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BORDER FAMILIES


These clans and families lived in the and Anglo-Scottish Borders during the times of the Border Reivers. All are linked.

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Ainslie

Archbold

Armstrong

Ballantine

Beattie(son)

Bell

Blenkinsop

Bromfield

Bunyan

Burn

Carlisle

Carnaby

Carr

Carruthers

Cessford

Charlton

Chisholm

Collingwood

Coulter

Cranston

Craw

Cresswell

Crichton

Crozier

Curwen


Dacre

Davidson

Dixon

Dodds

Douglas

Dunne

Elliot

Etherington

Fenwick

Forster

Gilchrist

Glendenning

Goodfellow

Graham

Grey

Hall

Halliday

Harden

Hedley

Henderson

Heron

Hetherington

Hodgson

Hume

Irvine/Irving

Jamieson

 

 

 


Jardine

Johnstone

Kerr

Kilpatrick

Kinmont 

Laidlaw

Little

Lowther

Maxwell

Milburn

Moffat

Murray

Musgrave

Nixon

Noble

Ogle

Oliver

Orde

Percy

Potts

Pringle

Reaveley

Reed

Redpath

 


Reed

Ridley

Robson

Rowell

Routledge

Rutherford

Salkeld

Scott

Selby

Shaftoe

Sommerville

Stamper

Stephenson

Storey

Swinton

Tait

Taylor

Thompson

Trotter

Turnbull

Tweedie

Veitch

Witherington

Waddington

Watson

Wilson

Yarrow

Young

 


This is the most comprehensive list available of families and clans associated with both sides of the Border during reiving times, but it does not claim to be complete.

Names will be added only when there is documentary evidence that a family was established in the Borders during the 16th century being the time when reiving was most intense. Please do not ask for your family name to the added unless you can conform to this criteria.

Further information about individual families will be welcome, and will always be considered for entry on these pages.  It is very important, however, that sources are provided to avoid any potential copyright problems.
 

 

The principal reiving Clans and Families

Armstrong

Bell

Burn

Charlton

Crozier

Dacre


 

Dodds

Douglas

Elliot

Fenwick

Forster

Graham

 

 


 

Hall

Harden

Irvine

Johnstone

Kerr

Maxwell

Milburn

Noble

Reed

Robson

Scott

Turnbull

Many other surnames dabbled in reiving to varying degrees. When they weren't reiving they were probably feuding.

 

DVD and the Border Reivers
Clans and Families
Mailing Lists

Mailing lists provide a useful means of obtaining family history information. Almost all of the names above have a mailing list.

You need to join. There are two levels. You can peruse past postings and search for specific informsation without joining anything.

The service is free, easy to join, and easy to leave if it does not suit you.

Go to http://lists.rootsweb.com/

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