North Ronaldsay 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|
|William CUTT||15 November 1868||Mary CUTT||Find the father|
|James George Stitt MUIR||12 March 1872||Anne MUIR||Find the father|
|John SWANEY||23 January 1871||Sarah SWANEY||Find the father|
|Mary SWANEY||2 August 1862||Sarah SWANEY||Find the father|
|Sarah SWANEY||16 March 1871||Mary SWANEY||Find the father|
|Thomas Tulloch SWANEY||21 March 1872||Jane SWANEY||Find the father|
|Williamina SWANEY||13 October 1868||Mary SWANEY||Find the father|
|John TULLOCH||6 April 1867||Sibela TULLOCH||Find the father|
|Mary TULLOCH||1 March 1867||Janet TULLOCH||Find the father|
|Mary TULLOCH||2 December 1867||Sarah TULLOCH||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