Place:Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Coordinates55.7799°N 4.2704°W
Located inRenfrewshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
East Renfrewshire, Scotlandunitary council area since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

Busby was situated on the edge of three parishes: Newton Mearns, Cathcart in Renfrewshire and East Kilbride in Lanarkshire. It is now a southern residential suburb of Glasgow, but in times passed it had chemical works, cotton mills, a paper mill and bleachfields. The population was more than 1,600 in 2001 (the last census available).

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It might be necessary to refer to all three parishes listed above to find the parish records, vital records since 1855, and censuses for someone living in Busby if the precise address is not known. The 1891 census is listed under Busby.