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SCOTTISH RECORD SOCIETY 



PARISH REGISTERS 

OF 

DUNFERMLINE, 
1561-1700. 



EDITED BY 
REV. HENRY PATON, M.A. 

GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE. 



EDINBURGH: 
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY JAMES SKINNER & COMPANY. 

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THE LIBRARY 
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH 



EXPLANATORY NOTE. 



The date given is that of baptism or marriage. 

The first few pages are copied from the Register verbatim et 
literatim. 

The ensuing entries are abridged, the form being in most cases a 
repetition of these specimens. 

The baptisms and marriages are recorded in the Register in 
parallel columns — and in the transcription the marriages are 
placed month by month immediately after the baptisms. 
Where no marriages are recorded for the month, this fact is 
indicated. 

The original spelling of surnames and place names is retained ; 
but in the abridgement Christian names are modernised, 
except that some of a peculiar nature are given as they 
stand. 

In the first few pages of the Register the record of marriages is 
impaired by the outer edge of the page having been cut away. 

It should be kept in mind that prior to 1600 the year is reckoned 
from 25th March. 



PARISH REGISTERS OF DUNFERMLINE 

1 561-1700. 



1561. JULY. 

B[aptisms] — The 16 day Alexr. Marschall had a man chyld born to him of his 

wyff, Effie /Etown, baptizit and callit Patrik. 
The 20 day J hone Sanderis had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Besse Burn, baptizit and callit Jonat. 
The 27 day Jhone Langlandis had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Besse 

Bad, baptizit and callit James. 

M[arriages] — The 6 of July H . . . .* wes mariet to Jea . . . ; George Philip 
to Bar .... 
The 13 Hector \Vilso[n] .... to Jonat . . . ; Wilzem Walker (?) .... 
The 27 M. James .... mariet to Jonat . . . ; Wilzem Henderson to ... . 

AUGUST. 

B. The 3 day Wilzem Thomson had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Katerin Steinson, baptizit and callit Katerin. 
That day Cutbert Richartson had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Jonat Fyff, baptizit and callrt Marjorie. 
The 10 day James Cois had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Katerin 

Clevie, baptizit and callit Richart. 
The 14 day Thomas Monqwhur had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Marjori Andirson, baptizit and callit Jhone. 
That day Jhone Boswell had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Dagleich, baptizit and callit Tomas. 
That day Robert Legat had a woman child born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Andirson, baptizit and callit Jonat. 
That day Jhone Walwod had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Girsel 

Mastirtoun, baptizit and callit James. 
The 17 day Adam Stoby had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Katerin 

Mastirtoun, baptizit and callit James. 
That day Jhone Doncan had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Ranalt, baptizit and callit Jhone. 
The 31 day Wilzem Wilson had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Mudie, baptizit and callit James. 
That day Wilzem Yowng had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Katerin 

Brand, baptizit and callit Jhone. 

M. The 3 of August .... wes mariet to ... . 

The 10 Jhone .... in Kyngorn wes [mariet] to Elein Keir. 

The 17 day Tho[mas] .... wes mariet to . . . ; Wilzem Wilson to ... . 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 7 day Waltir Stronge had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Elein Lyall, baptizit and callit Katerin. 
That day Robert Wylson had a woman chyld, begottin in fornication of Mara n 

Tomson, baptizit and callit David. 
The 14 day Tomas Mudy had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Kirsten 

Harper, baptizit and callit Katerin. 

1 The leaf has been cut short at the side. 



6 Parish Registers of Dunfermline. [1561-1700. 

That day J hone Potter had a man chyld born to him of his wyf, Katerin 

Wylson, baptizit and callit Tomas. 
That day Wilzem Schortes had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Crystie, baptizit and callit Katerin. 
That day James Brwis had "a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Marjorie 

Gibbon, baptizit and callit Margaret. 
The 17 day Wilzem Wilsone had a man chyld born to him off his wyff, 

Katerin Crysteson, baptizit and callit Wilziam. 
The 21 day J hone Walwood had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Helein Wardlaw, baptizit and callit Abraham. 
That day Jhone Car had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Kirsten 

Car, baptizit and callit Margaret. 
That day Jhone Blakater had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Isbell 

Balfour, baptizit and callit Abraham. 
That day Jhone Bwrn had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Steinson, baptizit and callit Elspet. 
The 28 Jhone Wardlaw had a man chyld born to him off his wyff, Jonat 

Murray, baptizit and callit Jhone. 
That day David Workman had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Marjori Schortes, baptizit and callit James. 
That day Jhone Scherair had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Nans 

Cunninghame, baptizit and callit Kirsten. 

M. [None.] 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 1 day Peter Robertson had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, 

Jonat Wrycht, baptizit and callit James. 
The 5 day Jhone Huton had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonat 

Paton, baptizit and callit Isbell. 
That day Henry Reid had a man chyld born to him off his wyff, Margaret 

Stoby, baptizit and callit James. 
That day Wilzem Andirson had a man chyld born to him of his wyff", Jonet 

Yonger, baptizit and callit David. 
The 8 day Robert Dagleich had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonet 

yEtown, baptizit and callit Robert. 
That day Jhone Potter had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Isbell 

Walker, baptizit and callit Isobell. 
The 19 day Richart Potter had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Katerin 

Walker, baptizit and callit Richart. 
The 29 day Jhone Walwood had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Meg 

Sanderis, baptizit and callit Girsell. 

M. The 5 day Androw Brown wes mariet to Kirsten Andirsone. 
That day Jhone Strange wes mariet to Jonat Malcom. 
The 12 day Jhone Watsone wes mariet to Nans Dewer. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 2 day Wilzem Durie had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Jonet 

Gurlay, baptizit and callit Patrik. 
That day Jhone Davidsone had a man chyld born to him of his wyf, Katerin 

Simsone, baptizit and callit Tomas. 
.... day 1 James Keir had a man chyld born to [him] of his wyf, Nans 

Brown, baptizit and callit Jhone. 
[The] 9 day Johne Huton had a man chyld born to him [of his] wyff, Besse 

Langlandis, baptizit and callit Robert. 
The 12 day Jhone Steinsone had a man chyld, begotten in fornication of 

Margaret Craik, baptizit and callit Jhone. 
The 16 day Wilzem Schortes in Lethems had a man chyld born to him of 

his wyff, Margarat Jonsone, baptizit and callit Androw. 

1 Torn. 



1561-1700.] Parish Registers of Dunfermline. 7 

That day Wilzem Boswell had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Elein 

Kellokj baptizit and callit Effie. 
The 19 day J hone Brown had a woman chyld born to him off his wyff, 

Isobell Mudie, baptizit and callit Katerin. 
That day Androw Foster had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Elein 

Wardlaw, baptizit and callit Androw. 
That day Wilzem Cragie had a woman chyld born to him of his wyff, Elein 

Steinson, baptizit and callit Jonat. 
The 26 day Richart Huton had a man chyld born to him of his wyff, Isobell 

Bwrn, baptizit and callit Alexander. 

M. The 2 day Laurence Tomson wes mariet to Elein Huton. 
The 9 day Laurenc Smyth wes mariet to Margaret Edison 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 7 day Andrew Pacok had a woman child born to him of his wife, 

Janet Blak, baptized and called Janet. 
That day John Man had, &C., 1 of his wife, Maeg Flokart, baptized and 

called Marjory. 
The 10 day Arche Cuningliame and Isobel Sandis had Isobel baptized. 1 
The 14 day James Harrowair and Janet Cois had Janet. 
The 24 day John Andirsone and Masg Flokhart had Isobel. 
The 28 day William Walkar and Madie Strong had David. 
That day Andrew Walkar and Margaret Burt had Rosina. 

M. The 7 day William . . . . 2 married to Bessie .... 
That day Andrew .... married to Janet .... 

The 21 day Richard .... [in] Aberdour was married [to] Madie Fleming. 
John Makdonald (?) and Janet Dixon married. 
John Furd to Janet .... 
John Hodgs to Isobel .... 

JANUARY [1561-2]. 
B. The 4 day Robert Watson and Margaret Millairhad Margaret. 
The 11 day James Dewer and Janet Law had David. 
The 14 day David Bruis and Janet Doncain had James (in fornication). 
The 18 day Loury Peirson and Margaret Brand had Margaret. 
That day Thomas Huton and Marjory Eli had Janet. 
That day John Andirson and Janet Walker had Elspet. 
That day Henry Glas and Maws Weild had Alexander. 
The 25 day Cuthbert Geddie and Mege Mwire had Patrick. 
The 28 day John Flokcart and Janet Wilson had Effie. 
That day Nicol Balfour and Bessie Duri had John. 

M. [None.] 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 1 day John Cunninghame and Katherine Walwood had Robert. 
The 8 day Thomas Andirson and Christian Wilson had Andrew. 
That day John Mudie and Janet Davidsone had Girsell (Grizel). 
That day John Bull and Marjory Doncane had John. 
That day John Peirson and Mege Watsone had David. 
The 1 5 day John Elder and Effie Smeton had John. 
That day David Qwariour and Christian Donald had Marion. 
That clay John Smart and Margaret Kirk had John. 
That day William Mudie and Marjory Burn had Elspet (Elizabeth). 
The 25 day William Brown and Elspet Gilmor had Elspet. 

1 Hereafter the entries are abridged, the form in most cases being a repetition of 
the above specimen?. 

2 Edge cut off. 



8 Parish Registers of Dunfermline. [1561-1700. 

M. The 8 day James Walker was married to Annie Henry. 
The 15 day John Gardiner was married to Bessie Hutcheon. 
The 22 day Charles MakmUli was married to Christian Broun. 

MARCH. 

B. The 8 day Hector Wilson and Janet Chalmer had Katherine. 
That day John Mudie and Helen Cowe had Patrick. 
That day James Burn and Janet Makkie had Bessie. 
That day John Crychtoun and Bessie Mutray had Harry. 
That day Alexander Scotland and Margaret Hendirson had Margaret. 
That day James Clerk and Janet Banks had Margaret. 
The 11 day William Robertson and Janet Boswell had Archibald. 
The 15 day Tom Westwood and Effie Moyes had Robert. 
That day Thomas Logtoun and Janet Philp had Christian. 
That day Thomas Huton and Ellen Kellok had Patrick. 

The 29 day [1562] James Cusin and Christian Paton had .... [name not 
filled in]. 

M. The 8 day Walter Clune was married to Katherine Nevin. 

APRIL [1562]. 

B. The 8 day David Scortes (Schortes) and Janet Watson had John (in 
fornication). 
That day James Mories and Maeg Paton had Effie. 
The 12 day Robert Logtoun and Katherine ./Edison had David. 
That day Thomas Davidson and Janet Keir had Isobel. 
That day Peter Andirson and Marain Fargus had George. 
The 19 day David Logton and Christian Mudie had George. 
The 26 day William Eson and Margaret Person had John. 

M. The 12 day Alexander Kininmont was married to Margaret Dowe (?). 
That day John Robertsone married to Marjory Steinson. 
John Brown to Margaret Mu[die ?]. 

The 19 day John Bruis was married to Marion Hutso[n]. 
That day John Edison was married to Isobel Stewart. 

MAY. 

B. The 3 day of May Henry Peirson and Bessie Reid had John. 
That day John Gib and Katherine Angus had John. 
The 20 day Adam Stewart and Janet Blakater had Patrick. 
That day John Smyth and Isobel Kellok had Katherine. 
That day John Murray and Ellen Dangzeill had John. 
The 24 day Henry Wilson and Janet Portar had Christian. 
That day John Brown and Christian Andirson had Robert. 
The 31 day David Fargusson and Isobel Durham had Margaret. (In the 

margin against this entry is written " minister of the Evangell.") 
That day William Morgain and Janet Dewar had David. 
That day John Mutray and Janet Andirson had Alexander. 

M. The 3 day John R . . . . married to Margaret Bl . . . . 
The 10 day James Find (?).... was married to Elein .... 
That day Robert Tomson was married to Isobel .... 
The 24 day Thomas .... was married to ... . Meldrum. 
The 31 day Thomas .... was married to .... ; and Andrew .... to 

Margaret .... 
That day [William] Mikilj[on] was married to Bessie [Baxter]. (Cf. 1563, 
Sept. 19th.) 

JUNE. 

B. The 7 day of June Laurence Wallwod and Janet Hendirson had William 
(in fornication). 



1561-1700.1 Parish Registers of Dunfermline. 9 

That day Thomas Garvan and Janet Makinon had Bessie. 
The 10 day Andrew Harrowair and Madi Horn had Isobel. 
The 21 day John Wilson and Janet Banks had Janet. 

The 24 day Robert Howburn and Marion Dempstertoun had Henry (in 
fornication). 

M. The 14 day John Dangzell was married to Nans Craik. 
That day Robert Kilgour was married to Marjory West. 
The 21 day Andrew Anderson to Bessie Kellok. 

JULY. 

B. The first of July James Mubray and Bessie Dennestoun had Phillip. 
That day Abraham Walwod and Isobel Dagleich had Grizel. 
The 5 of July William Moris and Margaret Anderson had Robert. 
That day John Skirling" and Effie Morphi had Margaret. 
The 8 day Patrick Wilson and Bessie Breidheid had George. 
That day David Andirsone and Margaret Hayik had Richard. 
The 12 day Tom Broun and Janet Eilson (? Wilson) had William. 
That day William Martin and Maeg Austin had Adam (in fornication). 
That day Robert Bennie and Isobel Andirson had Elspet. 
That day Thomas Donald and Ellen Bruse had Robert. 
The 19 day Wat Crystie and Janet Watson had Margaret. 
That day John Andirsone and Margaret Hendirson had Margaret. 

M. The 5 day Robert Davidson was married to Isobel Banks. 

The 12 day Andrew Law, "sumtym a popish priest," was married to Bessie 

Burn. 
That day James Hendirson was married to Margaret Logtoun. 
The 19 day John Miller was married to Christian Andirson. 

AUGUST. 

B. The 8 1 day William Couper and Janet Keir had Bessie. 
The 5 1 day Richard Walker and Janet Kennedy had Bessie. 
The 9 day William Walwood and Ket Cim had Robert. 
That day Tom Scharp and Janet Kasven had Margaret. 
That day Andrew Jonson and Bessie Liddell had John. 
The 16 day Andrew Smyth and Bessie Couston had Andrew. 
The 19 day David Bull and Masg Curry had John. 
The 23 day William 2 Schortes and Bessie Cryste had Janet. 
That day Lourie Tomson and Ellen Huton had Loure (i.e., Laurence). 
That day John Watson and Nans Dewar had John. 
The 26 day Tom Hendin and Janet Barklay had John. 
That day John Tomson and Begy Stokis had Hester. 

M. The 23 day Thomas Mar[k?] was married to Janet Lond[ie ?]. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 6 day David Cunnand and Kaet Alison had Christian. 
That day William Symson and Kaet Bennet had Patrick. 
The 9 John Knox and Marion Stalker had Bessie. 
That day George Jonson and Effie Beveraig had John. 
The 13 clay Robert Phillen and Janet Couper had Effie. 
The 16 day James Wemis and Janet Durie had Isobel. 
That day David Michaell and Betereig (Beatrice) Kellok had John. 
The 23 day Walter Lyndsay and Janet Clark had Janet. 
That day John Lathreis and Janet Duncan had Margaret (in fornication). 

M. The 6 day John Ste .... was married to Janet P . . . . 
The 13 day Andrew Hunter was married to Nans Scherper. 
That day John Reid was married to Janet Tomson. 

1 So in the register. 

- An asterisk is placed over this word William in the register, and in the margin is 
written " YVobster." 



io Parish Registers of Dunfermline. [i 561 -1700. 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 4 day James Blak and Christian Peirson had Bessie. 
The 1 1 day Andrew Cim and Janet Heich had Elspet. 
The 14 day Thomas Murdo and Christian Harper had Margaret. 
That day George Mutray and Margaret Person had Bessie. 
The 25 day George Fleming and Tissabe Duglas had Janet. 

M. The 11 day John Aldistoun was married to Bessie Warkman. 
The 14 day James King was married to Janet Wellison. 
Robert Paton to Janet Dagleich. 
William Wricht to Christian Tomson. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 8 day Robert Andirson and Nans Miller had Elspet. 
The 22 day John Car and Christian Car had Janet. 
The 25 day Arche Cuninghame and Janet Davidson had Alexander. 
That day John Fillen and Janet Matheson had Margaret (in fornication). 

M. The 1 [day] Andrew Forfair was married to Ellen Schortes. 
The 22 day Andrew Moris was married to Isobel Edisone. 
James Whyt to Janet Mudie. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 6 day Patrick Chalmers and Janet Curre (?) had George. 
The 13 day William Boswell and Ellen Kellok had Henry. 
That day Robert Dewar and Catherine Law had Nicol. 
That day Malcolm Makinon and Janet Bell had William. 
That day George Sanders and Margaret Dun had George. 
That day Andrew Stodwart and Elison Gillis had Katherine. 1 
The 20 day William Walkar and Bessie Trumbill had Thomas. 
The 27 day Cuthbert Wardlaw and Katherine Dagleich had Ester. 
That day Richard Uterly and Margaret Dempstertoun had Jacob. 
That day Adam Burn and Elspet Huntair had John. 
That day George Barnard and Mege Angus had Patrick. 

M. The 6 day Laurence Bonalay was married to Ellen Andirson. 
The 20 day Thomas Beveraig was married to Janet Cuninghame. 

JANUARY [1562-3]. 

B. The 13 day David Murray and Christian Travell (or Cravell) had Patrick 
(in fornication). 
The 17 day Hector Bredhed and Elspet Bowes had Katherine. 
That day Robert Stenhus and Janet Tomson had John. 
The 24 day John Liddell and Christian Miche had Adam. 
The 31 day William Wilson at Pitliver and Elspet Donat had Abraham and 

Jacob. 
That day Tom Huton and Marjory Eli had Andrew. 

M. The 17 day Andrew Cim was married to Bege Bell. 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 7 day of Februair David Wilson had 3 barnis born at one tyme of his 
wyf, Katerin Stewart, baptizit, ane callit Josepfh], ane uthir Margaret 
and the thrid . . . 

That day Andrew Law and Bessie Burn had Janet. 

The 14 day John Huntair and Christian Robertsone had Nicol. 

That day Thomas Stevin and Janet Bull had William. 

That day Charles Edison and Isobel Tomson had Andrew. 

That day John Kellok and Bessie Person had James. 

1 Aberdour in margin. 



1561-1700.] Parish Registers oj Dunfermline. 1 1 

The 24 day John Lennox and Mege Patirson had John (in fornication). 
The 28 day James Huton and Nans Steinson had George. 
That day John Brown and Margaret Muir had Nicol. 

M. The 21 day David Faergus was married to Ellen Wricht. 

MARCH. 

B. The 7 day John Edison and Isobel Stewart had Marjory. 
That day William Sanders and Margaret Lamb had Katherine. 
That day John Dangzell and Nans Craik had Katherine. 
That day Robert Roxburch and Janet Michell had Elspet (in fornication). 1 
The 10 day Robert Wilson and Janet Past had Gelis. 
That day David Henry and Christian Lyall had Marjory. 
The 14 day Patrick Murray and Marjory Wallet had William. 
That day John Makalzeon and Marion Lyndsay had Marjory. 
That day David Andirson and Janet Wat had Christian. 
The 17 day Thomas Brechin and Christian Stenson had William. 
The 2i day David Bankis and Janet Weild had Thomas. 
That day William Horn and Margaret Stenhous had Adam. 
That day John Steinson and Janet Pacok had Ellen. 
The 28 day [1563] Nicol Dewer and Katherine Kellok had Thomas. 
That day Thomas Blak and Christian Meldrum had Elspet. 

M. [JVb/ie.] 

APRIL [1563]. 

B. The 4 day William Durie and Janet Gurlay had Marjory. 
That day William Tomsone 2 and Nans Schortus had Robert. 
That day John Patersone and Bessie Dangzeill had [name and sex not 

filled in\ 
The 11 day James Atkin and Bessie Malcolm had Alexander. 
That day Nicol Andirson and Maws Brand had Laurence. 
The 14 day Robert Angus and Christian Beverag had Nicol (in fornication). 
The 25 day Nicol Peirson and Katherine Hendirson had Robert. 
That day Robert Crafurd and Christian Colzear had Effie. 
That day Walter Strong and Ellen Lyall had John. 

M. The 18 day John Millar was married to Nans Craik. 
Adam Clevis [or Clevie) to Margaret P . . . . 

MAY. 

B. The 2 day John Angus and Mege Kellok had John. 
That day Lourie Tod and Christian Wilzemson had David. 
That day John Gibsone and Bessie Stewart had Janet. 
The 16 day John Keir and Christian Henderson had Christian. 
That day John Dulie and Isobel Gray had Andrew. 
The 30 day Robert Davidson and Isobel Bankis had Janet. 

M. The 2 day John Be ... . was married to Margaret C[all]ender (?). 
The 9 day Andrew Mutray was married to Ellen Wardlaw. 
Lowrie Steinson to Bessie Mutray. 
John Steinson to Marjory Trumbill. 

JUNE. 

B. The 6 day Lowrie Kirk and Mege Bennet had Thomas. 
The 20 day Allan Home and Janet Davidsone had Margaret. 
That day Gilbert Colzear and Christian Malcom had Christian. 

M. The 6 day Thomas Doncane was married to Isobel Waich. 
The 27 day Patrick Keir was married to Gelis Peirsone. 

1 Rossyth in margin. 

2 In margin against this entry Inglis Wille, evidently a soubriquet. 



1 2 Parish Registers of Dunfermline. [1561-1706. 

James Watchman to Margaret Kevell. 
John Wilzemsone to Alison Atkin. 

JULY. 

B. The 4 day James Knox and Christian Brwis had James. 
That day William Makkie and Katherine Steinsone had Nicol. 
The 7 day Michael Stewart and Gelis Andirson had a daughter called .... 

(in fornication). 
The 1 1 day James Findlaw and Janet Muir had William. 
That day David Burne and Janet Whyt had Janet. 
The 14 day Arche Angus and Bessie Devver had Katherine. 
That day James Whyt and Janet Mudie had Christian. 
The 18 day Thomas Andirsone and Elein Peirson had Christian. 
The 21 day John Aldstoun and Bessie Workman had James. 
That day John Martiall and Nans Angus had Nans. 
The 25 day James Immerie and Elison Pacok had Elein. 
The 28 day David Lawta and Isobel Miitray had Nans. 

M. The 18 day Thorn Edison was married to Isobel Robertson. 
The 25 day John Atkin was married to Isobel Burn. 
Robert Crysteson to Margaret Dagleich. 

AUGUST. 

B. The 1 day Richard Potter and Ksete Walker had James. 

That day Andrew Andirsone, "ane indweller of Perth, had a man chyld born 

in fornication to him of Besse Gray, recasvit at hir handis heir aftir her 

repentance, baptizit and callit Jhone." 
The 8 day Tome Wostwood {sic) and Effie Moyes had Robert. 
That day Thomas Yowng and Marjory Hunnon had Margaret. 
The 15 day Alexander Carson and Margaret Reid had Christian. 
That day Nicol Cant and Kset Kellok had Christian. 
That day John Bull and Isobel Watson had Janet (in fornication). 1 
That day John Brown and Christian Eson had Andrew. 
The 18 day Alexander Andirsone and Bessie Steinson had Maws. 
The 22 day John Patersone and Begs Huchie had William. 
The 29 day John Millair and Christian Andirson had Nans. 

M. The 29 day John Bull was married to Isobel Watsone. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 5 day John Robertsone and Marjory Steinson had Margaret. 
That day Robert Peris and Janet Gray had Christian. 
The 12 day Alexander Cuninghame and Margaret Kemp had Kaete. 
The 19 day William Mikiljone and Bessie Baxter had Janet. 
The 26 clay John Smyth 2 and Maige Kellok had Bessie. 
That day Alexander Marschsell and Effie /Etoun had Margaret. 

M. [None.] 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 3 day Tom Steinson and Kaste Dagleich had David. 
That day Henry Fynlason and Margaret Scharp had Henry. 
The 6 day Henry Reid and Mage Stobie had Margaret. 
The 10 day William Wrycht and Christian Tomson had William. 
The 13 day Gilbert Martyn and Katherine Gray had Katherine. 
That day John Robertsone and Janet Crafurd had Katherine. 3 
The 17 day John Kellok and Janet Durie had Katherine. 

1 Rossyth in margin. - Caiger {i.e., probably cadger) in margin. 

;! Of Car 11 ok in margin. 



1561-1700.] Parish Registers of Dunfermline. 13 

That day William Huton and EfTie Karkettill had John (in fornication). 
The 31 day Thomas Wilson and Bessie Wilson had Elein. 

M. [None.] 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 7 day John Murray and Christian Spens had Edward. 
That day John Reid and Janet Tomson had George. 
The 21 day Arche Cuningham and Isobel Sandis had John. 
That day Henry Jonson and Bessie Bankis had Abraham. 
That day Tom Merlzeon and Christian Whyt had a daughter (in fornication). 1 
The 28 day Rob Wilson and Bessie Reid had James. 

M. The 14 day David Pacok was married to Janet Chalmer. 
Charles Cuninghame to Kaete Walwod. 
The 21 day William Keir was married to Janet Ranold. 
Robert Andirson to Janet W T alker. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 1 day William Kent and Katherine Hodgs had Robert. 
The 5 day John Huntar and Christian Matheson had Janet. 
The 15 day John Miller and Nans Orack had Andrew. 
The 19 day James Young and Marion Purraik had Patrick. 
That day John Potter, younger, and Isobel Walker had Janet. 
The 26 Gilbert Kennedy and Margaret Brady had Margaret. 
That day James Symson and Isobel Henderson had James. 
That day James Dewer and Janet Law had Bessie. 
That day David Faergus and Ellen Wrycht had Ellen. 

M. The 5 day Robert Roxbruch was married to Janet Mitchell. 
That day Thorn Wilson was married to Elison Chalmers. 
The 26 day William Young was married to Bessie Burn. 

JANUARY [1563-4]- 
B. The 2 day John Smeton and Katherine Stobie had William. 
That day John Bull and Nans Symson had David. 
The 9 day John Brown and Christian Andirson had David. 
The 19 day John Alisone and Janet Cim had John. 
That day John Mudie and Ellen Cowie had Robert. 
The 26 day John Chrychtoun and Bessie Mutray had Janet. 
The 30 day George Warkman and Maus Hendirsone had Christian. 

M. [None.] 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 2 day John Walker and Margaret Walker had Kaet. 
That day David Eson and Annie Wardlaw had David. 
The 9 day William Schortus and Janet Crystie had Adam. 
The 13 day Nicol Dewer and Helen Home had Robert. 
That day Tom Smyth and Katherine Chalmer had John. 
The 20 day John Davidsone and Katherine Cimson had Robert. 
The 27 day John Murie and Kaet Smeton had Katherine. 
That day John Stenhous and Kate Dewer had John. 

M. The 6 day William Wilson, younger, was married to Nans Donald. 
That day Andrew Curie was married to Janet Piers. 
The 13 day Walter Harper was married to Janet Dagleich. 

MARCH. 

B. The i day David Warkman and Marjory Schortous had Janet. 

1 Rossyth in margin. 



14 Parish Registers of Dunfermline. [1561-1700. 

The 5 day David Paycolk and Isobel Cuningham had Margaret (in 

fornication). 
That day David Miehell and Beatrix Kellok had James. 
That day John Mudie and Janet Davidson had Margaret. 
The 19 day John Cuninghame and Katherine Walwod had John. 
That day John Walwod and Mege Sanders had Tissabe. 
That day John Huton and Janet Paton had Christian. 
That day John Man and Mege Flokert had David. 
The 22 day Allan Tomson and Nans Aedison had John. 
The 29 day [1564] William Boswell and Ellen Kellok had John. 

M. The 12 day Thomas Smyth was married to Made Walker. 
The 19 day Tom Andirson was married to Bessie Patirson. 

APRIL [1564]. 

B. The 2 day William Mudie and Marjory Burne had John. 
The 16 day William Tomson and Katherine Steinson had John. 
The 23 day Robert Esplein and Marjory Logtoun had Marjory. 
The 30 day Robert Dagleich and Katherine Russell had Arche and Marjory. 

M. The 2 day James Cuthbert was married to lden Huton. 
And James Logtoun to Margaret Brand. 

The 9 day David Paycok was married to Isobel Cuninghame. 
And Robert Straqwhin to Isobel Warkman. 
John Chatir to Janet Martiall. 
James Schew to Kate Atkin. 

The 16 day William Keir was married to Anapill Lowrie. 
David Strang to Grizel Spittell. 
John Rae to Margaret Direnoch. 

The 23 day John Andirson was married to Isobel Gib. 
The 30 day Rob Peirson was married to Janet Brown. 

MAY. 

B. The 7 day Thomas Hending and Janet Barklay had Christian. 
That day Robert Car and Ellen Huton had John 
That day Henry Huton and Margaret Murray had Marion. 
The 10 day John Gib and Koste Angus had Isobel. 

The 21 day Robert Andirson and Janet Walker had . . . , "begottin in 
fornication befoir they wer mariet." 

M. The 21 day David Miche was married to Katherine Sanders. 
The 28 day Adam Robertson was married to Kaete Bennat. 

JUNE. 

B. The 4 day John Muire and Bessie Grant had John. 

The 18 day William Andirsone and Janet Yonger had a daughter. 

That day John Elder and Effie Smeton had Arche. 

'I he 25 day John Robertsone and Keit Stenhus had John. 

M. The 4 day Adam Fairlie was married to Marjory Lundyn. 
James Harrowair to Margaret Blyth. 
The 11 day John Bruis was married to Maus Scot. 
The 25 day John Burn of the Roddis was married to Emmellie Cuming. 

JULY. 

B. The 5 day 1 John Symerwasll and Janet Gillies had Isobel. 
That day William Mackie and Katherine Steinson had Robert. 
The 9 day John Peirsone and Margaret Watson had John. 
The 16 day Patrick Cryste and Janet Burn had Thomas. 

1 Alias Scull in margin, 



•1561-1700.] Parish Registers of Dtmjermhne. 1 j 

That day Tom Huton and Marjory Henderson had Isobel. 
The 23 day John Mutray and Janet Anderson had Bessie. 
The 30 day James Cois and Ksete Clevie had Bessie. 

M. The 2 day James Wilson was married to Isobel Kirk. 
The 23 day John Sanderis was married to Margaret Lourie. 
George Warkman to Marjory Symson. 

The 30 day John Cuningham was married to Bessie Peirson. 
Alexander Hadan to Janet Inglis. 
Henry Cosser to Effie Huton. 

AUGUST. 

B. The 9 day John Bell and Margaret Calander had Andrew. 
The 13 day Robert Stenhus and Janet Tomson had Janet. 
That day Robert Logtoun and Kaete Edison had Christian. 
The 21 day John Potter and Katherine Wilson had William. 
The 27 day David Strong and Grizel Spittell had Bessie. 
That day William Eson and Margaret Peirson had Andrew. 

M. The 13 day Robert Mastirtoun was married to Janet Dullie. 
John Hodgs to Christian Dewer. 

The 27 day William Donaldson was married to Annie Matheson. 
John Car to Annie Sibbet. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 10 day David Fergusson 1 and Isobel Durhame had William, 
That day John Wallet and Grizel Mastertoun had Robert. 
That day Robert Davidson and Isobel Bankis had Margaret. 
The 17 day William Walwod and Kset Cim had Bessie. 
The 20 day James Keir and Bessie Burn had Jhomas. 
The 24 day Lowrie Tod and Christian Wilzemson had Catherine. 
That day Patrick Keir and Gelis Peirson had Christian. 

M. The 17 day Alexander Forester, "minister of the ewangell at Gedburch, 
was married to Bessie Bodwell. 
Arche Jonson " indwellair at Abirdour," was married to Janet Burn. 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 1 day Abraham Walwod and Isobel Dagieich had Isobel. 
That day William Sanderis and Margaret Lamb had George. 
The 8 day William Durie and Janet Gurlay had James. 
That day John Burn and Janet Steinson had John. 
That day James Burn and Janet Makkie had James. 
The 15 day John Watsone and Nans Dewer had Harry. 
That day William Edison and Janet Grant had Marjory. 
The 22 day James Watchman and Margaret Kasvell had Isobel. 
The 29 day Robert Phillen and Janet Couper had William. 
That day Robert Aedison and Janet Kellok had James. 
That day John Bull and Marjory Doncan had Haeri (Harry). 

M. The 15 day Andrew Walwod was married to Isobel Chalmer. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 5 day Hector Breidheid and Elizabeth Bruis had Annie. 
The 8 day James Cusyng and Christian Paton had Isobel. 
That day William Anderson and Margaret Norie had Nans. 
The 12 day James Wemis and Margaret Wemis had Margaret. 
That day James Cutbert and Iden Huton had Patrick. 
That day Tom Logtoun and Janet Philp had a son. 2 . . . 

1 Minister in margin. 

2 Occasionally, though the child's name is omitted, Jthe sex is indicated by " woma 
child "or " man child." 



1 6 Parish Registers of Dunfermline. [i 561 -1700. 

The 19 day William Cragieand Ellen Steinson had Christian. 
The 26 day William Wrycht and Christian Tomson had Janet. 
That day James Schew and K?ete Atkin had . . . 
The 29 day Patrick Chalmers and Janet Curie had Janet. 

M. The 12 day Peter Trumbill was married to Janet Horn. 
John Brown to Christian Dewer. 
The 26 day Andrew Wilson married to Marion Meldrum. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 3 day John Steinson and Marjory Trumbill had . . . 
The 6 day Andrew Currour and Janet Piers had . . . 
The 10 day Henry Deis and Bessie Arnat had William. 
The 17 day Andrew Dagleich and Janet Cusin had James. 
The 20 day Rob Peirsoun and Janet Broun had Bessie. 
The 31 day William Colzear and Margaret Broun had a son . . . 
That day William Robertson and Janet Boswell had James. 
That day AlexanderHammiltoun and Annie Logtoun had William. 
That day Peter Cuninghame and . . . had . . . [wife's and child s name 

omitted]. 
That day William Walker and Mage Stronge had Rosyna. 

M. The 10 day James Bwist was married to Janet Huton. 
John Lawrie to Margaret Wrycht. 

The 24 day George Cowentrie was married to Maige Kellok. 
The 31 day William Smyth was married to Nans Brown. 
Henry Keir to Marjory Edison. 

JANUARY [1564-5]. 

B. The 3 day John Millair and Janet Adamson had Robert. 

That day John Kellok and Janet Wilson had Emmie. 

The 10 day John Potter and Isobel Walker had Richard. 

The 14 day William Burn and Janet Mutray ("who deit in hir travaill") had 
William. 

That day Tom Blak and Christian Meldrum had Robert. 

That day David Bull and Masg Curry had Patrick. 

The 17 day Tom Smyth and Made Walker had a daughter . . . 

That day Maurice Paycok and Christian Blaik had David. 

The 21 day "Robert Fryssar had a woman chyld born to him of his wyf, 
Margaret Denistoun (presentit befait[h]full men, he remaining onpenitent 
for the presente and singing at the Qwenis mes aftir he had communicat 
with the kirk), baptizit and callit Margaret." [Three names in the 
margin against this entry, viz. "Johne Bwrn, P. Blakater, F. Cowane."] 

That day W 7 illiam Maurice and Margaret Andirsone had George. 

That day William Hendirsone and Begs Oraik had William (in fornication). 

That day William Morgain and Janet Dewer had Elizabeth. 

The 28 day John Lawson and Christian Tempilman had Christian. 

That day Alexander Scotland and Marjory Hendirson had Alexander. 

That day Andrew Paycok and Janet Blak had Ellen. 
M. The 7 day Andrew Riche was married to Effie Cwik. 

The 21 day William Mubray was married to Elspet Whitson. 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 4 day James Mubray and Bessie Denistoun had William. 
The 7 day Richard Walkar and Janet Kennedy had Richard. 
That day Robert Smyth and Isobel Wilson had Rosina. 
The 1 1 day Wille Burn and Mege Clark had James. 
That day George Sanders and Margaret Durie had George. 
That day John Aldstoun and Bessie Warkman had Effie. 
The 21 day David Swenton and Marjory Ewin had Janet. 



1561-1700.] Parish Register of Dunfermline. 17 

M. The 4 William Burn was married to Marjory Logtoun. 
The 18 day Tom Marlzeon was married to Nans Whyt, 
George Andirsone to Bessie Blak. 
The 25 day David Watson was married to Bessie Sanders. 

MARCH. 

B. The 4 day Laurence Bonalay and Ellen Andirsone had Margaret. 
That day George Fleming and Janet Burn had Marjory. 
That day David Miche and Katherine Sanders had Robert. 
That day Richard Spens and Maus Couper had Henry. 
That day James Speir and Marjory Sibbet had Lowrence. 
That day Robert Patrik and Marion Andirson had William. 
That day Tom Huton and Marjory Elie had Gilbert. 
That day John Chattu {sic) and Janet Martiall had William. 
The 7 day Andrew Harrowar and Made Horn had Effie. 
That day Walter Young and Janet Man had Effie. 
The 1 1 day Adam Clevie and Margaret Purrok had Janet. 
That day Harry Murray and Christian Levistoun bad Nans. 
That day Thomas Donald and Ellen Brwis had John. 
That day William Pullour and Meg Wostwattir had Bessie. 
The 14 day David Wilson and Kaet Stewart had Peter. 1 
The 18 day John Schera and Annie Cuninghame had Andrew. 
That day James Dewer and Janet Law had John. 
That day John Millar and Christian Anderson had Margaret. 
That day Thomas Murdo and Janet Kirk had Robert. 
That day Nicol Cant and Katherine Kellok had Robert. 
The 25 day [1565] Patrick Murray and Marjory Wallwod had Robert. 
That day James Brwis and Marjory Gibbon had James. 
That day Tom Mudie and Christian Harper had Christian. 

M. The 18 day David Mortimer was married to Janet Walkar. 

APRIL [1565]. 

B. The 1 day William Keir and Janet Ranald had Bessie. 
That day James Logtoun and Margaret Brand had Andrew. 
The 8 day William Brown and Elizabeth Gilmor had Grizel. 
That day W r illiam Roxburch and Isobel Andirson had Andrew. 
That day Lowrie Tomson and Ellen Huton had Katherine. 
That day Wille Burn in Gellat and Janet Brown had Robert. 
The 15 day Thomas Cuming and Mfeg Bard had James. 
The 18 day James Drysdeill "had a woman chyld born in fornication of 

Margaret Donaldson alias W 7 hyt Wyndo, baptizit and callit Kirsten." 2 
The 22 day John Brown and Masge Man had David. 
That day John Tomson and Elison Horn had Janet. 
The 29 day Tom Wilson and Elison Chalmer had Effie. 
That day Alexander Forfair and Katherine Tomson had Margaret. 

M. The 1 day John Ramsay was married to Bessie Symson. 
The 29 day John Wricht was married to Bessie Brown. 
Thomas Murdo to Katherine Scherair. 

MAY. 

B. The 6 day Tom Proud and Margaret Ros had John (in fornication). 
The 16 day Andrew Smyth and Bessie Coustoun had Nans. 
That day Cuthbert Wardlaw and Katherine Dagleich had Harry. 
That day William Wilson and Nans Donald had Effie. 
The 20 day Andrew Jonsone and Bessie Liddell had Christian. 
That day Andrew Moris and Isobel Edison had James and William. 
The 27 day James Harrowar and Margaret Blyth had Bessie. 

1 Barndy in margin. 2 Lochlevin in margin. 



1 8 ParisJi Register of Dunfermline. [i 561 -1700. 

That day John Greig and Maege Hutcheon had Christian. 

M. The 6 day David Schortus was married to Janet Andirsone. 
The 27 John Gardiner was married to Kete Findlasone. 

JUNE. 

B. ' The 3 day Robert Bennie and Isobel Andirsone had George. 
That day Henry Glass and Maws Weild had Harry. 

The 6 day John Robertson and Marion Mutray had Rosina (in adultery). 1 
That day Peter Robertson and Janet Wrycht had Lowri. 
That day Hector Greig and Janet Ranie had William. 
The 10 day John Gib and Kaete Angus had Robert. 
That day Tom Doncane and Isobel Waiche had Janet. 
That day Rob Straqwhin and Isobel Workman had Harry. 
That day John Brown and Isobel Andirsone had Allan. 
That day Charles Wallang and Margaret Robertson had Kaete (in 

fornication). 
The 20 day Robert Man and Margaret Stark had Marjory. 
That day Henry Peirsone and Bessie Reid had Andrew. 
The 24 day David Drysdell and Janet Champlet had Henry. 
That day Tom Marlzeon and Nans W r hyt had John. 

M. The 3 day John Watsone was married to Janet Davidsone. 
The 10 day Michael Tomson was married to Margaret Cutbert. 
The 17 day John Andirsone was married to Kaet Huton. 
William Burn to Violet Turc[an ?]. 
Tom Dugall to Janet Peirson. 

JULY. 

B. The 1 day William Tomson and Nans Shortes had James. 
The 4 day John Sanders and Bessie Burn had Patrick. 
The 8 day Andrew Cowbron and Maege Moir had William. 
The 11 day William Mackie and Kete Steinson had Kaete. 
That day Harry Knox and Kaet Mutray had George (in fornication). 
The 15 day Robert Piers and Janet Gray had James. 
That day John Robertson and Marjory Steinson had Janet. 
The 18 day Pete Logtoun and Kete Row had Thomas (in fornication). 
The 22 Robert Dewer and Kaete Law had Elspet. 
That day Walter Strang and Ellen Lyall had David. 
That day John Millair and Nans Oraik had Bessie. 
The 25 day James Smyth and Kaete Paycock had Isobel. 
The 29 day Antony Rutherfurd and Maws Faergussone had William. 
That day Patrick Durie and Elizabeth Lundyn had George. 
That day Richard Potter and Kete Walkar had John. 
That day John Murray and Ellen Daingzell had William. 
That day John Huntair and Christian Robertsone had James. 
That day Michael Horn and Margaret Ramsay had Isobel. 

M. The 8 day Adam Knox was married to Janet Doncane. 
The 1 5 day Andrew Wemis was married to Kaete Man. 

AUGUST. 

B. The 5 day John Wilsone and Janet Bankis had Patrick. 
That day John Richertsone and Alison Bell had Janet. 
The 12 day Robe Cuninghame and Ellen Sleich had Isobel. 
That day Robert Mastirtoun and Janet Dulie had Janet. 
That day John Murie and Kaet Smeton had John. 
The 19 day Robert Andirson and Nans Millair had a daughter. 
The 26 day David Murray "the Capitan," and Janet Wemis had John, 

1 J ok of Howadick in margin. 



1 561-1700.] Parish Register of Dunfermline. 19 

That day William Horn and Margaret Stenhus bad David. 
The 29 day Alexander Bening and Mege Broun had David. 

M. The 5 day George Wilson was married to Kaete Wilsone. 
The 12 day William Cragie was married to Isobel Andirsone. 
And William Blak to Margaret Robertsone. 
The 26 day Richard Steinson was married to Margaret Wallet. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 2 day Lonrie Smyth and Margaret Aedisone had John. 
The 9 day Walter Flais and Bessie Peirsone had Bessie. 1 
That day William Walkar and Bessie Trumbill had Charles. 
The 12 day William Mikiljon and Bessie Baxter had Patrick. 
That day John Rae and Margaret Dyrenoch had Effie. 
That day Patrick Wilson and Bessie Breidheid had Alexander. 
That day Duncan Symson and Elspet Derenoch had Robert. [In the 

margin against this entry is written, " This man fled to us from 

Comberie in the Heland for Macgregoir. "] 
The 16 day Tom Millair and Janet Keir had John. 
That day Andrew Wilson and Marion Meldrum had Kate. 
That day John Stirling and Effie Morphie had John. 
That day John Tomsone and Bege Stokkis had Bessie. 
That day John Cuninghame and Janet Talzeour had John (in fornication). 
The 19 day George Warkman, younger, and Marjory Symson had George. 
That day John Smyth ' 2 and Maige Kellok had Margaret. 
The 23 day John Mackalzeon and Marion Lyndsay had Christian. 
That day William Schortus in South Lethems and Margaret Jhonson had 

Christian. 
The 26 day William Schortes 3 and Bessie Cryste had David. 
The 30 day David Wobster and Janet Brown had Ellen. 

M. The 30 day Patrick Burn was married to Margaret Steinson. 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 7 day Gilbert Kennedy and Margaret Bredie had Barbara. 

The 14 day Wille Burn, cutler, and Ellen Wardlaw had Janet (in fornication). 

The 21 day Nicol Dewer and Kaet Kellok had William. 

The 28 day Lowrie Steinson and Bessie Mutray had Margaret. 

M. The 7 day John Wat was married to Margaret Tomson. 
The 21 day John Brown was married to Janet Walkar. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 4 day John Inglis and Janet Atkin had Alexander. 
That day William Stenhus and Margaret Elder had Patrick. 
The 1 1 day John Kellok and Ma^g Hutson had a son. 
That day Henry Reid and Mage Stobie had Gelis. 
That day John Liddell and Christian Miche had Robert. 4 
That day David Paycok and Isobel Cuninghame had Andrew. 
That day William Patirsone and Marjory Fleming had William (in fornication). 
The 18 day Xicol Dagleich and Janet Carnis had Robert. 
The 21 day William Mudie and Marjory Burn had Thomas. 
The 25 day Andrew Trumbill and Margaret Andirsone had Andrew. 

M. The 1 1 day John Gamill was married to Bessie Donaldsone. 
Robert Creich to Janet Elder. 

The 18 day Tom Walwod was married to Bessie Spittell. 
Thomas Davidson to Bessie Doncane. 

1 Indzveller of Leith in margin. 2 Cadger in margin. 

:J Wobster in margin. ' ( ^fressit in margin. 



20 Parish Register of Dunfermline. [1561-1700. 



DECEMBER. 

B. The 2 day David Mortimer and Janet Walkar had David. 
That day Alexander Carsan and Margaret Reid had Rosina. 
The 9 day John Burn in Roddis and Emilie Cuming had Christian. 
The 23 day Tom Moire "had a woman chyld born to him in fornication, 
baptizit and callit Jonat." 

M. The 2 day William Steinsone was married to Marjory Sibbet. 
The 16 day James Hutson was married to Janet Bonalley. 
The 30 day Andrew Law was married to Janet Peirson. 

JANUARY [1565-6]. 

B. The 6 day John Walwod and Christian Dagleich had Nicol. 
That day Robin Wilson and Janet Pact had Nans. 
That day Gilbert Martin and Kaete Grey had William. 
That day John Steinson and Janet Paycok had Isobel. 
That day John Wilzemson and Elison Atkin had William. 
The 9 day Arche Cuninghame and Mege Davidson had Maus. 
The 20 day Tom Smyth and Katherine Chalmer had William. 
That day John Meik and Christian Broun had Bege (in fornication). 
The 27 day James Atkin and Bessie Malcom had Christian. 

M. [None.] 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 3 day John Sanderis and Margaret Lowrie had Clement. 
That day Andrew Riche and Effie Cuik had Katherine. 
That day James Huton and Nans Steinson had Nans. 
The 10 day David Faergus and Ellen Wrycht had John. 
The 17 day John Crychtoun and Bessie Mutray had Marjory. 
That day John Hodgs and Christian Dewer had Robert. 
That day Alexander Cuningham and Margaret Kemp had William. 
The 27 day Patrick Keir and Gelis Peirson had Begs. 
That day Robert Dagleich and Kaete Russall had Robert. 
That day John Gardiner and Kaete Finlason had Ellen. 

M. The 17 day Tom Doncan was married to Margaret Kaeven. 

MARCH. 

B. The 6 day John Steinson and Marjory Trumbill had Ellen. 
That day William Wilson and Christian Hunon had Janet. 
That day Arche Cuninghame and Isobel Sands had Arche. 
That day William Andirson and Janet Yonger had Patrick. 
That day John Kellok and Margaret Peirson had Janet. 
The 17 day John Smyth and Janet Dewer had Margaret (in fornication). 
That day John Walkar and Maeg Walkar had Andrew. 
That day Lowrie Schortes and Katherine Mill had Annie. 
The 24 day James Cois and Bessie Fotringham had David. 
That day John Smart and Margaret Kirk had Kaete. 
The 27 day [1566] Robert Inglis and Christian Donaldson had Katherine and 

Margaret. 
The 31 day Henry Strange and Male Dun had Robert (in fornication). 
That day James Ywng and Marion Purrok had James. 
That day Robert Dewer and Bessie Nicoll had Nicol (in fornication). 
That day John Elder and Effie Smeton had Christian. 

M. [None.] 

APRIL [1566]. 

B. The 10 day John Car and Annie Sibbet had David. 
The 14 day Robert Andirsone and Janet Walkar had Ellen 



1561-1700.] Parish Register of Dunfermline, 2* 

That day Lawrence Kirk and Margaret Bennait had William. 

That day Robert Doncane and Annie Donaldson had Margaret (in 

fornication). 
That day John Inche and Margaret Andirsone had Kaet. 
That day John Wrycht and Bessie Broun had .... 
The 17 day Patrick Blakaterand Grizel Hammiltoun had Christian. 1 
The 21 day Henry Jonsone and Bessie Banks had John. 
That day John Andirsone and K;\?te Huton had Bessie. 
That day William Tomsone and Kaete Steinsone had Christian. 
That day John Peirsone and Margaret Watsone had Harry. 
The 28 day David Schortes and Janet Andirsone had Christian. 

M. The 7 day John Gray was married to Janet Archibald. 

MAY. 

B. The 1 day Robert Logtoun and Kaet /Edison had Isobel. 
The 12 day James Bwist and Janet Huton had Christian. 
That day Nicol Westwood and Ellen Keirdoch had Bessie. 
The 19 day Henry Finlawson and Margaret Scharp had Katherine. 
That day John Murdo and Kete Scherair had Christian. 
That day John Reid and Marjory Symsone had John. 
The 26 day David /Eson and Annie Wardlaw had John. 

That day Cymne {sic) Dewer and Marjory Russall had Thomas (in 
fornication). 

M. [None.] 

JUNE 

B. The 2 day James Wat and Bessie Broun had Ellen. 2 
That day Thomas Dugall and Janet Peirsone had Thomas.' 2 
The 12 John Bull and Nans Symson had Marjory. 
That day David Cunnand and Kaete Alison had Nans. 
The 16 day John Patirson and Begs Huchie had Kaete. 
The 23 day David Faergussone, "minister of the ewangell," and Isobel 

Durhame had Patrick. 
The 30 day John Watsone and Janet Davison had David. 

M. That day [prob. the 2nd] James Stark was married to Ellen Drummond 
(parishioners of Abirdour). 
The 9 day David Fyf married to Annie Hodgs. 
That day Tom Sanderis was married to Janet Fothringham. 
The 16 day Thomas Dangzeill was married to Marjory Dagleich. 
And William Wels to Nans Currour. 

JULY. 

B. The 7 day Alexander Andirson and Bessie Steinson had Bessie. 
The 10 day John Grahame and Bessie Mill had Bessie. 3 
The 14 day Rob Peiris and Janet Gray had Janet. 
That day John Potter and Kete Wilson had Bessie. 
That day Andrew Jonsone and Bessie Liddell had Bessie. 
That day Geordi Wilson and Kaete Wilson had Margaret. 
That day Henry Elder (Innerkethin) and Margaret Clark had Thomas. 
The 21 day John Bwll (Rossyth) and Isobel Watson had Nans. 
The 24 day James Wilson and Isobel Kirk had Christian. 
The 31 day Patrick Durie and Elizabeth Lundyn had John. 
That day John Kellok and Ellen Wilson had John. 

M. [None.] 

AUGUST. 

B. The 4 day William Durie and Janet Gurlay had Sara. 

1 Then off Dindnff in margin. 

2 Innerkethin against either or both of these entries, in margin. 

3 Saline in margin. 



22 Parish Register of Dunfermline. [i 561 -1700. 

That day David Bouga and Mseg Russall had Ellen (in fornication.) 

The 11 day John Stenhus and Nans Edison had Adam. 1 

The 14 day John Mutray and Janet Anderson had Ellen. 

That day Adam Stewart and Janet Blakater had David. 

That day John Reid and Janet Tomson had Isobel. 

The 25 day William Cragie and Isabel Andirson had Christian. 

That day Lawrence Smyth and Margaret Edison had Christian. 

That day John Huton and Janet Paton had Bessie. 

M. The 4 day William Kyninmont was married to Christian Angus. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 1 day John Brown and Janet Walkar had Robert. 
That day Wat Cryste and Janet Watsone had Janet. 
That day James Symson and Isobel Henderson had Katherine. 
That day David Scotland and Kete Atkin (Schew's wife) had John (in 

adultery). 
The 8 day James Wemis and Margaret Wemis had Patrick. 
That day David Warkman and Mage Schortus had Alexander. 
The 1 1 day John Wallet and Grizel Mastertoun had John. 
The 15 day David Michell and Basto (sic) Kellok had Janet. 
That day William Wrycht and Christian Tomson had Christian. 
That day John Davidsone and Kaste Symson had Bessie. 
That day David Jonson ("indwellar of Edinburch, twiching whois repentance 
we recevit a testimoniall from thence") and Isobel Horn had David (in 
fornication). 
The 22 day James Knox and Christian Brwis had Ellen. 
That day William Donaldson and Nans Matheson had Bessie. 
The 25 day John Brown and Christian Andirson had George. 
M. [None.] 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 6 day John Gamill and Bessie Donaldsone had Janet. 
That day Nicol Donaldsone and Ka^te Wilson had Christian. 
The 13 day Nicol Makkie and Kset Blaek had Bessie (in fornication). 
That day John Rae and Margaret Direnoch had Alexander. 
That day Captain David Murray and Janet Wemis had Robert. 
That day Andrew Spittell and Katherine Logen had Andrew. 
The 16 day George Jonson and Effie Beveraig had Margaret. 
The 20 day Andrew Walwod and Isobel Chalmer had Margaret. 
That day James Drummond and Janet Paterson had Henry. 
The 27 day Andrew Law, cutler, and Janet Peirson had Bessie. 

M. The 20 day John Muschat was married to Margaret Boqwhennan. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 3 day Abraham Walwod and Isobel Dagleich had Bessie. 

That day Adam Robertson and Kaete Bennat had James. 
---That day George Mutray and Janet Tomson had Janet (in fornication). 
The ]^ day Anton Rutherfurd and Mase Fergusson had Janet. 
That day William Steinson and Marjory Sibbet had Christian. 
The 17 day Patrick Burn and Margaret Steinson had Bessie. 
The 20 day Robert Paton and Janet Dagleich had Janet. 

M. The 3 day George Mutray was married to Janet Tomson. 
John Phillen to Janet Patirson. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The first day William Symson and Kaet Bennait had Christian. 
The 4 day Andrew Currour and Janet Piers had Richard. 

1 Inerkethen praius in margin. 



1561-1700.] Parish Register of Dunfermline. 23 

The 8 day John Makkie and Margaret Jonson had James. 
That day John Watsone and Nans Dewer had Elizabeth. 
The 1 1 day Tom Westwood and Efifie Aloys had Edward. 
That day James Whyt and Janet Mudie had John. 
The 15 Robert Dagleich and Christian Boswell had David. 
That day Tom Peirson and Bessie Wilson had Margaret. 
That day " J hone Liddels x woman's chylcl was borne to him of his wyf Kirsten 
Miche, baptizit and callit Katerin." 

M. [None.] 

JANUARY [1566-7]. 

B. The 5 day John Man and Maeg Flockart had Katherine. 
That day Adam Andersone and Isobel Spens had John. 
The 8 day Tom Andirson and Ellen Peirson had Andrew. 
That day Robert Davidsone and Isobel Bankis had John. 
The 15 day Robert Peirson and Janet Brown had Isobel. 
That day Hector Breidheid and Elizabeth Brwis had Bessie. 
The 19 day Tom Blak and Christian Meldrum had Nicol. 
That day John Muir and Bessie Grant had Andrew. 
The 22 day David Fyff and Annie Hodgs had Janet. 
The 26 day Richard Potter and Kaste Walkar had William. 

M. The 26 Alexander Stewin was married to Janet Sibbet. 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 2 day John Burn and Emilie Cuming had John. 

That day Robert Straqwhin and Isobel Warkman had Janet. 

The 5 day Richard Walkar and Janet Kennedy had Thomas. 

The 9 day James Mubray and Bessie Dennistoun had James. 

That day Gilbert Cowston and Mete Montheiht {sic) had Isobel. 

That day James Cois and .... had David. 

That day John Aldstoun and Bessie Warkman had Margaret. 

That day John Alisone and Janet Cim had James. 

That day Allan Tomson and .... had Charles. 

That day Robert Fryssar and Margaret Dennistoun had Janet. 

The 16 day Will Blak and Margaret Robertson had Bessie. 

The 23 day Henry Glas and Maws Weild had William. 

That day David Lawte and Isobel Mutray had Grizel. 
M. The 2 day Henry Davidson was married to Keit Mutray. 

The 9 day Henry Sempill was married to Margaret Goddye. 

MARCH. 

B. The second day Pete Blakater and Bessie Davidsone had James. 2 

That day John Kellok and Janet Durie had Beatrix. 

The 9 day Robert Leggat and Janet Andersone had Nans. 

That day Patrick Chalmers and Janet Currie had James. 

That day John Gray and Janet Archibald had John. 

The 16 day William Mudie and Marjory Burn had Marjory. 

That day Gilbert Colzear and Christian Malcolm had Christian. 

The 23 day Cuthbert Wardlaw and Kyete Dagleich had Robert. 

That day Nicol Cant and Ka^te Kellok had Bessie. 

That day George Sanderis and Margaret Durie had Janet. 

That day Michael Tomson and Margaret Wynter had Nans. 

That day John Blakater and Isobel Balfour had David. 

The 26 day [1567] John Gibson and Bessie Stewart had Ellen. 
M. [None.] 

APRIL [1567]. 

B. The 9 day John Cuninghame and Kaete Wallet had Nans. 

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The 13 day William Roxburch and Isobel Andirsone had Robert/ 

That day William Tomson and Nans Schortes had Peter. 

That day Robert Mastirtoun and Janet Dullie had Patrick. 

That day Alexander Culrois and Isobel Levintoun had John. 

The 20 day James Logtoun and Margaret Brand had Henry. 

That day Tom Doncane and Margaret Kaeven had twins, Margaret and 

Isobel. 
That day William Schortes and Janet Cryste had James. 
The 27 day .... Bull and Janet Curre had Charles. 

M. The 6 day David Fsergus was married to Margaret Trumbill. 
David Ben to Margaret Mudie. 
The 27 day John Rae of Leith was married here to Catherine Cryste. 

MAY. 

B. The 4 day Tom Steill and Janet Bull had Thomas. 
That day John Bell and Margaret Callender had David. 
The 1 1 day James Dewer and Janet Law had Adam. 
That day William Morgan and Janet Dewer had William. 
The 14 day William Robertson and Janet Boswell had Katherine. 
The 21 day Robert Phillen and Janet Couper had David. 
That day Robert Wilson and Rosina Ramsay had Patrick. 
The 25 day David Wilzemson and Ellen Wilson, widow of Robert Cowan, had 

Elison (in fornication). 
That day John Phillen and Janet Paterson had David. 
That day Robert Peirson and Kaete Colyn had Bessie (in fornication). 
That day Andrew Harrowair and Made Horn had John. 

M. The 18 day Nicol Hart was married to Emmie Blaklok. 
James Kirkwood to Janet Stenhus. 
John Cutbert to Margaret Clark. 
David Wilzemson to Janet Harrowair. 

JUNE. 

B. The 1 day James Cois and Bessie Fothringbame had Andrew. 

The 18 day Heri Knox and Kaete Mutray had Margaret (in fornication). 

The 22 day Gilbert Kennedie and Margaret Bredie had Nans. 

That day James Finlaw and Ellen Muir had Janet. 

That day Lowrie Wallet and Janet Hendirson had William (in fornication). 

The 29 day James Keir and Annie Broun had Christian. 

M. The 1 day Alexander Reid (Rossyth) was married to Janet Pyrnie. 
Gilbert Colzear to Ellen Sanders. 
David Cunningham to Margaret Steinson. 
John Fyff to Marjory Reid. 
James Hardy to Marion Clune. 
David Sword to Elspet Gibson. 

The 8 day Tom Brown was married to Christian Michie. 
William Angus to Mege Dewer. 

JULY. 

B. The 2 day John Whitsone and Isobel Andersone had Ellen. 

The 13 day Robert Lyndsay (of Cavell) and Janet Kinros had Margaret (in 
fornication). 

The 16 day John Sanderis and Bessie Burn had William. 

The 20 day Lourie Bonalay and Ellen Andirson had Robert. 

That day James Immerri and Alison Paycok had Nans. 

The 30 day John Bull and Marjory Doncane had Marjory. 
M. The 6 day Robert Kellok was married to Bessie Walwod. 

The 13 day Andrew Eson was married to Elizabeth Bewie. 



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The 27 day Andrew Peirson was married to Christian Loudian. 
David Wat in Markinch to Christian Gib here. 

AUGUST. 

B. The 3 day John Millar and Nans Oraik had Andrew. 
The 10 day Tom Hendyn and Janet Barklay had .... 
The 24 day John Stirlin and Effie Morphie had John. 

The 27 day Andrew Fsergusson (Innerkethin) and Janet Bar had William. 
"That day the bastard woman chyld gottin in fornication betwix Mage 

Murray and J hone Blakater wes baptizit and callit Nicolas." 
The 31 John Hodgs and Marion Bardi had Bessie. 
That day John Gillespie and Margaret Pringill had Bessie. 

M. The 3 day Alexander Marschall was married to Gelis Kelloik. 
Henry Glas to Marion Greig. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 3 day John Andirson and Kaete Huton had Alison. 

That day Tom Kellok (Beath) and Christian Marschall had Gelis. 

The 7 day Michael Horn and Mage Ramsay had Gilbert. 

The 14 day Patrick Durie and Elspet Lundyn had Robert. 

That day John Smyth and Isobel Kellok had John. 

The 24 day John Huntair and Christian Robertson had Robert. 

The 28 day James Harowar and Maege Blyth had Marjory. 

That day Andrew Spittell and Kete Logen had Margaret. 

M. The 7 day Thomas Gib was married to Marjory Biysk. 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 1 day James Burn and Janet Macki had Marion. 
The 5 day Wate Strong and Ellen Lyall had Ellen. 
That day John Wrycht and Bessie Brown had Margaret. 
The 8 day John Potter, younger, and Isobel Walkar had David. 
The 12 day John Greig" and Marjory Hutcheon had Abraham. 
That day Tom Marlzeon and Nans Whyt had Margaret. 
The 22 day George Flemin and Isobel Burn had John. 
That day William Moris and Mage Anderson had Kete. 

M. The 26 day John Miller in Rossyth was married to Janet Dewer. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 9 day Tom Huton and Marjory Ely had Margaret. 
The 23 day Tom Mudie and Christian Harper had Margaret. 
The 26 day Willam Mikiljon and Bessie Baxter had William. 
That day John Mill and Marion Strageith had George. 
That day James Moris and Maege Paton had Lawrence. 
The 30 day Patrick Murray and Marjory Walwood had Effie. 

M. The 9 day Charles Walker was married to Margaret Reid. 
Andrew Peirson was married to Bessie Currour. 
The 22 day John Brwis was married to Margaret Smyth. 
The 30 day William Wilson was married to Janet Donald. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 7 day Robert Roxburch and Janet Michaell had John. 
That day John Hodgs and Christian Dewer had Ellen. 
That day Lowrie Tod and Christian Wilzemson had James. 
That day William Keir and Annapill Lourie had John. 
The 14 day John Smyth and Maige Kellok had Gelis. 
That day Arche Angus and Bessie Dewer had Bessie. 



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That day John Kellok and Margaret Hutson had John. 

The 21 day James Hendirson (Laird of Fordell) and Gene Murray had Annas. 

That day Henry Sempill and Margaret Goddy had Marjory. 

That day Tom Cunand and Kaete Mudie had George. 

The 28 George Andirsone and Bessie Blak had Grizel. 

That day David Miche and Kete Sanders had Ghristian. 

M. The 7 day John Davidson was married to Kaete Symson. 
Robert Doncane to Nans Donaldsone. 
James Cryste to Isobel Gib. 

JANUARY [1567-8]. 

B. The 4 day Andrew Moris and Isobel Edison had William. 
That day Henry Reid and Mage Stobe had David. 
That day James Young and Bessie Burn had John. 
That day William Colzear and Margaret Brown had John. 
That day Tom Robertson and Margaret Crafiird had Bessie. 
That day Lowrie Kirk and Maegi Bennat had Andrew. 
That day John Car and Annie Sibbet had Michael. 
The 1 1 day Alexander Forfair and Kete Tomson had David. 
That day Andrew Smyth and Bessie Cowstoun had Abraham. 
That day Andrew Trumbill and Margaret Andersone had Janet. 
The 14 day Arche Cuninghame and Isobel Sandis had Isobel. 
The 18 day Robert Esplein and Marjory Logtoun had John. 
The 25 day William Mackie and Kaete Steinson had Janet. 
That day Henry Hart (Rossyth) and Maelie Watson had Katherine. 

M. The 4 day Tom Steill was married to Margaret Inglis. 
That day John Dewer was married to Katherine Angus. 
Patrick Gat to Bessie Edisone. 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The first day Captain David Murray and Janet Wemis had Margaret. 
That day Anthony Rutherfurd and Mawse Faergussone had Patrick. 
The 8 day James Brwis and Marjory Gibbon had Edward. 
That day William Schortes and Barbara Duglas had James. 
That day Tom Pullour and Maege Wostwood had Thomas. 
That day Tom Duglas and 'Maws Burn had .... 
The 15 day John Steinson and Marjory Trumbill had Patrick. 
That day John Chattu and Janet Marschall had John. 
That day William Burn and Janet Burn had William. 
That day Lowrie Steinson and Bessie Mutray had Adam. 
That day David Paycok and Isobel Cuninghame had Robert. 
The 22 day John Andirson and Janet Ranat had Ellen. 
That day Lowrie Tomson and Ellen Huton had Bessie. 
That day John Fyff and Maige Reid had Gelis. 
That day William Cragie and Isobel Andirsone had Bessie. 
That day Robert Patrik and Marion Andersone had John. 
That day Robert Andirsone and Nans Millair had Margaret. 
That day John Faergusson (Innerkethin) and Janet Nevell had Margaret. 
The 29 day William Steinson and Maige Sibbet had Marjory. 
That day David Swenton and Annie Ewin had William. 
That day Patrick Keir and Gelis Peirson had Janet. 

M. The 8 day John Sandis was married to Janet Edisone. 
The 29 day John Paton was married to Christian Nicoll. 

MARCH. 

B. The 7 day David Schortes and Janet Andirsone had John. 
The 14 day W T illiam Wilson and Nans Donald had Bessie. 
That day William Horn and Margaret Stenhus had William. 



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That day William Martin and Isobel Andirson had Ellen. 

That day William Angus and Mege Dewer had Robert. 

The 17 day Robert Friser and Margaret Denistoun had twins, William and 

Margaret. 
The 21 day David Cunand and Kaete Alison had Isobel. 
The 28 day [1568] Henry Mill and Kete Harrowair had David. 
That day John Crychteoun and Bessie Mutray had George. 

M. [None.] 

APRIL [1568]. 

B. The 4 day Andrew Law and Janet Peirson had Bessie. 
That day David Wilzemson and Janet Harrowar had David. 
That day John Speir and Marjory Sibbet had Bessie. 
That day Robert Yowng and Bessie Burt had Henry. 
The 1 1 day Henry Davidson and Kaete Mutray had Andrew. 
That day Andrew Wilson and Christian Meldrum had Bessie. 
That day John Burn and Emillie Cuming had Christian. 
The 18 day John Peirson and Margaret Watson had Bessie. 
That day John Murray and Ellen Daingzeil had Peter. 
The 25 day Robert Dewer and Kaete Law had Isobel. 

M. [None.] 

MAY. 

B. The 2 dav Alexander Reid and Janet Pirnie had Effie. 

That day William Horn and Kaet Blaek had Katherine (in fornication). 

That day Tom Huton and Christian Inglis had William (in fornication). 

The 9 day Andrew Clark and Isobel Uterlie had Walter. 

That day Andrew Peirson and Christian Loudian had Janet. 

The 12 day John Meik and Ellen Watson had Andrew. 

The 16 day William Tomsone and Nans Schortes had William. 

The 23 day David Fyff and Annie Hodgs had Ellen. 

The 30 day Tom Davidson and Janet Keir had Bessie 

That day John Kellok and .... Wilson had Janet. 

M. The 23 day James Hendirson was married to Maeg Meldrum. 
The 30 day James Pacok was married to Ellen Whyt. 
Andrew Wallet to Janet Andirsone. 

JUNE. 

B. The 9 day James Blak and Christian Peirson had John. 

That day John Muschat and Margaret Boqwhennan had Lawrence. 

The 13 clay John Eider and Effie Smeton had Nans. 

That day Robert Doncan and Ellen Mersar had Janet. 

The 23 day John Watsone and Janet Davidsone had- William. 

The 27 day William Morgain and Janet Dewer had James. 

That day James Cois and Bessie Fothringhame had Bessie. 

The 30 day Patrick Wilsone and Bessie Bredheid had Marion. 

M. The 13 day Alexander Robeson was married to Elison Spens. 
Gilbert Tom son to Margaret Murray. 

JULY. 

B. The 11 day Tom Brechin and Christian Steinson had Alexander. 
The 14 day Alexander Scotland and Marjory Hendirsone had Janet. 
The 18 day John Mudie and Ellen Cowe had Nans. 
That day William Symson and Kaete Bennait had Robert. 
That day James Smyth and Kaete Paycok had Robert. 
The 21 day John Steinson and Janet Paycok had Adam. 
The 25 day John Inglis and Janet Atkin had Isobel. 
That day George Mutray and Janet Tomson had Bessie. 
That day William Walkar and Bessie Trumbill had George. 



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The 28 day Gilbert Colzear and Ellen Sanderis had Bessie. 
That day Robert Smyth and Isobel Wilson had Nans. 
That day Alexander Benning and Megi Brown had William. 

M. [None.] 

AUGUST. 

B. The 8 day Pete Cryste and Janet Burn had twins, James and John. 
That day Henry Finlason and Margaret Scharp had William. 
That day Thomas Gib and Marjory Blaek had Isobel. 
The 22 day David Burn and Kaete Durie had Patrick. 

M. The 8 day John Neill was married to Ellen Kellok. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 1 day James Wilson and Isobel Kirk had Laurence. 
The 12 day William Keir and Janet Ranald had John. 

The 19 day William Roxburch (Rossyth) and Isobel Andirsone had Isobel. 
The 22 day Loury Schortes and Katherine Mill had William. 
That day Richard Potter and Kaete Walkar had Janet. 
The 26 day Robert Bennie and Isobel Andirson had James. 

M. The 19 day Charles Wallange was married to Margaret Durie. 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 3 day David Faergusson, minister, and Isobel Durhame had Robert. 
That day John Brwis and Mage Smyth had Marjory. 
That day James Atkin and Bessie Malcolme had Elisabeth. 
The 10 day Alexander Cuninghame and Margaret Kemp had Janet. 
That day Robert Doncane and Ellen Donaldsone had Katherine. 
The 17 day John Robertsone and Marjory Steinson had John. 
That day David Wobster and Janet Brown had John. 
That day John Wilsone and Christian Bankis had John. 
The 24 day David Faergus and Margaret Trumbill had David. 
The 27 day Charles Warkar (sic) and Margaret Reid had John. 
The 31 James Bwist and Janet Huton had Charles. 
That day Rob Logtoun and Kaete ^Edison had Tissabe. 
That day Andrew Riche and Effie Cwik had Margaret. 

M. The 24 day George Smyth was married to Janet Angus. 
William Tomson to Janet Walkar. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 14 day John Dewer and Kaete Angus had James. 
The 17 day John Browne and Janet Walkar had Andrew. 
That day Arche Cunningharne and Mege Davidsone had Janet. 
The 21 day John Kellok and Margaret Hutson had Janet. 
That day John Burn and Janet Steinson had Bessie. 
The 24 day Robert Dagleich and Kaete Russall had John. 
The 28 day Andrew Peirson and Bessie Currour had Bessie. 
That day Robert W T ells and Grizel Michie had Bessie. 

M. The 7 day John Walkar was married to Margaret Tomson. 
David Mudie to Isobel Paycok. 
Henry Broun to Isobel Dagleich. 

The 21 day John Sanderis was married to Grizel Hodgs. 
The 28 day Robert Schortes was married to Janet Brown. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 8 day James Millair and Elspet Yongair had Gilbert. 
The 21 day John Broun and Christian Andirson had Bessie. 



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That day Pete Burn and Margaret Steinson had Janet. 
That day Andrew Andirson and Isobel Wilson had Margaret. 
That day Tom Smyth and (Catherine Chalmeris had Katherine. 
The 15 day Michael Horn and Margaret Ramsay had John. 
The 19 day Robert Mastirtoun and Janet Dulie had Nans. 
The 22 day Rob Andirson and Janet Walkar had Alexander. 
That day John Anderson and Kajte Huron had Nans. 
The 26 day Alexander Marschall and Gelis Kellok had Janet. 
That day John Wilzemson and Elison Atkin had Janet. 
That day Arche Angus and Bessie Dewer had Robert. 

M. The 5 day Andrew Duglas was married to Bessie Mudie. 
The 19 day Patrick Mudie was married to Marjory Bennie. 

JANUARY [1568-9]. 

B. The 2 day John Man and Margaret Flockart had Nans. 
That day William Dasone and Bessie Walkar had Marjory. 1 
The 9 day Abraham Walwood and Isobel Dagleich had Marjory. 
That day W T illiam Wilson and Janet Donald had Adam. 
The 16 day George Wilson and Ka^te Wilson had William. 
The 30 day William Wrycht and Christian Tomson had John. 
That day Wat Cryste and Janet Watson had Ellen. 
That day John Tomson and Ellen Horn had Isobel. 
That day Tom Steill and Margaret Inglis had John. 
That day William Mubray and Elizabeth Whitson had David. 

M. The 30 day William Gay was married to Janet Andirsone. 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 6 day William Mudie and Marjory Burn had Patrick. 
The 13 day John Paton and Christian Nicoll had Gilbert. 
The 20 day Tom Andirson and Ellen Peirson had David. 
That day William Wilson and Christian Hunnon had Margaret. 
That day John Patirsone and Meg Huchie had Arche. 
That day Tom Blsekand Janet Daingzeill had Thomas. 
That day Thomas Blak and Christian Meldrum had Thomas. 

M The 13 W'illiam Philp was married to Janet Trumbill. 
The 27 day John Wallet was married to Isobel Walkar. 

MARCH. 

B. The 6 day John Smart and Margaret Kirk had Barbara. 
That day Gilbert Martine and Katherine Gray had Janet. 
That day James Logtoun and Margaret Brand had Isobel. 
That day Tom Yowngeand Marjory Hunnon had Bessie. 
That day Andrew Trumbill and Margaret Andirsone had Peter. 
That day Andrew Currour and Janet Piers had Andrew. 
That day Andrew Wallet and Isobel Chalmer had Janet. 
That day Henry Peirsone and Bessie Reid had Margaret. 
That day William Angus and Margaret Dewer had Nans. 
The 9 day David Warkman and Maige Schortes had Charles. 
That day Rob Tomsone and Isobel Donaldsone had Marjory. 
The 13 day Patrick Chalmeris and Janet Curie had David. 
That day William Steinsone and Nans Bachok had Janet. 
The 20 day James Hendirson and Margaret Meldrum had James. 
That day Alexander Andirsone and Bessie Steinsone had John. 
The 27 day [1569] Henry Jonsone and Bessie Bankis had Adam. 

1 In margin, " fled out of Edinburch for the pest," 



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APRIL [1569]. 

B. The 3 day John Rae and Margaret Direnoch had Margaret. 
The 6 day Allan Tomson and Margaret Edison had George. 
The 10 day Rob Penis and Janet (hay had Peter. 
That day John Makkie and Janet Jonson had John. 
The 13 day Pete Gait and Bessie yEdison had Harry. 
The 17 day Gilbert Cowstoun and Metie Montheithe had Christian. 
That day John Bwl'l (Rossyth) and Isobel Watsone had Katherine. 
That day John Kellok and Janet Durie had Elizabeth. 
The 24 day John Gammill and Janet Donaldsone had John. 
That day Adam Robertsone and Ka^te Bennait had James. 
The 27 day William Black and Margaret Robertsone had David. 

M. The 17 day James Whyt was married to Mause Inglis. 

MAY. 

B. The 1 day John Kellok and Bessie Peirson had Isobel. 

That day James Symson and Isobel Hendirsone had Margaret. 

The 15 day David /Eson and Annie Wardlaw had Andrew. 

That day Lowrie Weittit and Janet Spens had John. 

That day Robert Kyd and Margaret Reddie had Margaret. 

The 18 day Robert Frisser and Margaret Denistoun had Bastian (a son). 

The 22 day Nicol Donaldson and Kaete Wilson had Janet. 

The 25 day James Brown (Ferrie) and Bessie Lwn had Robert. 

That day John Walwood and Grizel Mastirtoun had Gelis. 

The 29 day Tom Peirson and Bessie Wilson had Janet. 

That day Henry JDevyer/' had a woman chyld born to him of his harlot, Elein 

Dewer, in fornication, baptizit and callit Maijorie." 
That day William Keir and Mase Walkar had Mase (in fornication ;. 

M. The 1 day John Clerk in the Ferrie was married to Janet Curie. 
David Clerk to Margaret Levinton. 

The 8 day William Huton in Brinteland was married here to Janet Walwood. 
The 29 day David Law was married to Bessie Dewer. 

JUNE. 

B. The 5 day John Huton and Janet Paton had John. 

That day John Beveraig and Bags Findlaw had Lowrie (in fornication). 

That day James Tod and Marion Clerk had Katherine (in fornication). 

The 8 day Lowrie Tod and Christian Wilzemson had Adam. 

The 12 day Henry Wilson and Mage Fasrgus had John. 

The 15 day Robert Davidson and Isobel Bankis had William. 

The 19 day Nicol Dagleich and Bessie Carnis had John. 

That day Andrew Jonsone and Bessie Lidell had Gelis. 

M. The 19 day Alexander Carsan was married to Ellen Cusin. 

JULY. 

B. The 3 day Patrick Keir and Gelis Peirson had Thomas. 
That day Henry Harthsyid and Masly Watson had Christian. 
The 10 day William Horn and Janet Philp had Thomas. 

That day Margaret Donaldson "presentit the woman chyld begottin in 
fornication betwix hir and David Busie, he remaining obstinat, whilk 
wes resavit at hir hand aftir hir repentance, baptizit and callit Isobell." 
The 17 day Hector Breidheid and Elizabeth Bruis had Robert. 
That day David Wilson (Barndie) and Katherine Stewart had Janet. 
The 31 day John Watsone and Nans Dewer had George. 

M. The 3 day Adam Sanders was married to Isobel Cuninghame. 



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The 10 day Andrew Ged was married to Margaret Andirson. 
The 17 day John Dagleich was married to Janet Penman. 

AUGUST. 
B. The 14 day Robert Kellok and Bessie Wallet had Christian. 
That day William Schortus and Bessie Cryste had Effie. 
That day James Knox and Christian Bruis had Margaret. 
'Hhat day James Schortus an d Annie^Schortes had Janet (in fornication). 
The 28 day Tom Doncane and Margaret Creven had twins, Rosina and 

Margaret. 
That day George Smyth and Janet Angus had Robert. 

M. The 7 day Adam Wilson was married to Christian Lyall. 
The 21 day Andrew Wallet was married to Marjory Peirson. 

SEPTEMBER. 

B. The 4 day David Logtoun and Christian Mudie had Bessie. 
That day John Phillen and Janet Patirson had Janet. 

The 11 day Henry Keir and Marjory ^Edison had Patrick. •» 

The 14 day Patrick Durie and Elizabeth Lundyn had Ellen. 
The 25 day Cuthbert Wardlaw and Krete Dagleich had Thomas. 

M. The 11 day John Tod was married to Janet Litilljone. 

OCTOBER. 

B. The 2 day John Cuninghame and Kaete Wallet had Alexander. 

That day John Sanderis and Grizel Hodgs had Margaret. 

That day Henry Broun and Bessie Dagleich had James. 

The 9 day Peter Trumbill and Janet Horn had Peter. 

The 12 day John Wallet and Christian Dagleich had Maws. 

The 16 day Rob Inglis and Christian Donaldsone had William. 

"The 19 day Wilzem Huton had twa sounis borne to him of his wyf Effie 
Carkettill, the eldest 7 quarteris aid, for sa lang wes he onbaptizit the 
father remaining obstinat at last wes now baptizit and callit Richert, the 
uther callit David." 

That day Thomas Huton and Marion Broun had Andrew. 

The 26 day John Walker and Margaret Tomson had William. 

The 30 day Captain David Murray and Janet Wems had Patrick. 

M. The 16 day Patrick Car was married to Isobel Millikin. 

NOVEMBER. 

B. The 2 day James Kinloch (Carnok) and Ellen Lyndsay had Margaret. 
The 6 day George Sanderis and Margaret Durie had William. 
The 13 day John Lyndsay and Janet Harlay had Janet (in fornication). 
The 20 day William Robertsone and Janet Boswell had Adam. 
The 30 day David Sword and Elspet Gibson had Harry. 

M. The 6 day William Steidman was married to Isobel Gib. 
Andrew Rowan to Bessie Spittell. 

The 20 day William Philp was married to Christian Angus. 
The 27 day John Hwton was married to Bessie Steinson. 

DECEMBER. 

B. The 4 day William Wilson and Nans Donat had Ellen. 
That day James Paycok and Ellen Whyt had William. 
The 1 1 day Andrew Ged and Margaret Andirson had Janet. 
That day Xicol Cant and'K?et Kellok had Andrew. 
The 18 day William Mikiljone and Bessie Baxter had Gilbert. 
That day Tom Broun and Christian Miche had Thomas. 



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The 25 day Robert Lyndsay "had a woman chyld born to him in fornication 
of Jonat Kinrois, to whom he had promissit mariage befoir, baptizit 
and callit Besse." 

That day Jok Wallet and Isobel Walker had Lowrie. 

M. The 1 1 day Lowrie Dempster was married to Janet Peirson. 
The 18 day James Garvan was married to Bessie Cryste. 

JANUARY [1569-70]. 

B. The 1 day Nicol Micbell and Janet Norwall had John. 
That day Tom Kellok and Christian Martiall had Kaete. 
The 8 day Robert Straqwhin and Isobel Warkman had John. 
That day William Andirson and Janet Yonger had Andrew. 
The 1 1 day John Fyff and Maig Red had Barbara. 
The 15 day John Murie and Kaet Smeton had David. 
The 22 day Lowrie Kirk and Margaret Bennet had Janet. 
The 29 day George Fleming and Isobel Burn had Christian. 
That day Robe Peirson and Janet Broun had Christian. 
That day Watte Strang" and Ellen Lyall had Margaret. 
That day John Steinson and Marjory Trumbill had William. 
That day John Hodgs and Christian Dewer had Janet. 
That day Robe Andirson and Janet Walkar had Thomas. 

M. The 8 day Michael Stewart was married to Janet Kellok. 
The 29 day Robert Angus was married to Margaret Rae. 
John Warkman to Bessie Aitkin. 

FEBRUARY. 

B. The 5 day John Moris and Isobel Edisone had John. 
That day James Dewer and Janet Law had Elspet. 
The 8 day Richard Steinson and Margaret Wallet had John. 
That day Robe Legait and Janet Andirsone had Patrick. 
The 12 day David Fyf and Annie Hodgs had Margaret. 
That day Anton Rutherfurd and Masie Faergusson had James. 
That clay Gilbert Kennedy and Margaret Bredie had William. 
The 19 day John Andirson and Janet Ranald had Isobel. 
That day John Wrycht and Bessie Broun had Grizel. 
The 22 day Robert Patrik and Marion Andirson had Harry. 
The 26 day Tom Cumand and Kast Mudie had Edward. 

M. [None.] 

MARCH. 

B. The 12 day John Crichtoun and Bessie Mutray had Patrick. 
That day John Alison and Janet Cim had Bessie. 
The 19 day John Bull and Marjory Doncane had Margaret. 
That day John Kellok and Ellen Wilson had James. 
That day Lowrie Bonalay and Ellen Andirsone had Isobel. 
The 22 day William Cragie and* Isobel Andirson had Patrick. 
That day John Keir and Isobel Dasone had Katherine. 

M. [None.] 

APRIL [1570]. 

B. The 16 day Michael Tomsone and Margaret Cutbert had David. 
That day David Michell and Bete Kellok had Andrew. 
The 24 day James Brwis and Marjory Gibbon had Janet. 
The 26 day John Aldstoun and Bessie Warkman had Allan. 
The 30 day Tom Mudie and Christian Harper had Thomas. 

M. The 9 day Andrew Robertson was married to Marjory Wallet. 
The 30 day Mr. John Crysteson was married to Bessie Keir. 
Thomas Clwne to Janet Purrok, 



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