Place:Cadder, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Coordinates55.9086°N 4.1563°W
Located inLanarkshire, Scotland     (1662 - 1975)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregional authority 1975-1996
South Lanarkshire, Scotlandunitary authority or Council Area since 1996
Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotlandprincipal town geographically located within Cadder
source: Family History Library Catalog


Cadder is a parish in North Lanarkshire Council Area located on the Forth and Clyde Canal. Its principal urban area is the town of Bishopbriggs which had a population of 23,500 in 2001--the latest census available. Bishipbriggs became a burgh independent of the parish in 1964.


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Dates of Old Parish Registers

Births 1662-1854
Marriages 1662-1854
Deaths none recorded

Sources for Vital Records and Censuses

Further Sources of Reference

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  • GENUKI article on Cadder
  • Scottish Places article on Cadder--more information may be found by following the tabs on the right. The parish maps in this series are very useful.
  • The maps website of the National Library of Scotland allows comparisons of modern-day and old maps of the same place. From the home page click on "Find by place" and then follow the instructions on the next page. Once you are viewing the place you want, use the slider <----> at the top of the map to compare the layout of roads and the place names of smaller areas, perhaps even farms, with the landscape today. The website takes some getting used to.
  • The Statistical Accounts for Scotland In the 1790s and again in the 1830s, the ministers of the all the parishes of the Church of Scotland were asked to provide a description of their parish to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The original account request included 160 questions to be answered. These accounts are available in print in 20 volumes and are also online where it is freely available to browse. The browsing portal is below the viewing area of most computer screens. Scroll down to "For non-subscribers" and click on "Browse scanned pages". This brings you to another page on which one can enter the name of the parish in which you are interested.