Fife was an important royal and political centre from the reign of King Malcolm III onwards, as the leaders of Scotland gradually moved southwards away from their ancient strongholds around Scone. Malcolm had his principal home in Dunfermline and his wife Margaret was the main benefactor of Dunfermline Abbey. The Abbey replaced Iona as the final resting place of Scotland's royal elite, with Robert I amongst those to be buried there. 
- Map of Eastern Division 1885
- Visitation(s) of England and Wales County Index entries for persons whose pedigree first entry, or family seat, in the Visitation(s) is in Fife, or who appears listed in a pedigree, addendum or correction to the Visitation(s) as born in Fife.