List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BERRY MOSS Berry Moss Robert. Darling Esqre Broomlands.
William Smith Esqre Writer.
Haig's History of Kelso.
005.16; 006.13; 009.04; 010.01 With the exception of a Small portion, once. arable, the whole of the present Racecourse occupies a large moss called to this day the Berry Moss, and which was selected by James, the late Duke of Roxburgh for that purpose. The inhabitants, sensible of the benefits, that would result to the town, resolved, that every individual should contribute his share of labour, requisite for converting this waste into a proper raceground. Accordingly it was agreed by the incorporated trades, that they should lend their assistance in the Execution of this work, which they did by daily turns, until the whole was accomplished.
KELSO CORNER [Race Course] Kelso Corner Robert Darling Esqre Broomlands.
William Smith Esqre Writer.
Mr William Archibald Kelso.
009.04 The South West Corner or angle of the race Course,which is situated nearest to the town, has received from this reason the term of Kelso Corner.

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Parish of Kelso -- Sheet 9 No. 4 -- Trace 3.
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