Lochgelly

Lochgelly ADN S NT185935 1 384 150m

(Adam de) Lochgelly 1290 x 1296 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 3 [15c. copy; a free tenant in barony of Lochore]
totam terram ... de Lochgelly 1354 RRS vi no. 132 [o.c.; royal inspection of a charter of Agnes Crambeth to James Valence on their marriage; she holds all the land concerning her of Lochgelly (totam terram me contingentem de Lochgelly) of Andrew Valence]
Lochgelli 1354 RRS vi no. 132 [o.c.; see previous]
the twa tennandris of Loch’gyelly 1476 ADA 52 [o.c.; see ADN Introduction]
du<e> tenandri<e> de Lochgilly 1476 RMS ii no. 1233
Lochtgellie 1557 x 1585 RMS v no. 898 [See *Beath-Bell BEA]
Lochgellie-Westir 1557 x 1585 RMS v no. 898 [See *Beath-Coutts BEA]
(lands of) Eister Lochgellie 1636 RMS ix no. 541 [Boswells of Balmuto, barony of Glassmount (Glasmonth) KGH]
W. Loch Gelley 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [sic]
E. Loch Gelly 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Loch Gelly 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [divided into E. and W., to the north of the loch called L. Gelly]
Loch Gelly 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Lochgelly 1775 Ainslie/Fife
W. Lochgelly 1775 Ainslie/Fife

en Loch Gelly

Transferred name from the neighbouring Loch Gelly, which see. The lands of Lochgelly were divided into two parts by 1476. These appear as E. and W. Lochgelly on Blaeu (Pont and Gordon), while on Ainslie/Fife (1775) only W. Lochgelly is marked, along with Lochgelly House and the village of Lochgelly. Wester Lochgelly is now known as Westerton. In the nineteenth century Newton was also created from the lands of Lochgelly. In the 1790s Lochgelly is named as the only village in the parish in OSA (p. 45).

/lɔxˈgɛlɪ/, /ləxˈgɛlɪ/, locally /ləˈgɛlɪ/.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1