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INVERLEITHEN [parish] Inverleithen
Inverleithen (Part of)
Innerleithen or Inverleithen Innerleithen
Sheriffs list of Parishes
Johnston's Co. [County] map
Oliver & Boyd's Almanack
Chalmer's Caledonia
Old Stat Acct [Statistical Account] V. [volume] 19. P. [page] 592
New Stat [Statistical] Account
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Origines Parochiales Scotiae
009 ; 010 ; 013 ; 014 ; 018 ; Selkirkshire 003 ; 007 ; 014 [Situation] In the Eastern portion of the Co. [County] of Peebles

A parish in the N E. [North East] of Peeblesshire &. partly in the North of Selkirkshire. bounded on the North East by Edinburghshire and Selkirkshire of Stow Parish, on the South by the Tweed which devides it from Yarrow Parish in Selkirkshire And Traquair Parish in Peebles-shire, And on the west by the Parishes of Peebles and Eddlestone, it is About 8 Miles long by 5 miles wide, the surface gradually rises from the Tweed, to the Northern extremity, and has in general a broken, rugged And precipitous Appearance -- The largest stream of the many which rise in this Parish and fall into the Tweed is the Leithen Water, which nearly devides it into two equal parts -- At the mouth of Almost every defile throughout the district Tower-houses are to be met with presenting a Ruinous appearance, on a rising ground in the immediate Vicinity of Inverleithen are the remains of what was once a strong fortification, There is a Mineral Spring in the Village of Inverleithen, which has, of late been much frequented and long used for the Cure of Ophthalmic Complaints, Old Wounds, dyspeptic and bilious Complaints. The present Church was erected in the year 1786 and the living is in the gift of Patrick Booth, Esqr. There are no detached portions of any parish within Inverleithen nor are any detached portions of Inverleithen within any other parish There is a small detached part of Selkirkshire within that part of the parish which lies in Peebles shire but is still a part of the parish.

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Parish of Inverleithen
[Note] -- This is the Parish - and Contains the Parish Church [initialled O.M.S.

[Note] -- This parish name is pronounced
and Spelled Innerleithen in the
Country and is also generally the
usage in writing and almost all
the intelligent understand that
Inver would be the Correct
form or spelling of the prefix
it being evidently the Gaelic
Inbhir which is pronounced
very like the word Inver -- [signed] R D Kerr CaptRE [Captain, Royal Engineers]

[Note] -- The Celtic derivation has nothing to say to its
present orthography. Kelso for the same reason
& in the same manner might as well
be written - Calchow, Calkow, Calkhow,or Kellsome.

[Note] -- See the namesheets for the Parish in Selkirkshire - over

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