Welltree KTT S NO295064 1 373
Waltree 1740 Silver 1987, 24 [quoting from the Rothes Papers; see discussion]
Weltree 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
The Walltree 1755 RHP23503
Wells 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Wells 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Well Tree 1828 SGF
Welltree 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc wall + Sc tree
‘Well tree, tree at a well’. There is a well a hundred yards or so to the north-east of the house on the 1856 map. It is first mentioned in 1740 as a place on the main road from Kirkcaldy to Cupar: an extract from the minutes of the commissioners of supply for Fife includes a petition for the repair of this road between Waltree and Milntail (Milltail FAL) (Silver 1987, 24).
The old local pronunciation is /ˈwaltrɪ/ or (with the definite article) /ðəˈwaltrɪ/.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2