I am struggling to find information on Rentons in Lauder.Details are;
Elizabeth Renton, b 15 Dec 1847, Lauder, Berwickshire.Married Thomas Cochrane in Ladhope, Selkirkshire 25 sept 1868.This couple were my gg grandparents.
Their children were;William b 1869, Phillis b 1873, Janet b 1877, Thomas b 1881 George b 1874 and Maggie 1883.
Elizabeth possibly died in 1883 after the birth of Maggie. Elizabeth also had a brother, William b 1845, Lauder.
Their parents were (I think) George and Phillis Renton.I can find no trace of a marriage for this couple and no maiden name for Phillis.Nor can I find any birth records for her and there are too many Georges to pinpoint one.
George, Phillis, Elizabeth and William are not evident in the 1851 census, in Lauder.
Does anyone recognise this family?Phillis is the particular difficulty as the lack of a maiden name makes tracing further back very hard.
It seems that they did not stay in Lauder - anyone have clues as to where else they may have gone?
As I know the village of Lauder, I would love to know where they lived and occupations etc - the nearby castle was a great source of employment.