Merryhill

Merryhill DFL S NT063844 1 394 30m

Mirrihall 1619 Laing Chrs. no. 1818 [Patrick Greife (or Griue) butcher in Mirrihall]
Marie hill 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Mary hill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Maryhill 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Merryhill 1771 Broomhall Plan
Mirryhill 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Merryhill 1828 SGF
Mirryhill 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 72, 5 [variant spelling]
Merryhill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? + Sc hill

Whatever the first element, it is almost certainly not the pn Mary, not only because of the earliest form with i, but also because there is no gen. s in any of the recorded forms. There is a field-name called Merry ley on nearby Broadhills farm on Broomhall Plan (1771).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1