Mairsland AMY S NO231128 1 362 100m EAF

    terra le Mare 1294 PRO E101/331 B [le More, Stevenson, Documents i, 416; part of earl of Fife’s lands in shire of Strathmiglo; see PNF 5 App. 2]
    de firmis terre de Marisland 1451 ER v, 468 [30 s. ‘from fermes of land of’]
    Marysland 1456 ER vi, 249
    Marisland 1517 RMS iii no. 168 [part of burgh of Auchtermuchty lands]
    lie Hempbuttis de Marisland 1557 RMS iv no. 1137 [south of Jarvislands #]
    Cotlandis with the Marislandis c.1560 s Assumption, 33
    Marisland 1586 RMS v no. 1041 [John Rankine (Ranking) and James Miller]
    lie Marisland 1587 RMS v no. 1372 [the lands of Auchtermuchty, with the Mairsland, mill, cottar-houses and pertinents]
?   Mawisland 1591 RMS v no. 1946
    lie Marisland de Auchtermuchtie 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 col. 4 [q.v. for details of different parts of this land]
    Marisland 1643 RMS ix no. 1411 [to John Leslie of Myres the lands called Nether Field-lands of the pound-land of Mairsland and 40-shilling-lands of Bondhalf]
    Mairsland 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc mair + Sc land

For a discussion of mair, a legal official, see Demperston AMY, above and Elements Glossary, PNF 5, s.v. The name ‘The Hemp Butts of Mairsland’ (lie Hempbuttis de Marisland) in 1557 indicates that hemp was being grown there, or had recently been grown there (RMS iv no. 1137).

/ˈmerzland/ or/ˈmerzlənd/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4