• Glasgow

    The present site of Glasgow has been used since prehistoric times for settlement due to it being the forded point of the River Clyde furthest downstream, which also provided a natural area for salmon fishing. The origins of Glasgow as an established city derive ultimately from its medieval position as Scotland's second largest bishopric. Glasgow increased in importance during the 10th and 11th centuries as the site of this bishopric, reorganised by King David I of Scotland and John, Bishop of Glasgow. There had been an earlier religious site established by Saint Mungo in the 6th century. The bishopric became one of the largest and wealthiest in the Kingdom of Scotland, bringing wealth and status to the town. Between 1175 and 1178 this position was strengthened even further when Bishop Jocelin obtained for the episcopal settlement the status of burgh from King William I of Scotland, allowing the settlement to expand with the benefits of trading monopolies and other legal guarantees. Sometime between 1189 and 1195 this status was supplemented by an annual fair, which survives to this day as the Glasgow Fair.

    Major towns: Partick, Govan
    Industries: Shipbuilding


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    Countywide interest
    Specific town and village interest
    Maps and photographs



    Register Offices
    Copy Certificates for events within Glasgow may be obtained from

    Registration Office
    1 Martha Street
    Glasgow
    G1 1JJ
    Tel; 0141 287 7678

    A genealogy research centre (with online birth. marriage and death records index at the venue) can prove a useful source of information;

    Genealogy Centre




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