Drumduff

Drumduff # SLO F NO219096 1

?   (William of) Drumduff 1395 St A. Lib. 3 [one of local lairds who perambulates the marches of Kirkness PTM]
?   Drumduff 1510 RMS ii no. 3427 [granted to Wm Scott of Balwearie, in barony of Strathmiglo: Kilgour FAL, Heirop # SLO?, Drumduff, Rumgally KMB]
?   Drumduff 1529 RMS iii no. 760 col. 2 [Scott of Balwearie; in barony of Strathmiglo; see SLO Intro., The Scotts and Strathmiglo]
?   Drumduf 1529 RMS iii no. 760 col. 3 [as preceding]
?   Drumduf 1548 RMS iv no. 200 col. 2 [as preceding]
?   Drumdufe 1548 RMS iv no. 200 col. 3
?   Drumduff 1606 RMS vi no. 1746
?   Drumduff 1630 RMS viii no. 1673 [Wester Cash SLO, Heirop # SLO? and Drumduff, the kirklands of Strathmiglo]
?   (barony of) Drumduff 1643 RMS ix no. 1441 [to Hay of Naughton BMO, Nether Friarton FGN, in barony of Drumduff; sheriffdom of Fife; and ‘in their special warrandice, lands of Glendoick, [390] Kinfauns PER’ (in speciale warrantum earundem, terras de Glendok) with mill in said barony, sheriffdom of Perth]
?   (barony of) Drumduff 1653 RMS x no. 171 [to Hays of Forret, lands of Forret LOG and Nether Friarton FGN in sheriffdom of Fife; also lands of Glendoick, Kinfauns PER, lying in barony of Drumduff and sheriffdom of Perth]
?   (barony of) Drumduff 1654 Retours (Fife) ii no. 1591 [definition]
?   Drumduff 1666 RMS xi no. 965 col. 2 [lands of Mugdrum NBH with manor-place, mill and fishings, [391] Wester Cash SLO, Heirop # SLO? and Drumduff]
?   in terris et baronia de Drumduff 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [David Viscount Stormont, in a long list of lands, beginning with: ‘in lands and barony of Drumduff comprising lands of Arngask, its mill, Pitillock AGK, Conland AGK, Easter and Wester Gospetry SLO, Highame # AGK, Letham AGK, Fargie AGK, Bein ANY, ANY FIF, Catochil ANY, ANY FIF and Balvaird ANY, ANY FIF]
    Drumduff 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [as preceding, about half way down the long list: in lands of Cairngate FAL, Heirop # SLO? and Drumduff]
    baroniam de Drumduff 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [as preceding; at the end of the long list of lands, all united ‘into barony of Drumduff’]
    Drumduff 1909 Falkland Cropping Book [field on Wester Cash SLO]

G druim + G dubh

‘Black ridge’. The head-name is supplied by a field-name on the lands of Wester Cash called Drumduff, centred at c.NO219096 (1909 Falkland Cropping Book). It is the middle of what is now one large field (see Wester Cash SLO for more details).

    There is no proof positive linking this field-name to Drumduff of earlier record. The link is tentatively suggested here because several of the early occurrences of this name are within a Strathmiglo context, and when the barony of Drumduff first appears in 1643 (RMS ix no. 1441), it would seem to be created at least partly out of land formerly held by Scott of Balwearie, the feudal superior of the barony of Strathmiglo (see SLO Intro., The Scotts and Strathmiglo for more details). However, there is no suggestion of a settlement called Drumduff, here or anywhere else, on early maps of Fife, such as Gordon MS Fife or Ainslie/Fife. Another serious problem in assigning historical Drumduff to SLO is that it is not mentioned in what appear to be fairly comprehensive sixteenth-century lists of farms in the parish (Dunk. Rent. and Assumption), for more details of which see SLO Intro., Parish and Boundaries.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4