Moonzie parish records
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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|
|Isabella BELL||16 February 1856||Isabella BELL||Find the father|
|John GREEN||13 August 1867||Janet GREEN||Find the father|
|Archibald MCNAUGHTON||11 June 1857||Isabella MCNAUGHTON||Find the father|
|William MITCHELL||3 August 1857||Helen MITCHELL||Find the father|
|Mary Smith REEKIE||27 February 1866||Mary REEKIE||Find the father|
|Richard Spittal RITCHIE||27 April 1859||Catharine RITCHIE||Find the father|
|Robert Guiland SMITH||18 January 1864||Euphemia SMITH||Find the father|
|Beaugeard Onesephine Francis WILLIAMSON||21 May 1855||Margaret WILLIAMSON||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