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Mort Cloths

[LKS] Example of LKS.Mortcloth records 
Date: 3/26/2003 1:50:54 AM Mountain Standard Time
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There are a few Wedding Banns at the end of this list...nothing to do with mortcloths.


Mort Cloth records extracts from 1754 to 1771


June 23 Mary SELKRIG at Tarbrax

Nov 24 plush to John BAIRD Snr in Knownoble par Shotts

Nov 24 for the best mort cloth to Mr Baldy HAMILTON son to William HAMILTON of Wishaw Esq.


Apr 6 best Jean SMELLIE

June 29 plush to John BROWNLIE

July 27 best to Margaret SMITH relict of James WALKER in Garion

Oct 5 best to Marion LINDSAY Dalserf


Feb 15 best to John CUNNINGHAM Portioner of Stane & Darngavel

Mar 14 best to John FORREST of Muiriestonmill par Shotts

Mar 14 Alexander LAW Neitherton of Cam'nethan

Apr 11 best to Robert RUSSEL Portioner Daviesdykes

Sept 5 best to James CLELAND at Knowhoble

Sept 19 Jean SELKRIG

Dec 19 best to William SMELLIE Evertoun


Feb 2 best to Janet KEDDER in Shotts

Mar 27 best to John PETTIGREW Carluke

Sept best Alexander MARSHALL Neitherton

Dec 18 best to Alexander BAILLIE of Bailliesmuir

1758Oct 29 plush to Helen GILMOUR spouse to William BROWNLIE Par of Shotts


March 11 best to Elisabeth WALKER spouse to John LAURIE Shotts

Apr 15 best to Anne WADDLE in Motherwell of Hamilton

Oct 21 Robert DALZIEL Wester Redmyre


Jan 23 Catherine SELKIRK spouse to Thomas SMELLIE

May 4 best to Margaret STEVEN relict of Deceased Robert SOMERVAIL

May 4 Betty SMELLIE in Motherwell of Hamilton

June 1 best to MAIR or MAIN Bailliesmuir

Aug 10 Thomas BROWNLIE at Harecraig

July 10 James RENWICK at the old Church of Cambusnethan

Aug 31 best to Andrew LINDSAY tenant Watterston

Nov 2 best to Catherine SMELLIE in Law

Nov 2 best to Marion DAVIDSON spouse to James SELKIRK


Feb 8 best to Jean SOMERVAIL Daviesdykes

Feb 8 best to Anna MORTON Knowhoble

April 19 Margaret CLELAND spouse to ??? FLEMING

Nov 29 Marion RENWICK spouse to James LOWDEN


March 28 Janet WADDLE sp to James BROWNLIE deceased

June 27 Marrion BROWNLIE sp of John DOWNIE Croftfoot

Oct 17 best to John BROWNLIE son of Alexander BROWNLIE Auchterbridgend


May 22 best to John PETTIGREW Kingshill

Sept 11 best to Mrs STEEL Pather


Jan 19 best to Thomas PETTIGREW @ Bentyhillocks ??

May 6 best to Janet EASTON relict of Robert RUSSEL Portioner Daviesdykes

July 29 Robert RUSSELL at Auchterhead


June 16 best Janet STEEL spouse to Robert GRAY @ Darngavel


April 13 Janet WALKER spouse to Gavin PETTIGREW Carluke

May 11 best to Janet PETTIGREW sp to William STEWART Wester Tarbrax


May 17 best to Thomas PETTIGREW Kingshill

Sept 6 Rec from Wm SMELLIE in Overtoun payment for the plush mortcloth that was owing since 6th July 1766 for Robert CUNNINGHAM,son of Joseph CUNNINGHAM of Lockhill


Apr 10 plush to Christian TURNER relict of Thomas PETTIGREW in Kingshill

June 12 best to Thomas RUSSEL of Daviesdykes


Feb 3 Janet RUSSELL relict of Alexander BROWNLIE At Bowhouse Bog Shotts

Feb 20 John PETTIGREW Kingshill

Apr 30 best to Janet HARESHAW sp to John FORREST Hungryhill

Nov 5 plush to James STEEL at Hartwood Shotts


April 15 for the new velvet mortcloth to Margaret KEDDER relict of John STEEL of Summerside


May 5 for the new velvet mortcloth to David STEEL at Summerside

Mort Cloths Costs

Velvet or best 8/-
Plush or 2nd 5/-
Child 2/- 


June 5th Little m/c for James Hamilton

June 30th best for Janet Brownlie


April 14th best for Robert BAILLIE of Baillie Muir

May 12th best Jean NIMMO Baillie Muir

Minutes 1776

James PRENTICE of Knownewton recommended to fit Stairs (steps) and repair gates to Kirk.


July 27th best Janet MORTON Crindledyke

Oct 26th best Katherine PETTIGREW

Nov 2nd best Janet STEEL Spouse to James BROWNLEE In Morningside


Feb 3rd Best John CUNNINGHAM Portioner of Stane

May 8th best Marion CLELAND


Jan 24th best for Isobel STEEL spouse to James Young

Nov 8th best John BROWNLIE, Dalserf


Sept 17th best John INGLIS Auchterhead

July 2nd second for Elisabeth BROWNLIE


Jan 7th Mary BAILLIE Bogside

March 17th Child John BLACK

Sept 29th best Helen PETTIGREW Hareshaw

Sept 29th best Thomas CLELAND


Feb 2nd Rec'd for best to John STEEL at Meikle Hareshaw

Feb 16 Janet SMELLIE relict of John FORREST

June 5th 2nd to Ann BROWNLIE at Wishawhill

June 22nd Betty BROWNLIE Dau to Wm BROWNLIE


Jan 11th child to Mary CUNNINGHAM Dau to James at Netherton

Feb 1st best Christian BROWNLIE Spouse To William STEEL at Wishawtown

Feb 1st Marion DOWNIE spouse to Alexander WADDELL at Brow

June 29th best Margaret STEEL Stane

July 5th John PETTIGREW Hynshaw

Aug 7th John BUCHANAN Knownoble

Oct 23rd William BROWNLIE


July 2nd John LAW Overtown

July 16th Janet RUSSEL Greenhead

Nov 19th William STEEL merchant in Glasgow


June 6th best Grisel MORTON spouse to Thomas CLELAND Wishawtown


Aug 28th to Mary LAW relict of BAILLIE of Baillie Muir


Oct 28th best William DALZIEL Langbyres Shotts

Oct 28th 2nd William LAW

Nov 18th 2nd Janet REID


Jan 13th Elisabeth BAILLIE

Jan 20th Mary BAILLIE

Jan 20th Janet BAILLIE

Mar 10th Catherine WADDELL

Apr 14th Jean LAW

May 25th William KING's wife

Sept 20th Mary STEEL Wishawtown

Nov 8th James BAILLIE's child


Aug 16th Thomas STEEL's daughter


July 10th Ann CLELAND Knownoble

July 3rd James PETTIGREW in Hungryhill

Aug 14 Elisbeth PETTIGREW relict of

William PETTIGREW in Muirmailen


Dec 10th best Jean STEEL at Summerside


Feb best Thomas CLELAND

Aug 19th best William LINDSAY Greenhead

Dec 16th 2nd Margaret LAW

Dec 16th Agnes LAW


Oct 6th John CLELAND's wife


May 11th Christian PETTIGREW



The following from the original OPR Accounts book to my previous notes and hope they will be of interest to others. To my knowledge they are not indexed or published.

Mort Cloths

Best or plush
Second or 2nd
for the little


May 3 best to Thomas SMELLIE, Stane

May 29 best Alex INGLIS, his son

Aug 9, for the best to Mary CLELAND, relict of Mr Wm GIBB Late schoolmaster of this parish

Aug 23 best Agnes BROWNLIE

Oct 18 best to Mary WADDLE Cam'nethan


Jan 13 Best to John WALLACE, son of John WALLACE at Lanimoor?

" " best to Agnes WALLACE Dau to the above

Jan 17 Mary WALKER Dau to above

Feb 7 Isobel LOWDON

April 11 best to Alex PATERSON

April 11 2nd Jean FORREST Newarthill

May 2 best John FORREST Jnr Murdoustonmill

Helen Brown

Oct 24 best to Elisabeth INGLIS

Oct 31 2nd to Jean CLADER Daviesdykes


April 3 best Robert MARSHAL son at Gare

Aug 28 Wm LAW Overtoun

Dec 4 2nd John BROWNLIE Overtoun


March 25 2nd Jean YOUNG

April 29 best Gavin YOUNG lately farmer at Greenhead

Dec 23 2nd James FRAME

Dec 23 best to George BROWNLIE


Note in accounts - Money recovered from the effects of paupers deceased

Janet CUNNINGHAM at Daviesdykes, accounted for by Robert ELDER £6. 18/- 6d


Feb 3 best to George BROWNLIE Jnr

Feb 3 best to Agnes BROWNLIE

May 26 2nd Robert FLEMING's Son


Feb 16 for the best to Mrs STEEL of Summerside

May 18 best to John FRAME Summerside

June 15 2nd Mary CUNNINGHAM

July 27 2nd Marion SOMERVILLE


Jan 11 best Wm SMELLIE Wishawtoun

Jan 18 2nd Elisabeth BAILLIE

March 1 best Margaret WALKER Whitburn

March 15 best Lillias STORRY Blackhall

Mar 15 2nd Mary WADDLE

May 24 Margaret PETTIGREW Shotts

June 7 2nd Wm RUSSEL from Carluke

June 7 best David DOWNIE

Aug 10 Poors Margaret SOMMERVILLE

Nov 8 best John FORREST Murdostounmill

Nov 15 John LAING's Dau Redmyre

Nov 15 Ann HAMILTON Woodhead

Nov 15 Catherine PETTIGREW Shotts

Nov 22 Janet HAMILTON


Feb 7 best Mary GOURLIE Thornhill

March 6 2nd John REID Wishawtown

March 20 best Janet McGHIE Shotts

May 1 best Catherine BROWNLIE Springhill

May 1 2nd Jean INGLIS

May 29 Janet LAW Hillhead

July 3 3rd Christian PETTIGREW

Aug 14 2nd Janet BROWNLEE

Aug 20 2nd Jean REID Wishawtown


Feb 26 best George BROWNLIE'S Wife

May 14 2nd Agnes MARSHALL

Dec 17 2nd John STEWART Dalserf


Jan 7 2nd Arch FORREST Newarthill

Jan 7 2nd John BROWNLEE'S Daughter

Jan 14 2nd Agnes MARSHALL

Feb 4 2nd Margt SMELLIE

Feb 18 best Thos NISBET'S wife

Feb 18 Robert GRAY Springhill

Apr 1 best Wm BROWNLEE'S Mother

June 23 best Margt FORREST

Oct 28 Wm SMELLIE Overtoun


Jan 13 best Alex SMELLIE

Jan 20 2nd Gavin PETTIGREW

Feb 24 2nd Thos STEEL Shotts

Apr 21 Alex BROWNLEE Bridgend

Apr 28 for the little best to Gavin PETTIGREW'S Child

Oct 13 2nd Robert CUNNINGHAM'S Wife

Oct 13 2nd Barbara LOWDEN

Nov 17 for the little to Jas BROWNLIE'S 3 Children

Nov 24 for the little Jas GARDNER'S child

Dec 1 2nd Wm SUMMERVILLE Stewarton

Dec 8 2nd Wm LINDSAY

Dec 22 2nd Alex INGLIS Stane

Dec 22 2nd Mary LINDSAY Greenhead

Dec 22 Janet SUMMERVILLE'S child


Feb 2 best Margt SMILLIE Bentyhillock

Feb 16 2nd Margaret BAILLIE

Mar 29 best Barbara LOUDEN

Apr 12 for the little Thomas STEEL'S child

Sept 27 for the little John SMILLIE'S son

Oct 25 2nd Janet MARSHALL

Oct 25 2nd Jean BROWNLEE



Jan 24 Christian HAMILTON

Jan 24 Helen INGLIS

Sept 12 John SMELLIE'S wife


Jan 29 2nd William STEEL

Mar 13 John SMELLIE Brownhill

Mar 13 William LINDSAY'S Dau

Mar 27 Margaret LINDSAY

Sept 25 2nd John WARDROPE Meadowhead


Jan 1 2nd Wm PETTIGREW from Glasgow

Jan 1 Cecilia WALKER Windyedge

Jan 28 best Wm WALKER Wishawtown

June 4 best to John STEEL of Summerside

July 2 Jas BROWNLEE of Daviesdykes


Feb 18 best John CUNNINGHAM Stane

Feb 25 b Margt Gardner relict of John BURNS


Back of book

James 1765

?? 1777

Dau Margaret BROWNLIE 1802

Marion LINDSAY wife of James

Archie their son

Marion their Dau

Proclamations of Banns 

Robert FREEBAIRN & Janet BROWNLIE March 30 1772

William LAW & Betty BAILLIE, both of this Parish Jan 23rd 1773

James BLACK & Agnes DOWNIE April 4th 1773

James NEILSON & Margaret KEDDER May 30th 1773

Alexander CUNNINGHAM in this Parish & Christina WADDELL Parish of Shotts Jan 25th 1772 paid 1/- 1 1/3d

Andrew STORRY Carluke & Mary BARRIE July 31st 1774

Thomas BUSSEL Whitburn & Margaret STORRY this Par Jan 22nd 1774

Thomas FLEMING & Margaret SHEARER Dalserf Nov 18th 1775

Heritors of Kirk June 30th 1773



William STORRY



James BARRIE for John STEEL

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