Garpit

Garpit FPC LEU S NO463274 1 352 7m

    Gerpot 1372 RMS i no. 447 [‘the land of Garpit and Craigie LEU’ (terra de Gerpot et Cragy); see Leuchars LEU for details]
    Gerpot c.1420 Fraser, Southesk, 508 [Murdoch Stewart, eldest son of Robert earl of Fife and Menteith, confirms his father’s charter to Sir Robert Stewart of Shanbothy CLA of lands of ‘Craigie LEU (and) Garpit with mill’ (Craggy Gerpot cum molendino), and a 3rd of lands of Cowbakie, Fordel and Strathburn (all LEU) in barony of Leuchars which belonged to his kinsman lord John Stewart of Invermay (Innermethe), knight, and which the said John has resigned]
    Gerpot 1428 RMS ii no. 115 [printed ‘Cragy Gerpot’, but corrected to ‘Cragy, Gerpot’ in Errata p. 1151; James I grants to David Stewart of Rosyth various lands in FIF and PER including Craigie (and) Garpit (Cragy Gerpot), and a third of Fordel, Cowbakie and Strathburn (all LEU)]
    Gerpot 1513 RMS ii no. 3840
    Gorpot c.1560 s Assumption, 14
    the Garpot 1566 x 1577 RMS iv no. 2691 [belonging to the laird of Keltie (domino de Keltie); see LEU Intro.]
    Gappott (or Gorpott) 1652 Retours (Fife) no. 799 [John Erskine of Scotscraig]
    Gherpa 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Garpett 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Garpott 1658 Retours (Fife) [to James earl of Southesk]
    Garpitt 1660 NAS CC20/4/12/19 [testament of John Henderson]
    Garpet 1688 Retours (Fife) no. 1292 [Charles earl of Southesk]
    Galepit 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Garpit 1828 SGF
    Garpit 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc gar + ? Sc pot

‘Slimy, muddy hole or pit’, containing Sc ‘filth, slime’ (CSD)?

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4