Ruthven 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|
|James DOWNIE||24 July 1863||Helen DOWNIE||Find the father|
|Betsy LINDSAY||11 June 1860||Cecilia LINDSAY||Find the father|
|Charles Robbie MCDONALD||23 November 1872||Janet MCDONALD||Find the father|
|John MCDONALD||1 July 1859||Jean MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Elizabeth MCFARLANE||1 December 1865||Mary MCFARLANE||Find the father|
|Flora MCFARLANE||1 April 1867||Mary MCFARLANE||Find the father|
|Mary Ann MCFARLANE||16 April 1862||Mary MCFARLANE||Find the father|
|Isabella MCLAUCHLAN||27 October 1865||Jane MCLAUCHLAN||Find the father|
|William Foggo MCLAUCHLAN||9 May 1860||Ann MCLAUCHLAN||Find the father|
|Jane WHITE||20 April 1874||Mary WHITE||Find the father|
|Mary Ann YOUNG||1 November 1869||Jessie YOUNG||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