South Knapdale parish records
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Male Heads of Families – Free transcripts of rolls of male heads of families from the 1830s
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List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
|Child name||Date of birth||Mother name||Order|
|Duncan BLAIR||6 October 1865||Sarah BLAIR||Find the father|
|Euphemia GALBRAITH||16 August 1868||Margaret GALBRAITH||Find the father|
|Margaret GILLIES||23 December 1859||Sarah GILLIES||Find the father|
|Mary HAMILTON||7 November 1872||Catherine HAMILTON||Find the father|
|Neil LEITCH||15 April 1864||Mary LEITCH||Find the father|
|James MACFATER||11 August 1861||Janet MACFATER||Find the father|
|Duncan MCALPINE||8 July 1858||Mary MCALPINE||Find the father|
|Ann MCDOUGALL||8 June 1874||Christina MCDOUGALL||Find the father|
|Archibald MCKELLAR||13 August 1860||Isabella MCKELLAR||Find the father|
|Elizabeth Georgina Margaret RINTOUL||14 August 1874||Margaret RINTOUL||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