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This is a guide to the history and major genealogical records of Scotland as they pertain to the parish of Old Kilpatrick.

Contents

History

This parish includes the village of Duntocher.

More to be added

Census Records

To be added

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 FHL Film Number
Births: 1688-1819 1041001
1820-1854 1041002
Marriages: 1689-1820 1041001
1820-1855 1041002
Deaths: 1790-1845 1041002

Condition of Original Registers—

Index: For an index to these records, see the Scottish Church Records Index on computer at the Family History Library and family history centers.  The records may be indexed in the International Genealogical Index.
Births: The record previous to 1750, has suffered from dampness. There is a modern copy of the portion prior to August 1696.
Marriages: Leaf wanting with entries May 1693–January 1694. From 1762–1786 including, the fact of marriage is very seldom added to the entry of booking for proclamation, and only in a few instances 1795–1811, inclusive; more frequently after 1812.
Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.
Note: Old Kilpatrick is a north western suburb of Glasgow.

Established Church—Kirk Session Records

The Kirk session was the court of the parish. The Kirk session was made up of he 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 are lists of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish:

Old or West Kirk Session

Minutes 1807–1887
Cash Book 1829–1890
List of Deaths and Burials 1790–1845
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, records CH2/893.

Duntocher Kirk Session

Manager's Minutes 1836–1864
Note: Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/116.

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.

According to The New Statistical Account for Old Kilpatrick for 1839, the population of the parish was 6123. Of that number, 865 belonged to the Relief Church, 785 to the Secession, 272 Original Burghers, 53 Episcopalians, 764 Catholics, 14 Baptists, 1 Methodist, 1 Reformed Presbyterian, 1 Unitarian, 1 Independent, and 17 persons of no religious persuasion.

Craigs and Duntocher United Presbyterian Churches

History—
Several parishioners, dissatisfied with the minister of the parish, withdrew from the Established Church and acceded to the Associate Presbytery in 1739, and formed part of the first Secession congregation of Glasgow Greyfriars. In 1776, several more parishioners withdrew and applied to the Associate (Burgher) Presbytery of Glasgow for supply of sermon, which was granted. They were then joined by other Seceders and a congregation was formed in 1779. A church was built in 1781 in Craigs. In 1799, the minister and the majority of his congregation adhered to the Original Associate Burgher synod and retained the property. The minority formed the Duntocher Associate Secession congregation. They were supplied with sermon as a preaching station. A church was built in 1824 and a minister ordained in 1826. The minister and congregation were received into connection with the United Associate Secession Synod in 1840. In 1869, the Craigs and Duntocher congregations united. This church entered the United Free Church Union in 1929 and is still affiliated with it.
Source: Annals and Statistics of the United Presbyterian Church, by Rev. William MacKelvie, D.D., pub. 1873. Film #477618. More details may be given in the source including a list of ministers.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown. For information, write to the minister (as of the 2000 directory) at:
Duntocher West United Free Church of Scotland
c/o the Minister
8 South View
Dalmuir
Glydebank G81 3LA
Scotland


Old Kilpatrick Relief Church, later United Presbyterian

History—
In 1793, due to the forced settlement of a new minister in the parish church, several persons withdrew from the Established Church and applied to the Relief Presbytery for supply of sermon, which was granted. A church was built in 1795.
Source: Annals and Statistics of the United Presbyterian Church, by Rev. William MacKelvie, D.D., pub. 1873. Film #477618. More details may be given in the source including a list of ministers.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown.


Old Kilpatrick Free Church

History—
The minister of the parish, and much of his congregation, came out in 1843. The church was built in 1844.
Membership: 1848, 240; 1900, 200.
Source: Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843–1900, ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details may be given in the source including a list of ministers.

Records—
The extent of records is unknown.


Duntocher Free Church

History—
The minister of Duntocher parish and the great majority of his people came out in 1843. A church and manse were forthwith erected. About 1860 the stoppage of the mills hurt the congregation, as did other later factors. This congregation later became the East United Free Church in 1900, then Hardgate Church of Scotland in 1929.
Membership: 1848, N/A; 1870, 157; 1900, 280.
Source: Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843-1900, ed. Rev. William Ewing, D.D., 2 vols. pub. 1914. Film #918572. More details may be given in the source including a list of ministers.

Civil Registration Records

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

To be added 


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