Kinfauns, Perthshire, Scotland Genealogy

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Established Church—Old Parochial Registers

Record Type Years Covered FHL Film Numbers
Births: 1624-1854 1040334 item 2-4
Marriages: 1626-1716 1040334 item 2-4
1724-1854 1040334 item 2-4
Deaths: 1649-1709 1040334 item 2-4
1783-1798 1040334 item 2-4
1809-1854 1040334 item 2-4


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: These are intermixed with marriages prior to 1646, and are recorded in parallel columns of the same register 1724–1740. There are no entries for August 1691–December 1700, July 1716–July 1717 and September 1723–November 1724. Mothers' names are not recorded.
Marriages: There are no entries November 1692–August 1700, but there is a separate record containing proclamations for 1649–1709 in which the blank extends only August 1694–September 1700. There are no entries for June 1716–December 1724. Entries for 1741–1759 were recorded on occasional pages of the register of births, after which date a separate record was kept. There are no entries for 1799 or December 1816–April 1818, after which only entries of proclamation fees are recorded until January 1833.
Deaths: There are only occasional entries of Mortcloth Dues mixed with the proclamations of marriages prior to 1708. There are no entries for 1690–1700 and 1708–December 1783, at which date a record of burials begins. There are only five entries for 1809–1816, then Mortcloth Dues for 1817–1845, after which a record of burials is resumed.
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.

Established Church—Kirk Session Records

Minutes and Accounts 1629–1649, 1691–1700, 1747–1759, 1817–1945
Distributions 1691–1697
Accounts 1760–1874
Heritors' and Kirk Session Minutes 1800–1817
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/582.

Nonconformist Church Records

Kinfauns Free Church

The minister of the parish "came out" in 1843 and a congregation of the Free Church was formed. The new church was built in 1843 in the village of Glendoick, which lies within the parish of Errol. The district is wholly agricultural and the population decreased considerably.
Membership: 1848, 156; 1900, 111.
Source: Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900, ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols, pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details are given in the source.

The extent of any pre-1855 records is unknown.

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