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CH3Records of Free, United Presbyterian, United Free and Other Protestant Churches1725-1891
CH3/627Records of Reay Free Church / Reay United Free Church / Shebster Church of Scotland / Shebster-Shurrery Church of Scotland / Reay Church of Scotland1845-1972
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CH3/627/8
Title Reay Free Church - Baptismal Register
Dates 1844-1854
Access status Open
Location On site
Level File
Extent 1 volume
Archival history This volume was included in a deposit of Procurator Fiscal records collected from Highland Archives.

The name of the church inside this volume is given as Halladale Melvich and Portskerray, Parish of Reay. The small communities of Melvich and Portskerray/Portskerra are situated at one end of Strath Halladale and are in very close proximity to one another. There were Free churches in Strathy and Halladale in the Presbytery of Tongue; and Reay in the Presbytery of Caithness. It is uncertain exactly which church this volume belongs to especially as the ministers who are listed as carrying out the baptisms seem to come from several congregations. As the parish is given as Reay at the beginning of the volume, it was decided that it would best be placed in the records of Reay Free Church.
 

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