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Court Records

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

ORDINARY COURT
  • 1 Court books, 1515-1697
  • 2 Act books, 1659-1965
  • 3 Roll books, 1801-1969
  • 4 Registers of extract decrees (See also SC20/10 and SC20/18), 1658-1969
  • 5 Processes - preservation, 1st series, 1699-1969
  • 5A Processes - preservation, 2nd series, 1912-1925
  • 6 Processes - limbo, 1929-1969
  • 7 Register of ordinary actions ('A' Register), 1900-1970
  • 8 Register of summary applications ('B' Register), 1900-1969
  • 9 Processes - miscellaneous papers, 1728-1849
  • 10 Indexes to register of extract decrees, 1816-1922
  • 11 Register of sequestrations, 1839-1933
  • 12 Inventory, borrowing and receipt books, 1776-1947
  • 13 Adoption processes - closed for 100 years, 1931-1969
  • 14 Adoption registers - closed for 100 years, 1931-1957
  • 15 Club Applications, 1961
  • 16 Register of clubs, 1904-1970
  • 16A Clubs - alterations to premises, 1966-1970
  • 17 Inventories and indexes of processes, 1827-1863
  • 18 Decrees, 1732-1799
  • 19 Mandate books, 1804-1823
  • 20 Record of attorneys' certificates, 1828-1870
  • 21 Registers of indorsations, 1831-1911
SMALL DEBT COURT
  • 24 Small Debt Court books - Cupar, 1825-1970
  • 25 Small Debt Court books - St Andrews, 1838-1885
  • 26 Small Debt Court books - Leven, 1858-1873
  • 27 Small Debt Court books - Colinsburgh, 1838-1881
  • 28 Small Debt Court books - Newburgh, 1855-1909
DEBT RECOVERY COURT
  • 29 Debt Recovery Court books, 1867-1895
SUMMARY REMOVINGS COURT
  • 31 Summary Removings Court books, 1936-1968
REGISTER OF DEEDS ETC
  • 33 Register of deeds - 1st series, 1658-1809
  • 34 Register of deeds - 2nd series, 1809-1970
  • 35 Register of deeds - minute books, 1760-1957
  • 36 Register of deeds - warrants, 1635-1958
  • 37 Register of protests - 1st series, 1800-1809
  • 38 Register of protests - 2nd series, 1809-1969
  • 39 Warrants of protests, 1800-1962
  • 40 Register of protests - minute books, 1809-1965
  • (Register and minute book of hornings and inhibitions - transferred to Diligence records for Fife DI55 & 56)
COMMISSARY COURT
  • 42 Commissary Court books, 1824-1859
  • 43 Miscellaneous commissary records, 1824-1890
  • 44 Record of testaments dative, 1824-1858
  • 45 Edicts of executry, 1824-1858
  • 46 Bonds of caution, 1788-1972
  • 47 Curatorial inventories and other records, 1710-1854
  • 48 Executry petitions, 1824-1860
  • 50 Record of inventories, 1824-1967
    The Scotland's People website has indexes to Cupar Sheriff Court Inventories, 1824-1925 (SC20/50/1-114).
  • 51 Responde book of inventories, 1824-1936
  • 52 Index to responde book of inventories, 1824-1936
  • 53 Record of inventories - minute books, 1931-1972
  • 54 Record of confirmations and inventories, 1824-1984
  • 55 Responde book of testaments (confirmations), 1824-1936
  • 56 Commissary register of deeds (wills), 1901-1984
CRIMINAL COURTS
  • 57 Record of inventories cum beneficio inventarii, 1748-1847
  • 58 Record of summary criminal trials, 1847-1849
  • 59 Criminal and quasi-criminal roll books, 1931-1969
  • 60 Juvenile complaints, 1929-1957
  • 61 Index of criminal trials, 1825-1863
  • 62 Record of criminal jury trials, 1821-1966
  • 63 Criminal libels and indictments, 1791-1884
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
  • 65 Workmen's Compensation - memoranda of agreement, 1904-1947
  • 66 Workmen's Compensation - minute books of memoranda, 1911-1964
  • 67 Workmen's Compensation - special registers, 1901-1955
  • 68 Workmen's Compensation ledgers, 1907-1944
  • 69 Workmen's Compensation - medical referees' reports, 1914-1929
MISCELLANEOUS SHERIFF COURT RECORDS
  • 70 Productions, 1892-1937
  • 71 Parliamentary deposits: public utilities, 1901-1932
  • 72 Fatal accident inquiries, 1961-1969
  • 73 Regality of St Andrews records, 1633-1747
  • 74 Fiars Court books, 1619-1908
  • 75 Fiars Court papers, 1905-1957
  • 76 Abstract of services of heirs, 1847-1884
  • 77 Record of services of heirs, 1652-1847
  • 78 Register of improvements to entailed estates, 1772-1880
  • 79 Freeholders' minute books, 1733-1831
  • 80 Electoral records, 1839-1904
  • 81 Miscellaneous, 1679-1893
  • 82 Register of appeals against military service, 1916-1917
  • 83 Roll of law agents, 1873-1959
  • 84 Miscellaneous sheriff court records, 1847-1854
Fife Family History Society have published printed indexes of:
  • Cupar Sheriff Court Register of Inventories (1824-1892) (published as Wills 1824-1892 Registered with the Sheriff Court of Fife at Cupar)
  • Cupar Sheriff Court Register of Deeds (1809-1900)
ORDINARY COURT
  • 1 Roll books, 1947-1972
  • 2 Act books, 1880-1970
  • 3 Register of ordinary actions ('A' register), 1900-1972
  • 4 Register of summary applications ('B' register), 1916-1972
  • 7 Register of decrees, 1880-1971
  • 8 Index to register of decrees, 1880-1905
  • 11 Transmission book, 1880-1881
  • 12 Process, inventory and borrowing books, 1880-1950
  • 13 Register of sequestrations for rent, 1880-1908
  • 14 Sequestration sederunt books, 1932-1939
  • 15 Reports of sequestrations, 1907
  • 16 Reports of poindings and sales, 1928-1970
  • 17 Reports of arrestments, 1914-1959
  • 20 Petitions for services of heirs, 1880-1945
  • 21 Fatal accident inquiries - petitions, etc, 1937-1978
  • 22 Processes - preservation, 1st series, 1882-1971
  • 23 Processes - preservation, 2nd series, 1914-1930
  • 24 Processes - limbo, 1931-1971
  • 25 Adoption registers - closed for 100 years, 1945-1969
  • 26 Adoption processes - closed for 100 years, 1931-1971
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
  • 27 Special registers, 1901-1973
  • 28 Memoranda of agreement, 1928-1946
  • 29 Minute books of memoranda, 1912-1940
  • 30 Ledgers, 1902-1952
  • 31 Registers of arbitration applications, 1928-1955
  • 32 Medical referees' reports, 1912-1930
  • 33 Minutes of reference - preservation processes, 1940-1954
  • 34 Limbo processes
SMALL DEBT COURT
  • 35 Court books, 1837-1972
  • 36 Reports of sequestrations, 1848-1907
DEBTS RECOVERY COURT
  • 38 Roll book, 1878-1908
SUMMARY REMOVING COURT
  • 42 Court book, 1926-1972
COMMISSARY COURT
  • 44 Register of inventories, 1960-1968
  • 45 Minute book of inventories, 1960-1976
  • 46 Register of wills, 1960-1968
  • 48 Register of confirmations, 1960-1967
  • 49 Register of inventories, wills and confirmations, 1969-1984
  • 52 Bonds of caution, destroyed, none retained
CRIMINAL COURTS
  • 54 Criminal and quasi-criminal rolls, 1926-1972
  • 55 Indictments
SHERIFF COURT ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
  • 68 Standard forms and books, c 1907-c 1927
  • 69 Productions, 1732-1922
SUMMARY CAUSE
  • 72 Registers of summonses for payment (RSC1)
  • 73 Registers of summonses for recovery of possession of heritable property (RSC2)
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
  • 75 Miscellaneous records
ORDINARY COURT
  • 1 Act and roll books, 1910-1970
  • 2 Minute books, 1811-1910
  • 3 Registers of ordinary actions ('A' registers), 1900-1957
  • 3A Registers of summary applications ('B' registers), 1912-1969
  • 4 Register of decrees, 1830-1970
    The aliment decrees (1830-1854) have been extracted from the Register of Decrees and indexed by the Fife Family History Society Journal, vol.8 no.3, April 1996. They are also available on the Records pages of the Society's website.
  • 5 Presentation books, 1825-1904
  • 6 Processes - preservation, 1st series, 1811-1970
  • 6A Processes - limbo, 1931-1970
  • 7 Processes - preservation, 2nd series, 1913-1931
  • 8 Register of sequestrations, 1845-1901
  • 9 Register of Sequestrations for Rent, 1868-1931
  • 10 Index to adoption registers - closed for 100 yeaars, 1956-1967
  • 11 Fatal accident inquiries, 1939-1978
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
  • 12 Workmen's Compensation - special registers etc, 1898-1979
  • 12A Workmen's Compensation - medical referees' reports, 1912-1919
SMALL DEBT COURT
  • 13 Small Debt Court books, 1825-1971
  • 14 Small Debt Court - indorsations, 1829-1863
  • 14A Records of Poindings and Sales, 1954-1960
DEBTS RECOVERY COURT
  • 15 Debt Recovery Court books, 1867-1908
  • 16 Register of judicial factors, 1926-1954
SUMMARY REMOVING COURT
  • 17 Summary Removing Court books, 1924-1970
CRIMINAL COURTS
  • 18 Register of criminal and quasi-criminal cases, 1917-1970
  • 19 Juvenile Court register, 1934-1941
  • 20 Jury trials - sheriff's notes and minute books, 1842-1854
  • 21 Summary trials - sheriff's notes, 1842-1865
  • 22 Indictments, 1853-1970
  • 23 Criminal libels, 1825-1873
  • 24 Unallocated
COMMISSARY COURT
  • 25 Record of inventories, 1960-1994
  • 26 Record of confirmations, 1960-1963
  • 27 Record of wills, 1960-1984
  • 28 Commissary petitions minute book, 1864-1880
  • 29 Minute book of inventories, 1960-1984
MISCELLANEOUS SHERIFF COURT RECORDS
  • 30 Unallocated
  • 31 Miscellaneous, 1846-1941
  • 32 Parliamentary deposits: public utilities, 1876-1948
  • 33 Adoption registers - closed for 100 years, 1931-1990
  • 34 Adoption processes - closed for 100 years, 1931-1970
  • 35 Productions, 1913-1936
  • 36 Jury Books, 1959-1971
  • CC20
    St Andrews Commissary Court
  • 1. Act books etc., 1563/4-66, 1573/4-1791 (incomplete)
  • 2. Register of decreets, 1595-1823 (incomplete)
  • 3. Processes, 1718-1823 (incomplete)
  • 4. Register of testaments, 1549-51, 1583-1823 (incomplete)
    The Scotland's People website has indexes to St Andrews Commissary Court records, 1824-1901 (CC20/4/1-31).
  • 5. Minute book of testaments, 1718-1823
  • 6. Warrants of testaments and inventories, 1668, 1707, 1714-1823 (incomplete)
    The Scotland's People website has indexes to some St Andrews Commissary Court records, 1824-1901 (CC20/6/1-97).
  • 7. Register of inventories and settlements, 1806-23
    The Scotland's People website has indexes to some St Andrews Commissary Court records, 1824-1901 (CC20/7/1-16).
  • 8. Petitions, 1809-23
  • 9. Edicts, 1713-1823 (incomplete)
  • 10. Warrants of tutorial and curatorial inventories, 1750-99
  • 11. Register of deeds and protests, 1564-74, 1592-95, 1618-1809 (incomplete)
  • 12. Minute book of deeds, 1671-1745, 1780-1809
  • 13. Warrants of deeds and protests, 1649, 1667, 1673, 1694, 1696-1809 (incomplete)
  • 14. Index of deeds and protests, 1564-1809
  • 15. Inventory of records