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St. Ternan's


      A CD has been produced by St Ternan's Scottish Episcopal Church Muchalls Kincardineshire Scotland. It contains a direct copy of the Baptisms/Birth, Confirmation, Marriage, and Burial/Deaths of the congregation from 1729-1881 in JPG form as digitally copied from the original register by Dundee University Archives Department. An index of the register entries in alphabetical and date order is included using Microsoft Word. The index was compiled by a group of volunteers from the congregation and contains 2000 plus entries.
The original register, which has been conserved at considerable cost to the congregation, is held in the Archive Department of Dundee University
The church register presently in use at St Ternan's starts where the old one finished in 1881.

The register is a fascinating record about the congregation of  "The Episcopal Chapel at Muchalls" or as it is now known St Ternan's Muchalls. It is a testament to the hardiness, determination, and strong spirit of the people who laboured in the fishing villages and Farm Toons in this northern part of Kincardineshire

On page 24 is the record of John Troup minister at "The Episcopal Chapel at Muchalls" his marriage and the birth of his children. John Troup was one of the ministers who were imprisoned for his faith along with ministers from Stonehaven, and Drumlithie in the Tollbooth at Stonehaven.
On page 203 is the record of the loss of the Scaterow boat "Brothers" 15 miles from land with the loss of 5 of a crew. .All the crew were Christie.
Page 195-196 the number of infants who died over such a short period of time. Some all from the same family. No MMR vaccine in these days!
Page 194 Record of the shipwreck of the Brig Scotia of Grinastdt, Norway wrecked off Muchalls 1871and the burial of the Captain with some of his crew
Page 191 Loss of Life Dramatic detail of loss of fishing boat
190 Death of Scaterow man crossing railway line
Page 175 capsized fishing boat -recovered body by probing along the pier in Scaterow

The register and the index will be of particular interest to anyone that has links to this area and would like to trace their ancestors. As The Episcopal Chapel at Muchalls was not the Established Church Births Deaths and Marriages would not have been registered in the Parish register so it is a source for those who cannot find the record they are looking for in Parish registers

St Ternan's is the northernmost Scottish Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Brechin and has a congregation of approximately one hundred and fifty individuals. The present day congregations, like the members whose details are recorded in the old register, mostly live in Muchalls, Newtonhill (Scaterow), Portlethen, Banchory Devenick, Maryculter, and Netherley.


The cost of the CD ROM is 15 plus packaging and postage of 1.00 in the UK
                                                            2.00 for Australia
                                                            2.00 for Canada
                                                            2.00 for USA
The CD can be purchased by contacting George Masson,  Email: