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ARE two small, pleasant and rural villages in the parish of
Hutton and district of Merse, lying to tho west of Berwick
bounds, from which the parish is divided by tho river Whitadder.
Hutton is situate about seven miles from Berwick, its post town, in
the northern part of tho parish, and Paxton, five miles distant from
Berwick, its post town, is in the eastern quarter. The parish con-
tains 5,516 acres. The Tweed, which bounds Hutton parish on the
south, is crossed by an elcgaut suspension bridge, called the Union
bridge, from a point near Paxton, to a place a little below Hokn-
cliffe, a village in the county of Northumberland; it forms the
only connection of the two sides of the river between Coldstream
and Berwick, from which last named town it is frequently visited
by parties of pleasure; it admits two carriages abreast, and has
been of great service in facilitating the introduction of coal and
lime into Berwickshire. The parish church is situated at Hutton.
The late Rev. P. Redpath, the erudite translator of Bosthius, wast
minister of this parish. Paxton House, the residence of Colonel
David Milne Home, Conservative member for Berwick, is noted for
its picture gallery. A new school and school house were erected at
Paxton in 1873, by Jean Milne Homo and David Milne Home,
mother and father "of Colonel David Milne Home, of Paxton House,
and is an ornament to the village. There is also a reading room
and library, of about 900 volumes, in the village of Paxton, supported
by the generosity of Colonel D. M. Home, m.p. and by members
subscriptions. The parish of Hutton in 1SS1 contained a population.
| of 962, the village of Paxton at the same period having 240.
POST OFFICE, Hutton, Benjamin "Whitlie, Post Master.— Letters from all parts arrive (from Berwick, by messenger) at 10 30 a.m.
(Sundays excepted), and are despatched thereto at 12 45 noon. B-S* The nearest Money Order Office is at Paxton.
Post Office, Paxton, Jane Dickson, Post Mistress. —Letters from all parts arrive (from Berwick, by messenger) at 9 30 a.m. (Sundays'
excepted), and are despatched thereto at 1 25 p.m. IS° Money Order Oficc and Savings Bank.
*** Letters for Hutton and Paxton should be addressed " near Berwick-on-Tweed."
Home Colonel David Milne, m.p. Paxton
Hosick Miss Jane, Hutton
Kirke Rev. Robert; d.d. Hutton
Macbraire James, Esq. Broad Meadows
Richards Captain — , Spittal House
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Infant School, Paxton — Jane Young, mstrs
Paxton School, Paxton— Alexander Gar-
diner, f.e.i.s. master [master
Public School, Hutton— James Thomline,
Allan William, Hutton
Jeffrey William, Paxton
Allan Robert, Paxton
Allan William, Hutton
Armstrong James, Paxton
Shearlaw Adam, Hutton
Bird James B. Fishwick, Hutton
Cairns William, Clarabed, Paxton
Cowe Peter, Spittal Mains [Hutton
Craig Richard & Thomas, West Fishwick,
Ford John, Paxton [Hutton
Henderson Walter, Spittal West Mains,
Hood Miss — , Fishwick Mains, Hutton
Hogg James, Hutton Mill
Hosick Daniel, Hutton Mains
Nesbit John, South Mains, Paxton [Bank
Nesbit Robert, Hutton Hall Barns & Canny
Purves Robert, Clairvale
Scott Elizabeth, Sunwick, Hutton
Tait John, Hutton Hall Mill
Thorburn William, North Mains, Paxton
Watson John, Clarabed Mill
Whitlie John, Chesterlield, Paxton
Allan Mary Ann, Hutton
Armstrong James, Paxton
Briggs John, PaxLon
Ford Watson, Hutton
Gibson Jane, Hutton
Whitlie Benjamin, Hutton
Lylo William, Hutton
Richardson Christina (Cross Inn), Paxton
Ford Benjamin, Hutton
Hosick James, Hutton
Sanderson Edward, Hutton
Schoolen Benjamin, Paxton
Hastie James, Edlinton Castle Mills, Paxton
Hoeg James, Hutton Mill
Tait John, Hutton Hall Mill
Watson John, Clarabed Mill
Armstrong James, Paxton
Whitlie Benjamin, Hutton
Gardiner Alexander, schoolmaster, Paxton
Gray John, police officer, Paxton [ton
M'lutosh Alex, gardener, Paxton House, Pax-
M'Nab John, market gardener, Paxton
Muirhead George, factor for Colonel David
Milne Home, m.p. Paxton
Murray George, steward, Nabdean, Paxton
Reid Henry, baker, Paxton
Thomson Thomas, brickmaker, Paxton
Thomline James, master of public school,
inspector of poor, & registrar of births,
deaths & marriages, Hutton
Young Jane, schoolmistress, Paxton
Established Church, Hutton— Rev. Robert
Reading Room & Library, Paxton— Alexander
M'lutosh, secretary ; Alexander Gardiner,
f.e.i.s. librarian
Berwick is the nearest Station, five miles
from Paxton and seven from Hutton
To BERWICK-ON-TWEED, Thos. Toucher,
from his house, Hutton, Saturday
Castle, a massive and spacious mansion, surrounded by a park and
some line wood, and is the seat of the family of Lauderdale. The
castle stands between the Leader and the town, on a fine lawn, and
is fitted up in the best taste of the time of Cbarles II., and decorated
with massive balustrades and cornices, and a profusion of elaborately
carved marble chimney-pieces ; among the paintings, chiefly por-
traits, are some rare and valuable productions. Fairs were until
recently held on the first Tuesday in March for hinds and herds,
sixth Tuesday after first Tuesday in March for servants, Friday
before the 12th of August for lambs, and fourth Friday in October
LAUDER is an ancient royal burgh, and the capital of its
parish, as it is of the district of Lauderdale ; 25 miles s.e. of
Edinburgh, 35 w. of Berwick, 21 n. of Jedburgh, 22 s.w. of Cold-
stream, 20 s.w. of Duns, 17 s.w. of Kelso, 12 w. of Greenlaw, 7 n. of
Earlston, and about 6 miles from the Stow station on tlio North
British railway. It is situated iu the vale of the Leader, on the
main road from Edinburgh to Kelso, and consists principally of a
line of houses on each side of the thoroughfare, with un additional
street about the centre, at the west end of which is the town house.
The buildings are plain and of irregular construction, and the town
was destitute of any edifice that could lay claim to particular notice
until of late years. Now there are good school premises, neat and
substantial houses, an excellent inn (theBlack Bull) in the centre
of the town, where every accommodation will be found; two banks,
and a few tasteful villas in the neighbourhood. The trade is chiefly
of a local and domestic nature, and manufacturers have not ;is yet
imparted their benefits to this part of the district. The banks and
the inns, several insurance agency offices, and some well stored
sirups represent the main business of the place. A Freemasons'
Lodge is held in the Town Hall. The charter constituting Lauder
a royal burgh was renewed iu 1502, and tho government vested iu
two bailies and seven councillors, chosen annually from amongst the
freemen of the burgh. A justice of peace court is held on the fourth
Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September and November;
and sheriff's small debt courts are held last Wednesday of February,
first Wednesday of July, and first Monday of October. By the
Reform Act, Lauder was joiued with Haddington, Dunbar, North
Berwick and Jedburgh in returning one member to Parliament,
but under the provision of the new Redistribution Bill it will in
future be included in the county. The places of worship are a
church of the Establishment, a Free church, and a Presbyterian
meetiug house. The church, which stands to the south of the
town house, was erected iu 1673, when the Duke of Lauderdale
removo'd the more aucient church from the vicinity of his residence ;
the edifice, though cruciform, is not remarkable for elegance.
The most conspicuous object in and about Lauder is Thirlstane
lor servants, but these have now fallen into disuse. The parish of
Lander contains about 34,898 acres, and in 1881 had a population of
1,940, the parliamentary burgh at the same period having 964.
Blaihslie is a small rural village iu the parish of Melrose
(lloxburtjhshirc), situated at tuo extreme end of the parish, and
about suvi-n miles from the town of Melrose. It lies on the old road
from Earls ton to Lauder, four miles distant from the former place,
and two and a half from the latter, from whence its letters are
The parish of Channelkiek, containing about 14,191 acres, is
situated amuug the Lammermoor hills, where they divide the
counties of Edinburgh and Haddington from Berwick. On the
banks of the rivulets, which united form the river Leader, or
Lauder, are about 3,000 acres in tillage; but tho hills are mostly
covered with heath, and are very bleak and unproductive. Popu-
lation in 1831, 607.
Tho village of Ugston, now called Oxton, is about four miles
from Lauder, on the south of the Edinburgh road, in the upper part
of the vale of the Leader. Oxton is now the only village in tho
Eaiish, and in it the little business or trade that has existence
tn-oughout its entire extent is almost exclusively centred. About
a mile to the west of Oxton are the remains of the village of
Chahnelkirk, from which the parish takes it name, the minis tors)
manse and church being all that remain of the village,; which at ono
time was a res ting-place for travellers by tho old Edinburgh road,
through the Lanimormoors to Lauderdale.

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