We are pleased to announce the return of “Dunbartonshire, Renton Millburn Churchyard Monument Inscriptions” to our Shop.
J. & S. Mitchell first surveyed Millburn Churchyard in 1968 when they recorded the pre 1855 burials. Dumbarton librarian Arthur F. Jones surveyed it again in 1979. John D. McCreadie started his transcription in 2004, but since Arthur did his excellent work, many stones were missing or face down. Where John McCreadie could no longer read the stones, Arthur Jones gave John McCreadie kind permission to use his transcriptions.
In 2004, John McCreadie published his transcription as a CD. Unfortunately, the CD has become unreadable using various operating systems, so we extracted the Memorial Inscriptions from the CD and re-presented them in a searchable PDF document, to make the information contained therein accessible again to researchers. However, the photographs are excluded from this document.
We now publish this completely new downloadable PDF file, rebranded to our new house style but faithful to the text of the CD. Additional checks have been made against the images of the stones from the CD and a copy of Arthur F. Jones’ original work, recently located in Dumbarton Public Library. This new 88 page document, digitised in 2022, contains images from scans of Arthur F. Jones’ transcription as an Appendix, to highlight this work and as an added aid to researchers. Free-form search “Renton” to find this transcription.
Renton is in Cardross parish, Dunbartonshire.
Millburn Church was built in 1845 for the Free Church of Scotland, just two years after the Church of Scotland disruption. Subsequently, the congregation joined the United Free Church of Scotland. The church has been disused since the 1980’s. It is now a ruin.
See also: FamilySearch catalogue: Scotland, Dumbartonshire, Renton and Milburn, Free Church, United Free Church of Scotland, church records
Minutes, CH3/1446/1, September 1846-February 1901
Communion rolls, CH3/1446/9?, March 1881-March 1888
These original records are held by the National Records of Scotland.