Balsillie

Balsillie LSL S NO244025 1 373 140m SEF

Balcely 1488 NAS NRAS 0153/7 [charter by George earl of Rothes in favour of Robert Lundy of Balgonie (Balgony) MAI, of the lands of Balsillie in the barony of Leslie (Lesly) FIF]
Bawcellie 1510 RSS i no. 2010
Balcelly 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 26
landis of Balcelly 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 142
Bawsylle 1522 Fife Ct. Bk. 272 [tax of Drumain (Drummane) LSL and Balsillie ‘in the laird (of) Balgonie’s hands’ (in the lard Balgonys handis) ?7]
Basillie 1542 RMS iii no. 2809
Balsillie 1564 RMS iv no. 1646
(lands of) Ballsillie 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 619 [part of the barony of Leslie]
Balsilly 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
(lands of) Balsillie 1671 Retours (Fife) no. 1100 [James Chrystie]
Bissilly 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Balsillie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G baile + G seileach

‘Farm of (the) willow(s), farm where willow grows’.

    OS Pathf. also shows Balsillie Laws, hills south-east of Balsillie.

    /bəlˈsɪlɪ/ or /bəˈsɪlɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2