Inchkeirie

Inchkeirie # KGH ABO S NT268891

Inchkiry 1441 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 51
Inchkerie 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 629 [ecclesiam de Sanct Maleing nunc Inchkerie nuncupatam, cum capella Buthadlach nunc Egilsmalye nuncupata (the church of St Maleing now called Inchkeirie, with the chapel of Buthadlach, now called Egilsmalye). See Buthadlach # BEA for a full explanation of this misleading description]
Inshkeiry 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Inchskyrrey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Inchkeiry 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Inchkiery 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1029
Inchkeirie 1872 Sasines no. 1544 [lands of Inchkeirie]
Inchkeirie 1872 Sasines no. 1544 [‘the Kirk of Saint Maringuum called Inchkeirie’]

G innis + ? G caora

‘Inch (i.e. low-lying land by water) of sheep’. Inchcolm Chrs. p. 251 (to which W. J. Watson contributed) explained the second element as either G caor ‘berry, rowan’ gen. sing. caoire, or G caora ‘sheep’ gen. sing. and pl. caorach. The latter is more likely.

This was an alternative name for the lands of Legsmalee # KGH, ABO, q.v.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1