Lundin LAR S NO399029 1 25m

Lundin 1161 x 1164 RRS i no. 255 [18th c. copy; described as being ‘in Fife’ (in Fif)]
Lundin 1166 x 1171 RRS ii no. 42 [o.c.; ‘in Fif’]
Walterus filius Philippi de Lundin 1178 x 1179 Camb. Reg. no. 36 [16th c. copy; see Balcormo LAR]
(Walter lord of) Lundy 1179 x 1214 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 3 [15th c. copy]
(our mill of) Lundy 1179 x 1214 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 3 [15th c. copy]
(Walter lord of) Londy 1179 x 1214 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 4 [15th c. copy]
(mill of) Londy 1179 x 1214 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 4 [15th c. copy]
(Walter of) Lundin 1189 x 1195 St A. Lib. 263 [grants lands to St Andrews Priory]
lacum meum de Lundin 1189 x 1195 St A. Lib. 263 [20 acres of land by ‘my loch of Lundin’ on the north side]
(Walter of) Lundin 1189 x 1195 RRS ii no. 333
lacum de Lundin 1189 x 1195 RRS ii no. 333 [20 acres of land by the loch of Lundin]
(Philip of) Lundyn 1189 x 1195 RRS ii no. 347 [w.]
(Adam of) Lundin 1189 x 1195 RRS ii no. 347 [w.]
(Walter of) Lundyn 1221 x 1256 Arb. Lib. i no. 138 [probably early 1220s; see LAR Introduction]
toftum et croftum in Lundyne 1209 x 1244 RMS iii no. 2132 (5) [16th c. confirmation; ‘a toft and croft in Lundin’; see LAR Introduction, Med. Marches, for full details]
Thomas de Lundin 1204 x 1266 N. Berwick Cart. no. 10
(Colin of) Lundyn 1204 x 1242 Lind. Cart. no. 73 [a transcription error for Thomas?]
(Thomas of) Lundin c.1220 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 12
Pieres de Lundy 1296 Inst. Pub. 159 [‘Margaret who was the wife of Pieres (Peter) of Lundin of the county of Fife’ (Margarete qu fu la femme Pieres de Lundy del Counte de Fyf)]
vill<a> de Lundy 1419 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 42
(lands of) Lundy 1471 RMS ii no. 1039 [belonging to the church of St Andrews, presumably referring to the 20 acres of land granted by Walter of Lundin 1189 x 1195]
dominus de Lunde 1499 RSS i no. 419
(barony of) Lundy 1507 Laing Chrs. no. 265
(John) Lundin 1510 x 1516 RMS iii no. 78 [of that ilk]
pomari<us> de Lundin 1510 x 1516 RMS iii no. 78 [‘on the south side of the orchard of Lundin’ (ex parte australi pomarii de Lundin)]
Persflat de Lundin 1510 x 1516 RMS iii no. 78 [‘a rig of temple land in Persflat [165] of Lundin’ (unam rigam terre templarie in Persflat de Lundin)]
apud Lundin 1510 x 1516 RMS iii no. 78
Lundy 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 25
(barony of) Lundin 1518 ER xiv 611 [to John Lundy (Lundin) of that ilk]
Lundye 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 160
(barony of) Lundy 1528 ER xv 661
(barony of) Lundy 1538 RMS iii no. 1877
Walterus Lundy de eodem 1540 RMS iii no. 2147 [of that ilk, lands of Lundin (Lundyne)]
terras de Lundyne 1540 RMS iii no. 2147 [see LAR Introduction, Barony of Largo]
(barony of) Lundin 1541 RMS iii no. 2529
(barony of) Lundin 1543 Laing Chrs. no. 471 [Walter Lundin of that ilk gives sasine to his cousin, John Lundin, of the lands of Strathairly LAR]
the Kayme of Londe 1545 x 1555 N. Berwick Cart. p. xxii [see Kame LAR]
Lundie 1573 Assumption 145 [rental of North Berwick]
Lundy 1600 Retours (Fife) no. 84 [John Lundy, lands and barony of Lundin]
apud Spinam de Lundie 1645 Retours (Fife) no. 690 [in a list of temple lands, ‘the temple land of Lundin, and the temple land at the Thorn of Lundin’ (terram templariam de Lundie, et terram templariam apud Spinam de Lundie)]
the Westmourton of Lundie 1654 Lamont’s Diary 67 [Robert Duncan died there; see Muirton LAR]
Lundie Linkes 1654 Lamont’s Diary 69 [see Lundin Links LAR]
Lundy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Lundy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Lundy mill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Lundie 1668 Laing Chrs. no. 2627 [Margaret Lundy (Lundie), lady of Lundie]
Londin 1684 Adair/East Fife
Lundy 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Lundin 1775 Ainslie/Fife [where Lundin Tower now is; ‘Erskine Esqr.’]
Lundin Mill 1775 Ainslie/Fife

G lunndan

‘Green meadow, marshy ground’. Watson gives “*lunnd, meaning probably ‘a marsh’, whence the common place-name Lundie; its diminutive lunndán means ‘smooth grassy place, marshy spot’, found also in place-names, e.g. an Lunndán, near Aberfeldy” (1926, 450). MacBain, who gives no etymology, has lunndan ‘smooth grassy plot’, hence place-name An Lunndan, adding that it is possibly ‘marshy spot’ according to Rev. Charles Robertson, author of pamphlets on certain dialects of the Scottish Highlands. Compare also MacBain lòn ‘marsh, mud, meadow’, cognate with Old Irish loth ‘mud’ and *louno- cf Middle Irish conluan ‘hound shite’. Dwelly has lunndan ‘green meadow, marshy ground’, as a Perthshire usage. DIL has lundu, lunggu ‘pool’, ? ‘retting pond’ (for linen making), perhaps merely forms of long. It would seem therefore that there is no related word in Irish, which suggests that *lund is of Pictish origin, indicated also by its predominantly eastern Scottish distribution. There is nothing relevant in GPC (historical Welsh dictionary) under l(l)und-/l(l)wnd-.or l(l)unn-/l(l)wnn-. It cannot be related to English place-name ‘London’, for a full discussion of which see Coates in Coates and Breeze 2000, 15–31.

    Early forms are identical with the parish-name Lundie ANG. These early forms point to an ending not in the diminutive –an, but in the common locational suffix –in. This makes Lundin almost unique, given that in all other cases, in Fife at least, the final n of this ending does not survive the thirteenth century. That an alternative form without the final n existed at a relatively early date is shown not only by the forms Lundy and Londy of the late twelfth century (Inchcolm Chrs. nos. 3, 4), but also by the family-name Lundy, deriving from the place-name. The modern local pronunciation also drops the final n (see below). The n may have survived in the written form because of the name’s resemblance to the widely recognised place-name London; cf also Lundin DFL (London 1775 Ainslie/Fife) and Lundin Burn FPC/FGN/LEU (PNF 4, Shared Features).

    The first reference to Lundin in Fife is 1161 × 1164, when it was granted by Malcolm IV to Philip the Chamberlain and his heirs, ‘in fee and inheritance’ (in feudo et hereditate), for the service of one knight (RRS i no. 255).

    A charter of the second half of the twelfth century preserves the G name of a tenant in the lands of Lundin, viz Gilmur (Gillemhuire ‘servant of Mary’), who held a toft within the twenty acres of land given by Walter of Lundin, son of Philip the Chamberlain, to St Andrews Priory. This land is described as lying on the north side of Walter’s loch of Lundin, and extending from the house of the smith to the road (St A. Lib. 263, RRS ii no. 333).[166]

    The barony of Lundin in 1540 consisted of the lands and mains of Lundin (which itself contained Drummochy), the lands of Over and Nether Pratis, the lands of Teuchats, Kame, Gilston, Balhousie, Strathairly, Hatton and (a third part of) Balcormo, all LAR (RMS iii no. 2147; see LAR Introduction). In the same charter it is stated that the family of Lundy (sic) had enjoyed these lands for more than 400 years.

    The NGR given is for Lundin Tower, whose lower storeys probably date from the late sixteenth century. It is the sole surviving part of Lundin House, which was demolished in 1876 (Gifford 1988, 317). OS Pathf. shows Lundin Links and Lundin Mill, which see for more details.

    /ˈlʌndɪn/ or /ˈlʌndɪn/, locally /ˈlʌndɪ/.[167]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2