Branxton LAR S NO407065 1 374 125m SOF

Brankston 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Bran ton 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Branaton 1811 Sasines no. 9128
Brankston 1818 Sasines no. 12271 [see Balcormo LAR]
Bran ton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Bran ston 1829 RHP320

? Sc brank + Sc toun

For a discussion of the problematic element brank, see Elements Glossary PNF 5. It occurs also in Brankstone (Grange) CUS, Branxton WMS and Brankholm # DFL, RHX (all PNF 1); also in Branxton, Northumberland, England (the site of the Battle of Flodden, and an alternative name for that battle).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2