Johnston

Johnston DBG S NO292178 1 362 170m

    Jonistoun 1249 Arb. Lib. i no. 236 [one of touns (villarum) of Dunbog, q.v.]
    Johnstoun 1486 Arb. Lib. ii no. 248 [see Dunbog]
    terras ville de Johnstoun 1530 RMS iii no. 898 [Robert, abbot of Balmerino, and Andrew Gagie (Gagye) of Gadvan DBG, to John Beaton (Betoun) of Creich, ‘lands of the toun of Johnston’, between lands of Balmeadie DBG and Dunbog]
    Ihonstoun 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
    Johnnestoun 1603 RMS vi no. 1411 [to James Elphinstone, in barony of Pitgorno SLO, incorporated into barony of Balmerino]
    villam et terras de Johnestoun 1603 RMS vi no. 1492 [James Beaton of Creich, once held by monastery of Balmerino and the preceptors of the place of Gadvan (Gadven) annexed to the said monastery]
    villa et terris de Johnstoun 1628 Retours (Fife) no. 400 [barony of Creich]
    Ionstoune 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Ihonston 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Johnstoune 1692 Retours (Fife) no. 1332 [Alex Bannerman, Gadvan and Johnston, in barony of Dunbog]

pn John  + Sc toun

‘John’s farm’; it is not known who the eponymous John was, but he probably held this land in the later twelfth or early thirteenth century. It was one of the three vills of Dunbog (see DBG Intro.).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4