Carnock Parish Records


Church History

The medieval church was appropriated to the ministry of the Red Friars at Scotlandwell. There may have been an early dedication to St. Cearnach. Ministry began in 1563 in the person of Richard Brown, reader. Until 1976 the session was within the jurisdiction of Dunfermline and Kinross Presbytery, after which time it was within the jurisdiction of Dunfermline Presbytery. In 1994 the session changed its name to Carnock and Oakley Kirk Session.
Cairneyhill Associate Congregation, which belonged to the Antiburgher branch of the Secession Church, was formed out of a praying society in Torryburn that had acceded to the Associate Presbytery in 1737. The congregation, which sat within the Presbytery of Dunfermline and Kinross, was initially documented under the name of Torryburn but the church, which was built in 1752, was sited at Cairneyhill and accordingly the charge soon adopted the name of Cairneyhill. The first minister of Cairneyhill Associate Congregation, James Burt, was ordained in 1755. In 1900, upon the union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterians, Cairneyhill U.P. became Cairneyhill United Free Church and following the 1929 union between the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church, Cairneyhill U.F. became Cairneyhill Church of Scotland. In 1968 Cairneyhill formed a link with the congregation of Torryburn and Newmills however this link was later terminated in 1983 in favour of a link with the charge of Limekilns. The congregation, which remains active today, presently sits within the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Dunfermline.
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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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, USA, but available on microfilm at LDS Family History Centres around the world:
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Heritors' Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Land & Property

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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:

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