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Court Records for Wigtownshire

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

  • CC22/3
    Wigtown Commissary Court
    • 1 Extracted Processes, 1700-1822 (with gaps)
    • 2 Unextracted Processes, 1704-1822 (with gaps)
    • 3 Warrants of Testaments, 1641, 1685-86, 1694, 1700-1823 (with gaps)
    • 4 Register of Inventories and Settlements, 1810-26
    • 5 Edicts, 1700-1823
    • 6 Inventory of Records
    • 7 Miscellaneous Papers, 17th - 19th cent.
    • 8 Diet books, 1753-1775, 1784-1826.
    The Scotland's People website has indexes to the Wigtown Commissary Court, 1700-1826 (CC22/3/1-6), and images of the testaments, inventories and settlements (CC22/3/1-6 and CC22/4/1-4).

    The LDS have filmed the following records which may be consulted at LDS Family History Centres.
    LDS Library Film Numbers:

    231254 Wigtown Commissary Court Warrants of Testaments, v.1-2, 1641-1731 Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CC22/3/1,2
    231255 Warrants of Testaments, v.2, 1732-1745 Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CC22/3/2
    231256 Warrants of Testaments, v.2-3,1746-1764 Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CC22/3/2,3
    231257 Warrants of Testaments, v.3-4, 1751-1789 Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CC22/3/3,4
    231258 Warrants of Testaments, v.4-5, 1789-1809 Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CC22/3/4,5
    304674 Warrants of Testaments, v.5-6, 1806-1823 Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CC22/3/5,6
    (Data provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • SC19
    Wigtown Sheriff Court:

    Ordinary Court

    • 1 Court books, 1664-1737
    • 2 Diet books - ordinary, 1769-1830
    • 3 Diet books - summary, 1815-1821
    • 4 Roll books, 1830-1975
    • 5 Register of ordinary actions ('A' register), 1899-1975
    • 6 Register of summary applications ('B' register), 1917-1975
    • 7 Decree and extract decree books, 1825-1975
    • 8 Act books, 1909-1975
    • 9 Processes - preservation second series, 1916-1953
    • 10 Processes - preservation, 1635-1975
    • 11 Processes - limbo, 1921-1961
    • 12 Adoption processes - closed, 1930-1974
    • 13 Adoption register - closed, 1951-1974
    • 14 Register of sequestrations, 1842-1974
    • 15 Register of sequestrations for rent, 1867-1923
    • 16 Register of poindings and sales, 1892-1975
    • 17 Register of reports of poindings and sales
    • 18 Registers of consignations
    • 19 Register of maintenance orders, 1953-1966
    • 20 Avizandum book, 1830-1853
    • 21 Reports of arrestments, 1911-1956
    • 22 Record of English and Irish judgments, 1891-1911
    • 23 Enrolment Book, 1830-1925
    • 24 Jury books, c 1825-1970
    • 25 Record of applications for poor relief, 1944-1962
    • 26 Roll of procurators and law agents, 1815-1959
    • 27 Records of fatal accident inquiries, 1895-1972
    • 28 Unallocated
    • 29 Unallocated
Workmen's Compensation
  • 30 Special register, 1902-1927
  • 31 Minute books of memoranda of agreement, 1933-1951
  • 32 Unallocated
  • 33 Memoranda of agreement and related papers, 1902-1951
  • 34 Register of particulars of memoranda of agreement, 1938-1955
  • 34A Medical referees' reports, 1912-1949

Small Debt Court

  • 35 Court books, 1837-1975

Debts Recovery Court

  • 36 Court books, 1885-1907
  • 37 Court roll book, 1885-1908

Summary Removing Court

  • 38 Court books, 1962-1974
  • 39 Unallocated

Commissary

  • 40 Diet books, 1826-1896
  • 41 Commissary record (Record of inventories only from 1927), 1826-1966.
    The Scotland's People website has indexes to Wigtown Sheriff Court Commissary Records, 1826-1925 (SC19/41/1-34), and images of the testaments.
    The Index to the inventories of the personal estates of defuncts: recorded in the Commissary Court books of Ayr, Kirkcudbright, Wigtown, Dumfries, Roxburgh, Berwick, Peebles, and Selkirk, published 1868, indexes inventories of estates of deceased people in these counties between 1846 and 1867. The LDS have filmed the book (film 1368217).
  • 42 Minute book of inventories, 1928-1968
  • 43 Unallocated
  • 44 Record of confirmations (from vol 20 also contains record of inventories), 1927-1975
  • 45 Unallocated
  • 46 Unallocated
  • 47 Record of wills, 1927-1975
  • 48 Bonds of caution, 1715-1975
  • 49 Unallocated

Juvenile Court

  • 50 Juvenile Court register, 1934-1971

Criminal Court

  • 51 Criminal record, 1847-1948
  • 52 Criminal and quasi-criminal roll books, 1924-1975
  • 53 Complaints, 1858-1975
  • 54 Criminal libels and indictments, 1772-1974

Register of Deeds and Protests

  • 55 Minute book of deeds, 1st series, 1636-1809
  • 56 Register of deeds, 2nd series, 1809-1973
  • 57 Minute book of deeds, 2nd series, 1847-1852
  • 58 Warrants of deeds, [c 1700]-1970
  • 59 Register of protests, 1809-1969
  • 60 Unallocated
  • 61 Warrants of protests, 1711-1861

Diligence Records

  • 62 Unallocated (Register of hornings - transferred to DI 108 & 109)

Other Sheriff Court Business

  • 63 Freeholders' records, 1680-1832
  • 64 Electoral records, 1832-1861
  • 65 Register of improvements on entailed estates, 1775-1878
  • 66 Service of Heirs, c 1629-1847
  • 67 Oaths of allegiance, 1767-1925
  • 68 Fiars Court minute books, 1827-1908
  • 69 Fiars Court papers, 1772-1973
  • 70 Miscellaneous sheriff court records, 1842-1859
  • RH2/8/34
    Miscellaneous Transcripts
    Transcript of Wigtown Sheriff Court Records: Processes, 1635-1750; Miscellaneous Deeds, 1646-1712; Deeds warrants, 1694-1700
  • JP17
    Records of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Wigtown
    Commissions of the peace, 1808-1878; Oaths of allegiance, 1821-1974; Quarter sessions minutes, 1746-1787, 1848-1912.
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