Linlithgow Lands

Linlithgow Lands # KTT S NO2807 2

Linlithqwis-landis 1512 RMS ii no. 3685 [Thomas Ballingall granted Riggs KTT, ‘which were one part of *Fairlieslands, and one part of Linlithgow Lands in the lordship of Lathrisk’ (see Riggs KTT)]
landis callit Lithquois Landis 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 26
Lithquoislandis 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 134
the half toft stede of Lithquoislandis 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 134
(one part of) Linlithqwis-landis 1533 RMS iii no. 1294 [James Ballingall, in the lordship of Lathrisk (Lauthreisk)]
terras vocatas Linlithquhois-landis 1551 RMS iv no. 597 [See Lathrisk KTT for context]
Lythqu land<i>s 1587 Assumption 14 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory; ‘Riggis with Lythqu land<i>s’][134]
Linlythquhoislandis 1599 RMS vi no. 895 [see under Lathrisk KTT]
Linlythgow-landis 1603 RMS vi no. 1458 [Elizabether Seton (Seytoun), ‘the shady half of the lands of Riggs’ (umbralem dimed. terrarum de Rigges) which was part of the lands of *Fairlieslands (Fairleis-landis) KTT and Linlithgow Lands]
Linlitquoislandis 1630 RMS viii no. 1528 [‘lands called Linlithgow Lands and Clagmyre # KTT’ (terras vocatas Linlitquoislandis et Clagmar)]
the Lithgow Lands 1797 Sasines no. 4979
Linlithgow Lands 1810 Sasines no. 8600

pn Linlithgow + Sc land

Lithgow is simply a shortened form of the place-name Linlithgow WLO, so the variation in the forms is not significant (see Black 1946 under Lithgow). The eponymous Linlithgow or Lithgow was the family of Janet Lithgow, perhaps Janet herself, who is mentioned in 1516 in connection with a dispute between her and her spouse on the one hand, and Thomas Ballingall of Riggs KTT on the other, concerning half a toft-stead on Linlithgow Lands (Fife Ct. Bk. 26). The entry reads: ‘Thomas Ballingall of the Riggis aganis Jonet Lithquho and James Andersone alias Fiddillar hir spous tueching the wranguis intrometting and occupacione of the half toft sted of the landis callit lithquois landis pertenyng to the said Thomas’. Three years later, in 1519, judgment is finally given. James Fiddler (Fedillare) ‘and his wif’ (she is not named this time) produce a charter of Lithquoislandis dated at Edinburgh 10 November 1511, while Thomas Ballingall of the Riggs (Riggis) produces one dated at Edinburgh 5 August 1511![135] Presented with this evidence the sheriff judges that the ‘land callit Lithquoislandis’ pertains to Thomas Ballingall, but because there is not clear proof regarding this, the sheriff is to get the profit of the disputed half toft stead (!) (Fife Ct. Bk. 134).

    The NGR is tentatively suggested because of its association with Riggs KTT.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2