The original Old Parish Registers (of baptisms / births, proclamations / marriages, and deaths / burials) of the Church of Scotland, which cover the years up to 1854, are held in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, and they can all be consulted there at the National Records of Scotland. The baptisms / births, proclamations / marriages and deaths / burials indexes can be searched at the ScotlandsPeople website. Copies of the register entries may be purchased.
Parish reference number: 429
The Old Parish Registers (OPRs) span the following dates (although there are gaps within these ranges):
|Ferryport on Craig OPR
||Births / baptisms
||Proclamations / marriages
||Deaths / burials / mortcloths
|(Data supplied by the National Records of Scotland)
The Detailed List of the Old Parochial Registers of Scotland, published 1872, provides this information about the content of the OPRs, including the gaps within them:
B. blank Dec. 1694 - June 1697.
M. From 1640 - 1674 intermixed with B. for the same period. Separate record from 1674 - 1708 which contains only four entries Nov. 1701 - March 1704, and is blank Dec. 1704 - Nov. 1706. Blank also Dec. 1708 - Oct. 1710, after which date Record again intermixed with B., and so continued throughout. In general there are separate entries of Contracts and Proclamations, and of Marriages, before 1757.
D. (Deaths and Burials.)
Copies of the registers on microfilm may be consulted in some local libraries and at LDS Family Search Centres around the world. The indexes to baptisms / births and proclamations / marriages can also be searched on the LDS Family Search website or on the IGI on microfiche in local libraries.
LDS Library Film Numbers:
|1040337 Items 2 - 4
||Baptisms, 1634-1697, 1710-1854; Marriages, 1640-1674, 1693-1854; Session book (includes Baptisms), 1697-1710; Session book (includes Marriage proclamations), 1674-1692; Burials, 1783-1854.
|(Data provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
Deaths / burials are listed on Fife Family History Society's Pre-1855 Fife Deaths CD.
Further information on the main Fife page.
Kirk Session records are held at the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library, with digital copies at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh. Some Kirk Session material is to be found in the OPR records (429/1).
Heritors' Records (HR743) are at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh.
At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library, with digital copies of the earlier volumes at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Ferryport-on-Craig Kirk Session
Minutes, 1640-1674; Minutes, 1710-1755; Minutes, 1756-1853; Accounts, 1756-1819; Scroll minutes and accounts, 1763-1776; Accounts (with a few minutes, mostly relating to poors' fund), 1819-1857; Baptismal register 1855-87; Proclamation register 1855-1903, 1855-1903; Proclamation Register, 1887-1921; Communion roll, 1858-1865; Communion roll, 1866-1876; Communion roll, 1880-1885; Communion roll, 1886-1897; Minutes (1853-1905) communion roll (1856-1857), 1853-1905; Minutes, 1905-1926; Minutes, 1926-1976; Vacancy committee and congregational meetings minute book, 1923-1928; Minutes of congregational board, 1950-1962; Cash book, 1857-1885; Cash book, 1886-1900; Cash book, 1901-1927; Cash book, 1928-1949; Cash book, 1950-1962; Collection cash book, 1865-1916; Collection cash book, 1916-1949; File of papers: annual accounts and statistics, 1939-1961; Pew register, 1926; Seat register, 1930; Seat letting book, with enclosures, 1930-1950; Seat letting book, 1950-1961; Proclamations book, 1922-1940; Proclamation register, 1932-1949; Proclamation register, 1961; Communion roll, 1898-1909; Communion roll, 1910-1922; Communion roll, 1923; Communion roll, 1923-1928; Communion roll, 1929-1934; Communion roll, 1935-1944; Communion roll, 1945-1960; Kirk session letter book, 1879-1906; Letter book, 1903-1907; Woman's Guild minute book, 1936-1953; Woman's Guild cash book, 1895-1912; Woman's Guild cash book, 1903-1939; Bundle of collection books, by district, 1923-1928; Cash book, church hall, 1909-1927; Certificates of transferrence stubs, 1965-1981; Certificates of transferrence stubs, 1965-1981; Tayport Parish Church kirk session minute book, 1978-1989; Tayport Parish Church congregational board minute book, 1978-1984; Correspondence files, 1978 - 1980, 1982 - 1985, 1978-1985; Box of papers of session clerk, 1978-1989; Box of papers of session clerk, 1879-1932
Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh but not online:
Ferryport-on-Craig Kirk Session
At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:
Ferryport-on-Craig parish heritors' records
Minutes, 1925-1928; Accounts, 1925-1928; Cash book, 1924-1926.