Anstruther Wester Parish Records


Church History

See also the Anstruther Easter page.

The church of Anstruther Wester was dedicated to St Ethernan and belonged, prior to the reformation, to the Priory of Pittenweem. In 1961 Anstruther Wester and Anstruther Easter were united together to form the session of Anstruther St Adrian's, and a further union followed in 1973 between Anstruther St Adrian's and Anstruther Chalmer's Memorial, under the name of Anstruther. The kirk session sits within the Presbytery of St Andrews.
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Church Records

At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library, with digital copies of the earlier volumes at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh but not online:

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Court Records

At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library:

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Heritors' Records

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Land & Property

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Occupations

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Parochial Board  /  Parish Council Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

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School Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

Entries less than 50 years old may contain sensitive personal information and are not on open access. If you are a former pupil you are entitled to see your own entry. Please contact the Archivist for further details.
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Taxation

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Town Records

Under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c.25) , the Fife royal burghs of Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester and the burgh of Kilrenny were amalgamated to create the United Burghs of Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester. The Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester Town Council was abolished in 1975.

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

At the Special Collections Dept. of St Andrews University Library:

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

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Voting Registers

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Data provided by the  Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)