Anglo Scottish Resources

MCL, using archives: Max Bamber

The Society’s Members Database is always the first port of call when searching for your Scottish ancestors in the Manchester and Lancashire area. A simple name search (using the search box at the top of the page) will quickly show the number of results in various categories, each of which lists the individual records and sources.

The Anglo Scottish also have some digitised documents that are not indexed but are available for members to look through, and these are listed here to help you with your research. Many of these documents are the result of research carried out over the years by former and present members of the society and are unique in their content.

Presbyterian Baptism Rolls

This register records the baptism of 10,000 children (and a few adults) taken from the registers of 15 Presbyterian churches from 1802 to 1970. The date and place of birth are recorded as are the names of the parents, the maiden name of the mother [in most cases] and the occupation of the father.

Presbyterian Communion Rolls

It was the custom of the Presbyterian church to record the attendance of each member at the communion service held four times in the year. This is the main register in the collection containing 78,000 records taken from 19 churches. The records cover a period from 1808 to 1979 and include the names and addresses of each member and adherent.

Scottish Baptisms in Wigan

A list of baptisms between 1809 and 1836 at St Paul’s Independent Church in Wigan of the children of Scottish people who had married local girls. Compiled by Mark Campbell.

Paisley Voters in 1847. Extracted by John Marsden

Reprinted from The Manchester Genealogist Volume 33 Issue 2 (1997). This list includes names, occupations and addresses of over 1,000 persons registered to vote at Paisley in 1847.

Wellingtons Forgotten Men

This listing of Scottish-born soldiers was compiled by the late Jim Beckett and published in four parts in Volume 28 of The Manchester Genealogist in 1992. Extracted by Mark Campbell.

Diary of a Voyage

Dairy of the voyage of John Hart of Perth, Ontario who left Glasgow, Scotland, with his family on the 15th April 1842 on the Sailing Vessel “Carlton” arriving in Quebec on 5th June 1842. Transcribed by Mark Campbell.

Royal Family of Scotland

Published in 1739 this book provides genealogies of the Scottish Kings from Kenneth I. This scanned book is a large 45Mb file and may take a little time to download.

Scots and Manchester after the ’45 (PDF)

This document records the presence of Scots in Lancashire after the 1745 Rebellion and includes many names and some biographical information. Article written by Thomas Crofton and digitised by Mark Campbell.

Scottish Emigrants

An index of over 5,000 Scottish-born people found in records outside Scotland.