Lecropt 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|
|Alexander Smith ANDERSON||2 July 1862||Elizabeth ANDERSON||Find the father|
|James Ferguson CHRISTIE||7 April 1872||Margaret CHRISTIE||Find the father|
|George CRERAR||10 May 1861||Elisabeth CRERAR||Find the father|
|Isabella FERGUSON||24 November 1867||Isabella FERGUSON||Find the father|
|James Bain HAGGART||28 December 1874||Mary HAGGART||Find the father|
|Alexander HUTTON||10 April 1860||Janet HUTTON||Find the father|
|Helen Robertson MCLEAN||18 March 1874||Mary MCLEAN||Find the father|
|James Christie MCLEAN||22 December 1866||Mary MCLEAN||Find the father|
|Mary Jane MCLEAN||15 February 1871||Mary MCLEAN||Find the father|
|William MCLEAN||23 June 1855||Janet MCLEAN||Find the father|
|James Mcwhannel MCVEAN||1 March 1866||Janet MCVEAN||Find the father|
|Peter Fortune WILSON||23 September 1864||Jane WILSON||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