Paisley

"PAISLEY, town and parishes in upper ward of Renfrewshire. ..... The parishes are Abbey, High, Low and Middle. The Abbey parish includes part of the town, but extends far beyond it, and has been separately noticed. The other three parishes lie wholly in the town and comprise respectively 259, 94, and 517 acres. Pop. 17,914, and 7095, and 13,117."

[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]


Bibliography

Cemeteries

Census

Church History

Church Records

The parish church records are held in the General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh, and copies on microfilm may be consulted in local libraries and in LDS Family History Centres around the world.

Records in the old parish registers (OPRs) for Paisley, High parish span the following years:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1788-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1788-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records;

for Paisley, Middle parish:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1788-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1788-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records;

and for Paisley, Low parish :

Births or Baptisms ~ 1738-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1739-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records.

Civil Registration

Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths began in Scotland on 1st January 1855. For details of these and other records held at the General Register Office in Edinburgh, see the GRO tutorial.

Description and Travel

Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Maps

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Population

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