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Certificate issued by the Kirk Session of Inveresk, East Lothian

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Certificate issued by the Kirk Session of Inveresk, East Lothian
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This certificate was issued by the Kirk Session of Inveresk in East Lothian in 1790 to Janet Black. It testifies her worthiness to join another congregation and was required for admittance into a new church.

The signatories include the minister, Alexander Carlyle, and the session clerk, John Burn.

Certificates such as this illustrate the church's important role as an agent of social control in the 18th and 19th century.

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