Location of historical records
Historical records of sheriff courts pass
to the National Archives of Scotland. For further details go to
the National Archives of Scotland website or see Cecil Sinclair,
Tracing Scottish Local History (HMSO, 1994) or Cecil Sinclair, Tracing
Your Scottish Ancestors (HMSO, 1990). The following sheriff courts
operated in Clackmannan:
JP court records
Justice of the Peace records for Clackmannanshire
are held by the National Archives of Scotland, but for information
about recently deposited JP records contact the Clackmannanshire
Libraries Archives & Walter Murray Local Studies Collection.
Register of sasines and sasine abridgements
TheIn the Registers of Sasines, entries for
Clackmannanshire appear in the General Register of Sasines and the
Particular Register of Sasines for Stirlingshire etc, held by the
National Archives of Scotland (RS.58-59). Sasine abridgements for
the county are held by the National Archives of Scotland for 1781-1974.
Clackmannanshire Libraries Archives & Walter Murray Local Studies
Collection holds an incomplete set of abridgements for 1869-1900
and 1931-1990, as well as indexes of persons for 1911-1930.
Over the next two years the SCAN website
through its Online Catalogues and Knowledge Base will become the
definitive guide to the location of historical records relating
to places in Scotland. At present the best online guide to the location
of historical records is the National Register of Archives'