Conland

Conland FAL S NO2504 2

Condolane c.1350 RMS i app.2 no. 760 A [16th c. index]
Condland c.1350 RMS i app.2 no. 760 B [17th c. index; earl of Fife to Thomas Lumsden (Lumisdaine), lands of Drum (Drum) FAL <and> Conland (Condland)]
Condlane 1454 NLS MS Adv. 15.1.18 no. 53 [or Condlanne, with suspension mark over second n]
(Thomas Lumsden of) Condlane 1466 Dunf. Reg. no. 458
the tua Condalanis 1475 ADA 64
(Lumsden of) Condelain 1476 ADA 53
(mains of) Condolane 1507 RMS ii no. 3143
(lands of) Westir Condolane 1507 RMS ii no. 3143
(barony of) Condolane 1507 RMS ii no. 3143 [consisting of Mains of Conland, Wester Conland and Drum]
Williame Smytht in Condelane 1520 Fife Ct. Bk. 204 [William Smith]
Coneland c.1560 s Purves 155
(lands and barony of) Condlane 1564 RMS iv no. 1523
Condeland 1587 Assumption 15
Conland 1654 Retours (Fife) no. 1591 [David lord Balvaird]
Conlane 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Condland 1654 Lamont’s Diary 73 [Harry Wemyss, laird of Conland, died]
Condland Wester 1663 Lamont’s Diary 165 [David Lundy of Conland Wester]
Cantin 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [presumably a transcription error for Canlin; also W Cantin and Mill of Cantin]
Coanland 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also E Coanland and W Coanland]
East Conland 1828 SGF
Middle Conland 1828 SGF
West Conland 1828 SGF
East Conland 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Mid Conland 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
West Conland 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? G con- or ? G + G lann

‘Grouping or collection of enclosures (lann)’? For a discussion of con- as a collective element in place-names in Ross and Cromarty, see Watson 1904, 91, 176; for Aberdeenshire examples, see Alexander 1952, 38, 224, 225–6. Alternatively the first element may be an oblique form of G ‘dog’ (gen. con), ‘dog-enclosure’. The element lann ‘enclosure, enclosed field’ is also found in the name Falkland. The medial vowel which appears frequently in some early forms can be explained as an epenthetic vowel which could have arisen in the Gaelic- or the Scots-speaking period. The medial d is more difficult to explain; but compare the early forms of Denmore DBG and Kinloch CLS (PNF 4).

    Note that RMS ii seems to confuse Conland (Condolane) with Cuthlands # in its index, but this latter is not the same place, being in the lands of Lathrisk, probably in KTT (q.v.).

    OS Pathf. also shows Conland Burn, the boundary between FAL and LSL, flowing east into the Coul Reservoir and then the Coul Burn. On this burn, Ainslie/Fife (1775) has Coanland Mill, shown as Mill of Cantin on Roy (1753).

    There is a similar name in Strathearn, which appears only once, as Kirkfurd de Connolane (1508 RMS ii no. 3238). It lay in Monzievaird and Strowan PER, at around NN82 21 (Watson, A. 2002, under Kirkfurd).

    /ˈkɔnlənd/ or /ˈkɔnlən/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2