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Largo Parish Records



Church History

The church of Largo was dedicated by Bishop de Bernham in 1243 and belonged, prior to the reformation, to the Benedictine Nunnery of North Berwick. It is thought that the church was rebuilt in the early years of the 17th cent and restoration work was later carried out in 1894. In 1958 Largo united with Newburn under the name of Largo and Newburn and a link was later established in 1987 with the charge of Largo St David's. The kirk session sits within the Presbytery of St Andrews.

At the time of the Disruption in 1843 the minister of the parish of Largo, and a substantial proportion of his congregation, adhered to the Free Church, and for a time worshipped in a temporary wooden building until the church of Largo Free Church was opened in 1844. Mission work was additionally conducted from 1884 in the district of New Gilston. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, Largo Free Church became the session of Largo United Free Church and after a brief linkage with Lathones from 1917 to 1924, the congregation was dissolved.

The Relief congregation of Largo dates back to the year 1771 and it is thought to have been established as the result of a group of parishioners who were expressing dissatisfaction with the Established Church. A church was erected to house the new congregation, which was later rebuilt in 1872, and on 18 March 1772 the first minister, Robert Patterson, was ordained. From 1847 the church was part of the United Presbyterian Church. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, the congregation became Lower Largo United Free Church, later Lower Largo St David's U.F.; and following the union of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland in 1929, Largo St David's Church of Scotland. In 1987 Largo St David's, which sits within the Presbytery of St Andrews, linked with the charge of Largo and Newburn.

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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 Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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

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

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Court Records

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Heritors' Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Land & Property

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Occupations

At the National Archives 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)


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