Sanday 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|
|Margaret CUMMING||16 May 1869||Mary CUMMING||Find the father|
|Tomima CUMMING||5 October 1872||Mary CUMMING||Find the father|
|James GARRIOCH||4 July 1869||Ann GARRIOCH||Find the father|
|Jane LESLIE||6 April 1863||May LESLIE||Find the father|
|Benjamin MOODIE||15 January 1874||Ann MOODIE||Find the father|
|Margaret MOODIE||19 July 1862||Margaret MOODIE||Find the father|
|Mary Long MOODIE||12 October 1856||Mary MOODIE||Find the father|
|Robert MUIR||3 October 1874||Robenia MUIR||Find the father|
|James SKEA||29 October 1873||Jane SKEA||Find the father|
|James SWANNEY||13 October 1867||Ann SWANNEY||Find the father|
|Margaret SWANNEY||16 June 1864||Mary SWANNEY||Find the father|
|Tomima SWANNEY||9 August 1870||Jean SWANNEY||Find the father|
|James WALLACE||4 September 1871||Barbara WALLACE||Find the father|
|Andrew WILSON||29 June 1872||Barbara 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