Dowally 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|
|Helen BROWN||6 September 1870||Jane BROWN||Find the father|
|Jane CAMPBELL||7 May 1862||Janet CAMPBELL||Find the father|
|Ann DUFF||19 August 1865||Ann DUFF||Find the father|
|Margaret DUFF||1 November 1870||Jessie DUFF||Find the father|
|Robert DUFF||15 July 1866||Margaret DUFF||Find the father|
|Elspet GRANT||26 July 1861||Margaret GRANT||Find the father|
|Bridget HARRIOT||12 May 1867||Isabella HARRIOT||Find the father|
|John LOWE||17 June 1865||Margaret LOWE||Find the father|
|Elizabeth MCINROY||23 August 1860||Betsy MCINROY||Find the father|
|John ROBERTSON||27 September 1869||Catherine ROBERTSON||Find the father|
|Amelia Sim SCOTT||5 May 1874||Jane Lowe SCOTT||Find the father|
|Margaret STEWART||6 October 1857||Ann STEWART||Find the father|
|Margaret URQUHART||13 November 1865||Jessie 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