meas tres Tarvez 1204 x 1228 Campbell 1911, 222 [o.c.; Earl Malcolm of Fife infefts Richard, son of Andrew of Linton, in ‘my three Tarvits’, Findas (Findakech) CER, TVX and half of Balbirnie (Balebranin) MAI]
domino de Ynglistarwet c.1315 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 5 [Michael of Wemyss (Wemis), knight, gave to John of Inglis (de Ynglis) ‘lord of *Inglistarvit’ a third part of the mill of Tarvit (Tarwet)]
Ale and<er> Inglis de Tarvat 1476 RMS ii no. 1233
Ale <ander> Tarvate de eodem 1482 RMS ii no. 1500 [‘of that ilk’]
baronia de Tarwald 1488 RMS ii no. 1715 [to Alexander Inglis of Tarvit (Tarwald) the lands of Tarvit and Over and Nether Caiplie (Caploquhy superiore et inferiore) KRY, and half of Balbirnie (Balbirny) MAI united in the barony of Tarvit]
Ale and<er> Inglis de Terwald 1489 RMS ii no. 1878 [to Alexander, and his wife Janet Durham (Durehame), half the lands of Caiplie (Caploychquhy) called the Netherton of Caiplie (le Nethertoun de Caploychquhy) KRY, with its mill]
Ale ander Inglis de Tarvat 1491 NAS GD26/3.796 [at an inquest in Cupar he is described as ‘sheriff of Fife’ (vicecomiti de Fyffe)]
Ale <ander> Inglis de Terwat 1508 RMS ii no. 3274
Ale <ander> Ingilis de Tarvet 1513 RMS ii no. 3836 [to Alexander Inglis, a third of the lands of Skelpie (Caskelpy) CLT]
Johnne Inglis of Terwat 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 132
Ale ander Inglis de Tervat 1520 Fife Ct. Bk. 169
Ale andero Inglis de Tervait 1541 RMS iii no. 2273 [the lands, tower and mill of Tarvit (Tervait), the lands of Caiplie Overton called Thirdpart (Caple-Ovirtoun called Thrid-part) KRY, and Netherton of Caiplie (Nethirtoun de Caple), with its mill, half the lands of Balbirnie (Bawbirne) MAI, and the fishings of the said lands, and of the mains lands of Tarvit, with the outsets, tenants etc.... incorporated into the free barony of Tarvit (Tarvait)]
Ale and<er> Inglis de Tarvet 1548 Retours (Fife) no. 18 [Alexander Inglis, son of the Alexander Inglis of Tarvit (Tarvet) who died at the battle of Pinkie (Pinkecleuch) in 1547, in the barony and lands of Tarvit, as per 1541 RMS iii no. 2273, with addition of the lands of East Pitcorthie (Eister Pitcorthie) KRY]
baronia de Tervat 1550 RMS iv no. 406 [to Alexander Inglis of Tarvit, and his wife, the lands of Tarvit and their mill and the Milton (Mylntoun), the lands of Balbirnie (Balbarny) MAI, in the barony of Tarvit]
Mylis Tarvet c.1560 s Assumption 55 [in error for Inglis Tarvet; its teinds to St Mary’s Collegiate Kirk, St Andrews]
piscarias dict<arum> terrarum dominicalium de Tarvat 1579 RMS iv no. 2926 [to John Inglis son and heir of Alexander Inglis of Tarvit (Tarvat) and to Elizabeth Carnegie (Carnegy) his spouse, the lands and barony of Tarvit (Tarvat) and the ‘fishings of the said mains lands of Tarvit’]
Tarvatt 1580 1592 RMS v no. 2206 [John Inglis ‘then of Tarvit’ (tunc de Tarvatt); see next entry]
Inglis-Tarvatt 1592 RMS v no. 2206 [king confirms a charter dated 1580 ‘at Tarvit’ (apud Tarvatt), by which the late Alexander Inglis of *Inglistarvit, for the fulfillment of a contract of marriage between himself and his son John Inglis on the one hand, and Master David Carnegie of Panbride (Panbryd) ANG and Elizabeth Carnegie on the other, sold to the said John Inglis and Elizabeth Carnegie his wife, the lands of East Pitcorthie (Eister Pitcorthy) in the parish of Kilrenny (Kylrynny)]
Johannis I<nglis> de Tarvat 1597 RMS vi no. 637 [king confirms charter of David Balfour of Baledmond (Balledmonth) FGN, in which, for the fulfillment of a marriage contract, grants to his son Andrew Balfour and his wife Euphemia Inglis, daughter of John Inglis of Tarvit, various lands]
unam baroniam de Tarwet 1603 x 1604 RMS vi no. 1529 [to Alexander Inglis, son of John Inglis of Tarvit (Tarvet), his lands and barony of Tarvit]
apud Inglis-Tarvet 1603 x 1604 RMS vi no. 1529
baronia de Tarvett 1611 RMS vii no. 576 [King James VI grants to John Scott of Knight’s Pottie (Knychtispottie), Dron PER, his director of chancery, the lands of Caiplie KRY (q.v.) in the barony of Tarvit by annexation, to be created the free barony of Caiplie]
Ale ander Inglis de Tarvett 1611 RMS vii no. 588 [king confirms charter of Alexander Inglis of Tarvit, by which he sells to Master John Scott of Knight’s Pottie (Knytispottie), Dron PER, with the consent of Alexander’s wife Martha Johnston (Johnstoun), lady Tarvit (domine Tarvett), the lands of Tarvit, with fortalice, manor place, rabbit warren, mill, mill-lands etc., fishings]
Johannes Inglis de Tarvett 1612 RMS vii no. 608 [anent lands of Balbirnie MAI; note that John Inglis is still calling himself ‘of Tarvit’ a year after the sale of Tarvit to Scott]
(lands and barony of) Tarvett 1612 RMS vii no. 747 [see Scotstarvit CER]
(free barony of) Scottistarvett 1612 RMS vii no. 747 [see Scotstarvit CER]
Inglistarvett 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1550 [John Arnott of Chapel Kettle (Chepillkettill) KTT, heir of Margaret Arnott ... 20 bolls of victuals from the mains lands of ‘Inglistarvit now called Scotstarvit, with the mill and mill lands, in the barony of Tarvit’ (Inglistarvett nunc Scottistarvett nuncupatis, cum molendino terrisque molendariis, in baronia de Tarvett)]
Inglis-Tarvett 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1552 [Alexander Inglis, heir of Alexander Inglis the brother of the late John Inglis of *Inglistarvit, ... ?40 from the lands and barony of Tarvit (Tarwett) and its mill]
Inglis Tarvet now callit Scottis Tarvet 1621 APS iv, 678 [NAS PA2/20, fos 88r-89v]
the said place of Inglischtarvet now callit Scottistarvet 1621 APS iv, 678 [NAS PA2/20, fos 88r-89v]
pn Inglis + en Tarvit
‘That part of Tarvit held by the Inglis family’; this refers to those lands in the western part of the territory of Tarvit roughly co-extensive with that part of the medieval parish of Tarvit (TVX) which was united with CER in the early modern period. The eastern part, which was united with CUP, belonged to the bishops of St Andrews, and was held of them by the Wiltons (see Tarvit CUP, PNF 4 and Barrow 1974, 38–9). Another division of the lands of Tarvit known as Wester Tarvit, later Wemyss Tarvit (now Hill of Tarvit), held by the Wemyss family as the name indicates, was also united with CUP.
Inglis (OSc inglis ‘English’) developed as the family-name of the descendant of Richard of Linton, almost certainly Linton in Spofforth, west of Wetherby in the West Riding of Yorkshire, who was also known as Richard ‘the Englishman’ (anglicus) (N. Berwick Cart. no. 10; Barrow 1980, 88–9, 130). In an original charter, Earl Malcolm I of Fife (1204–28) grants Richard of Linton, son of Andrew of Linton, in return for the service of one knight, the earl’s ‘three Tarvits’, as well as Findas CER, TVX and half of Balbirnie MAI (Campbell 1911, 222).
This three-fold division found in Earl Malcolm’s grant is echoed in a charter of c.1315, by which Michael of Wemyss (Wemis), knight, gave to John Inglis (de Ynglis), described as lord of *Inglistarvit (the earliest mention of this name), a third part of the mill of Tarvit. The Wemyss family had clearly acquired land in the earl’s part of Tarvit, and if their share in the mill is anything to go by, their holding consisted of two of the three thirds of the earl’s Tarvit granted to Richard of Linton a hundred years earlier. It can only be concluded that the Wemyss family’s gain had been the Inglis family’s loss.
The Wemyss share of Tarvit was known as Wester Tarvit by 1392 (Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 21), and later became known as Wemyss Tarvit, with the affix of the family name mirroring the neighbouring Inglis Tarvit. It is now known as Hill of Tarvit CUP, TVX. Since these lands became part of CUP, they are discussed more fully in PNF 4 (under Tarvit and Hill of Tarvit).
From the later fifteenth century the lands of Caiplie KRY, also held by the Inglis family, were part of the barony of Tarvit (i.e. *Inglistarvit) (see for example 1488 RMS ii no. 1715).
The Inglis family could also hold land in Tarvit outwith Inglistarvit proper, as for example in 1541, when one Alexander Inglis (a close relative of the Inglis of Inglistarvit) is styled ‘of Hilltarvit’ CUP, TVX (de Hilltervait) (RMS iii no. 2273), which lay within the regality of St Andrews (i.e. that part of Tarvit held by the Church).
In 1611 the lands and barony of Inglistarvit (including Caiplie KRY) were sold by Alexander Inglis and bought by Sir John Scott (RMS vii nos. 576, 588), and already by 1612 the barony is being referred to as ‘Scotstarvit’(RMS vii no. 747), while in 1613 we read that the lands of *Inglistarvit are ‘now called Scotstarvit’ (Inglistarvett nunc Scottistarvett nuncupatis). For more on this change of name, see Scotstarvit CER, TVX, below.
For a discussion of the name Tarvit itself, see Tarvit CUP, TVX, PNF 4.
The above NGR is that of Scotstarvit Tower CER, TVX.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2