Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland Genealogy

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Parish #365


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Established Church—Old Parochial Registers

Record Type Years Covered FHL Film Number
Births: 1726-1819 1040191 item 5
1807-1854 1040334 item 1
Marriages: 1726-1819 1040191 item 5
1820-1855 1040334 item 1
Deaths: No entries none


Condition of Original Registers—

Indexed: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index available on computers at the Family History Library and family history centers.  The records may be indexed in the International Genealogical Index.
Births: Entries out of chronological order are a frequent occurrence after 1740. Mothers' names are recorded from April 1744.
Marriages: There are no entries for August 1734–October 1741, one for August 1749–June 1755, none for July 1756–January 1762 and December 1766–March 1755, and only one for December 1799–March 1803.
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.

Established Church—Kirk Session Records

There are no known pre-1855 records.

Nonconformist Church Records

Kinclaven United Presbyterian Church

This congregation originated in 1733 in the secession from the Established Church of its minister, one of the founders of the Secession Church. He was joined in his secession not only by the whole parish but by a number of persons residing in neighboring parishes, particularly that of Cargill, where a portion of that congregation withdrew from the Established Church and placed themselves under the Kinclaven minister. They continued to worship in the parish church until forcibly ejected from it by virtue of a Sheriff's warrant. They worshiped in the open air in summer, as they could not get ground to build a church, and in the winter they met in a barn. This arrangement continued until 1744 when they took possession of a place to worship which they erected for themselves in “The Muir” of Kinclaven.
Source: Annals and Statistics of the United Presbyterian Church, by Rev. William MacKelvie, D.D., pub. 1873. Film #477618. More details are given in the source.

FHL Film Number
Baptisms and Marriages 1747–1788 0889485 item 9 X
Note: The X means records have been extracted.
Minutes 1747–1766, 1770–1780; 1789–1889
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH3/502.

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