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Synod and Presbytery Records for Wigtownshire

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

  • CH3/246
    Relief Presbytery of Newton Stewart
    Minutes, 1835-1847.
  • CH3/673
    Southern Reformed Presbytery, later Reformed Presbytery of Newton Stewart
    Minutes, 1810-1866.
  • CH2/341
    Presbytery of Stranraer [Church of Scotland]
    Minutes, 1641-1652 and 1702-1929.
  • CH3/288
    Free Presbytery of Stranraer
    Minutes, 1843-1900.

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

    1886476 Item 2 Stranraer Free Presbytery Minutes, 1843-1858. Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CH3/288/1
    (Data provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • CH3/312
    Wigtown and Stranraer United Free Presbytery
    Minutes, 1900-1929.
  • CH2/373
    Presbytery of Wigtown [Church of Scotland]
    Minutes, 1696-1758 and 1775-1929; Separate register.
    The erection of the Presbytery of Wigtown was sanctioned by the General Assembly in 1581 and there remains record of its existence from 1593. The register of the Presbytery begins on the 22nd October 1696. In 1963, by Act of Assembly XXI, the Presbytery of Wigtown and the Presbytery of Stranraer were united under the name of the Presbytery of Wigtown and Stranraer. Wigtown formerly sat with the Synod of Galloway and later of Ayr.
  • CH3/309
    Presbytery of Wigtown, United Secession and Free
    United Secession Presbytery minutes, 1820-1847; Free Presbytery Minutes, 1843-1900.
  • CH3/141
    Galloway United Presbyterian Presbytery
    Minutes, 1847-1880, 1880-1900.

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

    1484618 Item 5 Galloway United Presbyterian Presbytery Minutes, 1847-1868. Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CH3/141/1
    1484619 Item 1 Minutes, 1868-1880.
    (Data provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • CH3/140
    Galloway Free Synod
    Minutes, 1844-1869, 1870-1893, 1893-1900, with index.

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

    1484618 Item 4 Galloway Free Synod Minutes, 1844-1869. Original documents: National Records of Scotland - CH3/140/1
    (Data provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • CH3/84
    Dumfries, Galloway and Ayr United Free Synod
    Minutes, 1901-1929.
  • CH2/165
    Synod of Galloway [ceased 1929]
    Minutes 1664-1671, 1689-1712, 1713-1929; Minutes, 15-16 Oct 1745; Printed extracts of minutes, 1664-1671; Record of committee of synod for visitation of churches, 1697 and transcript; Miscellaneous papers.
    The Register of the Synod of Galloway, 1664-1671 was printed in 1856 and is online at the Internet Archive texts (search for 'Galloway').

Data provided by the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)