Bedrule 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|
|Patrick BROWN||12 March 1867||Margaret BROWN||Find the father|
|Adam CURRAN||9 November 1868||Beatrice CURRAN||Find the father|
|Mary HAY||24 March 1873||Euphemia HAY||Find the father|
|Georgina HERMISTON||23 January 1863||Mary HERMISTON||Find the father|
|Andrew MURRAY||20 February 1864||Violet MURRAY||Find the father|
|Janet Notman ROBSON||18 November 1873||Betsy Scott ROBSON||Find the father|
|Turnbull SMITH||13 January 1855||Helen SMITH||Find the father|
|Agnes YOUNG||17 June 1855||Janet YOUNG||Find the father|
|Jane YOUNG||1 November 1872||Martha 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