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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

OPR Baptisms, Forgan parish, 1695 - 1854

This is an index to the Forgan parish Old Parochial Register of Baptisms. It comprises 4001 baptisms from May 1695 to December 1854. There are no entries between 3 October 1700 and 7 February 1703. Only 3161 of the entries include the name of the mother.

The registers contain a mixture of birth dates and baptism dates. Whenever possible, birth dates are recorded in this index.
- or a blank space indicates that no information is recorded.
.. indicates that the writing on the microfilm copy of the registers cannot be read.
Place names are infrequently recorded prior to 1723.
Dates from 7 January 1753 are "New stile" although the registers always record the year as starting on 1st January.

A typical entry reads:

1721 June 11 James Bonthon had a daughter baptised called Margaret

The originals are held by the National Records of Scotland, OPR 431/1 and 431/2. They can be viewed at the ScotlandsPeople website.
Parish registers are Crown copyright, General Register Office for Scotland. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of the HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.
Information about this transcription is on the Methodology page.

 

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