Ardersier parish records
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Birth records with no father’s name – Hit a brick wall with no father named in a birth record? Help is at hand: see our list for this parish below.
Male Heads of Families – Free transcripts of rolls of male heads of families from the 1830s
Kirk Sessions Index – Free extracts from Kirk Session records
List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
|Child name||Date of birth||Mother name||Order|
|Margaret CAMERON||16 June 1862||Margaret CAMERON||Find the father|
|Grace CAMPBELL||16 February 1867||Margaret CAMPBELL||Find the father|
|Thomas George Thomson CLAYTON||7 May 1872||Jane CLAYTON||Find the father|
|Robert John CUTHBERT||6 November 1870||Jessie CUTHBERT||Find the father|
|Isabella FRASER||14 July 1870||May FRASER||Find the father|
|Jane GARDNER||2 July 1864||Elizabeth GARDNER||Find the father|
|Margaret Reid GORDON||28 October 1872||Margaret GORDON||Find the father|
|Margaret Annie GRANT||12 May 1874||Annie GRANT||Find the father|
|James JOHNSTON||23 July 1860||Mary JOHNSTON||Find the father|
|Joanne MACLEAN||6 November 1866||Jessie MACLEAN||Find the father|
|Margaret MACLEAN||20 July 1859||Isabella MACLEAN||Find the father|
|John MCDONALD||5 May 1859||Henrietta MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Charlotte MCKAY||17 April 1862||Johanna MCKAY||Find the father|
|Robert MCMILLAN||17 December 1874||Catharine MCMILLAN||Find the father|
|James URQUHART||26 March 1858||Margaret URQUHART||Find the father|
In 1834, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland passed the Veto Act, removing the absolute right of landowners to appoint ministers to their parish. The Act gave male heads of families who were communicants with the parish the right to veto the appointment of a new minister if a majority of them objected. To this end, the Assembly instructed kirk sessions to draw up rolls of the male heads of families in each parish. We have transcribed the surviving rolls, and are publishing them here. They are significant as they pre-date the earliest nominal census, which took place in 1841.
No Roll of Male Heads of Families has yet been found for this parish