Dunino 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|
|Anna Bella BALFOUR||4 October 1862||Mary BALFOUR||Find the father|
|James BALFOUR||31 January 1870||Jessie BALFOUR||Find the father|
|James BRUCE||26 December 1860||Janet Bruce Or MASSEY||Find the father|
|William CORSTORPHINE||21 February 1860||Margaret CORSTORPHINE||Find the father|
|Robert FALLS||19 November 1872||Mary FALLS||Find the father|
|Agnes FERNIE||28 May 1864||Agnes FERNIE||Find the father|
|Robert Philp HOGG||14 January 1858||Mary HOGG||Find the father|
|William LATTO||14 July 1863||Janet LATTO||Find the father|
|Margaret PHILP||10 March 1859||Cecilia PHILP||Find the father|
|Margaret SMITH||13 December 1867||Catharine SMITH||Find the father|
|Margaret SPENCE||25 February 1866||Catharine SPENCE||Find the father|
|Jane Ford WATSON||16 November 1867||Barbara WATSON||Find the father|
|Margaret Ann WEBSTER||10 November 1859||Euphemia WEBSTER||Find the father|
|Alexander WEMYSS||22 December 1861||Jane WEMYSS||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