Devon

Devon KTT S NO340057 1 373 170m

Dovyn c.1320 SHS Misc. v, 13 [o.c.; Thomas Sibbald (Sybbald) grants to his daughter and Peter Balfour, her spouse, his whole land of Devon, both eastern and western parts]
(lands of) Dowene 1511 RMS ii no. 3567 [lands of Devon (Dowene) consisting of Over Devon, Nether Devon, Milldeans and mill (Over Dowene, Nether Dowene, Myll-denys)]
(John Balfour of) Dovyne 1513 Laing Chrs. no. 294
Thomas Balfour of Dovine 1522 Fife Ct. Bk. 272 [cruelly slain by William Lindsay and his men]
Duving c.1560 s Purves 154 [?2]
Douyne 1587 Assumption 14 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory]
Commone of Dovene 1594 RMS vi no. 117 [see Devon Common KTT, below]
Dowyn 1596 Retours (Fife) no. 1531 [Martin Balfour, in the lands of Down, both the eastern and western parts, with mills, and free hold of its land called East Down (Eist Dowyn) and the commons, in the barony of Balgonie]
Deving 1606 Retours (Fife) no. 178 [in the barony of Balgonie MAI]
Diuey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [also Cottoun of Di<u>ey, written Diney]
Doven 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [also Doven Craigs]
Devon 1684 Adair/East Fife
Datinn 1753 Roy [misidentified as a separate place-name in PNF 2, 253]
Divan 1767 RHP23507
Devon 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Over and Nether Dovan 1787 Sasines no. 1765 [see Pilkimbare # KTT]
Dovan Common 1795 RHP2580
Dovan Town 1795 RHP2580 [a cluster of four buildings marked on plan]
Dovan 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Dovan 1828 SGF
Devon 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G domhain

‘Deep, low-lying, lying in a hollow’. Compare also Ball Domain ‘deep spot, hollow’ in Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer (Jackson 1972 no. IV and note p. 68); Baldovan near Dundee; and Dovan’s Den, on the boundary of the burgh of Newburgh FIF (see Laing 1876, 151 footnote).

    On RHP23512 (an early nineteenth-century plan) Devon Common (Dovan Common) is one of the farms marching with Devon (Dovan) KTT and Milldeans (Milndeans) KTT. For Devon Common KWY/KTT (both farm and common), see Section 1, above.

    /ˈdɛvən/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2