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The Freemen of Berwick-upon-Tweed 

The Guild of Freemen

The Freemen of Berwick is an age old tradition still being passed on through Freemen families.

In former days, when the Guild was the centre of civic affairs affecting so many aspects of daily life, each member, or freeman, of the Guild learned its privileges, customs and responsibilities by direct experience.


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Sarah Weatherburn wrote on 12 October, 2019 at 8:21 am:
Trevor Dalgleish the Berwick Archives should have information for you. They have a website and their email address is
Trevor Dalgleish from Chichester wrote on 2 September, 2019 at 5:04 pm:
I am researching my family tree and found out that my Great/Great Grandfather was David Norris ,Millwright who Died in 1889,was the youngest Son of John Norris (corn merchant), and my own Grand father was William Alexander Dalgleish was an Apprentice Watchmaker on the 1891 census in Berwick Upon Tweed and when he joined the Royal Navy his occupation was a Watchmaker,have you any records thank you,Trevor Dalgleish

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