I am particularly grateful
to The Marquis and Marchioness of Lothian for inspiring and sponsoring
this project, for their constant help and advice and for lending me
several books and documents without which I could not even have attempted
to write this booklet, and John Hoare Kerr — the artist responsible for
the drawing which appears on p.39. chapter V.
In my final chapter.
"Other Border Families’, House and Names" I have relied
heavily on information and family histories provided by the Chiefs and
other prominent members of these families and am also grateful to them for
checking the information I had obtained from other sources. In particular
I must acknowledge the kind help given by the following:
of Buccleuch, K.T.
Mrs. Patricia Maxwell-Scott, M .B. E.
of The Hirsel, K.T.
Arthur Eliot of Stobs, Bt.
Baroness Elliot of Harwood, D.B.E.
The Earl of Minto
Rutherford of That Ilk
Sir John Swinton, K.C.V.O.
Richard Turnbull. G.C.M.G and Lady Turnbull
I should also like to acknowledge the help
given by Mr. R.E. Jones, Warden of Ferniehirst Youth Hostel, and to thank
The Royal Commission of Ancient Monuments, Scotland and HMSO for
permission to include the substantial extract from "The County of
Roxburgh" which appears at pages 13 - 17.
J.H. Kerr is an American member of the
Family and a distinguished professional artist with a varied and
interesting career. Three of his sons also draw.