1306 - Robert the Bruce became King of
Scotland, leading a campaign over the following
years to remove English forces from Scotland.
The Bruce then had Jedburgh Abbey repaired.
Many minor wars between Scotland and England
over the following 250 years led to Jedburgh
Abbey being damaged and repaired.
1530s - Henry VIII put an end to Catholic
worship in England, destroying many of the
1544 - Jedburgh Abbey was badly damaged
after King Henry VIII of England sent forces
into Scotland to destroy Abbeys and Castles.
This was an an attempt to force the Scots to
have the Infant Mary Queen of Scots married to
his young Son, a War known as the Rough
1560 - the Scottish Parliament ended
Catholic worship in Scotland, leading to many
Cathedrals and Abbey's in Scotland falling into
ruin, with much of their stone taken for
buildings in the towns.
Most Abbey's, and their vast lands, were
then run by a Commendator, allowing the Monks
to live out their lives at the Abbey's.
From this time, Jedburgh Abbey was used as a
Protestant Parish Church.
1622 - Andrew Kerr was
created First Lord of Jedburgh.
1624 - Andrew Kerr died, with him being
buried in the Lothian Isle of Jedburgh Abbey.
Many of his descendants are buried there as
1671 - the Church had to be moved to the
western end of the Abbey as much of the
building was becoming un-safe.
1870 - William Schomberg Robert Kerr,
8th Marquess of Lothian, died, with him being
buried in the Lothian Isle of Jedburgh Abbey,
the largest Tomb as seen right.
1875 - a new Parish Church was built across
the road from the Abbey, allowing Schomberg Kerr,
9th Marquess of Lothian, to start work on
making what was left of the Abbey safe.
1917 - Jedburgh Abbey was handed over to the
State to be run by Historic Environment
Scotland as a Tourist Attraction.