Every record will give a transcript with a combination of the following facts about your ancestor:
Lair – burial ground
Private or common ground
Additional information – may contain spouse’s name, parents’ names, or age at the time of death
County and country
All the transcripts in this collection were created by the West Lothian Family History Society. Burial records provide you with the final resting place of your ancestor. A burial location can provide you more details about your ancestor’s life. For example, you can search local electoral registers or directories for more information about your ancestors living in that area. Discovering whether your ancestor was buried in private or common ground will give you an indication of your ancestor’s wealth.
West Lothian, located in the south of Scotland, was known as Linlithgowshire until 1921. The county is home to the Blackness Castle, a 15th century fortress known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because of the unique shape of the castle walls, which come together in a point formation, jutting out towards the Firth of Forth. You can also find the Linlithgow Palace, the home to the Scottish monarchs of the 15th and 16th centuries.