Soonhope, Par. of Lauder, BEW, SCT

aka Sunup c 1780s, Soonhope now, not to be confused with the Soonhope in Peebles-shire. Photos courtesy of Harry D W as at 1998. Tenant for at least 1782 thru 1797 was Thomas SINTON. By 1817 Robert STEVENSON was "in possession", with the Marquise of Tweeddale papers showing Joseph STEVENSON (Robert's father) there from the early 1800s, possibly from Sep 1802 when an 1801 advertisement was offering the 16 yr lease.