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Reiver names and map locations

Border Reiver Name Locations On the Scottish Border the clan system was stronger than on the English side. Blood relationship in Scotland meant that loyalty was shown to the head of the family. This may…

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Reiver Truce Days and Locations

Reiver Days of Truce and Locations The Wardens of opposing Marches agreed upon a day and place of meeting usually on the frontier but sometimes elsewhere. In the west, Dumfries and Carlisle were convenient venues,…

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Reiver Routes

Reiving Routes The following text is from text in the Callendar of Border Papers and dates from the 16th century. It gives an impression of the routes that Reivers may have taken on their raids…

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The West March of Scotland

The West March of Scotland Map of the West March of Scotland, Boundaries and Generalities. In 1578 The Scots West March consisted of Nithsdale, Annandale and Eskdale along with the tributary valleys of the latter…

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The East March of England

The East March of England Map of the East March of England; boundaries and generalities. The English East March is the northern part of Northumberland. It borders the Scots East March to the north where…

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The East March of Scotland

The East March of Scotland Map of the Scottish East March, Boundaries and Generalities. The Scottish East March was the county of Berwickshire; the frontier was with the English East March. The northern boundary of…

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The Middle March of England

Map of the Middle March of England; boundaries and generalities. The English Middle March was that part of Northumberland not included in the East March. The Cheviots formed most of the frontier line and though…

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The Middle March of Scotland

Map of the Middle March of Scotland, boundaries and generalities. The Scots Middle March was Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire and sometimes “the county of Liddisdaill”, though the last usually had a separate warden or “Keeper”.…

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The West March of England

Map of the West March of England, Boundaries and Generalities. The English West March was the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland though the latter was too far from the frontier to be important in border…

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