Montquey

Montquey ABO S NT206877 1 395 140m SEF

Muntequim 1189 x 1199 Spalding Misc. v p. 243 [given to Roger de Frebern by Robert of London, along with Couston and Balmule; see also Inchcolm Chrs. p. 109]
(multures of) Montequi 1233 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 15
bladum de Montequi 1233 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 15 [the grain of Montquey]
(lands of) Montequi 1252 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 21
Monquy 1384 Scottish Handwriting no. 8 [o.c.; part of the barony of Rosyth; see also SHS Misc. v, 32]
Montqwn 1513 RMS ii no. 3840 [for Montqwii?]
Monthquoy 1529 RMS iii no. 842 [in barony of Rosyth (Rossithe)]
Motcay 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 219
Mondquey 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Mongouy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Mandwhoy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Mountquoy c.1750 RHP1022
Mintway 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Montquey 1837 Aberdour Map/1837
Mountkay 1872 Sasines no. 1544

G monadh + ?

The monadh element is ‘hill’. The hill in question is the steep basaltic hill now called Montquey Hill, at the east end of which lies the farm of Montquey. In the later middle ages the lands of Montquey belonged to the barony of Rosyth, and is always closely associated with the lands of Balmule ABO (see for example Scottish Handwriting no. 8). Watson mistakenly calls this name obsolete (1926, 403).

/mənˈkhwai/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1