Find your Kilmarnock ancestors with new Scottish records on FindMyPast

28 March 2020
Newly digitised records for Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, have been added to the Scottish collections at FindMyPast.

Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Valuation Roll 1874

Trace ancestors who owned or rented land in Kilmarnock with these valuation roll records from 1874. Transcripts with the most important family tree details, as well as digital copies of the original records can reveal:

  • Landlord's and/or tenant's names
  • Addresses
  • Description of the property
  • How much rent was paid

Scotland's valuation rolls recorded the people, properties and taxes for each county and burgh in the country between 1855 and 1996. Explore here.

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Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Ratepayers 1838-1846

These unique records of ratepayers in Kilmarnock could reveal your Scottish ancestors' names, occupations and addresses.

Local and central government officials collected these property records until The Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act, 1854 established a uniform process for valuing tenancies across the country. Explore here.

Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Voters Lists 1837-1852

We're rounding-off our exclusive Kilmarnock collection with these fascinating electoral records. A combination of the records' transcripts and digitised images of the original documents can reveal:

  • Names
  • Occupations
  • Addresses
  • Your ancestor's chosen candidate
  • Those who didn't vote

At the time these records were taken, the right to vote in Scotland was not universal. Only owners or tenants of residences worth more than £10 could vote, provided all of their taxes had been paid for the previous year. Explore here.

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