Balgrummo

Balgrummo SCO S NO373033 1 373 90m SEF

totam terram meam de Balgormak 1266 x 1270 Barrow 1971 no. 14 [Adam of Kilconquhar (Kylleconnech) earl of Carrick grants to Elias of Kinninmonth (Kynnynmond) CER ‘all my land of Balgrummo in the shire of Scoonie’ (in syra de Scony); see also ibid. 115, and note 5]
Balgarmow 1438 x 1440 RMS ii no. 239 [see under Ceres, above]
Balgormo 1452 x 1480 RMS ii no. 1444 [one of the lands belonging to the Church of St Andrews]
Balgormo 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 130 [Thomas Watson in Balgrummo]
Ballgrummo 1587 Assumption 15
Balgrummo 1605 Retours (Fife) no. 159 [Laurence Sinclair, 40 merks yearly ‘from the western half of the toun and lands of Balgrummo’ (de occidentale dimidietate villae et terrarum de Balgrummo)]
Balgromo 1615 RMS vii no. 1583
Balgormo 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Balgormo Cotton 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Balgrimo 1644 Retours (Fife) no. 680 [Alex. Gibson of Durie SCO, in barony of Durie]
? Billyhoill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Balgormo 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Balgormo-Cottoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Balgruno 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 920 [John Gibson of Durie SCO]
Balgrummo 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Balgrumie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Balgrummo 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G baile + pn Gormac or Gormag

‘Gormac/g’s farm’. Watson’s suggestion that it contains gronn can be discounted because of the earliest forms (1926, 380). And the persistently recurring initial g rules out the common pn Cormac, which occurs twice in east Fife in combination with baile as Balcormo (see CBE and LAR s.n.).

    The diminutive form of this name, Gormacán, occurs in OIr sources (CGH §145 d 40, spelt Gormucán).

    /bəlˈgrʌmo/ or /bəlˈgrɪmo/.[281]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2