Scotland death and burial records mid 1700s

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I'm looking for death and or burial record for someone who must have died between 1740 and 1746.

There are 2 children with the same name Andrew, with the same parents-, one baptised September 1740 and a second child baptised April 1746.

Records exist for both children's baptisms on Scotland's  People including both parents full names.

I know death and burial records were kept at that time, there seems to be far fewer death records than marriage or baptism.

Were death and burial records not regularly kept at that time? Or do I assume they were destroyed, lost or ??

I'm happy with entering died before 1746 for the first child, however other researchers of the same family are not.
in Genealogy Help by M Ross G2G6 Mach 1 (10.7k points)

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I assume you looked both for the death in Scotland's People under OPRs but did you also look for a will?  It is a seperate section of the site.  If no luck there try the link below

If those two don't help post the names and locations and dates of the people here so any of us who can look in pay walled sites can do a look up

by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (614k points)
Thanks for answering, maybe I wasn't clear the older child baptised Sep 1740 would have been under the age of 6 by the date of his brother's baptism in April 1746 or possibly younger depending when he died.

I have not looked for a will, I haven't heard of a minor child having a will?

The brothers were the 2nd and 3rd child of 5 children of a farmer.
Will of parents often mention children both living and dead.

Sometimes money was set aside for tending of a grave or flowers being set on specific dates.

Just depends on how well to do the folks were.

I probably should have been more descriptive.

Sometimes in Europe graves only lasted fora set number of years.  Then they were dug up and the bones cleaned and in some locations returned to the family or reburied in walls of the cemetery or burned.   Graves were often rented so you may find mention of this in a will or an accounting of assets when they length of time was paid for upfront.  The will could be for the father, the mother, a grandparent or an older sibling who took over the estate.

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