Pitcairn ADN S NT197958 1 384 90m SOF

Pitkarn 1445 x 1476 Pitfirrane Writs no. 728 [transumpt of Dec. 1476 of special service dated 5 Oct. 1445 of John of Kinninmonth (Kynninmont) to Sir James of Kinninmonth (Kinninmont), knight, his father, in the lands of Pitcairn (Pitkarn) ADN, Colquhally (Coquhellis) ADN, ? Pitkinny (Pitrennis) ADN and Urquhart (Urquhard) DFL, RHX]
Petcarne 1476 ADA 52 [o.c.; see ADN Introduction]
Potraine 1476 RMS ii no. 1233 [summarising ADA 52]
Petcarne 1531 RMS iii no. 980
Pittcarne 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Pitcairne 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [and Pitcairn mill on the River Ore]
Pitcairn 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [with Cott. marked to the SW]
Pittccairn 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [a duplicate marked to the south-west of preceding Pitcairn]
Pitcairn 1775 Ainslie/Fife

G pett + G càrn

‘Estate of (the) cairn’. The cairn in question is most likely to be the large Bronze Age tumulus ‘Harelaw Cairn’ marked as an antiquity on OS Pathf. It lies on the western march of the present-day farm of Pitcairn, which is also the parish boundary between ADN and BGY. This is one of two places called Pitcairn in Fife, the other being in Leslie parish, which also takes its name from a nearby burial cairn.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1