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Information on the village of St. Boswells in Scotland.
Name - The present name is derived from the mediaeval church dedicated to St Boisil, who was a prior of Melrose Abbey. The previous name of the village was Lessudden - ' the meadow by the sloping pasture' - from the Old English 'laes' and 'wynn'.
Graveyard Record - Recorded as St Boswells (Lessudden) as Volume XVII of the Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions series produced by the Borders Family History Society. The present graveyard was attached to the demolished church of Lessudden, and is commonly now referred to as Benrig Cemetery, being next to Benrig House.
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St Cuthbert's Way also passes through St. Boswells, on its way from Melrose to Lindisfarne.