Burnturk KTT S NO328086 1 373 90m NWF
Roberto de Brenturk c.1245 St A. Lib. 283
Brenturk’ 1294 PRO E101/331/1 [printed Stevenson, Documents i, 416]
Bernturk 1451 ER v, 469
Berneturk 1453 ER v, 528
Burnturk 1484 RMS ii no. 1584 [Andrew Ramsay of Balmonth (Balmonth) CBE and lord portioner of Burnturk (Burnturk)]
Burnturk 1512 RMS ii no. 3742 [king to Walter Heriot, son of Walter Heriot of Burnturk, the lands of Burnturk, ‘two thirds of the lands of Ballingall’ (binam partem de Ballingall) and a quarter of Glasslie (Glaslie) FAL; these lands had been forfeited to the crown by Murdoch earl of Fife (following his execution in 1425); erected into the free barony of Burnturk]
Burnturk c.1560 s Purves 154 [?3]
Burneturk 1587 Assumption 14 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory, Ramornie (Ramorgny) KTT, Burnturk and Ballingall (Ballingall) KTT]
Burnturk 1625 Retours (Fife) no. 365 [lands of Burnturk and ‘a piece of muir and land’ (peciam morae et terrae) called Swardeird, otherwise called the common moor of Burnturk]
Burne turk 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Burnturk 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Burnturk 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Barntark Muir 1790s OSA, 433 [here ‘the surface of which is a common, and covered with heath, coals have long been procured’]
Burnturk 1802 Sasines no. 6303 [‘Dr William Falside of Dominica, in Burnturk, piece of muir called Swaird Aird now called the Common Muir of Burnturk’]
Burnturk 1828 SGF
? Pictish *brun /* bren + ? Pictish * turc
‘Hill of (the) boar’? For very similar names in Wales and Brittany, see Koch 1983, 208. For the element *brun/*bren, see also Cameron MAI, this volume, Cameron CMN (PNF 3), and Elements Glossary (PNF 5) under *bren.
OS Pathf. also shows Coaltown of Burnturk and Burnturk Muir to the south, and Burnturk Cottages to the south-east of Burnturk.
Associated with Burnturk is the Swaird Aird, the ‘sward earth’ or grassy land which was also known as the common muir of Burnturk (see entries for 1625 and 1802).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2