Ballindard

Ballindard # BMO S NO360227 2 80m

    Joci<elino> de Balendart c.1210 NLS Adv. MS 15.1.18 no. 46 [o.c.; w.]
    Joc<el>i<n>o de Ballendard c.1210 St A. Lib. 271 [Jocelin of Ballindard w. to a grant by Henry Revel and Margaret his wife to St Andrews Priory, a later 13th-century copy of the preceding]
    Balendarg 1215 x 1225 Balm. Lib. no. 3 [summarised RRS ii no. 573; Alexander II’s confirmation to Richard Ravel; see Coultra BMO]
    Ballindard 1232 Balm. Lib. no. 1 [one of the pertinents of the lands of Coultra and Balmerino, along with Ballindean BMO and Corbie BMO, all given to Balmerino Abbey by the Revels and confirmed by Alexander II]
    domino Gocelyno de Balindard 1234 x 1239 Arb. Lib. i no. 258 [which is Arb. Lib. version of Balm. Lib. no. 9 (and also reproduced as Balm. Lib. no. 70 (App. no. I); Sir Jocelin of Ballindard, one of two perambulators in a charter of agreement between Arbroath and Balmerino Abbeys; see discussion, below]
    domino Jocelino de Ballendarð 1234 x 1239 NLS Adv. MS 34.5.3 [= Balm. Lib. no. 9, which is Balm. Lib. version of Arb. Lib. i no. 258]
    Balnedart 1234 x 1241 Balm. Lib. no. 7 [see BMO Intro., Coultra: Extent]
    Ballindard 1243 x 1254 Balm. Lib. no. 58 [general papal confirmation]

G baile + G an + G àrd

‘Farm of the height’, with the older form of m. gen. sing. definite article ind (see Ó Maolalaigh 1998, 20–1). The G equivalent of Sc overtoun, this settlement is named in contrast to neighbouring Ballindean BMO ‘farm of the low place, nethertoun’, q.v. below. Through its function as abbey farm, Ballindard # later became know as Grange.

    Campbell would see the Jocelin of Ballindard who appears twice (once as witness, once as perambulator) in the first third of the thirteenth century as taking his name from Bonhard (Balnahardis 1467 RMS ii no. 935), Arbirlot ANG, containing the same elements (1899, 57–8). But because of Jocelin’s association with the Revels and with Balmerino Abbey respectively, it is more likely that he took his name from these Fife lands (first as a tenant of the Revels, then, after the transfer of the land to Balmerino Abbey, as a tenant of that establishment). Campbell was probably misled by the fact that the other perambulator with Jocelin in determining the marches of land in Barry (Fethmoreth’) ANG was Nicholas of Inverpeffer, which lies near Bonhard, Arbirlot.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4