. 19/10/1820 9 yrs.

161. Isabel Paterson wife of John Gibson late tenant of Fairnyside d. 18/3/1830 84 yrs. said John Gibson d. 4/9/1831 86 yrs.
On back: Margaret Renton spouse to John Gibson d. 25/9/1798 88 yrs. John Gibson d. 2/11/1798 88 yrs.

162. John Fish of Chesterbank d. 31/12/1726 -.
John Renton of Chesterbank d. 7/5/1803 83 yrs. and Jeanie Fish his spouse d. 21/12/1818 91 yrs.
Susan, Jean, William, Patrick, Janet, Mary and Agnes Renton their children who all died before their parents.
Isabel Renton dau. of John Renton d.19/1/1884 83 yrs.
David Renton of Highlaws his son d. 9/8/1840 87 yrs.
James Renton of Highlaws grandson of above John Renton d. 18/3/1857 70 yrs.
James his only child who d. 24/12/1837 6 yrs.
Margaret Renton Last surviving grand-dau. of said John Renton d. 20/4/1859.
[NB: This is copied accurately, but the information about Isabel Renton is probably incorrect.]

204. The children of Thomas Renton and Margaret Craig, Coldingham.
Helen d. 13/8/1824 4 mths. James d. 13/11/1827 10 yrs. also three of their childred d. in inf. said Thomas Renton Coldingham d. -/12/1834 50 yrs.
and John Renton his son d. -/5/1837 14 yrs. above Margaret Craig d. 25/10/1865 73 yrs.
Helen their dau. wife of William Ainslie d. at Moresby - 28/5/1867 34 yrs. interred at Leeds and Margaret their dau. 18/11/1867 87yrs.
(Moresby, Cumberland) [NB: This copied accurately, but the information about Margaret is probably incorrect.
The word "childred" is copied correctly.]

237. John Dunlop of Mayfield d. 21/2/1823 91 yrs. Alison Renton his wife d. 22/8/1822 85 yrs.
Robert Dunlop their eldest son many years Major of the Berwickshire Militia d. 11/2/1832 61 yrs.
James Dunlop brother of John Dunlop d. 20/8/1819 - - Ayton. John Renton Dunlop of Mayfield 1858.

238. John Dunlop of Mayfield d. 30/11/1822 81 yrs. Agnes Johnston his wife d. 26/9/1857 75 yrs.
John Renton Dunlop of Mayfield -/5/1869 69 yrs.
Margaret eldest dau. d. 1/7/1826 18 yrs. second dau. - d -/4/1987 59 yrs. Anges their third dau. d. 22/2/1844 37 yrs.
[The name "Anges" is copied correctly.]

282. Janet Renton spouse to Robert Loged 1726.
Bonkyl and Preston, Old Churchyard of Preston

97. John Sligh 1732 69 yrs. spouse Alieson Renton 1738 75 yrs.
Bonkyl and Preston, Parish Churchyard of Bonkyle

60. By James Renton his father James Renton 8/8/1797 60 yrs.
spouse Margaret Lauder 20/4/1801 72 yrs. (S/Book 79 yrs.)

84. Table stone. George Renton 28/7/1718 81 yrs.

Channelkirk-none

Chirnside

21. By Rober Hood wife Agnes Renton 31/12/1866 78 yrs.
Robert Hood 17/11/1875 91 yrs. dau. Jane 8/2/1840 17 yrs. also Jane Renton 2/4/1853 72 yrs.

218. ? ? Renton 2-/5/1788 3 yrs. son James Renton -/1/1819 29 yrs. [This is copied correctly.]

275. Euphemia Renton wife of Peter Cleghorn 7/3/1870 82 yrs.
Peter Cleghorn 12/8/73 74 yrs.
On back: By Peter and John Cleghorn father William 5/5/1833 65 yrs.
mother Christian Brown 23/12/1848 72 yrs.

304. Andrew Renton d. at 4/6/1859 7(0) yrs? infant son d. at Ay- son

Robert 8/9/1829 - yrs. son Andrew 29/12/1830 16 mths. son James at Hillburn 27/9/38 9 mths. wife Margaret Renton d. at Anstruther 4/4/1876 76 yrs.

320. By James Renton, farmer Eyemouth 13/2/1849 63 yrs. son Robert late
tenant in St. Johns 5/6/69 60 yrs. dau. Barbara 5/1/70 57 yrs. wife
Jane Bell 21/8/75 88 yrs. dau. Bell Renton 27/12/82 51 yrs. son Alexander
at Duns Bridge End 19/2/1903 74 yrs.

Cocksburnpath

17. By George Renton memory of his family George 18/1/1825 22 mths.
Magdalene 2/7/1835 2 mths. Thomas 4/1/1851 30 yrs. wife Jane Gutherie
4/6/1852 30 yrs? Mary 10/4/1853 23 yrs. Elisabeth 22/5/1853 30 yrs wife
Elisabeth Anderson 26/11/1859 64 yrs. George Renton 8/11/1861 64 yrs.

Coldingham

76. George Wilson 20/3/1798 47 yrs. wife Janet Craik 23/8/---- 84 yrs.
son Ro---- 10/9/1828 39 yrs. Allison Renton wife of Robert Wilson 5/7/48 48 yrs.
Elizabeth Mein wife of George Wilson their son 24/3/1849 25 yrs.

Coldstream

13. By James Renton wife Isabella Crawford d. at Milne Graden Mains
3/1/1878 77 yrs. dau. Elizabeth 8/2/37 22 mths. son Robert 4/4/1859 28 yrs.
son James 30/12/62 29 yrs. above James Renton 18/1/83 82 yrs. Grand-dau.
Mary Elder 15/5/83 12 yrs. dau. Isabella 17/ /1912 69 yrs. dau. Mary 11/5/1914 89 yrs. Grandson David Renton 20/10/1937 69 yrs.

Cranshaws-none

Duns

219. ? ? in Dunse 3/12/1810 78 yrs. wife Elizabeth Trotter 26/1/1822 84 yrs.
dau. Margaret 20/8/1778 3 yrs Katharine Renton wife of George Henderson,
baker in Dunse 23/10/1819 42 yrs. George son of said William 7/2/1821 45 yrs.

222. By John Aitchison, feuar in Dunse son John 1/4/1807 12 yrs. John Pirie,
feuar and wright in Dunse 15/11/1812 75 yrs. wife Helen Renton 26/9/1838
94 yrs. above John Aitchison 4/5/1850 88 yrs. Isabel Pirie wife of above
20/9/1872 98 yrs. son Andrew* at Adelaide 15/3/1859 48 yrs dau. Christian
wife of William Davidson, London 3/11/1893 90 yrs. dau. Jane 14/7/1906 94 yrs.
above William Davidson 21/5/1848 50 yrs. (* at Sydney 5/3/1853 37 yrs. son
John)
Earlston

167. Margaret Renton, wife of late William Renton, Merchant, Leith 26/6/1857 33 yrs. son William Renton 19/8/1852 2 yrs.
By William Rae in memory of his sister.

Eccles
1. By Robert Fish, brother Andrew 22/3/1854 18 yrs.
mother Isabella Renton 14/8/1871 65 yrs. father Roger Fish 6/6/1885 85 yrs.

Edrom--no Rentons in entries 1-30

Fogo-none

Foulden

60. Table Stone: George Renton, Malster in Fowlden 25/4/1757 61 yrs. wife
Jean Trotter 7/1/1776 73 yrs. son John 19/10/1766 51 yrs. dau. Jean 22/8/1778
41 yrs. Janet Trotter sister to Jean Trotter 18/1/1770 76 yrs.
son George 13/4/17?1 40 yrs. dau. Janet ?/9/1765 46? yrs.

109. Margarery wife of John Renton 2/2/1765 53 yrs.

Gordon-none

Greenlaw-none

Hume-none

Hutton

143. James Renton, Paxton 5/2/1866 47 yrs. son John at Paxton House 7/7/69 21 yrs.
eldest son William b. at Paxton 25/1/43 d. at Thomanean House,
Kinross-shire 9/6/1888 wife Elizabeth Murray d. at Edinburgh 19/12/89 74 yrs.
190. By William Wightman wife Janet Polwart 13/1/1841 75 yrs?
William Wightman 6/3/49 88 yrs. son James 18/7/1809 8 yrs.
Grandchild Janet Renton 18/6/49 20 yrs.

231. Helen Renton wife of James Nisbet, tenant in Nabton 18/12/1822 72 yrs.
James Nisbet 26/11/1833 88 yrs.

262. Alice Donaldson wife of William Renton, Paxton 21/4/1825 63 yrs.
On back: Margret Renton 30/7/1785 1 yr. James Renton 12/4/1789 1 yr.
George Renton 10/9/1796 4 yrs. children of William Renton in Paxton

263. Mary Scoular wife of William Renton, fisherman, Paxton 14/9/1849 61 yrs.
William Renton 17/5/1860 73 yrs. 2 children of William and Sarah Renton:
James 12/9/1844 1 yr. Agnes 4/2/1856 1 yr. said Sarah Renton 4/5/1875 63 yrs.
William Renton 26/10/84 72 yrs.

Hutton, Old Graveyard at Fishwick

1. Stone set on 2 pillars to right of door to old church - or burial vault - spouse to George Renton 11 day of ? ?

5. William Renton late tenant in Dykethead 12/10/1782 55 yrs.

7. Helen dau. of John Pirie, wright and grandchild to George Renton late tennant in Paxton 2/10/---- (rest gone)

8. George Renton tenant in Paxton 11/9/1773 73 yrs. spouse Helen Lyll 12/4/1770 55 yrs.

Ladykirk-none

Langton

57. Lower half only of an upright stone: and Robert Renton their son
d. at Auchencraw mains 25 Sept. (no year) 22 yrs. and interred there.
Also above Alexander Renton d. at Auchancrow Mains 13/5/1851 63 yrs.

117. William Laurie 5/4/1815 78 yrs. Mary Heatlie his spouse 8/2/1810 50 yrs.
son David d. June 1796 11 yrs. Mary dau. of George Laurie Carter in Gavinton
-0/Dec. 1829 8 yrs. aurie d. 19 May. May Renton 61 yrs. rest of stone lying on face and immoveable.
[This is copied correctly. There is probably some text missing from the transcription.]

Langton-modern churchyard at Gavinton

2. By (Pete)r Bell, New Zealand, John Bell, his father d. at Gavinton 27/5/1866 80 yrs.
Ann Bruce his wife 9/3/1869 71 yrs. children: Robert 1825 1 mnth. Betty at Windshiel 3/3/36 15 yrs.
Eliza. at Flass 15/4/39 21 yrs. Alexander at Grueldykes 15/4/48 18 yrs. and two who d. in inf.
Isabella wife of Andrew Renton d. at Cla--- d Mill April 1876 39 yrs.

Lauder-none

Legerwood-none

Longformacus-none

Mertoun-old graveyard at Magdalene Hall Farm-none

Mertoun-Dryburgh Abbey-none

Mordington

4. Isabella dau. of George Renton, tenant at Hutton 15/5/1785 69 yrs. his dau. Jane 8/5/1788 76 yrs.

Mordington-Old Graveyard at Mordington House

3. Mary Renton 5/4/1743 27 yrs.

Nenthorn-none

Polwarth-none

Swinton

177. John Cockburn 21/12/1825 83 yrs. wife Elizabeth Renton 10/6/1803 50 yrs.
dau. Janet 8/1/1802 15 yrs. dau. Isabel 28/2/1848 75 yrs. grandchild
Hannah Cockburn 16/9/1808 20 mths. dau. Margaret 28/3/1851 61 yrs.

210. Table Stone: James Somervail, farmer, Little Swinton 24/3/1849 77 yrs.
wife Isabella Duncan 5/12/1817 45 yrs. dau. Jane 2.7.1819 5 yrs.
William Somervail father of above James 10/10/1827 88 yrs. Janet Duncan Hill,
sister of Isabella Duncan 6/7/44 74 yrs. Isavella Janet Duncan dau. of above
James Somervail 26/11/72 56 yrs. eldest son William, farmer , Little Swinton
3/6/1875 74 yrs. 2nd son Alexander, farmer, Hawkslaw 23/11/75 73 yrs.
his wife Jane Somervail Renton 10/4/1877 70 yrs.

Simprim-none

Westruther

43. By Robert Renton, Spottiswoode Lodge wife Isabella Fair d. 11/5/65 36 yrs.
son Robert d 14/1/38 18 months. son George d. 12/6/58 13 years.
Robert Renton d. at Rashie Fogo 24/1/1890 80 yrs.

Whitsome

56. William Cunningham late tenant Blackadder Bank 3/1/1817 65 yrs. wife Margaret Renton 27/11/----

83. William Cunningham late tenant Blackadder Bank 11/1/1817 65 yrs.
wife Margaret Renton 27/11/1817 49 yrs son John d. "Jamica" 5/10/1809 20 yrs.
[This & the preceding entry are copied correctly.
They are probably both transcriptions of the same stone.]

Whitsome-Old Graveyard at Hilton

9. Rebekah Mall spouse to George Renton tenant of Dykethead 25/7/1778 19 yrs. their son in inf.