“Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!”: Marital Disharmony in Scotland 1700-1900


Many of us are content to simply find a record of when and where our ancestors married and often give little thought as to how happy, or otherwise, that marriage may have been. However, there are many different types of records available in Scotland which shed light on those marriages which were less than harmonious. These include divorce cases (prior to the mid-nineteenth century divorce was easier to obtain in Scotland than England), legal separations, “aliment” cases, kirk session minutes, poor relief records and newspapers. This lecture will discuss how to locate these records and what they may reveal.

Sponsored by

Society of Genealogists

Divorce Marriage Women