Earlsmuir

Earlsmuir *~ CUP S NO3513 2

    mora nostra ju ta Cuprum que dicitur Erlismore 1418 NLS Adv. MS 34.6.24, pp. 440–1 [see Pittencrieff CUP, discussion, for full text of this charter]
    Mora Comitis 1497 RMS ii no. 2360 [‘a part of 30 roods of divots in the muir which is called the Earl’s Muir’ (tertiam partem 30 perticat. glebarum in mora qui dicitur Mora Comitis); see also Porterland # CUP, discussion]
    lie Erlis-mure alias Edynnis-mure 1540 RMS iii no. 2167 [Alexander Sibbald]
    Erlismuire 1566 RSS v no. 2738 [lands of Pittencrieff CUP (q.v.), with common pasture and fuel in the commonty of Cupar and Earlsmuir]
    in mora Comitis 1580 Retours (Fife) no. 1462 [common pasture in]
    infra moras Comitis et Edinsmuris 1595 RMS vi no. 323 [every kind of commonty and pasture ‘within the Earl’s Muirs and Edensmuirs’]
    Erlismure 1595 RMS vi no. 338 [see Pittencrieff CUP, discussion]
    20 particatas terrarum in mora Comitis 1608 RMS vi no. 2157 [Nicholas Baxter, burgess of Cupar, ‘20 perches of lands in Earlsmuir’]
    Erlsmure 1625 RMS viii no. 810
    in communia de Cuper et Earles Mwir 1640 Retours (Fife) no. 593 [wrongly indexed as no. 594]
    Earlesmure 1663 Retours (Fife) no. 938 [common grazing and fuel rights]

Sc earl + Sc muir

‘Rough grazing or uncultivated land (muir) belonging to the earl (of Fife)’. See also Edens Muir CLS, above.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4