Earlston Church Records

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'''History—'''<br>Several members of the Earlston parish left the Established Church in 1738 and adhered to the Associate Presbytery. After residents of Stitchel joined their congregation, they petitioned in 1746 to be formed into a separate group. This request was refused, but with the Burger Oath controversy, the majority of Earlston parish joined the General Associate, Anti-burgher Synod. In 17501751, the Earlston congregation was joined by members from Gattonside and Galashiels. Shortly after, they built a church and also built another in 1792. They united with the West Church in 1887.<br>Membership: 1834, more than 300 communicants.<br>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.
 
'''History—'''<br>Several members of the Earlston parish left the Established Church in 1738 and adhered to the Associate Presbytery. After residents of Stitchel joined their congregation, they petitioned in 1746 to be formed into a separate group. This request was refused, but with the Burger Oath controversy, the majority of Earlston parish joined the General Associate, Anti-burgher Synod. In 17501751, the Earlston congregation was joined by members from Gattonside and Galashiels. Shortly after, they built a church and also built another in 1792. They united with the West Church in 1887.<br>Membership: 1834, more than 300 communicants.<br>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—'''<br>Marriages 1751–1752<br>Minutes 1751–1754, 1777, 1842–1886<br>Accounts 1777–1887<br>Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH3/828.
 
'''Records—'''<br>Marriages 1751–1752<br>Minutes 1751–1754, 1777, 1842–1886<br>Accounts 1777–1887<br>Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH3/828.
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Revision as of 16:42, 7 April 2008

Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland (#736)

Contents

History

Established Church—Old Parochial Registers

Years Covered FHL Film Number
Births: 1694–1854 1067895
Marriages: 1694–1719, 1784–1791, 1817–1854 1067895
Deaths: 1784–1791 1067895

Condition of Original Registers—
Index: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index on computer at the Family History Library under “Databases on the Network.”
Births: The pages are blank December 1695–October 1696, August 1724–August 1726, and, except irregular entries on two pages, March 1729–January 1735. After May 1776, there are nine entries of one family 1760–1775. Irregular entries occur occasionally after 1785.
Marriages: No entries exist December 1695–October 1696, September 1719–August 1784, and August 1791–January 1817.
Deaths: Burials
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.


Established Church—Kirk Session Records

Various Minutes 1691–1929
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/118.

Minutes 1730–1789
Accounts 1736–1801, 1805–1930
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/857.


Nonconformist Church Records

Earlston, East General Associate Church

History—
Several members of the Earlston parish left the Established Church in 1738 and adhered to the Associate Presbytery. After residents of Stitchel joined their congregation, they petitioned in 1746 to be formed into a separate group. This request was refused, but with the Burger Oath controversy, the majority of Earlston parish joined the General Associate, Anti-burgher Synod. In 17501751, the Earlston congregation was joined by members from Gattonside and Galashiels. Shortly after, they built a church and also built another in 1792. They united with the West Church in 1887.
Membership: 1834, more than 300 communicants.
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—
Marriages 1751–1752
Minutes 1751–1754, 1777, 1842–1886
Accounts 1777–1887
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH3/828.


Earlston, West Relief Church

History—
Members of Earlston parish who left the Established Church in 1778 obtained supply of sermon from the Relief Presbytery of Edinburgh and built a church the same year. This group became United Presbyterian in 1847 and united with the East Church in 1887.
Membership: 1834, less than 300 communicants.
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—
Managers’ and Congregational Minutes 1839–1887
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH3/829. Post-1887 records are CH3/830.

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