The Burgar/Burgess families in Shetland

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The Communicants List of 1749.

The Communicants list is a list of persons attending the Parish Church of Dunrossness in 1749.   This list was compiled by the minister, Rev John Mill .

The names of the Communicants were entered into a very small notebook. Since paper was valuable at the time Rev. Mills would have wasted no space on the pages. The names are entered under Parish and Place name. Under these headings the names of the persons are entered in up to 3 columns. Sometimes it is not clear which place a person in Columns 2 or 3 belongs to. In these cases a guess has had to be made.


 Communicant List Topic  Click for details
Introduction to  Communicants List

See Intoduction to Communicants List

All People in  Communicants List

See transcribed Communicants List

All Burgher in List Summary of Burgher families in the List
Analysis of list

Statistics of numbers of people

Meaning of symbols in the List

Ages of persons in the list.

Family groupings in the list.

Number of Surnames

Burgher in specific places Clumley (Clumlie)










St Ninian's Isle


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