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LOCHRUTTON, Kirkcudbrightshire

"Lochrutton derives its name from a lake or loch in the centre of the parish...

The fishes in the lake are eels, pike, and perches....

Dumfries is the nearest market and post town. It lies about four miles eastward. There the farmers sell their grain, cattle, and horses....

It is bounded by the parishes of New Abbey and Troquire, on the south and east; Terregles and Irongray, on the north; Urr and Kirkgunzeon, on the west...."

New Statistical Account, Blackwood.

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History, Kirkcudbright. The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 2nd Series, W Blackwood, 1845.


The Church Yard of Lochrutton has had pre-1855 monumental inscriptions transcribed and indexed. The index and transcribed inscriptions are included in a series of volumes that cover all of Kirkcudbrightshire. Lochrutton is in volume 5. Refer to the county page for additional details.

Church History

"The number of families belonging to the Established Church is 109....

There are 14 Cameronians, 17 Seceders, 9 Roman Catholic, and 3 Independents in the parish....

New Statistical Account, Blackwood.

Church Records

Church of Scotland records are held at the General Register Office in Edinburgh. Copies of the pairsh register on microfilm may be consulted in LDS Family History Centres around the world. Refer to the county page for additional details.

Records Available Baptism Marriage Burial Reference
Church of Scotland 1698-1854 1697-1752
OPR 875

Kirk Session Notes: The Kirk Session records for the parish start in 1766 (CH2 1344) There are various lists that record inhabitants of the parish starting in 1759. Refer to the county page for additional details.


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