Records of St. Mary's Church, Arbroath.
- 1812-1977 (Creation)
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0.69 linear metres
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After being driven out of the parish church in 1694, a meeting house was set up in a house in the Marketgate. From 1732 services took place in the home of Rev. Henry Edgar in the High Street. This was replaced in 1768 by another meeting house in Hill Terrace, followed later by another in a house built by Rev. Patrick Rose in West Abbey Street. After the Episcopal and Qualified congregations joined in 1806 they worshipped in the former Qualified Chapel, St Mary's which was sold in 1859, five years after the present St Mary's Church was built.
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Scope and content
Congregational meeting minutes 1910-1961; financial records1830-1974; registers of services 1912-1974; registers of baptisms 1812-1949, marriages 1844-1953, funerals 1880-1977, communicants 1896; miscellaneous 1849-1958.
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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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The records are on paper.
Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available. There is a database index to the baptisms and marriages.
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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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