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Andrew Taylor

Male about 1785 - before 1852  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Andrew Taylor 
    Born about 1785  Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died before 1852 
    Notes 
    • Herd at Wedderlie at baptism of Isable (1806) & William (1809)
      Shepherd in Evelaw (Evelie) at baptism of Margaret (1813), Janet (1816), John (1821), Betsy (1824) & Andrew (1829)

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      http://www.wedderliefarm.co.uk/farm.htm
      The farms of Wedderlie and Evelaw lie at 600 to 1200ft in the Lammermuir Hills near the village of Westruther in the Scottish Borders. The 1061ha are made up of heather hill, permanent pasture and some arable land.

      Farm and House History
      The historic house of Wedderlie was originally a 'fortalice' or 'keep' in 1258 and converted to a mansion house in 1684 by the Edgar family who lived here from 1327 to 1733. Sir Richard Edgar was a witness at the second marriage of Robert the Bruce and three of the Edgar's were Members of Parliament for Berwickshire, Edinburgh and Haddington. They 'fell on hard times' and were forced to leave Wedderlie, defacing the family crest as they left in darkness. It was later owned by Lord Blantyre and tenanted by the Clay family, one of whom, John Clay Jnr was involved in the foundation of the Chicago Stock Yards. The farm of Wedderlie and the herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle were bought by Captain Tom Elliot from Sir David Baird in 1942 and on his death in 1951, they passed to his daughter, Jenny Campbell.
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      wife Janet was 24 years in Langton by time of her death in 1855 -> hence arrived in Langton about 1831

      Farmer of Ricklawhead (Raecleughhead)

      1841 Scotland census - Raecleughhead, Langton, Berwick, Scotland :
      (Ages above 15 rounded down to nearest 5)
      Name Sex Age Occupation Born in County (Y/N)
      TAYLOR ANDREW M 55 Farmer y
      TAYLOR JANET F 50 y
      TAYLOR JOHN M 15 y
      TAYLOR ELISABETH F 14 y
      TAYLOR ANDREW M 10 y

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      Reference to Raecleughhead:
      http://hometown.aol.co.uk/lilliemike/
      LANGTON PARISH
      From Duns, the nearest boundary of Langton Parish is a mile Southwest on the road to Greenlaw, a small field's breadth beyond the house called Hardens Way where we live. Along the foot of that field runs the Bluidy Burn, which got its name when the people of old time Dunse, stampeded an invading English force into the bog by the Burn and massacred them there. At the farthest corner of the field the Bluidy Burn joins the Pouterlynie Burn which forms part of the Parish boundary, and the main road crosses into the Parish over Pouterlynie Bridge. Continuing through the Parish Southwest towards Greenlaw, the road approxi-mately demarcates the limit of the rich arable land stretching northwards from the Tweed, through the Merse of Berwick.
      The Parish is entirely agricultural and one of its features is the diversity of the land, within its boundaries, which encompass an area extending at its extremes only 31/2 miles from east to west and 41/2 miles from north to south. South of the road are the arable farms of Langton Mill, Middlefield, Ladyflat, Woodend and part of Choicelee. North of the road the land risers into the Lammermuirs with the farms of Hardens, Raecleughhead, Langtonlees and more of the Choicelee land, still mainly on the southern slope. Further north the farm of Stobswood lies among the hills, and Forestry Commission plantings occupy the steepest land in the north east of the Parish along Langton Edge.
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    Person ID I68  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 July 2006 

    Family/Spouse Janet Waddle or Waddell,   b. 1787, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 March 1855, Langton, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married
    Marriage of John Wilson and Mary Jacobs
    Marriage of John Wilson and Mary Jacobs
    7 January 1851
    Children 
     1. Isabella (Isable) Taylor,   b. 23 April 1806, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1827  (Age 20 years)
    +2. William Taylor,   b. 18 May 1809, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 August 1882, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Margaret Taylor,   b. 14 October 1813, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 September 1881, 3 Horne Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Janet Taylor,   b. 13 March 1816, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 October 1903, Dron, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. John Taylor,   b. 12 November 1821, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Elizabeth (Betsy) Taylor,   b. 1 August 1824, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1887, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Andrew Taylor,   b. 4 May 1829, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1850  (Age 20 years)
    Family ID F22  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1841 census of Andrew and Janet Taylor and family in Langton
    1841 census of Andrew and Janet Taylor and family in Langton


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