Mill Hill

Mill Hill * CUP S NO3714 2

    le Mylnhill 1497 RMS ii no. 2360 [next to Cupar mill; see Porterland # CUP]
    le Mylnill de Cupro 1506 RMS ii no. 2948 [‘16 roods extending to 4 acres in the Mill Hill of Cupar and between its (i.e. Cupar’s) mills’ (16 rudas extendentes ad 4 acras in le Mylhill de Cupro et inter molendina eiusdem)]
    12 particatas in le Milhill 1532 RMS iii no. 1190 [‘12 perches in the Mill Hill’]
    lie Milhill 1555 RMS iv no. 1006 [to James Carruthers (Carrutheris) burgess of Cupar (de Cupro), 2 acres of land in ‘the Mill Hill beside Cupar’ (lie Milhill prope Cuprum), half an acre in ‘the Haugh beside the waulkmill’ [159] (lie Hauch prope molendinum fullonum)]
    Mylnehill 1561 Retours (Fife) no. 46 [David Lindsay, acre in]
    lie Mylhill 1608 RMS vi no. 2157 [Nicholas Baxter, Cupar burgess ½ acre in]
    Mylnehill 1618 Retours (Fife) no. 278 [3rd of lands of Porterland CUP, viz Mill Hill and the Haughs, ‘at the mill’ (apud molendinum) of Cupar]
    lie Mylnehill 1622 RMS viii no. 301 [see discussion, below]

Sc miln + Sc hill

‘Hill by or belonging to a mill’. This lay to the south of the burgh, in an area where there were several mills, and is closely associated with *The Haughs, now Cupar Mills (see under *The Haughs, above). In 1622 a third of Porterland is described as ‘the Mill Hill and the Haughs adjacent to the mills of the said burgh (of Cupar)’ (lie Mylnehill et leis Hauchis [printed Leishauchis] adjacen<tibus> molendinis dicti burgi) (RMS viii no. 301).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4