Dogton KGL S NT235970 1 385 115m SEF

Dogtoun 1632 RMS viii no. 1945 [part of the lands of Cluny KGL]
Dogtoun 1651 RMS xi no. 81
Dogtowne 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Dogtoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
(lands and barony of) Docktoun 1666 x 1667 RMS xi no. 1072 [to Archibald Stirling (Striveling) i.a. the lands of barony of Docktoun in parish of Kinglassie (Kinglasse), formerly belonging to William Pitcairn (Pitcarne) of that ilk]
Dogtown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Dogton 1828 SGF

? Sc dog + Sc toun

The dog(s) in question were perhaps connected with hunting, for which see also Fosterton KGL below. It was a subdivision of the estate of Cluny KGL.

For a discussion of the Dogton Stone (Cross), see Pitlochie KGL.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1