Kirkton 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|
|Andrew BEST||5 April 1861||Jane BEST||Find the father|
|Janet BYERS||21 May 1865||Jane BYERS||Find the father|
|Robert MABIN||21 February 1868||Janet MABIN||Find the father|
|Andrew MILLER||10 July 1858||Helen MILLER||Find the father|
|Annie MURRAY||15 December 1860||Beatrix MURRAY||Find the father|
|Jane Hotson RENWICK||25 October 1871||Jane RENWICK||Find the father|
|Janet SCOTT||13 December 1856||Catharine SCOTT||Find the father|
|Maggie SWANSTON||21 October 1874||Grace SWANSTON||Find the father|
|James TAIT||18 June 1868||Mary TAIT||Find the father|
|William TAIT||4 June 1866||Rachel TAIT||Find the father|
|Alison Murray TINLINE||18 October 1873||Mary TINLINE||Find the father|
|Robert Lees TURNBULL||20 February 1861||Elizabeth TURNBULL||Find the father|
|Jessie WALKER||2 June 1868||Helen WALKER||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