Dalbeath

Dalbeath BEA DFL S NT147910 1 384 175m

Trumbillis-Beicht 1557 x 1585 RMS v no. 898
Baith-Trumbill 1563 RMS iv no. 1476
Hakstons B. 1642 Gordon MS Fife [B. is an abbreviation for Beth or the like]
Hackstons beth 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Halkistonnsbaith 1646 Henderson 1865, 18
Turnbulles-Baith 1671 Retours (Fife) no. 1101 [James Halkerstoune]
Turnbull-Baith alias Hackerstouns-Baith 1690 Retours (Fife) no. 1302 [William Hackerston]
Ha tons Beath 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Hackstons Beath 1802 RHP10008
Dalbeath 1828 SGF

The first element Dal is taken from the first part of the surname Dalgleish, the owner of the estate in the early nineteenth century. The older names of this farm were Halkarstons- or Hackstonsbeath and Turnbullbeath. The Halkarstons appear as tenants of Dunfermline Abbey in the 1530s (see Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. passim).

The Turnbulls held these lands before the Halkarstons. Various members of the Turnbull family appear as tenants of Dunfermline Abbey in the 1530s (see Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. passim).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1