Easter Fernie

Easter Fernie MML S NO333148 1 362 50m SOF

    villa de Esterferny 1294 Stevenson, Documents i, 415 [part of the earl of Fife’s lands in ‘Cuparshire and Rathilletshire’; see PNF 5, App. 2, for full details]
    Estirferny 1369 Morton Reg. ii no. 102 [Isabella countess of Fife grants Easter Fernie to James de Douglas, knight, lord of Dalkeith in compensation for land of the Muirhall (le Murehall) in barony of Kinnoull (Ky<n>noule) PER]
    Estirferni 1369 Morton Reg. ii no. 103
    Estirferny 1489 RMS ii no. 1906 [to John Hepburn of Rollandstoun, king’s steward, lands of Easter Fernie, in feu for his life-time, for his service]
    Estirferny 1493 RMS ii no. 2149 [to Michael Balfour of Mountquhanie (Munquhanny) KLM, 8 merks annually from lands of Easter Fernie]
    Esterferny 1538 St A. Rent. 7 [in parish of Monimail (Monymeill)]
    Estir Farny 1540 RMS iii no. 1540 [to Andrew Fernie (Farny) of that ilk]
    David Auchtmowthye de Est Ferny 1555 Dunf. Reg. no. 576
    E. Fearny 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Easterfairne 1678 Retours (Fife) no. 1166 [Jean Heriot]
    the village of Easterfairny 1723 Geog. Coll. i, 303 [‘by the back of which the common high road ‘twixt Coupar and Perth goes’]
    E. Fairny 1775 Ainslie/Fife [= OS Pathf. Easter Fernie]
    Easter Fernie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc easter + en Fernie

See discussion under East Hall MML.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4