Cordis Mailing KCQ S NO465078 1 374 180m
Cardie’s Mealen 1805 Gilston House Plan 2 [lands marching with Gilston]
Cordiesmailing 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Cordies Mealling 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [shown at NO462072]
Cordesroume or Cordesmailling 1799 Sasines no. 5356
Cordies Mealling 1850s OS Name Book 23, 5
Cordies Mealling 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Cordies Mealling 1969 OS 1 inch sheet 56
? pn Cordie + Sc mailing
‘Tenant farm (or rent paid for such) of Cordie?’ Cordie is not a personal name in Black 1946. It may be an abbreviated or hypocoristic form of Cordner, a surname (derived from cordner or cordwainer ‘shoe-maker’). Roy (1753) shows Cordylone north-west of Largoward KCQ, which must contain the same specific. The name on OS Pathf. is that of an area in the north of Largoward. However, the 1855 and 1969 maps show it as a more precisely located settlement at NO462072, some 500 m south-west of the OS Pathf. location.
The element mailing occurs in a handful of Fife place-names (see s.v. Elements Glossary, PNF 5), including one on the lands of Elie, Peterismeling 1643 RMS ix no. 1470.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3