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  • James Johnstone (c.1784 - d.)
    MARRIAGE JAMES JOHNSTON Male Marriages: Spouse: CHRISTIAN ROBERTSON Marriage: 14 JUL 1815 Selkirk, Selkirk, Scotland Source Information: Batch No.: M117786 Dates: 1719 - 1819 Source Cal...
  • Mungo Park (1771 - 1806)
    ) African Explorer and Surgeon Dr. Apprentice to Dr Thomas Anderson Selkirk. Father also Mungo and was one of 13 children Died Trying to find source of Niger. Travelled with Alexander Anderson (bro...
  • William O'Phaup Laidlaw (1691 - 1755)
    Will o' Phaup, one of the genuine Laidlaws of Craik was born at that place in 1691. He was shepherd in Phaup for fifty-five years. For feats of frolic, strength, and agility, he had no equal in his day...
  • William Dalgleish (1811 - d.)
    Census : 1841 -  Yarrow, Scotland* Census : Scotland Census - 1851* Immigration : Thames, 670 tonnes, from London and Plymouth dep 26 June - Oct 11 1855 Geelong* Updated from MyHeritage Match via daugh...
  • John Dalgleish (1836 - d.)
    Updated from MyHeritage Match via sister Elisabeth Barbara Redman (born Dalgleish) by SmartCopy : Sep 20 2014, 7:39:13 UTC

People Connected to Selkirkshire

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - Selkirkshire within Scotland in 1890

See also

Selkirkshire - Main Page
Selkirkshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards
Historic Buildings of Selkirkshire

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  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Selkirkshire to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Selkirkshire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Selkirkshire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Selkirkshire can be linked to the following projects.


"The locality of the title is in one of the minor vales of Selkirkshire, and tradition attributes its origin to a recess, or in modern (1871) Scotch, a cleugh therein.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Selkirkshire (Link to follow) which covers the History of Selkirkshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Selkirkshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Selkirkshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Selkirkshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.


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Emigrants from Selkirkshire

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South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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