Caldwells CLS S NO267133 1 362 100m
? Gileberto de Caluuele c.1210 Swinton 1905, 175 (no. 3) [w.]
? Galwel 1235 x 1264 Swinton 1905, 174 (no. 4) [see *Pitbaudoc CLS]
? Gaudwell 1509 RMS ii no. 3363 [Sandilands; associated with Newton of Collessie, Shiells CLS and Bowhouse CLS; see Pitlochy # CLS]
? Gadwell 1540 NAS C2/27 no. 126 [printed as RMS iii no. 2168; in MS appears as Gadwell twice; probably Gadwen CLS, q.v.]
Caldwells 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Caldwells 1810 Sasines no. 8600 [‘barony of Weddersbie comprehending Weddersbie and Woodhead, Hatton and Hattonhill, Caldwells, Wester and Easter Collessie, Bowhouse of Weddersbie, Shiells of Weddersbie, Cadven and Galding, with the Dovecot’ etc]
Coldwells 1828 SGF
Caldwells 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
? Sc cauld + Sc wall
‘Cold well(s)’? It is actually unlikely, given the earliest forms, that the first element was originally Sc cauld, but it had been assimilated to this by the eighteenth century. It has not proved possible to distinguish in every case between early forms of Caldwells and those of Gaddon CLS (q.v.).
It is not on Blaeu (Pont) East Fife or Blaeu (Gordon) Fife.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4