Elie Parish Records


Church History

A church was built and endowed in Elie by William Scott of Ardross, trustee of his father, Sir William Scott of Elie. It was opened on 17 April 1639, but ministry is recorded from 1622. The parish of Elie was disjoined from Kilconquhar on 11 September 1641. The steeple was built by Sir John Anstruther of Anstruther in 1726. On Earlsferry point there was a hospital or hostel to which probably a chapel was attached, founded by Duncan, Earl of Fife, who died in 1154. After the foundation of Elie Free Church in 1844 (later known as Elie Wood Memorial), the parish became known as Elie Old. Elie Old and Elie Wood Memorial united in 1949 to form Elie, which in turn was linked with Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh on 24 April 1977.
Elie Church - 350 years, 1639 - 1989 by David Thomson is available from the Fife Family History Society.
A new church was erected in 1887 and called Elie New 'Wood Memorial Church'. Wood Memorial Church united with Elie Old Church of Scotland on 5 June 1949. Elie was linked with Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh on 24 April 1977
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Church Records

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Heritors' Records

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Land & Property

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Parochial Board  /  Parish Council Records

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School Records

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Town Records

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