Caiplie

Caiplie KRY S NO590052 1 374 10m

terram de Caplawin 1235 NLS MS Acc. 8487 [o.c.; see KRY Introduction, Caiplie Charter of 1235]
Caplawynis Burne 1235 NLS MS Acc. 8487 [o.c.; see preceding]
sicketum de Alde Caplawin 1235 NLS MS Acc. 8487 [o.c.; ‘burn of *Allt Caiplie’; see preceding]
David domino de Caplawhy 1312 x 1332 Dryb. Lib. no. 302
(Margaret of) Caplachy 1381 RMS i no. 644 [daughter of John of Caiplie (Caplochy)]
(lands of) Caplochy 1381 RMS i no. 644
Capeloghy c.1420 Chron. Wyntoun vol. 4, 178 [‘Than Adriane with his cumpany | Togidder come in Capeloghy’]
Caplachi c.1420 Chron. Wyntoun vol. 4, 179 [‘Than Adryane with his company | To gedyr come to Caplachi’]
Caploquhy 1488 RMS ii no. 1715 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
(half the lands of) Caploychquhy 1489 RMS ii no. 1878 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
le Nethertoun de Caploychquhy 1489 RMS ii no. 1878 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
Cayplowy 1522 Fife Ct. Bk. 235
Caple-Ovirtoun 1541 RMS iii no. 2273 [‘the lands of Caiplie Overton called Thirdpart’(terras de Caple-Ovirtoun, Thrid-Part nuncup<atas>); see Thirdpart KRY and *Inglistarvit CER]
(lands of) Nethirtoun de Caple 1541 RMS iii no. 2273 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
Caiplie Ovirtoun 1548 Retours (Fife) no. 18 [Alexander Inglis; ‘Caiplie, Ovirtoun, Thrid part’; this should read ‘Caiplie Ovirtoun alias Thrid part’ or the like; 1541 RMS iii no. 2273, above]
Nethertoun de Caiplie 1548 Retours (Fife) no. 18 [with the mill]
Caplowy c.1560 s Purves 153 [£5]
Caple-Overtoun 1579 RMS iv no. 2926 [to John Inglis, son and heir of Alexander Inglis of Tarvit, the lands of Caiplie Overton called Thirdpart (Thridpairt), Netherton of Caiplie (Nethirtoun de Caplie), with their mill]
Nethirtoun de Caplie 1579 RMS iv n. 2926 [see preceding]
Capell-Overtoun 1604 RMS vi no. 1529 [to Alexander Inglis, the lands of Capell-Overtoun called Thridpairt, Nethirtoun de Caple with the mill]
Nethirtoun de Caple 1604 RMS vi no. 1529
Caple-Ovirtoun 1611 RMS vii no. 576 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
Nethertoun de Caple 1611 RMS vii no. 576 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
Ovirtoun de Caplie 1611 RMS vii no. 576 [called Thirdpart (Thridpairt); see *Inglistarvit CER]
(free barony of) Caple 1611 RMS vii no. 576 [created after the acquisition of the lands of Caiplie by John Scott; see *Inglistarvit CER]
(lands and barony of) Caplie 1618 RMS vii no. 1878 [to John Scott of Scotstarvit (Scottistarvett) CER the lands and barony of Caiplie, as per 1611 charter; also a pendicle of Thirdpart (Thridpairt) called Scabbart # (Scavert)]
(lands and barony of ) Caiplie 1612 RMS vii no. 747 [see *Inglistarvit CER]
Caplie-Overtoun 1618 RMS vii no. 1878 [called Thirdpart (Thridpairt)]
Nethertoun de Caplie 1618 RMS vii no. 1878
Over Capley 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Caply mill 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Capley Mil 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Ovir-capley 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [al<ias> Thridp<art>]
Kiplaw mill 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Old Kiplaw 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Kipla Mill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Kepla 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Capelochy Castle 1845 NSA ix, 976 [? = Rathervth of 1235 charter; see KRY Introduction]
Caiplie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Caiplie Brick and Tile Works]

G capall + suffixes – ach + – in

‘Place of the (work-)horses’; presumably referring to a centre specialising in the rearing of such horses (capall).

The lands first appear divided into two parts, upper and lower or over and nether (superior and inferior), in 1488. The former also occurs as *Overton of Caiplie or *Caiplie-Overton, while the latter as the *Netherton of Caiplie, the site also of Caiplie Mill. These are now respectively Thirdpart, inland, and OS Pathf. Caiplie, on the coast at the above NGR. The name Thirdpart, however, suggests a three-fold division, although there is no other indication of this, unless Roy’s Old Kiplaw (i.e. Old Caiplie) at about NO586054 is the remnant of the third part.

For the marches of the lands of Caiplie in 1235, see text and translation of NLS MS Acc. 8487 in KRY Introduction, Caiplie Charter of 1235, above.

A 1621 act of Parliament defines the barony of Caiplie, held by Scott of Scotstarvit CER: ‘all and haill the landis and baronie of Caiplie comprehending the landis and vtheris eftermentionate viz all and hail the landis of Caiplie overtoun alias callit Third pairt (Thirdpart KRY) with the pendicle thairoff callit Stavert (Scabbart # KRY), The landis of Nethirtoun of Caiplie with the milne landis multoris and sequellis thairoff Togidder with the fischeingis pertening to the saidis landis and with toure, fortalice, maner place, housis, biggingis, yairdis, Orcheartis, doucat, annexis, connexis, pairtis, pendicles and all thair pertinentis lyand and w<ith>in the baronie of Tarvet be annexatioun’ (APS iv, 678).

/ˈkeplɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3