Thornton # ADN S NT206952 2

Thornton 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Thorntown 1781 Sasines no. 62
Thornton 1828 SGF

Sc thorn + Sc toun

It was a subdivision of the lands of Balgonie ADN. It lay between Little Balgonie and Balgonie, and in 1781 is associated with the lands of Little Balgonie. It is marked, but not named, on OS 1 inch 2nd edn. (1899), and has since disappeared beneath coal-mining spoil. MacNeil Houston states that it was also known as Williamston, named after the Mr Williamson of Thornton (1924, 68).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1