Pitoutie

Pitoutie # SSL S NO481160 2

Pettultin 1140 St A. Lib. 122 [Bp Robert to St Andrews Priory]
Petultin 1156 St A. Lib. 51
Pethulcin 1160 St A. Lib. 206 [= RRS i no. 174]
Petultin 1165 x 1169 RRS ii no. 28 [o.c.; corresponds to St A. Lib. 214, which has Petulthin]
Pentalcin c.1220 Terrier C [17/18th c. copy; in Boar’s Raik]
Petulchin 1228 St A. Lib. 233
Pitoutie Law 1790s OSA, 731

G pett + pn Ultán

‘Ultán’s estate’. It contains the G personal name Ultán. There were seven saints so called according to Watson 1926, 409, for one of whom see ibid. 310.

Pitoutie Law is mentioned in the OSA as being the name of a tumulus (‘the only tumulus recollected in the parish’), which had been removed ‘in forming the highway’ in the middle of the eighteenth century. It lay ‘about 1½ miles westward from St Andrew's, on the south road to Cupar’. This would place it roughly where Rufflets Hotel now stands (NO481160). This ground still belonged to the priory at the time of the Reformation (see Rufflets SSL).

There was also a Petultin near Perth, for which see Dunf. Reg. no. 40, and Cupermacultin (1255 ibid. no. 85), ‘Coupar of the sons of Ultán’, which later became Coupermacoutty (1551 ibid. no. 573), and is now Couttie, Bendochy parish by Coupar Angus PER.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3