Muirton

Muirton BEA S NT140927 1 384 120m NOF

Mourtoun 1543 RMS iii no. 2915 [part of the barony of Baith belonging to Inchcolm]
the Murtoun 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 222
the Murntoun 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 218
Muretoun de Baythe 1593 Retours (Fife) no. 1515
Mwretoun of Beath 1601 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 225 [Alexander Maistertoun tenant of ‘the landis of Kirktoun and Mwretoun of Beath’]
Muretoun 1603 RMS vii no. 465 col. 3 [... Scheillis, Hiltoun, Eistertoun et Nathertoun, Muretoun ...]
The Moortown Farm 1759 RHP14330
Muirton 1828 SGF

Sc muir + Sc toun

‘Farm on the muir or rough grazing land’. It lay on Inchcolm Abbey’s part of the lands of Beath (see BEA Introduction above). It lies at or close to Ainslie/Fife Seefare (1775).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1