Craigie LEU S NO453243 1 352 10m
Cragine c.1300 NAS Cal. of Chrs. vol. i no. 69 [William de Ferrars laird of Leuchars grants land and vill of Morton FGN, LEU in tenement of Craigie to Robert de Harcars for pair of white gloves, delivered at his castle of Leuchars]
Cragy 1372 RMS i no. 447 [‘the land of Garpit FPC and Craigie LEU’ (terra de Gerpot et Cragy); see Leuchars LEU for details]
Craggy c.1420 Fraser, Southesk, 508 [‘Craggy Gerpot cum molendino’; see Garpit FPC, above]
Cragy 1428 RMS ii no. 115 [printed ‘Cragy Gerpot’, but corrected to ‘Cragy, Gerpot’ in Errata p. 1151; to David Stewart of Rosyth (see Garpit FPC)]
(lands of) Cragy 1513 RMS ii no. 3840 [Stewarts of Rosyth]
(lands of) Cragy 1538 RMS iii no. 1777 [in the barony of Rosyth; Henry Stewart of Rosyth sell lands of Craigie to Robert Beaton]
Cragy c.1560 s Assumption, 13
Craigie 1629 RMS viii no. 1444 [David lord Carnegie of Kinnaird, the lands of Craigie, Garpit FPC, LEU, a third of Fordel and Strathburn, with muirs, with commonty etc.]
Cragie 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [or Cragieinchgra]
Cragie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
infra baroniam de Craigie 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [see Cowbakie LEU]
Craigie-Garpet 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440 [‘terris de Craigie-Garpet et tertia parte terrarum de Fordell’]
Craigy 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Craigie 1785 RHP1684 [also Craigie Hill, Craigie Broo, and Clayland of Craigie on west side of Great Drain; the tenant of Craigie is John Mathew]
Craigie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
G creag + – in
‘Place of or at the rock or crag’, probably referring to the steeply rising east side of OS Pathf. Craigie Hill (NO444244), named on RHP1684 (1785) as Craigie Broo (Sc broo ‘brow’). Already a large farm as shown on the plan of 1785, it became one of the largest farms in Fife shortly after this date when the part of Fordel lying east of the St Michaels to Tayport road was added to it (JMH).
In the western part of the lands of Craigie, RHP1684 (1785) shows Castlehill Myre, at about NO442248, indicating that the north-west part of Craigie Hill was known as *Castle Hill.
Craigie was the setting for the well-known Fife bothy ballad ‘Tattie Jock’, commemorating the early nineteenth-century farmer John Mathie (or Mathew, as the name appears in 1785 on RHP1684), who had five of his ploughmen sent to Australia for stealing potatoes from the shed (MacLeod 1996, 28).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4