Carnbee Parish Records


Church History

The old parish church of Carnbee, which was rebuilt in 1793, belonged prior to the reformation to the Abbey of Dunfermline and the session records ministry from 1564, in the person of William Scott. In 1971 the Kirk Session of Carnbee, which sits within the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of St Andrews, established a link with Pittenweem.
 

The church of the Free Church of Carnbee was built in Arncroach and opened in 1845, but the charge, partly due to an attempt to unite the congregation with that of Pittenweem, wasn't sanctioned until 1851. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, Carnbee Free Church became Carnbee United Free Church and in 1921 the name of the charge was changed to Carnbee and Bonerbo, due to the existence of a mission hall at Bonerbo. Following the 1929 union of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland, Carnbee and Bonerbo joined with the parish church congregation of Carnbee, under the name of Carnbee, and in 1950 the Bonerbo mission hall was disposed of. In 1971 the Kirk Session of Carnbee, which sits within the Presbytery of St Andrews, established a link with Pittenweem.

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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:

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

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

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Heritors' Records

At the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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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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Data provided by the  Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)