== Established Church—Old Parochial Registers ==
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==== '''Condition of Original Records—''' ====
The Kirk session was the court of the parish. The 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 is a list of the surviving Kirk session records for this parish''':<br>
Minutes 1833–1853<br>Proclamations 1853–1920<br>Communion Roll 1832<br>List of Male Heads of Families 1834–1841<br>'''Note:''' Available at the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, record CH2/686.
'''Records—<br>'''The extent of records is unknown.
== Other Records ==
Entries Relating to Irish Persons in the Marriage Register of the Parish of Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Entries of marriages, one or both persons shown must have an Irish address covers years 1720-1846, article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.IX,no.2.1977, pages 107-129, Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B2i v.9
=== Civil Registration Records ===
= Probate Records =
Portpatrick was under the probate jurisdiction of the Commissary Court of Wigtown until 1823, and since then has been under the Sheriff's Court of Wigtown. Probate records for 1513- 1901 are indexed online at [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk 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 [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog ] for the 'Place-names' of Wigtown and the subject of 'Probate records.' Then click on the link to the records of the Commissariat of Wigtwon, <br>The library also has some post-1823 probate records for Wigtown. Look in the library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog] for the 'Place-names' of Wigtown and the subjects of 'Probate Records' and 'Probate Records - Indexes.' <br>
Read more about [[Scotland Probate Records|<u>Scotland Probate Records</u>.]]
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