List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MERSE (DISTRICT) Merse District Chalmers Caledonia
Fullerton's Gazetteer
New Statistical Account of Berwickshire & Roxburghshire
027.03 ; 027.04 ; 024.06 ; 027.07; 027.08; 027.10 ; 0.27.11 & 027.12 In ancient times the shire of Berwick seems to have been a separate jurisdiction from the Bailliary of Lauderdale and to have itself divided into the Merse and Lammermuir districts.
It is not easy to say what had been the exact boundaries and extent of these three districts and almost obsolete.
For the purposes of agricultural inquiry, the whole county may be very consistently considered under two districts-: the "Merse" and the "Lammermuirs": the former including all the comparatively low land along Tweed, Whiteadder [Continued on Page 5]

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