Parochia1 Registers.- The oldest register of kirk-session
commences 1681. There are several loose papers, apparently communion-rolls,
bearing date 1635.
Valuation and Rent- The valuation of the old parish in
the cess books, is L.2349,11s. 7d. Scots, and the rental in 1771
was estimated at L.3092, 6s., which is somewhat more than the
present rental. The valuation of the Annexation is L.1066, 13s.
1d. Scots, and the rental in that year was about L.1147, 6s. which
is about the present rental. There are 25 resident and 14 non-resident
heritors, and in the annexation, 7 resident, and 5 non-resident
heritors. The principal proprietors in the parish and Annexation
are, Mr Carrick Buchanan of Drumpellier; Mr Forbes of Callendar;
Carron Company, and Captain Fergusson; Mr Waddell of Balquhatston
; Mr Ralston of Ellrig; Mr Taylor of South field. They are all
non-resident, with the exception of Mr Ralston and Mr Waddell.
Some of these lands have been in the possession of the same families
from the period when they were first feued.