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The Invergordon Archive

United Free Church, Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
United Free Church, Invergordon

A postcard of what is now the Church of Scotland church in Castle Road. Built in 1860 the picture shows a horse grazing in the field which is now part of Park School.
The date of the picture is a guess.
Picture added on 18 September 2004
Comments:
My great grandparents, George Mitchell and Annie Munro were married in the manse of the church in 1892. Any further info welcome.
Added by Hilary on 24 April 2005
I think the church was actually built in 1861 as a Free Church of Scotland. The fact that the United Free Church only came into existance in about 1900 makes any postcard easier to date. I think Invergordon became a Church of Scotland whith the merger between the majority of the UF into the CoS, so it would have been a United Free Church between 1900 and 1920 only.

As far as I can tell, prior to 1861 Invergordon had been part of the parish of Rosskeen. Originally the Rosskeen Church of Scotland was the now unused building in the Roskeen cemetery. After 1843 the main church in the area was the Free Church at Achnagaron (on the site of the current Rosskeen Free Church) with Invergordon becoming a charge in its own right in 1861.
Added by David Ferguson on 28 August 2006
Please advise me if this incorrect. If My GGG Grandfather Alexander Munro was married in Rosskeen in 1790 he may have come from Invergordon (?) or was he at Achnagarron (?) or would the church have been at the cemetery near the Rosskeen Bridge?
Can anyone advise me where there may be records of the stone masons of 1790, as there is a chance Alexander's father was also a stone mason.
Added by David Lauder Munro on 12 November 2008
David, in 1790 the Rosskeen Parish church would have been on the site of what is now the cemetery. It's possible the current (disused) building there is newer than that, but some of the ruins of the previous church are still there in the grounds. He could have come from Invergordon or Achnagarron. Those and Alness are all covered by the parish of Rosskeen.
Added by David Ferguson on 12 November 2008
Thank you David. That is what I thought might be the answer. Now is there any place in either of the ones mentioned that may have some records or where do I go to find that info? Archives have not been much help on this matter, as there seems to be too many Munros with the same name.
Thanks again.
Added by David Lauder Munro on 14 November 2008
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