Sandwick parish records
Lookup searches – Access records in Scottish archives for ancestors in this parish (e.g. Kirk Session Records). Available from £1 a name a year.
Poor Law appeals – Indexed Poor Law appeals with the option to order images of records.
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
Board of Supervision poor relief appeals
We are pleased to be able to offer to obtain images of the minutes for each appeal, at the following rates:
- £3 for a single minute
- £6 for up to 3 minutes for a single case
- £10 for any single case with more than 3 minutes (some cases have as many as 8 minutes)
|Robert BIGG||1855 (1)||Order images||Refused|
|Widow Charlotte LINKLATER or KIRKNESS||1880 (2)||Order images||Ground of complaint removed|
|David TWATT||1851 (3)||Order images||Withdrawn|
List of Births with no Father's name 1855-1874
|Child name||Date of birth||Mother name||Order|
|Rosann BRASS||20 January 1856||Ann BRASS||Find the father|
|Isabella ESSELMONT||8 December 1874||Mary Ann ESSELMONT||Find the father|
|Jean HARKESS||8 January 1864||Mary HARKESS||Find the father|
|Charles IRVINE||22 July 1874||Janet IRVINE||Find the father|
|John KIRKNESS||14 November 1857||Martha KIRKNESS||Find the father|
|William KIRKNESS||10 March 1863||Isabella KIRKNESS||Find the father|
|Charles MOWAL||7 April 1855||Ann MOWAL||Find the father|
|William SCLATER||25 April 1865||Robina SCLATER||Find the father|
|Margaret SINCLAIR||15 February 1872||Margaret SINCLAIR||Find the father|
|John Garson SKINNER||18 March 1866||Jessie SKINNER||Find the father|
|Anne SPENCE||29 March 1872||Anne SPENCE||Find the father|
|Margaret Ann SPENCE||29 November 1863||Margaret SPENCE||Find the father|
|Georgina STANGER||11 August 1864||Mary STANGER||Find the father|
|Mary Ann TAYLOR||13 April 1868||Mary TAYLOR||Find the father|
|Robert VELZIAN||3 September 1859||Elizabeth VELZIAN||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