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Parish Lookups

A complete list of Wigtownshire parishes is found below, with resources and links to volunteers provided. To ask for a volunteer lookup, click on the volunteer name.

1851 Census Lookups: Fuller information on 1851 census and others is shown on our Census pages. The Wigtownshire parishes have been transcribed online at FreeCen and by the Dumfries & Galloway Community Services at http://www.dgcommunity.net/historicalindexes/census.aspx The Wigtownshire Pages includes John Roy's Heads of Household Index of the 1851 census. John's index provides a page number for each surname reference, not available with the D&G transcription. Please take time to search the Heads of Household index before making a lookup request. The page number is required for all lookups.

Steps to making a lookup request:

1. Take time to review the information the source provides on our Glossary and Explanation page. Information about census records can be found on our Census Information page.
2. Click on the volunteer name
3. In subject line, write WIG Help Request, followed by Surname in Caps. Without a relevant subject line, your email could be mistaken for spam, and thus deleted. Take time to do this important step.
4. Offer as much specific information as possible:
  • Event type
  • surname,
  • place,
  • age,
  • spouse,
  • children
Please note: 1851 census lookups can be very labour intensive. Please try the D&G transcription first. You may request a lookup if a volunteer is listed. However, a lookup request must be accompanied by a page reference, provided by John Roy's Heads of Household Index of the 1851 census.
Apply to only one volunteer at a time for the same information. Avoid requesting all references to a common name.


OPR = Old Parish Records, MIs = Monumental Inscriptions, BMD=Birth, Marriages, Deaths


Glasserton (885)
1841 census Bruce McDowall
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Inch (886)
1841 census Sam Heron
1841 census for Stranraer-Inch only Bob McKerlie and Sam Heron
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
Monumental Inscriptions
more parish info
 
Kirkcolm (887)
1841 census Sam Heron
1851 see note below table Wayne Hannay and Jean Quinn.
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Kirkcowan (888)
1841 census Bob McKerlie
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Kirkinner (889)
1841 census Mary Richardson
OPRs Bruce McDowall
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
MIs for the following names only
MCulloch, McBratnie,
Christison, Borows/Barras,
Gremond, Litterick,
Rennie
Mary Richardson
more parish info
 
Kirkmaiden (890)
1841 census Bob McKerlie
1841 to 91 census Meg Greenwood
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Leswalt (891)
1841 census Sam Heron
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Mochrum (892)
1841 census
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
New Luce (893)
1841 census Bob McKerlie
OPRs, birth/marriages only Meg Greenwood
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
MIs Wayne Hannay
more parish info
 
Old Luce/Glenluce (894)
1841 census, Glenluce village
1851 census Wayne Hannay, Jean Quinn and Meg Greenwood
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
MIs Wayne Hannay
more parish info
 
Penninghame (895)
1841 census Mary Richardson
1841 census/Newton St. only
1851 census transcription refer to census info. on home page
1861 census transcription refer to census info. on home page
OPRs Bruce McDowall
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Portpatrick (896)
1841 census/Portpatrick Town only Sam Heron
1841 census, Parish of Portpatrick Sam Heron
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
MIs
more parish info
 
Sorbie (897)
1841 census Bruce McDowall
1851 census,see note below table> Wayne Hannay
OPRs Bruce McDowall
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info
 
Stoneykirk (898)
1841 census
1841 to 91 census Meg Greenwood
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
Monumental Inscriptions
M.I.s Kirkmadrine
more parish info
 
Stranraer (899)
1841 census Sam Heron
1841 census, Stranraer-Inch Sam Heron
1841 census, Stranraer Burgh only Sam Heron
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
Monumental Inscriptions
more parish info
 
Whithorn (900)
1841 census Bob McKerlie
1851, see note below table Bruce McDowall
1861, 71, 91 Meg Greenwood
MI's for St. Ninian's Kirkyard up to mid 1800s Nancy Clarken
OPRs Bruce McDowall
more parish info
 
Wigtown (901)
1841 census Bruce McDowall
1841 census, Parish and Burgh
1851, see note below table Bruce McDowall
MIs Wayne Hannay
BMDs, 1855-1875, 1881, 1891 Meg Greenwood
more parish info

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