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CH3Records of Free, United Presbyterian, United Free and Other Protestant Churches1725-1891
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CH3/265
Title Records of Portsoy Free Church / Portsoy West United Free Church / Portsoy United Free Church / Portsoy West Church of Scotland / Portsoy Church of Scotland
Dates 1843-1971
Access status Open
Location On site
Level Fonds
Admin history The congregation of Portsoy Free Church, which sat within the Presbytery of Fordyce, was established in 1843 at the time of the Disruption when the minister of Portsoy Parish Church and the majority of his congregation adhered to the Free Church. A church was built to house the congregation in 1844 which was later reconstructed in 1870. In 1900, upon the union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterians, Portsoy Free Church was renamed Portsoy West United Free and in 1913 Portsoy West was joined with the former United Presbyterian congregation of Portsoy East United Free. The two charges were joined under the name of Portsoy United Free. Following the 1929 union between the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland, Portsoy United Free became Portsoy West Church of Scotland and in 1955 the congregations of Portsoy East Church of Scotland and Portsoy West Church of Scotland were united. A further union later followed in 1972 with the charge of Fordyce, under the name of Fordyce.

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