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The Common Room / Re: Episcopal churches in Scotland
« on: Sunday 18 April 21 23:10 BST (UK)  »
What was the date, please? 

According to Canmore, St Paul's episcopal church was built in the 1860s, after civil registration began.  In which case birth records ought to be available on ScotlandsPeople as statutory BMD records.

Are you looking for records prior to 1855?


The original St Paul's dated from 1721. All that's left of it is the gateway.

The Common Room / Re: Episcopal churches in Scotland
« on: Sunday 18 April 21 21:23 BST (UK)  »
A number of the Episcopal registers for Aberdeenshire, including St Paul's, were transcribed (or summarised) and published by A. Strath Maxwell in a series of volumes. I consulted them in the central library in Aberdeen many years ago.

It is always worth checking the Church of Scotland indexes too, as I have found several ancestors who appear in both.

Alexander Keith appears at Netherthird in the 1851 census, where he is described as farmer of 500 acres and 100 acres of woodland. Perhaps this was not all at Netherthird, as he also occupied the neighbouring farm of Thornybank, and perhaps others. He was dead by 17th March 1852, when an advertisement asks for any claims against him.

The Aberdeen Journal of 14th August 1839 lists prize winners at the Garioch Farmer Club show held on 2nd August. AK wins prizes for best mare and foal, 2nd best horned cow, 2nd best 2 year old horned quey, and best horned bull of the Aberdeenshire breed. At the Banffshire Farmer Club show held on 6th August, AK won the prize for best bull.

He is mentioned like this in the newspapers a number of times over the years.

Aberdeenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Alexander LAW - Aberdeenshire Militia - pre 1811
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 21:43 BST (UK)  »
In Bulloch's book there is a Captain Alexander Manson listed in the 3rd Regiment.

Just a thought. Witnesses to John's baptism might include members of the regiment. If they could be identified as such, it might lead you to which company Alexander was in and the therefore the parish he was from.

Ayrshire / Re: Church of Scotland, Parish Church of Kilmarnock - name of church?
« on: Friday 09 April 21 08:36 BST (UK)  »

Could the Church you are looking for be "Kilmaronock Parish Church", near Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire, and not Kilmarnock, Ayrshire?


The index to ScotlandsPeople clearly states it is Kilmarnock.

Aberdeenshire / Re: Aberdeen stonemasons in Vermont
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 13:10 BST (UK)  »
Relatives of mine from Aberdeenshire called Imlah emigrated to Vermont to work in the granite quarries at Barre. A considerable number of granite workers from the north east of Scotland emigrated at that time.

Ayrshire / Re: Church of Scotland, Parish Church of Kilmarnock - name of church?
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 13:53 BST (UK)  »
The original mediaeval kirk in Kilmarnock has been rebuilt a number of times. A chapel of ease was built in 1732, which separated from Kilmarnock parish in 1811 and was then known as the High Kirk. The original church in the centre of the town was then referred to as the Laigh Kirk. The Laigh Kirk still has a 17th century tower, but the main part was rebuilt in 1750, demolished in 1801 and then rebuilt.

The ScotlandsPeople index gives the parish for Andrew's baptism as Kilmarnock.

Ayrshire / Re: Church of Scotland, Parish Church of Kilmarnock
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 12:26 BST (UK)  »
What is the name of the child?

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