Golspie 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 Smith BURNETT||1 July 1871||Helen BURNETT||Find the father|
|Hugh GRAY||28 February 1860||Elizina GRAY||Find the father|
|Christina LESLIE||17 April 1857||Christina LESLIE||Find the father|
|Alexander MACLENNAN||18 October 1863||Jessie MACLENNAN||Find the father|
|William George MACLENNAN||11 May 1871||Jessie MACLENNAN||Find the father|
|Jane MURRAY||11 December 1862||Jane MURRAY||Find the father|
|Jamesina ROBERTSON||11 May 1867||Betsy ROBERTSON||Find the father|
|Ann SMITH||15 September 1860||Jane SMITH||Find the father|
|Alexander SUTHERLAND||1 October 1871||Christina SUTHERLAND||Find the father|
|Hector SUTHERLAND||22 July 1864||Isabella SUTHERLAND||Find the father|
|Jamesina SUTHERLAND||27 December 1868||Jane SUTHERLAND||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