Salen 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|
|Adam BROWN||29 December 1872||Margaret BROWN||Find the father|
|Elizabeth Baird BROWNLIE||11 November 1861||Elizabeth BROWNLIE||Find the father|
|Hugh CAMPBELL||13 September 1864||Euphemia CAMPBELL||Find the father|
|Neil FLETCHER||27 October 1865||Christina FLETCHER||Find the father|
|Angus MCDONALD||16 May 1869||Janet MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Lachlan MCINNES||5 February 1855||Mary MCINNES||Find the father|
|Margaret MCLACHLAN||3 September 1869||Margaret MCLACHLAN||Find the father|
|Catherine MCLAINE||27 July 1865||Margaret Campbell MCLAINE||Find the father|
|Eliza MCLAINE||27 July 1865||Margaret Campbell MCLAINE||Find the father|
|Catherine MCLEAN||24 April 1870||Janet MCLEAN||Find the father|
|Peggy MCNEILL||8 April 1866||Sarah MCNEILL||Find the father|
|Archibald MCPHAIL||3 May 1856||Isabella MCPHAIL||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