Wigtownshire Free Census
Project Wigtownshire houses

Welcome to the Wigtownshire Free Census Project (FreeCEN), which is part of FreeCEN Scotland. The latter aims to provide a “free-to-view” online searchable database of the 19th century Scottish census returns. In turn, it is part of the larger UK Free Census Project. For more information please read the Census Project FAQs.

Uploaded returns for various counties, including Wigtownshire, may be searched in the FreeCEN UK database.

Project status

  • The 1841 census is complete, online and searchable.
  • The 1851 census was completed in January 2011, with many thanks to fellow coordinator Nicky Young for validating all the pieces. The census is online and searchable.
  • The 1861 census was completed in May 2013. With many thanks to all who have helped to transcribe and check the almost 42,000 records.
  • The 1871 census is now (January 2014) complete and online. A big thank you to all who have contributed to the transcription.

With appreciation for the work and support of previous Wigtownshire coordinators, Richard Bowden and the late Ron Tapp.

Volunteers are needed now!

For information about becoming a volunteer for another county, please contact me, . All you need is a PC with spreadsheet and CD-ROM drive. It doesn't matter where you live as long as you have access to email. We provide full support.

1871 Transcription progress

Progress by Parish and transcription stage
Parish EDs Pages Transcription Checking Validation Online
No. Name Division Assgnd Status Assgnd Status Assgnd Status
Total records 38,403
Records completed 38,403 38,403 38,403 38,403
Percentage completed 100 100 100 100
885 Glasserton 1–4 69 JH Done JD Done RM Done Yes
886 Inch Lochryan (part) 1–6 60 BB-T Done JD Done RM Done Yes
7–11 52 BB-T Done AM Done RM Done Yes
887 Kirkcolm 1–5 89 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
6–11 63 JH Done AM Done RM Done Yes
888 Kirkcowan 1–6 79 RT Done JD Done RM Done Yes
889 Kirkinner 1–9 102 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
890 Kirkmaiden 1–8 62 JO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
891 Leswalt 1–9 60 GMcD Done AM Done RM Done Yes
892 Mochrum 1–4 54 GMcD Done JD Done RM Done Yes
5–10 32 JH Done GMcD Done RM Done Yes
893 New Luce 1–5 65 CMcK Done BT Done RM Done Yes
894 Old Luce 1–5 60 CMcK Done AM Done RM Done Yes
6–9 97 MMcD Done AM Done RM Done Yes
895 Penninghame 1–4 80 CMcK Done AM Done RM Done Yes
5–10 89 MMcD Done JD Done RM Done Yes New
896 Portpatrick 1–5 78 JE Done BT Done RM Done Yes
897 Sorbie 1–6 79 CMcK Done AM Done RM Done Yes
898 Stoneykirk 1–6 64 LD Done AM Done RM Done Yes
7–14 56 CMcK Done AM Done RM Done Yes
899 Stranraer Inch Parish 1–2 67 AO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
Royal Burgh 3–4 79 KMcK Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Royal Burgh 5–7 79 CMcK Done BT Done RM Done Yes
Leswalt Parish 2 56 MMcD Done AM Done RM Done Yes
900 Whithorn Landward 1–6 9 BB-T Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Burgh 1–4 57 BB-T Done JD Done RM Done Yes
901 Wigtown Burgh 1–7 68 CMcK Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Landward 1–3 93 CMcK Done JD Done RM Done Yes

1861 Transcription progress

Progress by Parish and transcription stage.
Parish EDs Pages Transcription Checking Validation Online
No. Name Division Assgnd Status Assgnd Status Assgnd Status
Total records 41,864
Records completed 41,864 41,864 41,864 41,864
885 Glasserton 1–3 69 JH Done JD Done RM Done Yes
886 Inch Lochryan (part) 1–6 60 AO Done MMcD Done RM Done Yes
7–11 52 AO Done JD Done RM Done Yes
887 Kirkcolm 1–11 89 JH Done JD Done RM Done Yes
888 Kirkcowan 1–6 63 RT Done JD Done RM Done Yes
889 Kirkinner 1–9 79 BMcD Done JD Done RM Done Yes
890 Kirkmaiden 1–8 102 JH Done JD Done RM Done Yes
891 Leswalt 1–9 62 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
892 Mochrum 1–4 60 MMcD Done JH Done RM Done Yes
5–10 54 MMcD Done AM Done RM Done Yes
893 New Luce 1–5 32 RT Done MMcD Done RM Done Yes
894 Old Luce 1–6 65 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
7–9 60 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
895 Penninghame 1–5 80 JH Done JD Done RM Done Yes
6–10 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
896 Portpatrick 1–4 89 RT Done JD Done RM Done Yes
897 Sorbie 1–6 78 BMcD Done AM Done RM Done Yes
898 Stoneykirk 1–7 79 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
8–14 64 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
899 Stranraer Inch Parish 1–2 56 AO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
Royal Burgh 3–4 67 AO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
Royal Burgh 5–7 79 AO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
Leswalt Parish 8–9 56 AO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
Inch Parish 10–11 9 AO Done AM Done RM Done Yes
900 Whithorn 1–6 57 RT Done JD Done RM Done Yes
Burgh 1–4 68 JT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
901 Wigtown Burgh 1–7 93 RT Done AM Done RM Done Yes
1–3 24 RT Done GMcD Done RM Done Yes

1851 Transcription progress

Progress by Parish and transcription stage
Parish Transcription Checking Validation Online
No. Name Assigned Status Assigned Status Assigned Status
Records online 43,585
Percentage completed 100 100 100
885 Glasserton AO Done RM Done NY Done Yes
886 Inch TS Done RM Done NY Done Yes
887 Kirkcolm JC-C Done RM Done NY Done Yes
888 Kirkcowan CF Done MM Done NY Done Yes
889 Kirkinner AO Done RM Done NY Done Yes
890 Kirkmaiden MM Done RM Done NY Done Yes
891 Leswalt JR Done RM Done NY Done Yes
892 Mochrum MM Done RM Done NY Done Yes
893 New Luce AM Done RM Done NY Done Yes
894 Old Luce AO Done RM Done NY Done Yes
895 Penninghame PA Done RM Done NY Done Yes
896 Portpatrick JC-C Done RM Done NY Done Yes
897 Sorbie BM Done RM Done NY Done Yes
898 Stoneykirk JR Done RM Done NY Done Yes
899 Stranraer KW Done RM Done NY Done Yes
900 Whithorn MM Done RM Done NY Done Yes
901 Wigtown PA Done RM Done NY Done Yes