Fowlis Easter 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|
|Jane BACHELOR||6 August 1864||Margaret BACHELOR||Find the father|
|David BROWN||18 June 1873||Margaret BROWN||Find the father|
|Jane CAMPBELL||14 October 1866||Elizabeth CAMPBELL||Find the father|
|Margaret CAMPBELL||14 October 1866||Elizabeth CAMPBELL||Find the father|
|Margaret CLARKE||24 April 1866||Agnes CLARKE||Find the father|
|Alexander COCHRANE||6 August 1862||Catherine COCHRANE||Find the father|
|Mary LOW||1 November 1863||Mary LOW||Find the father|
|William MCDONALD||10 December 1861||Mary MCDONALD||Find the father|
|Alexander MCKAY||7 May 1860||Helen MCKAY||Find the father|
|Maggie Ann MCWALTER||28 November 1871||Isabella MCWALTER||Find the father|
|Ann MUDIE||23 December 1864||Margaret MUDIE||Find the father|
|William MUDIE||16 March 1865||Helen MUDIE||Find the father|
|William MYLES||5 February 1859||Margaret MYLES||Find the father|
|Thomas ROBERTSON||18 January 1860||Jane ROBERTSON||Find the father|
|Margaret THORNTON||21 May 1861||Allison THORNTON||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