Careston parish records
Lookup searches – Access records in Scottish archives for ancestors in this parish (e.g. Kirk Session Records). Available from £1 a name a year.
Poor Law appeals – Indexed Poor Law appeals with the option to order images of records.
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
|CH2/55/1||Careston Kirk Session - Minutes||1733-1753||Request lookup|
|CH2/55/2||Careston Kirk Session - Minutes|
With accounts, which include poor payments.
|CH2/55/3||Fern and Careston Kirk Session - Minutes||1855-1938||Request lookup|
|CH2/55/4||Careston Kirk Session - Cash book||1716-1733||Request lookup|
|CH2/55/5||Fern and Careston Kirk Session - Proclamation register||1862-1976||Request lookup|
|CH2/55/6||Careston Kirk Session - Baptismal register||1855-1937||Request lookup|
Board of Supervision poor relief appeals
We are pleased to be able to offer to obtain images of the minutes for each appeal, at the following rates:
- £3 for a single minute
- £6 for up to 3 minutes for a single case
- £10 for any single case with more than 3 minutes (some cases have as many as 8 minutes)
|William LOW||1849 (1)||Order images||Refused|
|Widow Margt STRACHAN or MCCONNOCHIE||1870 (1)||Order images||Refused|
List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
|Child name||Date of birth||Mother name||Order|
|Agnes BAXTER||15 March 1866||Mary BAXTER||Find the father|
|Charles BUCHAN||23 November 1859||Mary BUCHAN||Find the father|
|John BUCHAN||3 January 1869||Isobella BUCHAN||Find the father|
|Mary Ann BUCHAN||29 July 1863||Mary BUCHAN||Find the father|
|Mary Ann BUCHAN||3 January 1869||Isobella BUCHAN||Find the father|
|Peter BUCHAN||23 November 1859||Mary BUCHAN||Find the father|
|David FYFFE||24 November 1868||Jessie FYFFE||Find the father|
|James MCLEAN||5 January 1870||Isabella MCLEAN||Find the father|
|Elizabeth MORTON||18 February 1874||Mary Jane MORTON||Find the father|
|Charles TINDAL||13 February 1863||Elizabeth TINDAL||Find the father|
|Georgina TINDAL||15 November 1866||Helen TINDAL||Find the father|
|Elizabeth Stewart YOUNG||12 May 1863||Isabella YOUNG||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