Collection BrMS 10 - Records of St Ternan's Episcopal Church, Muchalls

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BrMS 10


Records of St Ternan's Episcopal Church, Muchalls


  • 1727-1934 (Creation)

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2 items

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Biographical history

The Episcopalians of Fetteresso parish were driven from the parish church in 1705 but established a meeting house at Muchalls Castle chapel a few years later. A second meeting house was established at Portlethen in 1738 but both were destroyed in 1746. The chapel was rebuilt above the castle in 1748, and again in 1770 and 1795. The present church was built in 1830 largely using funds collected by the local people, and dedicated to St Ternan in 1864. It is currently the northernmost church in the diocese.

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Scope and content

General register containing baptisms 1727-1881, confirmations 1856-1882, catechumens 1832-1881 marriages 1804-1885 and burials 1813-1881, numbers of communicants 1828-1881, with figures recording the state of the congregation 1862-1864; routine correspondence regarding enquiries about baptisms etc. 1922-1934. Book on history of church, 2019


Not expected

System of arrangement

Arranged chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper. The register was conserved and rebound in 2000. A microfilm or scanned copy is now served to protect the original.

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Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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Existence and location of copies

Microfilm copy and digital copy available in the archives. Digital copy available on CD-ROM at the church.

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Br Ms 3 DC/11 Transcript of St Ternan's church register

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BrMS 10

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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