Ancient Burgh Crest

Old Kirkcudbright

Glimpses into the History of an Ancient Parish & Burgh

Family History & Genealogy Records

Stewartry Kirkyards Illustrated.
All gravestones in churchyards and cemeteries in the Kirkcudbrightshire parishes of Buittle, Colvend & Southwick, Parton, Rerrick, Tongland andTwynholm, from the earliest to the most recent, have recently been photographed and their inscriptions pubished on the Internet. more>>


Faded Genes - or - People of the Parish from the Past.
Detail of selected individuals who lived or died, in the Parish or its neighbourhood, collected from various sources. more>>


Kirkcudbright Combination Poor House.
The poor house for the county of Kirkcudbright was built on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright and housed 'Paupers' and poor people from all the various parishes between Troqueer and Minnigaff. Opened in 1851, it continued in existence until 1949. Included here is a brief history of this institution, and the extracted census returns between 1851 and 1891 inclusive. more>>

Deaths 1826 - 1853.
Death records as listed in Kirkcudbright's Old Parish Registers between 1826 and 1853. more>>


Personal Stent Rolls - 1779, 1790 & 1806.
From the early burgh records, lists of those within the Burgh who paid their Personal Stent, with occupations of heads of household. more>>


Parochial Board Appeals - 1848.
Appeals on property valuation and income assessments on the establishment of the Kirkcudbright Parochial Board. Good information on some of the residents of the Parish at that time. more>>


Post Office Directory - 1921/22.
Were your ancestors in Kirkcudbright in 1921. If so, check this to find out where they stayed, and in many cases - what they worked at. more>>