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It appears to be: "Bankhead of Turfbeg" Turfbeg is a district to the north-east of the modern town, in roughly the same place as "Bankhead" on this snippet from an 1850 map by James Knox: Bankhead and Turfbeg can be seen in rather better detail in this snippet from the 1861 Ordnance survey map of Forfar:


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The primary purpose of the OPRs was to record baptisms, marriages and (if you are really, really lucky) burials carried out by a Church of Scotland minister in that parish. While there seems to have been some sort of intention that all births / baptisms and marriages should be recorded, in all my families (I'm 1/8 Scottish descent) I've only ever seen this ...


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According to this page, the Church of Scotland seems to have recorded all marriages. Before the introduction of civil registration in 1855 Church of Scotland parish ministers and session clerks kept registers of births and baptisms, proclamations of banns and marriages, and deaths and burials. Thus, I'd say yes to "Would a Catholic irregular session ...


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In addition to A Vision of Britain which was already recommended, here are some other resources for finding information about places in Scotland: The National Library of Scotland has Gazetteers of Scotland, 1803 - 1901 The Gazetteer for Scotland which incorporates the text of Groome's 19th Century Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland and modern online links A ...


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