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Here is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for the city of Glasgow:

Note: Only churches with pre–1855 records are listed, and in the order of their founding.  Some of those listed are in the suburbs of Glasgow.

Contents

St. Mungo’s

Minutes November 3, 1583, March 29, 1593, November 28, 1583, October 1592
North Session Minutes 1788–1975
Note: Glasgow City Archives, record CH2/550.

Reference Title Date Access status
CH2/550 Records of St. Mungo's (Cathedral, Inner High, North) Kirk Session, Glasgow 1583-1939 CH2/550/1 Minutes 3 Nov 1583-29 Mar 1593

CH2/550/2 Minutes 28 Nov 1583-19 Oct 1592

CH2/550/2a On receipt of nos. CH2/550/1 and CH2/550/2 it was found that a considerable quantity of extraneous matter had been used as binding. This has been repaired and bound into a separate volume 14th century-15th century
CH2/550/3 North session minutes 1788-98
Poor relief distributions 1788-97 1788-1797 
CH2/550/4 North session minutes 1798-1809
Poor relief distributions 1797-1809 1798-1809 
CH2/550/5 North session minutes 1809-1834
Poor relief distributions 1809-1816
List of elders 1779-1832 1809-1834 
CH2/550/6 North session (High Church) minutes 1834-1875 
CH2/550/7 High church minutes 1870-1886 
CH2/550/8 Minutes of General Session 1782-1795 

Tron

Formed in 1602 from the original Old Glasgow Parish Church

Minutes 1788–1925
Poor Accounts 1788–1798
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, Record CH2/594.

Reference Title Date Access status CH2/594 Records of Tron Kirk Session, Glasgow 1788-1925 Not Held CH2/594/1 Minutes 1788-98; Poors accounts 1788-98 1788-1798 Not Held CH2/594/2 Minutes 1900-1925

Alford

Minutes 1717–1809, 1873–1952
Poor Fund 1842–1855
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/9.

Down

Minutes and Accounts 1769–1785
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/1052.

St. George’s West Parish

Minutes 1771–1780, 1812–1913
Poor Fund Debursements 1784–1798
Roll Book 1792–1818, 1823
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/818.

Calton

Managers Minutes 1823–1851
Cash Book 1791–1955
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/725.

Brownfield Chapel

Minutes 1839–1848
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/643.

Laurieston

Minutes 1850–1881
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/1216.

Martyrs

Collection Book 1852–1946
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/999.

St. John’s

Various Minutes 1819–1840, 1848–1938
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/176.

Reference Title Date Access status
CH2/176 Records of Glasgow, St. John's Kirk Session 1819-1898
CH2/176/1 Minutes 1819-1836
CH2/176/2 Minutes 1848-1862
CH2/176/3 Minutes 1862-1876

CH2/176/4 Minutes 1876-1898 
CH2/176/5 Managers' minutes 1822-1825, 1829-1833, 1836, 1840 1822-1840
CH2/176/6 Minutes 1898-1938 
CH2/176/7 Baptismal register 1897-1963

Shettleston

Managers Minutes 1825–1903
Accounts 1833–1891
Seat Rent Accounts 1779–1853
Note:
Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/178.

St. Thomas’s

Minutes 1834–1843
Cash Book 1851–1874
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/635.

St. Peter’s

Various Minutes 1849–1946
Marriage Register 1849–1901
Communion Roll 1850–1858
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/665.

St. Mark’s

Managers Minutes 1850–1864
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/177.

St. Matthew’s

Minutes 1852–1882
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/645.

Springburn

Minutes 1854–1966
Note: Available at the Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow, record CH2/774.

Stockwell

Constitution of Church 1837
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/519.
Minutes 1842–1843 are in CH3/954.


 

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