Balbeggie # BGY S NT184958 1 85m
Balbeghe 1536 RMS iv no. 3
Balbegy 1547 RMS iv no. 47 [‘Balbegy cum molendino fullonum (with the waulkmill)’, in the barony of Inchgall]
Balbegie 1616 RMS vii no. 1405 [part of the lands of Wester Lochoreshire; see BGY Introduction]
Balbegie 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 619
Balbigie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Balbiggy 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Balbiggie 1828 SGF
Balbeggie 1856 OS 6 inch 1 edn. [Marked as ‘ruin’]
G baile + G beag + ? – in
‘(Place of the) small estate’? Or ‘(place of) the estate of a man called or nicknamed Beag’? It formed part of the lands of Inchgall BGY (RMS iv no. 3). Remains of a ditched enclosure have been found on the site (Henderson 1990, s.n.).
Note that there was a waulkmill attached to this estate in the mid-sixteenth century (RMS iv no. 47). This would have lain on the near-by River Ore. The more precise NGR is NT1845 9585.
Balbeggie KDT, DSX shares the same etymology, while the specific is found in (The) Begg (Farm) ADN, KGH.
/balˈbɛgɪ/ or /bəlˈbɛgɪ/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1