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Roxburghshire tollbars 1843
Posted by: Graham Clark Date: August 08, 2001 at 14:54:08
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Dear Roxburgh forum,

I have an old letter that contains information that may be of interest to some of you so I will post the contents below. It involves tollbar licensees and I'm hoping list members may be able to explain a couple of things about them, namely what were the tolls for! Also, it appears from the list that one person could hold more than one license but since they could not be in two places at once, I assume that the license holder was not necessarily the person who collected the tolls? Finally, a couple of the place names I could not track down. Can anyone tell me where Burnkinford or Hiltonshill & Bellsbutts were/are? Thanks!

Graham Clark


Addressed to:
William Hastie Esq
Depute Clerk of the Peace


Jedburgh 28 April 1843

Dear Sir

As requested I hand you a list of the Tolebars
in your district authorized by the Justices to be licensed.

I am Dear Sir
Yours sincerely

W. Rutherford


Whitlaw Joseph Spottiswood
Drygrangebridge John Rutherford
Hawick East end George Grieve
Spittal Alexander Murray
Crailing Jane Amos
Deanbrae Thomas Hart
Mackside John Amos
Burnkinford Robert Learmond
Swinnie John Amos
Melrose bridge & side bar James Fairbairn
Carter William Ellison
Kenmuir George Bennet
Bongate & side bar
at Bonjedward village John Turnbull
Cheque Bar near Ancrum John Kyle
Mounteviot Side bar Andrew Goodfellow
Ancrum Side Bar Margt Robertson or Hope
Hiltonshill & Bellsbutts side bar John McIntyre


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