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"GREENOCK, town and three parishes on Firth of Clyde, in north-west of Renfrewshire. ..... The parishes are East, Middle, and West; they are treated in many respects as one; and they contain Fort Matilda and a suburb of Port Glasgow. Their length along the coast is 4¾ miles; their greatest breadth nearly 3 miles; their area 6021 acres. ..... Pop. of the East, 21,6111; of the Middle, 6180; of the West, 40,627. ..... The shore is low and sandy; the immediate seaboard, or belt contiguous to the shore, is low and flat; the western section inward from that belt is Binnan's Hill, rising gradually to a high, bold, abrupt face overhanging Fort Matilda; the tract immediately south-west of the town is a fine hill-girt vale, traversed by road and railway toward Innerkip; the tract from that vale to the eastern boundary is a hill-group or hill-ridge with summits from 804 to 995 feet high; and the south-eastern section is high moorland, with sources of Gryfe river. Sandstone and trap rock are quarried."

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



Church Records

Records in the old parish registers (OPRs) for Greenock, East parish span the following years:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1809-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1809-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records;

for Greenock, Middle or New parish:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1741-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1741-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ 1741-1752;

and for Greenock, West or Old parish:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1698-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1698-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ 1722-1747.


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Greenock which are provided by:



Bartholomew's Greenock and District Directory 1930-31 (including Port Glasgow and Gourock). General, commercial and street directory with supplement including interesting local information also a new plan of the district.



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