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"NEWLANDS, a parish, containing the post-office station of Noblehouse, in the north of Peebles-shire. It is bounded on the north by Edinburghshire, and on other sides by the parishes of Eddlestone, Lyne, Stobo, Kirkurd, and Linton ... Population in 1831, 1,078; in 1861, 987."
From the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.


Pre-1855 inscriptions for the parish are contained in the Scottish Genealogy Society's volume of Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions.



Graham and Emma Maxwell have transcribed and indexed the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census returns for this parish.


Presbyterian / Unitarian
Newlands, Church of Scotland

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Church Records

The parish church (Church of Scotland) has registers dating from 1677. Old Parish Registers (before 1855) are held in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, and copies on microfilm may be consulted in local libraries and in LDS Family History Centres around the world. Later parish registers (after 1855) are often held in the National Records of Scotland as are any records of non-conformist churches in the area (often unfilmed and unindexed, and only available there).


Civil Registration

Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths began in Scotland on 1st January 1855. For further details of this see the National Records of Scotland website.


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1868, Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson and published by A. Fullarton and Co

  • NEWLANDS, a parish, containing the post-office station of Noblehouse, in the north of Peebles-shire.  it is bounded on the north by Edinburghshire, and on the other sides by the parishes of Eddlestone, Lyne, Stobo, Kirkurd, and Linton.  Its length south-south-westward is about 9 miles; and its greatest breadth is about 3¾ miles.  The river Lyne, flowing in a southerly direction, runs 2¼ miles along the western boundary, and 3¾ through the interior; and receives on its left bank, in drainage of a large part of the parish, the streams of Dead and Flemington burns.  The Tarth describes over 2¾ miles the whole of the south-western and southern boundary to the Lyne.  These streams are in request with the angler.  A ridge of gently-ascending heights extends between the Lyne and the Tarth, occupies the south-west corner of the parish, and is variously occupied by wood and pasture.  Along nearly the whole of the west side of the parish extends a hilly range bearing various subordinate names, and the general one of Kellyheads, parallel to the Pentlands, and interrupted only by the glen of Flemington-burn.  Along the west base of this range lies the vale of Dead-burn and of the Lyne, forming the central belt of the parochial area, and comprising most of its arable ground.  The hills are, for the most part, green and heathless, and frequently dotted and clumped with wood.  Trees thrive in every part of the parish, and cover about 340 acres.  The land occasionally or regularly in tillage comprises upwards of 3,300 acres; and is chiefly a clayey loam, with a subsoil of close stiff till.  The rock of the Kellyheads range is trap, abounding in fissures and rich in iron ore; and the rocks in the eastern district, on the estates of Whim, Lamancha, and Magbiehill, are those of the coal formation, comprising limestone, sandstone, shale, and coal.  The limestone is extensively worked; the sandstone has been worked chiefly farther down in the vale, in the hill of Broomyleas; and the coal is limitedly worked.  Chalybeate springs are numerous; and there are artificial ponds at Whim, Lamancha, and Magbiehill.  There are twelve landowners, with each a rental of upwards of £100.  The estimated value of raw produce in 1834 was £8,448 for crops, £2,110 for produce of sheep-pasture, £1,830 for dairy produce, and £1,502 for sales of black cattle.  The value of assessed property in 186

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Here are some figures showing the parish's population through time:

  • 1755 - 1009
  • 1790 - 891
  • 1801 - 950
  • 1811 - 1163
  • 1821 - 1041
  • 1831 - 1078
  • 1861 - 987