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The Wauchope and Don Families of Niddrie and Edmonstone

The earliest information that we have on the Wauchope family is John Wauchope, 8th Baron of Niddrie, born c1610, and who married twice, Anna Hamilton in 1632, and…

Major General Andrew Gilbert Wauchope

Andrew Gilbert Wauchope was born at Niddrie House in Edinburgh on the 5th July 1846, the third of four children born to Andrew Wauchope and Frances daughter of…

Liberton Kirk: the first 1,000 years

The site of the present Liberton Kirk has according to the Charter of David 1st, been a place of worship since before 1040, when it was known as…

Inch House – A Brief History

Today Inch House is a busy Community Centre but it has existed in many forms for possibly 600 years. The current building is made up of structures showing…

A History of Liberton Free Church

There are many reasons why a significant number of Church of Scotland members decided to leave and form their own Free Church. Perhaps the main reason was the…

A History of Gilmerton Church

In January 1843, there were only two churches in Liberton Parish, Liberton Kirk that had been under the ministry of Rev. James Begg since 1835, and Gilmerton Church,…

A History of Gilmerton

The lands of Gilmerton were cultivated or farmed out by David 1st, and remained in the possession of the crown until the time of Robert the Bruce. No…