The final book in this series from David Dobson is designed to assist family historians researching their origins in the Scottish county of Renfrew during the 17th century. Since only seventeen parish registers of the Church of Scotland prior to 1685 survive for this area, Mr. Dobson’s researches attempt to fill the void as best as possible. The volume is based, overwhelmingly, on primary sources in the National Archives of Scotland and Edinburgh, and is fully referenced. The most important sources used in the compilation are the Registers of Testaments for Hamilton and for Glasgow. Also used were Monumental Inscription lists, the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, and the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland. The inhabitants are arranged alphabetically and are identified by a town or townland, date, and source.
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