The Register of Sasines was founded by King James VI in 1617 and records the
transfer of land.
Until 1845 this was symbolised by the delivering of a piece of earth and stone.
Many Sasines were a result of inheritance, and are a valuable source of genealogical information.
|Look-ups from the index to the Particular Register of Sasines (1617 – 1780)
per surname, with advice on further research.
1781, Sasines were 'abridged' and provide, in one
paragraph, a concise description of the transaction.
of Sasine abridgement:
|June 26th 1835
"Janet Forsyth, relict of George Wilson in Carmacoup, Catherine Forsyth, relict of William Milligan in Knowe, Jean Forsyth, relict of John Paterson in Fleshclose, Mary Forsyth, spouse of Thomas Reid in Waterymeetings - and William Ireland, jun., residing in Kirkcudbright as Heirs Portioners to John Forsyth of Troloss, their brother and uncle respectively"
@ £1.50 per abridgment, with advice on further research.
undertaken in National Library of Scotland and
IMCHAD visits these sources on a weekly basis.
Research in other locations such as Glasgow and Belfast
may also be arranged. Please ask for a quotation.
1851 (D&G only), 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 @ £1.00 per name per Parish
1841, 1861, 1871 at normal rates. (All photocopies
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