Balsusney

Balsusney KDT KXY S NT277917 2

Bawsusny 1538 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 149
Balssusnie 1555 x 1583 Dunf. Reg. p. 475
Balsusny 1555 x 1583 Dunf. Reg. p. 483 [6 acres of Balsusny.]
Balsusny 1556 x 1585 RMS v no. 843 [part of the barony of Kirkcaldy; see KDT, KXY Introduction for more details]
(lands of) Balsusnie 1624 RMS viii no. 1683
Balsusnie 1634 RMS ix no. 164 [lands of Bennochy (Bennoquhay) and Rambroig # KDT (Rambrog) ‘quae fuerunt partes terrarum de Balsusnie’ (‘which were parts of the lands of Balsusny’)]
Balsusney 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 1593 [3 acres of land lying on the east side of Londyk195 of the lands of Balsusney]
Balsusnie 1684 Retours (Fife) i no. 1235 [lands of Bennaquhie and Rambroig ‘que sunt partes terrarum de Balsusnie’ (‘which are parts of the lands of Balsusny’)]
Balsasnay 1697 Retours (Fife) no. 1398 [see Rambroig # KDT]
Balsasney 1699 Retours (Fife) no. 1433 [‘an acre of the arable lands of Balsasney, laying over the Yeardheads; another acre of land of the said lands of Balsasney lying in the Over Sched’]
Balsusney 1828 SGF

G baile + ? G sasannach

‘Estate of (the) English(man)’? Given the lack of early forms, this etymology must remain tentative; but compare Balbarton KGH and several places called Ballingall (LSL, FAL, KTT, all PNF 2), all of which contain ethnonyms, i.e. names referring to ethnic groups. The name survives in Balsusney Road in Kirkcaldy. The NGR is inferred from SGF (1828).

/balˈsusnɪ/ or /bəlˈsusnɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1