Kinghorn Wester

Kinghorn Wester BUI PS NT231864 1 30m

Kingorn’ 1128 David I Chrs. no. 33 [= Dunf. Reg. no. 1; Kinghorn which is nearer Dunfermline]
Kingoren 1150 x 1152 David I Chrs. no. 172 [= Dunf. Reg. no. 2; (the) Kinghorn which is nearer Dunfermline]
Kingoren 1154 x 1159 RRS i no. 118 [Kinghorn which is nearer Dunfermline]
ecclesi<a> de Kingorn’ occidentali 1160 x 1162 Dunf. Reg. no. 93 [the church of Wester Kinghorn]
scyr<a> de King’ 1163 Dunf. Reg. no. 237 [the shire of Kinghorn; Pope Alexander III’s confirmation charter]
ecclesia de Kingorn’ 1165 x 1178 Dunf. Reg. no. 97 [rubric]
ecclesi<a> de Kingorn’ occidentali 1165 x 1178 Dunf. Reg. no. 97
(church of) Kingorn’ 1178 x 1187 Dunf. Reg. no. 99 [rubric]
ecclesi<a> de parua Kingorn’ 1178 x 1187 Dunf. Reg. no. 99 [the church of Little Kingorn]
vill<a> de King’ occidentali 1182 Dunf. Reg. no. 238 [the vill of Wester Kinghorn; Pope Lucius III’s confirmation charter; reference to the church of Wester Kinghorn has probably been omitted in error]
totam King’ occidentalem cum ecclesia 1184 Dunf. Reg. no. 239 [all Wester Kinghorn with the church]
(church of) occidentali Kingorn’ 1225 x 1236 Dunf. Reg. no. 106
Kingorn’ 1232 Dunf. Reg. no. 266 [rubric]
(church of) King’ 1232 Dunf. Reg. no. 266
ecclesi<a> de Kingorn’ 1234 Dunf. Reg. no. 272
vill<a> de Kingorn’ occidentali 1234 Dunf. Reg. no. 272
(church of) parua Kingorn 1236 x 1238 Dunf. Reg. no. 143
(church of) parua Kingorn 1239 Dunf. Reg. no. 119 [rubric]
(church of) parua Kingorn’ 1239 Dunf. Reg. no. 119 [ x 2]
(church of) parua Kingorn 1243 St A. Pont. p. xv [consecrated by Bishop David de Bernham]
(church of) parua Kingorn’ c.1250 Dunf. Reg. no. 313
(church of) Kingorn’ parva c.1250 St A. Lib. 33
Kyngorn Westir 1457 Dunf. Reg. no. 452 [rubric: perambulation between Kinghorn Wester and Easter (inter Kyngorn Westir’ et Estir’)]
apud Kingorn’ Wester 1457 Dunf. Reg. no. 452
(land of) Wester Kingorne 1542 RMS iii no. 2731 + footnote [the land of Wester Kingorne which surrounded the harbour of Brunt-iland]
Nethir Grange de Kingorne Wester 1544 Dunf. Reg. no. 554 [Nethir Grange of Kingorne Wester called the Mains (lye Manis)]
schira de Kingorne 1544 Dunf. Reg. no. 554 [lands of Grefland and Cunnyngayrland now called Brunteland lying in the shire of Kinghorn]
Nethir Grange de Kyngorne Vestir 1552 Dunf. Reg. no. 574 [Nethir Grange of Kyngorne Vestir called the Mains (ly Manis)]
schira de Kyngorne 1552 Dunf. Reg. no. 574 [lands of Greiflandis and Cwnyngerlandis now called Brunteland lying in the shire of Kinghorn]
Kinghorne Wester 1561 Dunf. Reg. p . 440
Kinghorne 1561 Dunf. Reg. p. 440
W. Kinghorne 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife

Sc wester + en Kinghorn

For a discussion of the etymology of Kinghorn, see Kinghorn KGH; and for more details of the early history of this parish, known also as Little Kinghorn, see BUI Introduction above.

In 1457 there was a perambulation and detailed description of part of the marches between Dunfermline Abbey’s lands of Wester Kinghorn and the lands of Easter Kinghorn, Woodfield # KGH and Craigencalt KGH (Dunf. Reg. no. 452). It is discussed in more detail under Kinghorn KGH.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1