Ramornie KTT S NO318096 2 40m
(John of) Ramorgeny 1386 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 15
(John of) Remorgny 1388 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 16
(John of) Remorgeny 1393 CDS v no. 870 [safeconduct for him]
terr<e> de Ramorgnay 1454 ER v, 688
Ramorgany 1512 RMS ii no. 3741 [to Walter Heriot of Burnturk in life-rent, and his son Walter, etc. in feu, lands of Ramornie and Lawfield (Laufeild) CLS]
Ramorgny 1587 Assumption 14 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory; Ramornie, Burnturk (Burneturk) KTT and Ballingall (Ballingall) KTT]
the schiphirdis hous of Ramorny 1592 RMS v no. 2203 [part of the charter in Scots; marking the boundary of the estate Drumtenant (Drumtennend) CLS]
Ramornie 1603 x 1611 RMS vii no. 590 [see Newwark # KTT]
molendini de Ramorgny 1611 RMS vii no. 590 [see Newwark # KTT]
Ruymorny 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Ramornie 1665 RMS xi no. 755 [‘the lands of Ramornie and Laufield, with mill and pertinents, Pitrachney, with pertinents, being parts of the lands of Ramornie, that other part of the lands of Ramornie commonly called Newwark, with parks and pertinents’]
George Heriot of Ramorney 1678 Retours (Fife) no. 1166 [Jean Heriot, spouse of John Craig, part of the lands of Ramorney called Newwark, two thirds of the lands of Ballingall, another third part of the lands of Ballingall, a pendicle of the lands of Drumtenant (Drumtennent) CLS called Heatherinch (Hetherinch) CLS]
Rumorney 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Ramornie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Wm Harrot Esqr.’; shown in CLS]
Ramornie House 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Ramornie Mains 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [at NO318096]
G ràth + pn Morganach
‘Fort or rath of Morganach’, i.e. a member of the kin-group Morgan. There is a large enclosure and ring-ditch immediately south-west of the present farm-steading of Ramornie Mains (NMRS NO30NW 121), and there is also a double-ditched enclosure 400 m to the east of Ramornie Mains at NO325098, on the lands of Lawfield CLS, just across the KTT/CLS boundary (NMRS NO30NW 122). Either of these enclosures might be the rath from which Ramornie gets its name.
Morgan, a British, possibly also a Pictish, name, was already being used by the ruling families of Dál Riata in the seventh century, and by the mormaers of Moray in the tenth; also it was current in Aberdeenshire in the early twelfth century (see Watson 1926, 239; Jackson 1972, 45 and 136; and ES i, cli and 480).
For the part of Ramornie called Newwark, see s.n., above. The above NGR is for Ramornie House (1856, OS 6 inch map). In addition to Ramornie Mains and Ramornie Mill, discussed below, OS Pathf. shows Ramornie Bridge.
/rəˈmɔrnɪ/ and /raˈmɔrnɪ/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2