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New Kilpatrick

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"KILPATRICK (NEW), village in Dumbartonshire, and parish partly also in Stirlingshire. ... The parish contains also Milngavie town, and Garscadden, Carscube, Knightswood, Netherton, Craigton, Bluerow, and Dalsholm villages. Its length is 7½ miles; its greatest breadth 3½ miles; its area 9303 acres in Dumbartonshire, and 2747 in Stirlingshire. ... Pop., quoad civilia, 7414; quoad sacra, 4485. The northern section, to the extend of about 4 square miles, is filled with part of Kilpatrick Hills; and the rest of the land descends in successive knolly undulations to the Kelvin and the vicinity of Yoker on the Clyde. Coal, limestone, and very fine sandstone are worked. Chief seats are Garscube, Killermont, Garscadden, Clober, Balvie, and Kilmardinny; and chief antiquities are vestiges of Antoninus' Wall, and sites of two ancient chapels. Established, United Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic churches are at Milngavie. 8 schools for 1069 scholars are in the parish, and 1 of them for 400 is new." ...

"... The village stands 5½ miles north-west of Glasgow, and has a post office under Glasgow, Established and United Presbyterian churches, and a public school with about 97 scholars."

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


Church Records

Records in the old parish registers (OPRs) for New Kilpatrick parish span the following years:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1691-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1693-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ 1758-1769


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