Wigtownshire County Council
Commissioners of supply, 1736-1930; Highway authorities, 1778-1890; Wigtownshire Combination Poorhouse Board, 1882-1937; County Clerk's Department, 1882-1975; County Treasurer's Department, 1866-1975; Education records, 1857-1987; District Committees, 1890-1901; Militia Records; Parochial boards and parish councils, 1888-1899.
Wigtownshire Commissioners of Supply
Minutes, 1736-1930; Account book of assessments and expenditure of rogue money, bridge money, etc., 1792-1855; Register of mortgages under the Sheriff Court Houses Act 1860, 1867-1877; Assessment rolls, Leswalt parish, 1874-1895.
Wigtown Highway Authorities
Road trustees (including county trustees and trustees for the Upper and Lower Districts of the county), minutes, 1779-1890; Lists of statute labour conversion money, 1778-1825; Registers of loans, 1802-1823, 1828-1849; Accounts for statute labour conversion money, 1802-1865; Treasurer's accounts (toll roads), 1805-1864; Registers of contacts for works, 1803-1863.
Wigtownshire County Council: County Clerk's Department
Minutes (including committee and district committee minutes, and for most of the period, abstracts of accounts, reports, etc.), 1890-1975; Standing Joint Committee minutes, 1890-1910; Local Authority (Diseases of Animals), minutes, 1890-1910; County Road Board minutes, 1890-1909; Newton Stewart Hospital Joint Committee, 1892-1947.
Wigtownshire County Council: County Treasurer's Department
Valuation rolls, 1891-1975; Abstracts of accounts, 1866-1968; Assessment rolls, 1890-1897, 1950-1960; Parish council abstracts, 1929-1930; Mochrum parish council, abstracts of accounts, 1929-1930; Ledgers and cash books (various accounts, also including ledgers of special districts, 1930-1945, hospital financial records, and district committee ledgers, 1922-1941), 1891-1957.
Wigtownshire County Council: Education Records
Records of Wigtownshire Education Authority, the Education Department of the County Council, school boards and individual schools. (Access restricted)
Wigtownshire County Council: Upper District Committee
Wigtownshire County Council: Lower District Committee
District committees in Scotland were formed under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c.50). They were composed of county councillors from the area together with one representative from each parochial board (later parish council) and one from each burgh, and were responsible for roads and for public health administration outwith burghs. They were abolished by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c.25).
Wigtownshire Militia Records
Lieutenancy records (militia lists, etc.), 1821-1831; Register of commissions, etc., 1845-1915; Advisory Committee (Justices of the Peace), minutes, 1912-1915; 1st Wigtownshire Artillery Volunteer Corps, order book, 1860-1889.
Machars District Council
Minutes, 1930-1958, 1960-1974; Abstracts of account, 1960-1974; Circulars, 1939-1958; Licensing court, registers of applications for licences, 1888-1968, 1970-1975, and licensing plans, 1965-1976 and undated; Register of permits under the 1960 Betting and Gaming Act, 1962-1975; Ledgers, 1923-1957, 1960-1963; Isle of Whithorn Public Hall Committee, minutes, 1927-1955. (Access restricted)
Rhins District Council
Minutes and abstracts of account, 1930-1975; Leswalt Memorial Hall, minutes, 1928-1962; Law papers (including a plan and photographs) concerning a right of way in Luce, 1908-1919; District licensing court, registers of applications for certificates, 1875-1975; Cash books, 1945-1959, 1962-1963; Public health ledger, 1923-1952; Plans, 1937-1975; Miscellanea (including a register of deeds sealed, 1893-1948), 1882-1991.
Wigtownshire County Council
Motor vehicle licensing registers, 1904-1909 and undated; Report on the police of Wigtownshire, 1838; Records relating to Wigtownshire railways, 1845; Wigtownshire Special Electricity Order 1930 (maps); Burial records (various burial grounds), 1916-1943; Registration in Stranraer District (file), 1937; Finance records, 1891-1892; Miscellanea (mainly financial), 1890-1968.