Port Glasgow

"PORT GLASGOW, town and parish on north coast of Renfrewshire. ..... The parish excludes a western part of the town, measures about 1½ miles by 1, and comprises 944 acres. ..... Pop. of the whole, quoad civilia, 10,912; quoad sacra, 7556. The surface comprises prolongation of the low flat tract contiguous to the Clyde, a rapid ascent of green and wooded hill thence to the middle, and a tabular tract thence to the southern boundary."

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




Church History

Church Records

Records in the old parish registers (OPRs) for Port Glasgow parish span the following years:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1696-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1696-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records

Civil Registration

Description and Travel


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