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1846 James Smith and the Flood

Records of flooding in the Teviot Catchment go back many years,with a  recent speeding up of runoff through new agricultural drains and lack of buffering by wetlands.  For “new” read 1836, when one local claimed that “a little summer flood which took a fortnight or three weeks to run off previous, now completely runs out … Continue reading

1852 Robert “London” Laidlaw the Loan cowboy

Robert Laidlaw’s cousin William Laidlaw had been the Cornet in 1838.They would have known each other – their granny lived at 17 Loan with Robert’s family as a widow when William was Cornet, so he would have visited. There were several Laidlaw families in Hawick at the time – hosiery manufacturers in Teviot Crescent, grocers … Continue reading

1851 John S Elliot lived up the Loan

John S Elliot, aged 21, lived at 2 Loan, north side, east end, with his elder brother William Elliot , aged 36. He was a Joiners Apprentice, possibly to William, a joiner. William’s wife Helen, 29 from Hobkirk, had given birth to another son Robert aged 2 months at the time of the census. Also … Continue reading

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