Caberswells

Caberswells # KCQ S NO452093 3

Cabriswallis 1476 RMS ii no. 1245 [associated with lands of Rires, Falfield, Bowhill and Frostleys #, all KCQ; see Rires for more details]
Cabirswallis 1477 RMS ii no. 1302
Cabiris-willis 1507 RMS ii no. 3052
Caberiswallis 1594 RMS vi no. 120
Tabbirs-vallis 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [transcription error for Cabbirs-vallis; Robert Forbes, in barony of Rires (Reres) KCQ]
Cabdoiswallis 1618 RMS vii no. 1928 [‘vel Caverwallis’; presumably for *Cabriswallis or similar]
Caberiswallis 1630 RMS ix no. 1585
Cabersuallies 1686 Retours (Fife) no. 1273 [Robert Forbes of Rires (Kires)]
Cabots Walls 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [north of Dunicher Law, north-east of Falfield]
Caberswells 1786 Sasines no. 1447

? + Sc wall

‘Wells amongst tree-trunks or poles’? This assumes that the first element is Sc caber (a loan-word from G cabar) ‘tree trunk, pole cut from a tree, rafter in building’. The first element may also be a personal name, although there is nothing appropriate in Black 1946. Note that there is a field called Caberton in CER (NO375114) shown on a map of Kingarroch (Kingarrock) apparently made in the early twentieth century.[168]

The NGR given is inferred from Roy’s Cabots Walls, which appears to be at or near OS Pathf. Northtown of Falfield.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3