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Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland Genealogy

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Parish #469                      [Return to parish list.]

History[edit | edit source]

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Census Records[edit | edit source]

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Established Church—Old Parochial Registers[edit | edit source]

Record Type Years Covered FHL Film Number
Births: 1660-1720, 1724-1820 1040210 items 4-5
1819-1855 1040328 items 1-3
Marriages: 1660-1692, 1722, 1747-1855 1040328 items 1-3
Deaths: 1670-1683, 1700-1720, 1737-1854 1040328 items 1-3


Condition of Original Registers—
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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: Blank November 1720–November 1737, excluding one page of irregular entries 1728–1736. There is one imperfect leaf at June 1783. The record prior to 1699 has suffered from dampness.
Marriages: Blank August 1689–May 1747, excluding a fragment of a leaf containing portions of entries for 1691–1692, and another fragment with four entries for November 1722. After 1819 is a record of Irregular Marriages 1770–1794.
Deaths: Excluding transcribed entries of payments for ringing the church bell at funerals, etc., April 1670–July 1683, there is no record until May 1700, when a register of burials is commenced. No entries July 1769–January 1770.

Source: Key to the Parochial Registers of Scotland, by V. Ben Bloxham, pub. 1970. British Book 941 K23b.

Established Church—Kirk Session Records[edit | edit source]

Minutes 1660–1669, 1795–1935
Note: Available at the Stirling Council Archives, Stirling, Scotland, record CH2/683.

Nonconformist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Airth Associate Burgher, later United Presbyterian Church[edit | edit source]

History—
Several persons resident in the parish acceded to the Associate Presbytery in September 1738. In December 1741, an Elder and other parishioners also acceded, and the group was joined to the Associate congregation in Falkirk. In 1747, the congregation adhered to the Associate Burgher Synod. In 1806, those persons residing in Airth were finally disjoined from Falkirk and formed into a separate congregation. A church was built in 1809.
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.


Airth Free Station
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History—
Services were provided at Airth soon after the Disruption in 1843. In 1847, it was recognized as a mission station and a catechist was appointed. It continued, with many fluctuations, until the Union of 1900. The population decreased considerably, single large farms taking the place of several smaller ones.
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—
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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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