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Sprouston Scotland

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Information on the village of Sprouston, near Kelso in Scotland.

History of Sprouston

Sprouston Green

Name - Probably from the Old English - 'tun' - the farmstead, of someone called 'Sprow'.

Graveyard Record - Recorded by the Borders Family History Society in Vol IV 'Sprouston & Lempitlaw' (2nd edition) of their 'Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions.

Famous People Associated

  • Rev David Fraser - minister of the village church, who, being a very keen sweet pea grower, entered the Daily Mail National Sweet Pea competition in London in 1911 and won both first and third prize. He used the 1150 prize money to extend the chancel of the church.
  • Thomas Carruthers - Scotland's champion all-round sprinter during the years 1860-1872. He competed at all the Border Games and was also the Border Champion. He later went on to become equally famous as a golf club maker- Callaway still use Carruthers technology today in their S2H2 iron clubs. A book has been written about his achievements. His father Peter was born in Sprouston in 1812 and his grandparents-Thomas and Catherine (nee Wilson)lived there.
  • John Thomson - musical scholar and composer
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