Pitbalislack # ABE R NO2517 3
Pitbullie-slak 1541 NAS C2/28 no. 295 [printed Pitbullieslak in RMS iii no. 2460; part of common pasture of Denmylne]
Pitbullie Slack 1674 Retours (Fife) no. 1134
Pittullieslack 1675 Retours (Fife) no. 1143
Pittalislack 1808 Sasines no. 8054 [‘Shroggs, Gallahill, Ironside, Slack, P.’]
Pitbalislack 1830 Sasines no. 5412
pn or en *Pitbullie, *Pitbalie or *Pittullie + Sc slack
‘Pittullie’s or Pitbullie’s hollow or low pass’. The specific is probably a personal name rather than an existing place-name. *Pittullie is a form of Pattullo, a local Fife surname name deriving from Pittillock FAL (or Pitillock AGK), which itself contains G pett + G tulach ‘mound, knowe’. However, the fact that three different sources give Pitb- rather than Pitt- suggests that the former, otherwise unattested as a place- or personal name, is the better reading.
It must have lain near Denmylne ABE.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4