Place:Kilbride, Bute, Scotland

Coordinates55.545°N 5.169°W
Located inBute, Scotland
See alsoArran, Bute, Scotlandthe island on which the parish of Kilbride is located
source: Family History Library Catalog

Kilbride is the civil and quod sacra parish on the Island of Arran serving the east side of the island, including the villages of Lamlash and Brodick and the hamlets of Whiting Bay, Sannox, Corrie and Lochranza. GENUKI provides descriptions from the 1882 and 1868 Gazetteers of Scotland.

The other parish on Arran is named Kilmory. The dividing line between them is best seen in the diagram provided by GENUKI.

The Old Parish Registers for the parish have the following coverage:

Births or Baptisms: 1723-1854
Marriages or Banns: 1723-1854
Deaths or Burials: no records

For availability of these and other records, see the references under "Research Tips" below.

Note: there are a number of other pairs of places in Bute and Argyll where the names Kilbride and Kilmory are used. There is even a hamlet on the Isle of Bute named Kilbride and a joined pair making one parish near Oban in Argyll. Care must be taken not to confuse one Kilbride (or Kilmory) with another.

Research Tips

  • Transcriptions of all the 19th century censuses are available on FreeCen.
  • ScotlandsPeople holds indexes and images for all civil births, marriages and deaths, censuses 1841-1911, and for all Old Parish Registers throughout Scotland. It is a pay-per-view site. ScotlandsPeople also holds records of Wills and Testaments and Coats of Arms. Access to this latter part of their website is free.
  • Vision of Britain provides both the topographical Ordnance Survey of Scotland First Series (1856-1887) in black and white, and the Ordnance Survey of Scotland Popular Edition (1928-1945) in colour at a scale of 1:63360, as well as other series of maps covering the whole of the United Kingdom. These maps are wonderful for finding places that have diminished in size over the past 150 years.