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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
AYTON Ayton
Ayton
Ayton
John MacIntyre. Ayton
Thomas Bowhill. Esqr
Co [County] Map
011.08 ; 012.05 The village of Ayton stands on the Eye Water. and on the Edinburgh road near the centre of the parish. and about 8 miles from Berwick. It is modern regular neat and cleanly. It stands partly on a pleasant bank sloping to the south and has some handsome villas on its outskirts. It contains a parochial Church and school two united Presbyterian Meeting houses. and two good private schools. a Post Office a Court room. a Lockup. and Branch Offices of the commercial Bank of Scotland & the City of Glasgow Bank. a very good Hotel an Inn a small public house. two grocers or general dealers. three Bakers two Butchers, two Drapers & Clothiers. and several tradesmen of various other crafts. a small tannery Gas Works. (the streets are well lighted with gas) It contains two resident Medical practitioners There is a small Railway station on the North British line of Railway. within ¾ of a Mile, of the Village, The houses in the Village are the property of various person,

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Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 8 Trace 3 -- Collected by J. W. Rodgers c/a [civilian assistant]

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