Dolphinton 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
Board of Supervision poor relief appeals
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- £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)
|Widow Helen LINKEE or FALCONER||1848 (2)||Order images||Ground of complaint removed|
|Thomas MURRAY||Howgate Glencorse||1846 (1)||Order images||Ground of complaint removed|
List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
|Child name||Date of birth||Mother name||Order|
|James AITKEN||8 July 1860||Elizabeth AITKEN||Find the father|
|Margaret ALSTON||7 February 1861||Margaret ALSTON||Find the father|
|Christina CRANSTON||28 May 1857||Marion CRANSTON||Find the father|
|James CRANSTON||5 September 1857||Janet CRANSTON||Find the father|
|Christina FORREST||5 April 1855||Jane Mackenzie FORREST||Find the father|
|John FORREST||5 March 1863||Jane FORREST||Find the father|
|David Robertson GRAY||4 December 1862||Catherine GRAY||Find the father|
|David MCFORREST||6 January 1860||Jane MCFORREST||Find the father|
|Thomas MONTGOMERY||18 October 1873||Mary Lydia MONTGOMERY||Find the father|
|Mary ROBERTSON||4 June 1861||Janet ROBERTSON||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