Record

CodeNA9916
Person NameRenton; Alexander; colonel
SurnameRenton
ForenamesAlexander
Epithetcolonel
ActivityColonel Alexander Renton was associated with Lamberton and Mordington, in the Parish of Mordington and died pre-1824. Lamberton is 3 miles from Berwick, almost on the Border, and was once famous for run-away marriages. It is thought that it had the first race track in Scotland. Lamberton was a former parish of south east Berwickshire which was held by Coldingham Priory and annexed to Ayton at the Reformation and then to Mordington in 1650. A 3 foot seam of coal was found at Lamberton, 1841, and there were deposits of limestone and fireclay. The church which is the burial ground for the Renton family was already 300 years old when the marriage treaty of Princess Margaret Tudor and James IV took place there in 1502.
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