Kinnettles parish records
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List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
|Child name||Date of birth||Mother name||Order|
|David BALHARRIE||25 January 1858||Janet BALHARRIE||Find the father|
|William BALHARRIE||22 October 1855||Janet BALHARRIE||Find the father|
|Jane Anne COCHRANE||28 October 1870||Catherine COCHRANE||Find the father|
|George DAVIDSON||19 October 1870||Margaret DAVIDSON||Find the father|
|Andrew FALCONER||16 April 1873||Cecilia FALCONER||Find the father|
|Charles FALCONER||20 December 1869||Cecilia FALCONER||Find the father|
|Jane Ann Boath GLEN||20 December 1868||Mary GLEN||Find the father|
|Robert Stewart HILL||14 March 1869||Agnes HILL||Find the father|
|Peter MATHESON||9 June 1862||Elizabeth MATHESON||Find the father|
|William MCLAGAN||5 August 1867||Agnes MCLAGAN||Find the father|
|Mary NAPIER||3 January 1871||Mary Jane NAPIER||Find the father|
|David Silvie SMALL||18 January 1855||Mary SMALL||Find the father|
|George SMART||6 May 1860||Ann SMART||Find the father|
|Jane Ann SMART||23 May 1873||Ann SMART||Find the father|
|James WILKIE||4 June 1870||Isabella WILKIE||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