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CH16Free Church of Scotland Records1823-1977
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CH16/15
Title Records of Keiss Free/Wick Martyrs/Wick & Keiss Free Church
Dates 1892-2004
Access status Open
Location Off site
Level Fonds
Admin history The Minister of Keiss and many of his congregation adhered to the Free Church and 'came out' at the Disruption of 1843. The congregation was left without a place of worship, and when the minister left the district, the vacant charge was reduced to a preaching station until a new church was built in 1852. Here the congregation continued to worship until 1894 when a further new church was built. The United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland united in 1900, forming the United Free Church, and a number of the Keiss congregation followed this line to the United Free Church. However, a minority did not join the United Free Church and continued to worship as Keiss Free Church of Scotland. The congregation was subsequently linked with Wick Martyrs Free church, with both congregations worshipping in their separate buildings, until 1980 when the two charges were formally united to form Wick and Keiss Free Church.
Arrangement This collection has been arranged in the following way -
1. Kirk Session Minutes
2. Board Minutes
3. Financial Records
4. Communion Rolls
5. Baptismal Registers
6. Marriage Proclamation Registers - no records listed
7. Marriage Registers - no records listed
8. Commemorative Records - no records listed
9. Organisation Records - no records listed
10. Photographs - no records listed
11. Other sections - no records listed
12. Maps and Plans - no records listed
Related material CH3/1419, CH3/185, CH3/1189

National Records of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY; tel +44 (0) 131 535 1314; email: [email protected]