Fettykil LSL PS NO255020 1 100m
Fitkil 1173 x 1178 RRS ii no. 166 [rubric; = Dunf. Reg. no. 62]
Fithkil 1173 x 1178 RRS ii no. 166 [= Dunf. Reg. no. 62; William I grants 23 s. 4 d. to Dunfermline Abbey from his ferme of Fettykil]
(church of) Fithkil 1239 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 18 [resolving dispute over right of patronage of the church of Fettykil in favour of Merleswain (Merlessuanus) and his heirs]
Fithkil 1263 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 25
Fythkil 1263 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 27
baroni<a> de Fythkyl’ 1306 x 1329 Dunf. Reg. no. 352 [the march between Goatmilk (Gathmylc’) KGL and Caskieberran (Caskybarian’) KGL on the one hand and the barony of Fettykil on the other is declared to be the course of the River Leven (filum aque de Lewen’) as it flows from the land of Auchmuir (Admor) KGL to the land of Auchmuty (Admulthy) MAI]
Fytkyl’ 1306 x 1329 Dunf. Reg. no. 352
Fithkil 1321 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 32
barony of Fethill 1329 x 1371 RMS i app.ii no. 1118 B [17th c. index; see also Balgothrie LSL]
baroniam de Fythkille 1382 RMS i no. 742 [king confirms barony of Fettykil FIF to Alexander Stewart earl of Buchan and Euphemia countess of Ross, which Euphemia had resigned]
baronia de Fythkil 1392 NLS MS 34.6.2 (p. 219) [18th c. copy; see Ballingall LSL, above]
Fytkill 1399 NAS GD204/4 [o.c.; Robert III grants Fettykil to George Leslie (Lesley), knight, and Elizabeth his wife, on its resignation by Alexander Leslie (Lesley), earl of Ross]
lands of Fithkill 1399 RMS i app. 2 no. 1875 B [17th c. index; to George Leslie the lands of Fettykil by resignation of Alexander Leslie earl of Ross]
(barony of) Fithkill 1415 RMS i app. 2 no. 1976 B [17th c. index; to Euphemia Leslie countess of Ross, the right of the barony of Fettykil FIF]
(church of) Fithil 1430 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 49 [belonging to Inchcolm Abbey]
domin<us> de Fithkill 1450 Dunf. Reg. no. 431 [‘George of Leslie, knight, my grandfather, and Norman of Leslie my father, lords of Fettykil’ (Georgius de Lesly miles meus auus et Normannus de Lesly meus pater domini de Fithkill)]
kirk of Fethill alias Leslie 1555 Inchcolm Chrs. 212
Fettykil Mill 1956 OS 1:25,000 First Series [reprinted 1968]
G fiodh + G cill
‘Wooden kirk’. This was the earlier name of both the parish and the barony of Leslie (see LSL Introduction, From Fettykil to Leslie, above).
It is one of seven parish-names in medieval Fife which contains the element cill, for a full discussion of which see Taylor 1996.
Fettykil appears on the OS 1:25,000 First Series in the name Fettykil Mill (shown only as ‘Mill’ on OS Pathf. and OS Explorer), a large industrial mill, on the Leven in Leslie, where paper production and recycling have been carried on for over a century. It also survives in the name of a nearby pub, The Fettykil Fox, and in Fettykil Path (south of Leslie High Street).
The above NGR is supplied by the site of the medieval parish kirk of Fettykil, now Leslie.
Fithkil, later Futhcul, the original name of Barthol Chapel, Tarves ABD (Arb. Lib. i no. 197) contains the same elements.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2