Collection BrMS 9 - St James' Church, Stonehaven

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BrMS 9


St James' Church, Stonehaven


  • 1756-1880 (Creation)

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0.07 linear metres

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Biographical history

From 1709, when the parish church of Dunnottar became Church of Scotland, Episcopalian services were held in Stonehaven Tolbooth. A meeting house was erected in High Street, Stonehaven in 1738, but demolished on Cumberland's orders in 1746, although services continued to be held in a house in the High Street, and a chapel was later built in Cameron Street. In 1803, the congregation of the Qualified Chapel in High Street rejoined the Episcopal Church, and in 1815 the two congregations united in the High Street chapel. In 1877 the present church of St James the Great was built in Arbuthnott Street. In 1931 Stonehaven became linked with Catterline, and from 1953 to 1975 with Drumlithie.

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Scope and content

Registers of baptisms 1756-1878, marriages 1770-1813, 1828-1880, burials 1828-1865, confirmations 1795-1860, minutes and accounts 1757-1780, miscellaneous loose papers, charity records and appeals for funds 1812-1867.


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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.

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There is a database index to the baptisms and marriages. A microfilm copy is available at the National Archives of Scotland.

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BrMS 9

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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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