Beath Dalziel

Beath Dalziel * BEA DFL S

Baith Danyell 1561 Dunf. Reg. p. 436
Baith Danyell 1561 Dunf. Reg. p. 438

en Beath + pn Dalzeil

From 1519 William Danyeal(l) appears often in the Dunfermline burgh records as a sergeant of the burgh court (see Dunf. Recs. passim). William Dangzell, the same man, appears as one of an assise of the Dunfermline Regality Court in 1533 (Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 100). He appears as Wille Danyel in 1515 (Dunf. Gild Ct. Bk. 53). In the index of Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. it is suggested that this name represents Dalziel (Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 218). This identification is supported by one of the spellings of the place-name Dalziel given in Black 1946, s.n. viz Danzhaell (1518). Certainly Dangzell and Danyell represent the same name. Note that the z in all the above spellings represents Z (yogh). In 1497 one James Danyeell, presumably a forebear of the above-mentioned William, is fined along with one Rob Trottar (Trotar) ‘for the trubling of the toune and ilkane of othir’ (Dunf. Recs. {71}).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1