Jedburgh is a small town in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the county of Roxburghshire. It lies on the River Jed, a tributary of the River Teviot which is a tributary of the River Tweed. Bishop of Ecgred of Lindisfarne founded a church in Jedburgh in the 9th Century and King David 1 made it a Priory between 1118-1138 housing the Augustinian monks from Beauvais in France. The Abbey was founded in 1149 but the border wars in the 16th Century left it a ruin. A late 16th Century Tower in the centre of the town reflects the proud association of the town with Mary Queen of Scots who stayed there in 1566. Anthony Babington (1561-1586) was convicted of plotting the assasination of Elizebeth 1 of England and conspiring with the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots. The Babington Plot and Mary's involvement in it were the basis of the treason charges against her which led to her execution. Anthony Babington is related to Maggie Babington, the present owner of Babingtons's Cottage. The Scots name for the town Jedburgh is part of the expression "Jeddart Justice" or "Jethart Justice" in which a "man was hanged first and tried afterwards.

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