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LAUDERDALE (District) Lauderdale (District) New statistical account of Berwickshire
Fullerton Gazetter Scotland
Chalmers Caledonia
An ancient district of Berwickshire the western one of the three into which the county was divided. In geographical distribution & agricultural properties, Berwickshire is all Strictly divisible into simply the Lammermoors and the Merse; the upper & the lower parts of Lauderdale belonging respectively to these just as distinctly as any other part of the County. The Limits of Lauderdale, So far as the usage of Calling it a distinct district, Cannot be defined, & must probably be understood as including simply the basin of the Leader & its tributaries, So far as the basin is in Berwickshire. Even anciently the limits appear to have been very different in successive periods, & to have marked fluctuations both in the Kind & in the extent of the Civil jurisdiction within them. Maps of Lauderdale, Merse, & Lammermoor, were made by Timothy Pont in the reign of Charles the first & inserted in Blaeus Atlas Scotia.

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