Braidleas

Braidleas * CRA S NO6108 3

Bredles 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1734 B [17th c. index; one of lands throughout Fife to John (of) Wemyss including Wormiston CRA]
Burdles 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1742 B [17th c. index; one of lands throughout Fife to John (of) Wemyss including Wormiston CRA and Crail]
Braidlayis 1394 Hist. MSS. Comm. 5, no. 12, 624 [an instrument annulling the sasine taken by John Wemyss of Rires KCQ of lands of Wormiston and Braidleas (Braidlayis) CRA made by Annas of Wormiston][101]
Lytill Bredlewis 1516 Crail Register no. 72 [David Spence of Little Braidleas]
(lands of) Lytill Bredlewis 1516 Crail Register no. 72
Mekill Bredlewis 1516 Crail Register no. 72 [lands of the laird of Wormiston (Wilmerstoun)]
Bradleyes 1517 Crail Register no. 28 [Alexander Spence of Braidleas]
Lytill Bredlewys 1520 Crail Register no. 47 [20 s. from the lands of Little Braidleas (Lytill Bredlewys]
Bredleves c.1560 s Assumption, 177 [to Haddington Priory]
Breidles 1571 RMS iv no. 1978 [to Patrick Lord Lindsay of Byres the lands of Wormiston (Wolmerstoun) CRA, Kingscairn (Kingis-Carne) CRA, Braidleas; see CRA Introduction]
Lytill Breidleis 1572 RMS iv no. 2047 [‘near Crail’]
Braidlayis 1594 RMS vi no. 100 [Wormiston (Wormestoun), Braidleas and Kingscairn (Kingiscarne)]
Braidleyis 1618 Retours (Fife) no. 277 [‘8 acres of arable land called Braidleas’ (8 acris terrarum arabilium vocatis Braidleyis)]

Sc braid + Sc lea

‘Broad open grasslands’. It appears to be close to Auld Leas # CRA, q.v. above, but they are distinct lands, Braidleas being associated with Wormiston, while Auld Leas was part of the barony of Cambo KBS. In 1516 there were two parts to the lands of Braidleas, Little Braidleas (Lytill Bredlewis) and Great Braidleas (Mekill Bredlewis): the lands of Little Braidleas are described as follows: ‘between the lands belonging to the service of St Michael on the south, and the common burn descending to the burgh mills of Crail (Caraill) on the west, the lands of the laird of Wormiston (Wilmerstoun) called Meikle Braidleas (Mekill Bredlewis) on the north, and the lands pertaining to the service of St Catherine on the east’ [102] (Crail Register no. 72).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3