terrarum et salinarum de Fordell 1553 RMS iv no. 746 [freeholders (liberetenent<es>) of the lands and salt pans of Fordel; with rights in the lands of Lurg and Kincardine (Lurg et Kyncarne) TUL]
Fordall 1587 RMS v no. 1270
Fordell 1609 RMS vii no. 9 [Sordell vel (or) Fordell]
Fordell Nesse 1635 RPC vi (2nd series), p. 58 [check reference]
Fordel 1753 Roy sheet 16, 1
Fordel 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Fordel 1783 Stobie
Fordel 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland
Fordel 1866 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
G for + G dail
‘(Place) above (for) the haugh or watermeadow (dail)’. If this is not a transferred name from the better-known Fordell DGY, then the eponymous dail will be the low-lying flood-plain of the Forth. This element is also in Dalquhamie # TUL.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1