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Population documents
the first of these two documents gives a list of communicants attending the Church of Scotland between 1820 and 1828, and is effectively a list of Fetlar families by household. The booklet is probably one which was rescued from a fire in the first half of the 20th century. The second document lists Free Kirk members in 1892.

From the 1840s until the mid 20th century, there were two kirks in Fetlar. The established church, the Church of Scotland, is said to have been close to the site of earlier, pre-Reformation kirks. Not long after the Disruption, in 1843, when members of the Church of Scotland assembly in Edinburgh broke away to form the Free Kirk, a Free Kirk and Manse were built in Fetlar. Money and impetus for the building of this Kirk is said to have come from the Smith family, who were merchants at Smithfield on the east side of the island.

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Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 18 & 19 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 20 & 21 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 22 & 23 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 24 & 25 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 26 & 27 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 28 & 29
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Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 30 & 31 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 32 & 33 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 34 & 35 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 36 & 37 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 38 & 39 Booklet listing Fetlar communicants. Pages 40 & 41
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