A Selection from our Scottish Documents Collection

Presbyterian Baptism Rolls

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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.

pdf Presbyterian Baptism Rolls (2.84 MB)

Presbyterian Communion Rolls

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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.

  pdf Presbyterian Communion Rolls (11.10 MB)

Scottish Baptisms in Wigan

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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.

pdf Scottish Baptisms in Wigan (17 KB)

Paisley Voters in 1847

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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. Extracted by John Marsden.

pdf Paisley Voters in 1847 (94 KB)

Wellingtons Forgotten Men

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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.

pdf Wellingtons Forgotten Men (44 KB)

Diary of a Voyage

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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.

pdf Diary of a Voyage (105 KB)

Royal Family of Scotland

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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.

pdf Royal Family of Scotland (44.52 MB)

Scots and Manchester after the '45

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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.

pdf Scots and Manchester After the '45 pdf (206 KB)

Scottish Emigrants

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

pdf Scottish Emigrants (1.76 MB)

Adventures of No. 10 Mountain Artillery Battery

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Arthur Wood, a Scot who came to live in the Manchester area, was a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery in WW1. Throughout his service he noted some of his miliary experiences and also described some of the locations and the local people he encountered in Turkey and Palestine. 

Go To Arthur Wood's Page 

Members can also view Arthur Wood's story in the Documents  pdf Adventures 10 Mountain Artillery Battery (5.94 MB)

Scottish Strays

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Some time ago the Anglo-Scots created a database of Scottish strays, including many found in the 1851 census (before it was digitised), old directories and personal research. We hope to update and expand this collection. Many of these records are included in The Great Database search.

The Great Database

Scottish Marriage Index

Anglo Scottish Branch

This is our project to record marriages of Scots that took place away from the couple's expected abode. Data has been provided by our members, usually from their own research, and new content is always welcomed. The Scottish Marriage Index is free to search. 

Scottish Marriage Index