Ballantrae Genealogical Records

Ballantrae Birth & Baptism Records

Baptism Registers of Ballantrae (1731-1854)

The baptism registers of Ballantrae provide details of births from 1731 to 1854. Entries usually record parents' names (with mother's maiden name) and date of birth and/or baptism.

Baptism Registers of Ayrshire (1638-1855)

Prior to civil registration in 1855, the baptism registers of Ayrshire are the most common place to turn for details on births. Entries usually contain the parents' forenames and surnames.

Scotland Statutory Births (1855-2009)

An index to all foreign, domestic, air-borne, consular, High Commission, marine and military births registered by the Scottish government. The index is linked to images of birth registers from 100 or more years ago. They contain a great deal of information, including parent's full names, date and place of birth, date and place of parent's marriage and more.

Baptism Registers of Scotland (1553-1871)

The baptism registers of Scotland provide details of births from to . Entries usually record parents' names (with mother's maiden name) and date of birth and/or baptism.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Ballantrae Marriage & Divorce Records

Marriage Registers of Ballantrae (1731-1854)

Prior to civil registration in 1855, the marriage registers of Ballantrae are the most common place to turn for details on marriages. Entries often only contain the names of the bride and groom.

Marriage Registers of Ayrshire (1638-1855)

Index to names and images of the original marriage registers of Ayrshire. They commonly record the bride and groom's names and their parishes. Occasionally parents' names and witnesses may be recorded.

Scotland Statutory Marriages (1855-2012)

An index to all foreign, domestic and military marriages recorded by the Scottish government. The index is linked to digital images of records more than 75 years old. Details given include date & place of marriage, full names of all parents and more.

Marriage Registers of Scotland (1553-1885)

The marriage registers of Scotland are the primary source for marriage details before civil registration. A full index to names with original images of the registers are available between and .

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Ballantrae Death & Burial Records

Burial Registers of Ballantrae (1817-1846)

The burial registers of Ballantrae are the primary source for death details before civil registration. A full index to names with original images of the registers are available between 1817 and 1846. Entries are usually brief, but may contain occupations, ages, cause of death and location of burial.

Burial Registers of Ayrshire (1647-1877)

The burial registers of Ayrshire are the primary source for death details before civil registration. A full index to names with original images of the registers are available between and . Entries are usually brief, but may contain occupations, ages, cause of death and location of burial.

Scotland Statutory Deaths (1855-2012)

An index to all foreign, domestic, air-borne, consular, High Commission, marine and military deaths registered by the Scottish government. The index is linked to images of death registers from 50 or more years ago. They contain a great deal of information, including parent's full names, date and place of death, age and more.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Burial Registers of Scotland (1549-1920)

The burial registers of Scotland provide details of deaths from to . Entries usually record no more than the deceased's name; occasionally an age and cause of death are given.

Ballantrae Church Records

Old Parish Registers of Ballantrae (1731-1854)

The old parish registers of Ballantrae are the primary source for birth, marriage and death details before civil registration. A full index to names with original images of the registers are available between 1731 and 1854. Deaths and burials were often not recorded or the registers have not survived.

Old Parish Registers of Ayrshire (1638-1877)

Index to names and images of the original baptism registers of Ayrshire. They commonly record the date of birth or baptism with parents' names (often including the mother's maiden name).

Scotland Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Prior to civil registration in 1837, the parish registers of Scotland are the most common place to turn for details on births, marriages and deaths.

Scotland Parish Registers (1817-1934)

The parish registers of Scotland are a collection of books documenting baptisms, marriages and burials from 1817 to 1934.

Old Parish Registers of Scotland (1549-1920)

Index to names and images of the original baptism registers of Scotland. They commonly record the date of birth or baptism with parents' names (often including the mother's maiden name).

Ballantrae Census & Population Lists

1911 Census of Scotland (1911)

Documents listing households and residents throughout Scotland. The records include family relations, gender, age, occupation, place of birth, employment status, number of years married, number of children living and deceased, nationality, whether an individual could speak Gaelic, number of windows in property and some infirmities.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1901 Census of Scotland (1901)

Documents listing households and residents throughout Scotland. The records include family relations, gender, age, occupation, place of birth, employment status, whether an individual could speak Gaelic, number of windows in property and some infirmities.

Scottish Valuation Rolls (1895-1920)

Inventories of all land and buildings in Scotland. They give a description of the property, the name of the owner, tenant & occupier and the rates due on the property.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Ballantrae Wills & Probate Records

Scottish Wills & Testaments (1500-1925)

An index to testators and the subject's of other testamentary documents. The index is linked to digital images of the documents. An account is required to search the index.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (Subscription) (1384-1858)

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Dougal's Unclaimed Money Register (1650-1910)

A register of over 70,000 unclaimed estates.

Index to Heirs at law (1700-1872)

A list of names, primarily of those who left unclaimed estates, but also relating to debts and legal cases.

Newspapers Covering Ballantrae

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

The Sunday Post (1915-1950)

A popular Scottish tabloid.

Aberdeen Evening Express (1879-1918)

A national newspaper printed in Aberdeen.

Reynolds's Newspaper (1850-1900)

Originally founded as a chartist organ, the newspaper became a liberal platform.

London Daily News (1846-1900)

A 'radical' newspaper founded and initially edited by Charles Dickens. Regularly published birth, marriage and death announcements.

Ballantrae Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Ballantrae Cemeteries

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Scotland Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Scotland's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Ballantrae Directories & Gazetteers

Directory of Engineering, Hardware & Metal Trades (1934)

Breif details of companies engaged in or related to the engineering, metal and motor trades industries. Organised by trade and place.

Slater's Directory of Scottish Counties (1921)

Historical and contemporary descriptions of settlements, detailing their governance, churches, schools etc.; to which is appended lists of residents, with their occupations.

Kelly's Clergy Directory (1909)

A directory of the Church of England, its institutions and ministers.

Slater's Directory of Scottish Counties (1893)

Historical and contemporary descriptions of settlements, detailing their governance, churches, schools etc.; to which is appended lists of residents, with their occupations.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

Protocol Book of Gavin Ros (1512-1532)

A transcription of books containing public matters concerning estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney and more in Ayrshire & Lanarkshire. Contains much genealogical information.

Family Papers of the Hunters of Hunterston  (1374-1767)

Abstracts of hundreds of records detailing the family and lands of the Hunters, of Hunterston, in Ayrshire.

Register of The Privy Council of Scotland (1545-1632)

The Privicy Council dealt with a wide spectrum of issues pertaining to administration, the economy, politics and social affairs.

Licences of Parole for Female Convicts (1853-1887)

Details on the parole and revocation thereof, of over 4,400 female prisoners.

Perry's Bankrupt Gazette (1828-1867)

A publication giving brief details of bankruptcies, including the names of parties and companies involed.

Ballantrae Taxation Records

Scottish Valuation Rolls (1895-1920)

Inventories of all land and buildings in Scotland. They give a description of the property, the name of the owner, tenant & occupier and the rates due on the property.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Revenues of Excise Settlement & Customs in Scotland (1656)

A report detailing the manner in which customs and excise are dealt with in Scotland.

Ballantrae Land & Property Records

Family Papers of the Hunters of Hunterston  (1374-1767)

Abstracts of hundreds of records detailing the family and lands of the Hunters, of Hunterston, in Ayrshire.

Scottish Valuation Rolls (1895-1920)

Inventories of all land and buildings in Scotland. They give a description of the property, the name of the owner, tenant & occupier and the rates due on the property.

Landowners of Scotland (1873)

A list of people who owned more than one acre of land in Scotland. Lists a landowner's residence, acreage and estimated gross yearly rental.

Perthshire Cess, Stent and Valuation Rolls (1650-1899)

A collection of various land valuation documents extending as far back as 1650, but primarily covering the period after 1884. Useful for establishing the ancestry of land owners and their tenants.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Ballantrae Occupation & Business Records

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Railway Employment Records (1833-1963)

A rich collection of records documenting those who worked for railway companies that were later absorbed by the government. Records include: staff registers, station transfers, pensions, accident records, apprentice records, caution books, and memos. Records may include date of birth, date of death and name of father.

Royal Navy Medical Journals (1817-1857)

Indexed medical journals from British ships containing personal and medical details of patients. The journals list names, ages, rank/status, diseases, illness duration and notes on symptoms and treatment. Contains details on military men as well as people immigrating or being deported to colonies.

British Postal Service Appointment Books (1737-1969)

This collection gives brief details on the appointment of over 1.4 million people who worked for the Post Office. Includes references to corresponding data in the Postmaster General’s minute books and is a starting point for research in the rich archive of the British Postal Museum.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Ballantrae School & Education Records

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Register of Brasenose College, Oxford (1509-1909)

A digitally indexed book giving details on visitors, principals, fellows, officers and scholars at the college.

Official List of Registered Teachers (1917)

A directory of registered teachers – their current school and date of registration. Also contains details on officers and operations of the Teachers Registration Council.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Ballantrae

Scotland Public Register of Arms (1672-1913)

Digital images of registers recording those who are eligible to bear coats of arms in Scotland. The records can contain genealogical tracts and renderings of the arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Ballantrae Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Scotland Public Register of Arms (1672-1913)

Digital images of registers recording those who are eligible to bear coats of arms in Scotland. The records can contain genealogical tracts and renderings of the arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Burke's Landed Gentry of Britain & Ireland (1885)

Lineages of Britain and Ireland's untitled landed families; supplemented with biographical sketches.

Ballantrae Military Records

Ayrshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Ayrshire, with some service details.

Ayrshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Ayrshire, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Ballantrae Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Aliens Entry Books (1794-1921)

An un-indexed collection of over 100,000 documents of correspondence and other documents of the Home Office and the Aliens Office. Contains a great deal of information on aliens and those who applied for naturalisation.

Ballantrae Histories & Books

South Ayrshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in South Ayrshire.

East Ayrshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in East Ayrshire.

North Ayrshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in North Ayrshire.

Geograph: Photos of the UK and Ireland (2005-Present)

A growing database including millions of photographs of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland catalogued by latitude & longitude and OS grid reference.

Britain from Above (1919-1953)

Ariel photographs of the British Isles. Browsable by location.

Biographical Directories Covering Ballantrae

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

Jacobites of North East Scotland (1715-1745)

A compendium of biographies of thousands of Scottish Jacobites.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Ballantrae Maps

Maps of Ayrshire (1654-1900)

Images of maps covering Ayrshire.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of Scotland (1564-1900)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Ballantrae Reference Works

Scotland Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in Scotland.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Heraldry Clipart (1189-Present)

A growing collection of heraldic and related clip art that can be used to reconstruct a families' arms. Includes packs for British, German, Austrian, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, French, Swiss and Dutch arms. Images are available in a variety of formats including vectors.

Ballantrae Information

Civil Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

The parish of Ballantrae is situated sis miles from Ayr, and is about ten miles square; containing 170 houses, and 837 inhabitants: .viz. 407 males, and 430 females; of whom 498 were returned by the late population act as being chiefly employed in agriculture, and 57 in trade and manufacture. This parish is washed by the sea on the west: the ground rises gradually from the shore, which is bold and rocky, and terminates in that extensive range of hills which stretch across the south of Scotland, from the Irish Sea to the Frith of Forth. Near the village of Ballantral there is a salmon fishery.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

Surnames Found in Ballantrae

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Brown483.32
2Wilson342.35
3McCulloch292.01
4McCreadie281.94
5McWhirter271.87
6Clark241.66
7Agnew221.52
8Barnes221.52
9Coulter221.52
10Hannah201.38
11Millar181.24
12McKenna181.24
13McLean171.18
14Drynan171.18
15McIlraith171.18
16Ross171.18
17McReadie161.11
18Leckie161.11
19Murdoch161.11
20Cunningham151.04
21Eaglesham140.97
22Mitchell140.97
23Stewart130.90
24McClung130.90
25Blain130.90
26Smith130.90
27Bryden120.83
28McClelland120.83
29Fergusson120.83
30Hogg120.83
31Walker120.83
32Martin120.83
33Wason110.76
34Lamb110.76
35Porteus110.76
36Lees110.76
37McEwen110.76
38Riddell110.76
39Powell110.76
40Chalmers110.76
41Young100.69
42Baird100.69
43Sandford100.69
44Skilling100.69
45McQuaker100.69
46Burton100.69
47McTyer90.62
48Milligan90.62
49Grass90.62
50Gray90.62
51Tait90.62
52McQuiston90.62
53Murray90.62
54Logan80.55
55Weir80.55
56Muirhead80.55
57McGarva80.55
58McClue80.55
59Conley70.48
60McConnell70.48
61Wright70.48
62Hanvey70.48
63Carnochan70.48
64Rennie70.48
65Gibson70.48
66McDowall70.48
67Johnston70.48
68Orr70.48
69McBryde70.48
70Gardner70.48
71Shaw70.48
72Durham70.48
73Stuart70.48
74Lochrie60.41
75Graham60.41
76Thomson60.41
77McGarrichie60.41
78Templeton60.41
79McTier60.41
80Milroy60.41
81Keegan60.41
82McGregor60.41
83Baxter60.41
84Henderson60.41
85Hamilton60.41
86Phillips60.41
87Campbell60.41
88Davidson60.41
89McNeil50.35
90Cummings50.35
91Kevan50.35
92McCrindle50.35
93McNiellie50.35
94McKelvie50.35
95Locherie50.35
96Kennan50.35
97McKissock50.35
98Shanes50.35
99Davie50.35
100McCaa50.35