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Ednam Scotland

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Information on the village of Ednam, near Kelso in Scotland.

History of Ednam

Ednam Village

Name - Situated on the River Eden, its name comes from the 'ham' or settlement on the Eden. It is reputed to be the first ever named parish, created in the 12th century as part of the monarch's attempts to get his 'devolved management' to the local populace into effect.

Graveyard Record - Recorded as Vol XII of the Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions by the Borders Family History Society.

Famous People Associated

  • James Thomson - poet and writer of 'Rule Britannia'and 'The Seasons'.
  • Rev Henry Francis Lyte - hymn writer - including 'Abide with me' and 'Praise My Soul the King of Heaven'
  • James Dickson - merchant, philanthropist and agricultural improver.
  • John 'Coocke' or 'Cuke'- grandfather of Captain Cook
  • Sir William Purves - international banker

Further Reading - 'Ednam & Its Indwellers' by John Burleigh (1912)
'One of Zion's Gates' by Rev DR Gaddes (1996)

Articles about Ednam's History