Craignish 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|
|Mary CLARK||21 November 1858||Margaret CLARK||Find the father|
|Duncan FERGUSON||16 October 1870||Isabella FERGUSON||Find the father|
|Peter KERR||10 November 1867||Sarah KERR||Find the father|
|William KERR||31 August 1865||Mary KERR||Find the father|
|Isabella LEITCH||3 April 1871||Catherine LEITCH||Find the father|
|Ann MACGREGOR||16 March 1857||Catherine MACGREGOR||Find the father|
|Jane Shaw MCCALLUM||4 January 1860||Jane MCCALLUM||Find the father|
|Sarah MCDOUGALL||18 February 1874||Janet MCDOUGALL||Find the father|
|Niell MCLEAN||8 September 1855||Mary MCLEAN||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