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== Alloa Nonconformist Church Records  ==
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== Alloa Pre-1855 Nonconformist Churches and Their Known Records  ==
  
==== Alloa First Associate, Anti-burgher Church, later Townhead United Presbyterian  ====
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=== Alloa First Associate, Anti-burgher Church, later Townhead United Presbyterian  ===
  
 
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==== Alloa West, or Bedford Place Burgher Church, later Second United Presbyterian <br> ====
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=== Alloa West, or Bedford Place Burgher Church, later Second United Presbyterian <br> ===
  
 
'''History—'''<br>In 1765, due to the settlement of an unpopular new minister, a number of persons resident in Alloa applied to the Associate Burgher Presbytery of Dunfermline for regular supply of sermon, which was granted. <br>'''Membership: '''1788, 392; 1791, 263. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account of Scotland, the membership was 200 families and 850 persons.)  
 
'''History—'''<br>In 1765, due to the settlement of an unpopular new minister, a number of persons resident in Alloa applied to the Associate Burgher Presbytery of Dunfermline for regular supply of sermon, which was granted. <br>'''Membership: '''1788, 392; 1791, 263. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account of Scotland, the membership was 200 families and 850 persons.)  
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==== Alloa Burgher, later East Free Church Congregation <br> ====
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=== Alloa Burgher, later East Free Church Congregation <br> ===
  
 
'''History—'''<br>This congregation, of the Original Associate Burgher Synod, may have been founded about 1809. It joined the Church of Scotland in 1839 when quoad sacra parish designation was assigned to it as the east parish of Alloa. The congregation adhered to the Free Church in 1843.<br>'''Membership: '''1841, 750; 333 communicants (from Statistical Account of 1840-1); 1848, 233; 1900, 182.<br>'''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.  
 
'''History—'''<br>This congregation, of the Original Associate Burgher Synod, may have been founded about 1809. It joined the Church of Scotland in 1839 when quoad sacra parish designation was assigned to it as the east parish of Alloa. The congregation adhered to the Free Church in 1843.<br>'''Membership: '''1841, 750; 333 communicants (from Statistical Account of 1840-1); 1848, 233; 1900, 182.<br>'''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.  
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==== Alloa West Free Church, later Chalmers Church of Scotland <br> ====
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=== Alloa West Free Church, later Chalmers Church of Scotland <br> ===
  
 
'''History—<br>'''The minister of Alloa did not adhere to the Free Church in 1843. Those parishioners who did formed a Free Church congregation and built a place of worship. This congregation became a United Free church in 1900 and rejoined the Church of Scotland in 1929.<br>'''Membership: '''1848, 430; 1900, 423.<br>'''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.  
 
'''History—<br>'''The minister of Alloa did not adhere to the Free Church in 1843. Those parishioners who did formed a Free Church congregation and built a place of worship. This congregation became a United Free church in 1900 and rejoined the Church of Scotland in 1929.<br>'''Membership: '''1848, 430; 1900, 423.<br>'''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.  
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==== Tullibody Free Church <br> ====
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=== Tullibody Free Church <br> ===
  
 
'''History—<br>'''This congregation dates from the Disruption in 1843.<br>'''Membership:''' 1848, 200; 1900, 167.<br>Sou'''rce:''' 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.  
 
'''History—<br>'''This congregation dates from the Disruption in 1843.<br>'''Membership:''' 1848, 200; 1900, 167.<br>Sou'''rce:''' 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.  
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==== Alloa Congregational Church <br> ====
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=== Alloa Congregational Church <br> ===
  
 
'''History—'''<br>This church was formed in 1810. Of its early history nothing is known. A chapel was built in Castle Street in 1839. The congregation joined the Evangelical Union in 1844 but ceased by 1855. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account, the membership was 80 families and 300 persons.)  
 
'''History—'''<br>This church was formed in 1810. Of its early history nothing is known. A chapel was built in Castle Street in 1839. The congregation joined the Evangelical Union in 1844 but ceased by 1855. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account, the membership was 80 families and 300 persons.)  
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==== Alloa Baptist Church <br> ====
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=== Alloa Baptist Church <br> ===
  
 
'''History—<br>'''In 1838, some members of the Stirling Baptist Church formed the Alloa Baptist Church. The congregation purchased a former Episcopal chapel for their church. This congregation is not mentioned in the New Statistical Account of Scotland for 1840-1.  
 
'''History—<br>'''In 1838, some members of the Stirling Baptist Church formed the Alloa Baptist Church. The congregation purchased a former Episcopal chapel for their church. This congregation is not mentioned in the New Statistical Account of Scotland for 1840-1.  
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==== Alloa Episcopal Church <br> ====
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=== Alloa Episcopal Church <br> ===
  
 
'''History—<br>'''No history is available. A new chapel was erected in 1939.<br>'''Membership: '''1788, 52; 1791, 32. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account, the membership included 79 families.  
 
'''History—<br>'''No history is available. A new chapel was erected in 1939.<br>'''Membership: '''1788, 52; 1791, 32. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account, the membership included 79 families.  
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==== Alloa Roman Catholic Church <br> ====
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=== Alloa Roman Catholic Church <br> ===
  
 
'''History—<br>'''Prior to 1838 there were 62 Catholic familes, consisting of 112 individuals, residing in the parish, but most moved away, perhaps to Stirling. A church opened in 1850. The congregation was earlier served from Stirling. <br>'''Source:''' ''Catholic Missions and Registers, 1700–1880'', volume 6, 'Scotland,' by Michael Gandy, pub. 1993. FHL Brit Ref. Book 942 K24gm, vol. 6. Also the New Statistical Account of Scotland for 1840-1 (see the parish history above).  
 
'''History—<br>'''Prior to 1838 there were 62 Catholic familes, consisting of 112 individuals, residing in the parish, but most moved away, perhaps to Stirling. A church opened in 1850. The congregation was earlier served from Stirling. <br>'''Source:''' ''Catholic Missions and Registers, 1700–1880'', volume 6, 'Scotland,' by Michael Gandy, pub. 1993. FHL Brit Ref. Book 942 K24gm, vol. 6. Also the New Statistical Account of Scotland for 1840-1 (see the parish history above).  
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==== Other Churches <br> ====
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=== Other Churches <br> ===
  
 
While the New Statistical Account mentions congregations of Methodists and New Jerusalemites, no information is available for these. Together, they were stated then to have about 75 members. <br>
 
While the New Statistical Account mentions congregations of Methodists and New Jerusalemites, no information is available for these. Together, they were stated then to have about 75 members. <br>
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Alloa Pre-1855 Nonconformist Churches and Their Known Records

Alloa First Associate, Anti-burgher Church, later Townhead United Presbyterian

History—

About 1738, the Seceders in and about Alloa adhered to the Associate Presbytery and were attached to a congregation at Stirling. In 1746 they were disjoined and formed into a separate congregation. At the breach in 1747, the majority of the congregation adhered to the General Associate, Antiburgher Synod. Following the forced settlement of an unpopular new minister in the parish church of Alloa in 1750, many of the parishioners withdrew from the Established Church and joined with the recently-formed Alloa General Associate congregation. This congregation joined the United Presbyterian Synod in 1847.

Membership: 1788, 512; 1791, 376. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account of Scotland, the membership was 300 families and 1350 persons.)

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.

Records—

There are no known early records.

Minutes 1851–1871
Note: Available at the Stirling Council Archives, Stirling, Scotland, record CH3/1057.


Alloa West, or Bedford Place Burgher Church, later Second United Presbyterian

History—
In 1765, due to the settlement of an unpopular new minister, a number of persons resident in Alloa applied to the Associate Burgher Presbytery of Dunfermline for regular supply of sermon, which was granted.
Membership: 1788, 392; 1791, 263. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account of Scotland, the membership was 200 families and 850 persons.)

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.

Records—
Various Minutes 1765, 1769–1963
Communion Rolls 1779–1792, 1853–1958
Correspondence 1838–1920
Note: Available at the Stirling Council Archives, Stirling, Scotland, record CH3/613.


Alloa Burgher, later East Free Church Congregation

History—
This congregation, of the Original Associate Burgher Synod, may have been founded about 1809. It joined the Church of Scotland in 1839 when quoad sacra parish designation was assigned to it as the east parish of Alloa. The congregation adhered to the Free Church in 1843.
Membership: 1841, 750; 333 communicants (from Statistical Account of 1840-1); 1848, 233; 1900, 182.
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.

Records—
Minutes 1809–1909
Accounts 1830–1854
Note: Available at the Stirling Council Archives, Stirling, Scotland, record CH3/1227.


Alloa West Free Church, later Chalmers Church of Scotland

History—
The minister of Alloa did not adhere to the Free Church in 1843. Those parishioners who did formed a Free Church congregation and built a place of worship. This congregation became a United Free church in 1900 and rejoined the Church of Scotland in 1929.
Membership: 1848, 430; 1900, 423.
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.

Records—
Minutes 1843–1970
Note: Available at the Stirling Council Archives, Stirling, Scotland, record CH3/1263.


Tullibody Free Church

History—
This congregation dates from the Disruption in 1843.
Membership: 1848, 200; 1900, 167.
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.

Records—
Minutes 1843–1881
Accounts 1840–1888
Deacons’ Court Minutes 1844–1902
Church Door Collections 1843–1847
Note: Available at the Stirling Council Archives, Stirling, Scotland, record CH3/655.


Alloa Congregational Church

History—
This church was formed in 1810. Of its early history nothing is known. A chapel was built in Castle Street in 1839. The congregation joined the Evangelical Union in 1844 but ceased by 1855. (By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account, the membership was 80 families and 300 persons.)

Source: A History of Scottish Congregationalism, by Harry Escott. Glasgow: Congregational Union of Scotland, 1960; FHL British Book 941 K2es.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown. For more information write to:
The United Reformed Church, Scottish Synod Office
PO Box 189
240 Cathedral Street
Glasgow G1 2BX
Scotland


Alloa Baptist Church

History—
In 1838, some members of the Stirling Baptist Church formed the Alloa Baptist Church. The congregation purchased a former Episcopal chapel for their church. This congregation is not mentioned in the New Statistical Account of Scotland for 1840-1.

Source: The Baptists in Scotland, edited By D. W. Beddington, Glasgow: Baptist Union of Scotland. FHL British Book 941 K2bs.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown. For more information write to:
The Baptist Union of Scotland
12 Aytoun Road
Glasgow G41 5RT
Scotland


Alloa Episcopal Church

History—
No history is available. A new chapel was erected in 1939.
Membership: 1788, 52; 1791, 32. This is from the Statistical Account of c.1795. By 1840, according to the New Statistical Account, the membership included 79 families.

Records—
Registers of Christenings and Marriages 1775–1854
Registers of Burials 1839–1854
Note: The records may still be in the hands of the minister. For information write to:
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
c/o 18 Alexandra Drive
Alloa FK19 2DQ
Scotland


Alloa Roman Catholic Church

History—
Prior to 1838 there were 62 Catholic familes, consisting of 112 individuals, residing in the parish, but most moved away, perhaps to Stirling. A church opened in 1850. The congregation was earlier served from Stirling.
Source: Catholic Missions and Registers, 1700–1880, volume 6, 'Scotland,' by Michael Gandy, pub. 1993. FHL Brit Ref. Book 942 K24gm, vol. 6. Also the New Statistical Account of Scotland for 1840-1 (see the parish history above).

Records—
There are no pre-1855 records. See Stirling, Stirlingshire for earlier records.


Other Churches

While the New Statistical Account mentions congregations of Methodists and New Jerusalemites, no information is available for these. Together, they were stated then to have about 75 members.


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