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Catalogue of Fiche, Film and CDs
Note that the spelling of place names may have changed over the years so remember to check all variations.
 Updates highlighted in Red


A History of the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry published in 1881
Royal Scots Fusiliers (1st Foot) Militia Attestation 1887-1914
Majority of the men from Ayrshire Lanark, Wigtownshire and Renfrewshire.


Ayr Burgh Register of Incarceration 1838 (cont.)

Film Sct 19

Ayr Weavers Minute Book 1657-1792
Film Sct 19
Ayr Minute Book of Fleshers 1661-1774
Film Sct 19
Ayr Burgh Registers Book of the Waulkers & Co.  1611-1853
Film Sct 19
County of Ayr – A History CD
Ayrshire News Extracts from the Papers of Walter W. Clearie 1800-1810 CD 2174
Ayrshire News Extracts from the Papers of Walter W. Clearie 1800-1810 CD 2175
Ayrshire News Extracts from the Papers of Walter W. Clearie 1800-1810 CD 2176


Dreghorn Old Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions
(including digital images of headstones)
Troon Cemetery
South Section - Monumental Inscriptions from 1863


Irvine Free Presbytery Minutes 1843-1858
Film Sct 37
Kilmaurs United Presbyterian Church
Baptisms 1741, 1843 Marriages 1744, 1843-1855, 1810-1854
Film Sct 29
Largs Parish – Fairlie Free Church
Baptisms 1835-1860 Marriages 1858-1860
Film Sct 29
Maybole Free Church Registers
Christenings 1846-1853
Film Sct 25
Muirkirk Free Church
Baptisms 1843-1860, 1812 [after others]. Out of order late baptisms assorted dates.
Film Sct 29


Merchant Seamen Crew Lists & Agreements. 1863-1913 [CLIP]


The Register of Apprentices of the City of Edinburgh 1583-1800
(Note:  These Apprentices come from all parts of Scotland)              


Historical Clock & Watchmakers Index [UK-wide index]


Faculty of Advocates, Scotland 1532-1943
Transcript found on Scotland General CD


Merchant Seamen’s Crew Agreement Lists 1851 PRO Catalogue No. BT 98
Note: The area designation relates to the ships’ Port of Registration not the birthplace of the seaman.  A seaman could sign on anywhere and change ships at will, so if you do not find him where expected try other areas.
The files include a Master Surname Index to Lists published to date.
Areas covered are:-Aberdeen, Angus, Cornwall, Lanark, Renfrew, Scotland South- East, Scotland South-West, Highlands & Islands, Wales, Ireland North (Ulster), Ireland Mid  & East (Leinster) Ireland South &West (Munster & Connaught).


Abbreviations used:  B. Burials,  C. Christenings/Baptisms,  D. Deaths,  M. Marriages.

Auchinleck, Ayr, Ballantrae, Colyton, Dailly, Dalrymple, Girvan, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald,
Maucline, Maybole, Muirkirk, Newton, Ochiltree, Old Cumnock, Stair, Straiton, Tarbolton
Ardrossan, Beith, Dreghorn, Dundonald, Dunlop, Fenwick, Galston, Irvine, Kilbirnie, Kilmarnock,
Kilmaurs, Largs, Loudoun, Monkton, Stevenston, Stewarton, Symington, West Kilbride
Ardrossan Parish Registers [576].  Christenings 1734-1854,   Marriages 1738-1854 Film Sct 31
Ayr Parish Index [578] [Taken from LDS Film 1041329-1041332]
Births and Christenings A thru Z 1664-1854 (7 fiche)
Marriages A thru Z 1687-1854 1854 (3 fiche)

LDS Fiche 6900403
LDS Fiche 6900404
Ballantrae Parish Register [Blotter] [579]
Christenings & Marriages   1830-1869,
Communicants 1831-1874,  Church Statistical Record  1831-1869
Film Sct 23
Barr Blotter Kirk Session Minutes [580]
1653-1662  Includes some Proclamations and Marriages.
Film Sct 6
Barr Parish Register [580]  Kirk Session Minutes, 1653-1698,   Marriage Proclamations, 1855-1858
Film Sct 30
Beith [581] PR 
C. 1661-1662, 1673-1686, 1690-1694, 1701-1854,
M.1659-1686, 1690-1694, 1711-1758, 1783-1819, 1820-1854,
B. 1783-1787.

Film Ayr 1

Colmonell [582]   PR
C. 1759-1822, 1820-1854,  M. 1838-1854.

Film Ayr 1

Colmonell [582] PR
Parish Baptismal Register for District of Arvsheen 1850-1860.
Film Per 9
Dalry Parish Register [Blotter] [587]   Births 1809-1837 - Item 2 LDS Film 1068235
Fenwick Parish Register [Blotter] [592]
Kirk Session Minutes  1644-1699.
Film Sct 23
Kilbirnie Parish Register [Kirk Session] [596] Baptisms 1737-1788
Film Sct 36
Kilmarnock [597] PR
C.1820-1837.  Index to Christenings  1820-1837,
List of Male Communicants – Heads of  Families belonging to High Kirk 24.11.1834 & 23.11.1835, 
C.1834-1854,  Yearly Amount of Births 1820-1855,
Supplementary Register of Births omitted to be entered at the proper time,
Index to Names  C. 1789-1854,
Supplementary Register of Births omitted to be entered at the proper time,
Index to Names  M. 1820-1829, 
Index to above marriages,
Supplemental Register of Births Omitted in Proper Time - Taken from the Kilmarnock Old Parochial Records 1855
Film Ayr 2

fiche Ayr 10-11
Kilmarnock Parish Index [597] [Taken from LDS Films 1041385-1041388, 1068241]
Births & Christenings, A thru Z, 1640-1854 (9 fiche)

LDS Fiche 6900234
Kilmarnock Index to Midwives -  Birth Register 1777-1829
Film Sct 30
Largs Parish Index (602) [Taken from LDS Film 1041392]
Births and christenings A thru Z 1723-1875 (2 fiche)
Marriages A thru Z 1723-1875

LDS Fiche 6900411
LDS Fiche 6900412
Loudon Parish - The Session Clerk's Tale - A word for word transcription of the Burial Registers 1811-1827
Monkton & Prestwick Parish Register [Blotter][606]
Christenings 1837-1848,  Marriages 1837-1849
Film Sct 25


Index to Kilmarnock Poor Registers 1847-1900
fiche Ayr 2-5
Index to Ardrossan Poor Applications 1859 -1900
fiche Ayr 6-9

Wills before 1875 were proved in Commissariot Courts.
The areas covered by Commissariot Courts pre 1800 in Scotland relate to Church jurisdiction and not county borders so more than one Court can cover a County. 

The Commissariot Court of Edinburgh had jurisdiction for the whole of Scotland and abroad and should also be checked. 
These Testaments are for personal property only.

The Library has a complete set of Indexes for pre 1800 Commissariot Court Wills.

The Commissariot of Edinburgh was the main court and covered all of Scotland and overseas as well as the local area and should always be checked. fiche T11-T23
The Commissariot of Glasgow covers the whole of the County of Ayr.
fiche T24-T29
Land was covered by separate laws and is covered by the records detailed in:
The Retours of Services of Heirs index 1544 - 1699 
The Service of Heirs Index
1700 - 1859

British Probate Calendar  1858 - 1898
Contains English and Welsh Wills and Administrations as well as some Irish and Scottish entries.
Entries can also be found from around the world and from deaths many years earlier. (See Guide)
Where a Scottish testator also held property in England, for the years listed below, wills were also proved in London , and indexes to these are found at the end of the films listing English probate on the last film for each year after the letter 'Z.'
1858 to 1866 inclusive.

1869 to 1876 inclusive.
Register of Defuncts 1846 - 1867
Index to the Inventories of the Personal Estates of Defuncts recorded in the Commissary Court Books of Ayr, Berwick, Dumfries, Kircudbright, Peebles, Roxburgh, Selkirk & Wigtown from 1846-1867, plus an Addenda..
Film Sct 2


Hearth Tax for County of Ayrshire
List of hearths within the Shire (excluding Carrick and Cunningham) 1694.
List of hearths within the Bailiary of Carrick 1693.
List of hearths within the Bailiary of Cunningham 1694.
Film Sct 20

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