Garvock 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|
|Mary BRUCE||22 September 1872||Jane BRUCE||Find the father|
|William CLARK||8 May 1873||Margaret CLARK||Find the father|
|Agnes Ann DUNCAN||7 March 1874||Margaret DUNCAN||Find the father|
|Charlotte FALCONER||25 April 1862||Jane FALCONER||Find the father|
|James Anderson HUTCHEON||11 April 1861||Jane HUTCHEON||Find the father|
|James Barnett MURRAY||23 October 1864||Jane MURRAY||Find the father|
|Jemima REIOCH||17 July 1871||Mary Ann REIOCH||Find the father|
|James Hampton RITCHIE||13 August 1873||Isabella RITCHIE||Find the father|
|Isobel SMITH||23 January 1858||Mary SMITH||Find the father|
|John Cowie SMITH||19 May 1859||Susan SMITH||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