Torosay 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|
|John CAMPBELL||3 June 1873||Mary CAMPBELL||Find the father|
|Mary Jane Anderson LYON||8 November 1870||Mary LYON||Find the father|
|Ann MACLACHLAN||27 October 1861||Mary MACLACHLAN||Find the father|
|Charles MACLAINE||10 February 1866||Euphemia MACLAINE||Find the father|
|Duncan MCDONALD||13 February 1859||Margaret MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Margaret MCDONALD||23 March 1869||Margaret MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Mary MCLAINE||8 December 1867||Flora MCLAINE||Find the father|
|Peggie MCNEILL||8 April 1866||Marrion MCNEILL||Find the father|
|John Neil Manarie MCPHAIL||18 May 1870||Catharine MCPHAIL||Find the father|
|Sarah MCPHAIL||11 June 1870||Mary 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