The following is a transcription of the death entries in Stoneykirk's old parish records. Every effort was made to remain true to the information, but it is possible that a few misinterpretations have crept into the work. We encourage researchers to use this only as a finding tool, and to verify the information for themselves by viewing a film of the opr.
O.P.R.s refer to Old Parish Records which prior to civil registration in 1855 were the ledgers in which the parish cleric entered vital information such as marriage, birth/christening, and in some cases deaths. Parish registers were kept only as well as the cleric had time and inclination to do so. In some parishes, within a particular time, the records are exact, precise and a joy to read, in other periods of time, the same parish records could have sporadic, or barely legible, entries.
This transcription is from the Register of the Dead in Parish of Stoneykirk, beginning 1839 and ending 1854. There is an earlier death register for Stoneykirk, providing sporadic coverage of the years spanning 1778 to 1798. To view that, Click here.
Bringing these old parish records to the web was a challenging process that required the combined efforts of several people, working together from concept, to final proofing. We greatly appreciate the help of following people; Meg Greenwood, Leigh-Ann Evans-Elliott, and Jim Heron.
Though this material was proofread several times, it is not guaranteed to be free of all errors. Some of the writing was difficult to decipher, and some information was lost in the crease of the page. Where we could not reach a consensus about the entry, we either included various possibilities or stated it was unreadable.
Below is a slice from the opr filmed pages. Some pages were much worse, while others were marginally better.
|1839 - 1840|
|1841 - 1842|
|1843 - 1844|
|1845 - 1846|
|1847 - 1848|
|1849 - 1850|
|1851 - 1852|
|1853 - 1854|
Can't find your ancestor? Browse through our surname spelling variants list, and then return to the pages below.
|Orr - Ross|
Would you have time to help transcribe a parish? Bit by bit we hope to transcribe all the parish death entries. The math is easy: more helpers, faster production. Have you got a parish you're anxious to see online? Contact Leigh-Ann.