MONIKIE OLD PARISH (or parochial) REGISTERS
This page contains information for the MONIKIE
PARISH (Scotland) entry in an old list, detailing the documents which have 'survived' until the present date.
It can be assumed that all volumes of the OPR are now in the hands of the General Registrar in Edinburgh (unless you know differently?).
It is further assumed that all these volumes are on microfilm and are, or can be, made available
from various libraries, family history societies and other sources, including
YOUR local Mormon Family History Centre. The International Genealogical
Index (IGI) should list nearly all the entries in these volumes, but only if it has been possible to transcribe the entries, owing to the writing style and the physical condition of the originals.
The reader should NEVER take ANY IGI entry to be proof of an event and should
always confirm the information from the source, if possible.
In the custody of the Registrar General - Number of Volumes = 9
Dates embraced -
(1) Births 1615 - 1674
(2) Births 1670 - 1696
(3) Births 1697 - 1732
(4) Births 1733 - 1782
(5) Births 1782 - 1819
(6) Marriages 1633 - 1755
(7) Marriages 1756 - 1819
(8) Deaths 1670 - 1766
(9) Deaths 1767 - 1819
In the custody of the Local Registrar (Dundee) -
Number of Volumes = 3
(1) Births 1820 - 1854
(2) Marriages 1820 - 1854
(3) Deaths 1820 - 1854
Births and Marriages intermixed up to 1717.
Blank, May 1657 - February 1660.
Births blank, January 1717 - June 1719, three leaves of the Register having apparently been lost.
Mothers' names not recorded until 1716.
Marriages blank, May 1735 - January 1784.
Deaths - The entries of Deaths 1612 - 1617 are contained on one imperfect leaf.
Twenty-three entries without particular dates occur on a page headed, 1660; then blank (except for a few entries) until 1703.
Mortcloth Dues from the latter date to September 1733; then blank until October 1783, when a . .
Record of Burials is commenced (October 1783) and continued to July 1790.
Mortcloth Dues 1790 - 1825.
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From "Scottish Parochial Registers" published in 1849 by Thomas
George Stevenson, composed and edited by W B Turnbull.
"It is annoying to find that no fewer than 130 Parishes appear
in the Statistical Account,
to which no return on the head of Parochial Records has been made by the
incumbent." He wrote to various clergymen, amongst them the
incumbent at Monikie, who replied, -
"Our sessional records commence in the year 1613.
Registers of baptisms and proclamations seem to have been regularly and
carefully kept from 1613 down to the present time, with the exception of
about thirty years in the middle of last century, when the registering
of proclamations appears to have been neglected, or more probably, the
entries had been made in some book which had since been lost. From
1613 down to about 1720, minutes of session, baptisms, proclamations,
accounts of monies received and expended, have all been entered in one
volume, without assigning separate places to each. From 1720 to
about 1838, different places were assigned in the second volume to each
of the above records. Since about 1838, when the present session
clerk was appointed, separate volumes have been kept for minutes of
session, register of births and baptisms, register of proclamations and
marriages, and also for registering deaths and burials. No
register of deaths and burials was ever kept in the parish until the
present volume was begun."
The entry for the adjacent Murroes parish reads -
"The register of births and baptisms commences in 1746, and
that of marriages as late as 1808. The records of the kirk session
extend back to the 30th March 1698. They appear to have been kept
with tolerable distinctness and regularity."
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This page was updated - 21 July, 2011