Carriston MAI KFX S NO322040 1 373 105m

(Balfour of) Caraldston 1426 NAS Calendar of Charters vol. ii no. 270
(Balfour of) Caralstoun 1435 St A. Lib. 418
(Balfour of) Caratstoun 1439 RMS ii no. 203
(Balfour of) Carastoun 1486 RMS ii no. 1662
(Balfour of) Carrestoun 1491 RMS ii no. 2045
(Balfour of) Caraldstoun 1499 RMS ii no. 2482
(Balfour of) Carraldstoun 1501 RMS ii no. 2581
(Balfour of) Carrestoun 1503 RMS ii no. 2739
(Balfour of) Caraldstoun 1504 RMS ii no. 2793
(Balfour of) Carastoun 1509 RMS ii no. 3281
(Balfour of) Caraldstoun 1509 RMS ii no. 3315
(Balfour of) Carrestoun 1510 RMS ii no. 3457
(Balfour of) Karastoun 1512 RMS ii no. 3749
(Balfour of) Caraldstoune 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 12
Caraldstoune 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 12
(Balfour of) Correstoun 1528 RMS iii no. 675
Carrestoun 1555 NAS RH2/1/23/3 no. 8 [John Seton (Seytoun), ‘baron of the barony of Carrestoun, held a court at the fortalice of Carrestoun, the usual and customary place for holding the same’]
Carretstoun 1557 NAS RH2/1/23/3 no. 96
Caraldstoun c.1560 s Purves 154 [?2]
Carreldstone 1580 Retours (Fife) no. 1461 [George Seton (Seytone)]
(George Seton of) Carrestoun 1620 Retours (Fife) no. 308
Carr ... stoun 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Karrestoun 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [shown to the north of Karretstoune]
Karretstoune 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [sic; also Blaeu (Pont) East Fife]
Coutstoun of Karretston 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [for Carriston Cotton]
Cottoun of Karretston 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [sic; for Carriston Cotton]
Carretstoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Carestoun 1684 Adair/East Fife
Crosstown 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Cariston 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Seaton Esquire’]
Carriston 1828 SGF
Carriston 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Carriston Cotton 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

pn Carald + Sc toun

For the personal name contained here, see Black 1946, s.n The name Carald (Keraldus) appears as that of the judex or judge of Angus in 1228, and G. W. S. Barrow suggests that the parish of Careston in Angus takes its name from that man, noting that ‘the Dempsters of Careston were a well-known late-medieval family’ (Dempster being a family name derived from the judicial official or doomster, an office which corresponds to that of judex) (Barrow 2003, 62). There is, however, no reason to connect Carriston MAI to Carald of Angus.

    OS Pathf., besides Carriston, has Carriston Cotton to the north-west (NO320042). This is not shown on any map between Blaeu (Pont) East and West Fife and OS 6 inch 1st edn (1856). OS Pathf. also has Carriston Reservoir, which mainly lies over the parish boundary in KWY, and which did not exist at the time of OS 6 inch 1st edn.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 2