Lochs 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|
|Catherine FINLAYSON||12 November 1863||Isabella FINLAYSON||Find the father|
|John MACAULAY||21 August 1860||Catherine MACAULAY||Find the father|
|Angus MATHESON||7 June 1872||Alexandrina MATHESON||Find the father|
|James MCAULAY||25 January 1867||Alexandrina MCAULAY||Find the father|
|Donald MCDONALD||1 November 1870||Isabella MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Johanna MCDONALD||12 October 1871||Christina MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Mary MCKENZIE||12 September 1872||Mary MCKENZIE||Find the father|
|Murdo MCKENZIE||7 June 1872||Isabella MCKENZIE||Find the father|
|Angus MCLEOD||25 October 1871||Christina MCLEOD||Find the father|
|Roderick MCLEOD||29 November 1869||Christina MCLEOD||Find the father|
|Catherine Mary MCMILLAN||4 July 1873||Catherine MCMILLAN||Find the father|
|Farquhar MONTGOMERY||21 June 1858||Barbra MONTGOMERY||Find the father|
|Flora MONTGOMERY||9 December 1861||Marion MONTGOMERY||Find the father|
|Margaret MONTGOMERY||14 April 1868||Barbara MONTGOMERY||Find the father|
|Mordina NICOLSON||26 November 1874||Mary NICOLSON||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