Maxton (site of)
There was once a tower at Maxton although nothing of it now remains.
The lands of Maxton were the property of the Maxton family but had passed to the Barclays by the end of the 12th century. By the early 14th century they were held by the Soulis family however following a plot in 1320 to kill Robert the Bruce and replace him as King with William de Soules, Lord of Liddesdale, Maxton was forfeited.
In 1326 the King gave £2000 Sterling for the rebuilding of Melrose Abbey following its destruction by the English in 1322. The money was primarily raised from the baronies of Cessford and Eckford which Sir Roger de Mowbray had forfeited, and the lands of Nisbet, Longnewton, Maxton and Caverton which William, Lord Soules, had forfeited.
Maxton was burned by the English in 1544.
I have placed the site of the tower in the middle of the village of Maxton pending further research.
Alternative names for Maxton