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This is a guide to the history and major genealogical records of Scotland as they pertain to the parish of Fetteresso. To learn more about how to use these records to search for your ancestors, go to the Scotland: Research Strategies.

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History

The New Statistical Account of Scotland (pub. 1834-45) offers uniquely rich and detailed parish reports for the whole of Scotland, covering a vast range of topics including history, agriculture, education, trades, religion and social customs. The reports, written by the parish ministers, are available online at http://edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/. Click on ‘Browse scanned pages’ then search the parish reports for your parish of interest. Also available at the Family History Library. 

Census Records

A census is a count and description of the population, taken by the government, arranged by locality and by household. Read more about census records.

Here is a list of the Family History Library microfilm numbers for the census records of Fetteresso as well as the library numbers for any surname indexes available:


Years
Family History Library Film Number
Surname Indexes
1841
1042670
none
1851
1042127
none
1861
0103838
none
1871
0104003
none
1881
0203469
6086598 (2 fiches)
1891
0208694
none


The 1901 census of Scotland is indexed on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. To use it, you must register and pay a small access fee. All available censuses, 1841-1901, are indexed on this website. It may be easier for you to pay to use the website rather than access the separate indexes through the library.

Church Records

The Established Church of Scotland was Presbyterian. Read more about church records

Here are the pre-1855 records that exist for this parish.


Established Church—Old Parochial Registers

Record Type
Years Covered
Family History Library Film Number
Births:
1620-1643
0993314

1716-1795
0993314

1783-1854
0993315
Marriages:
1620-1643
0993314

1716-1717, 1819
0993314

1819-1854
0993315
Deaths:
1819-1854
0993315

 

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: There are no entries December 1638–January 1641, March 1643–April 1716 and August 1718–1722. There are twelve irregular entries for 1720–1736 on two pages at 1728. After the record for 1819, there occur twelve pages containing irregular entries 1795–1819. Mothers’ names occasionally recorded after 1811, but not regularly until 1814.
Marriages: Marriage records are intermixed with births until March 1643. No entries December 1638–January 1641, March 1643–March 1716, and July 1717–January 1819.
Deaths: Mortcloth Dues
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970.
British Book941 K23b

Established Church—Kirk Session Records


The Kirk session was the court of the parish. The session was made up of the minister and the land owners and business men of the parish, chosen to serve on the session. The Kirk session dealt with moral issues, minor criminal cases, matters of the poor and education, matters of discipline, and the general concerns of the parish. Kirk session records may also mention births, marriages, and deaths.

Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:

Minutes 1640–1672, 1716–1722, includes accounts to 1754, 1736–1910
Scroll Minutes 1755–1760
Cash Books 1767–1818
Baptisms 1848–1899
Marriages 1848–1855
Deaths 1848–1854 - with gaps
Catechumens 1846–1897
Note: Available at the Scottish National Archives, Edinburgh, record CH2/153.

Nonconformist Church Records

A nonconformist church is any church that is not the Established church. Read more about nonconformity in Scotland in the article on the Scotland Church Records Union List.


Muchalls Episcopal Church

History—
The congregation in this fishing village was formed soon after the Revolution, 1690. With few exceptions the members were all poor people and the greater part of them fishermen and their families. The chapel was built in 1831.
Source: History of the Scottish Episcopal Church, by John Parker Lawson, pub. 1843. A copy of this book is not available in the FHL.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown.

Urie Society of Friends, Quakers

History—
David Barclay of Urie, father of the apologist Robert, built a meeting house in the grounds of his house at Urie in 1669, the first in Scotland. He also provided the first burial ground for Friends at Howff, a mile from the house. By 1844, the meeting house had been out of use for a number of years.
Source: The Quaker Meeting Houses of Britain, vol. 2, by David M. Butler of the Friends Historical Society. Family History Library Book 942 K24bd, vol. 2

Records—
For records see Aberdeen parish.

See also Dunnottar parish.

Civil Registration

Government or civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also called statutory records) began on January 1, 1855 in Scotland. Each parish has a registrar's office and large cities have several. The records are created by the registrars and copies are sent to the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Annual indexes are then created for the records for the whole country.

See the article on Scotland Civil Registration for more information and to access the records.

Probate Records

Fetteresso was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of St. Andrews until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Stonehaven. Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. You must register on the website but use of the index to probate records, called 'Wills & Testaments,' is free. You may then purchase a copy of the document or, if the document is before 1823, it will be on microfilm at the Family History Library. To find the microfilm numbers, search in the library catalog for the 'Place-names' of Kincardine and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of St. Andrew.

The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Kincardine. Look in the library catalog for the 'Place-names' of Kincardine and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.'
 
Read more about Scotland Probate Records.

Return to Kincardineshire parish list.


 

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