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1847 Thomas Hay died aged 23

Thomas Hay, who was to be Cornet in 1847, was living in the Crown Inn on the High Street as a 12 year old in 1840, when Cornet Charles Smith and his followers were served a sumptuous dinner by the publican Mrs Ann Hay, helped no doubt by the young Thomas. The 1840 Common Riding … Continue reading

1861 John Ferguson the first modern Cornet

There are two events which mark the beginning of modern Hawick – the introduction of knitting frames by Baillie Hardie in 1771, and the opening of the railway in 1849. [even though the railway only ran north to G***shiels and Edinburgh until the following year – “The Hawick branch of the North British Railway was … Continue reading

1834 Robert Beck, Third Class Clerk

I thought I would push my census sources as far as they would go, to the 1841 census , with a fair chance that I would be able to pick up a 25-30 year old  ex-1834 Cornet Robert Beck. I thought it would be easy -  William Beck’s Stocking Shop is now clearly seen on … Continue reading

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