Milton

Milton BGY S NT181960 1 90m

le Mylntoun de Inchegall 1477 RMS ii no. 1335 [le Mylntoun de Inchegall excepto molendino de I<nchegall> (‘except for the mill of Inchgall’)]
Smedyland de Myltoun 1536 RMS iv no. 3
Brewland de Miltoun 1536 RMS iv no. 3
Milton 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Miltoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Milton 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [or Millton, word divided by fold on map]
Milltown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Milltown 1828 SGF
Milton 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc milntoun

‘Mill farm’. Note that Milton is distinct from Inchgall Mill, a distinction which goes back at least as far as 1477 (RMS ii no. 1335). Half the mill of Lochore, probably Inchgall Mill, is granted by John of Wemyss to Andrew Valence, confirmed by royal charter in 1372 (RMS i no. 518). The distinction between Milton and Inchgall Mill is also made, for example, on Ainslie/Fife (1775), SGF (1828) and OS 6 inch 1st. edn.; however, on OS Pathf. Milton is not marked, and Inchgall Mill appears as Inchgall Farm (NT185956). There are remains of mills on the River Ore at both places.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1