Brunton * DNO S NO512092 3
Bruntoun 1641 RMS ix no. 2107 [see Chesters DNO]
Bruntone 1644 Retours (Fife) no. 673 [see Chesters DNO]
Bruntoun 1654 Retours (Fife) no. 832 [Chestors and Bruntoun]
Burntoun 1745 Dunino Kirk Session Records fo 401r
Sc burn + Sc toun
‘Farm on or near a burn’. The burn in question is probably either the Kinaldy Burn or the upper reaches of the Dunino Burn (called Chesters Burn on OS 6 inch 1st edn). Along with Chesters DNO it was a division of the lands of Pittarthie DNO. Brunton is not marked on any map, and is now obsolete, whereas Chesters is still a farm, and is marked on Blaeu (Pont) and (Gordon). See also Brunton MAI, PNF 2.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3