Muckersies Knowes

Muckersies Knowes DFL R NT082934 1 384 235m

Muckersies Knowes 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? pn Muckersie + Sc knowe

Muckersie is a rare personal name derived from the old parish of that name near Forteviot, Strathearn PER (see Black 1946, 617). It also occurs as a place-name (now obsolete) in LSL (see discussion under Kinmochtie # KGL, below).

OS Name Book 6, 26 describes it as: ‘A large arable knoll with minor ones on its summit on the farm of Roscobie. How the name arose and what it means cannot be ascertained’. If a personal name is indeed involved, it would seem from this that all local memory of it had been lost by the mid-nineteenth century.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1