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Ballingry Parish Records



Church History

In the 13th cent the church of Ballingry existed as a dependant chapel of Auchterderran and ministry here is recorded from 1561 in the person of Peter Watson. The old church of Ballingray was rebuilt and enlarged in 1831. Lochcraig was linked with Ballingray at the start of the 21st cent. The kirk session sat within the Presbytery of Kinross, later Kinross and Dunfermline and presently of Dunfermline.
The kirk session of Lochcraig was initially founded in 1908 as the charge of Glencraig and Lochore United Free Church and in 1929, upon the union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church, Glencraig and Lochore U.F. became the congregation of Lochcraig Church of Scotland. Lochcraig was joined in later years with the charge of Ballingry and the kirk session, which remains active today under the name of Ballingry and Lochcraig , sat within the Presbytery of Dunfermline and Kinross until the restructuring of the Presbyteries in 1976, when it became part of the Presbytery of Dunfermline.
Lumphinnans Free Church began as a preaching station organised in 1896, with a temporary iron church. In 1900 it passed to the United Free Church, which raised it to full status two years later. A new church was subsequently built. After transferring to the Church of Scotland, Lumphinnans united with Cowdenbeath Guthrie Memorial as Cowdenbeath North linked with Beath, in 1972. In 1998 Beath and Cowdenbeath North was formed by the union of these two churches. The Church of Scotland charge was in the presbytery of Dunfermline and Kinross and the synod of Fife.
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Church Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

Included in the Old Parochial Registers on microfilm and at the ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh but not online:

At the ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh but not online:

At the ScotlandsPeople Centre and on the ScotlandsPeople website:
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Heritors' Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Land & Property

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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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