Dumbarnie NBN S NO449031 1 374 50m NOF
Barony of Dumbarnie 1792 Sasines no. 3128 [parish of Newburn]
Dumbarnie 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Dumbarnie 1828 SGF
Meikle Dumbarnie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [NO448029; OS Pathf. Dumbarnie is not named]
Little Dumbarnie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [NO454035, beside Newburn Church]
According to A. H. Millar, John Craigie, professor of Philosophy at St Andrews, bought the estate of Lahill from the Fotheringhams, who had acquired it in 1662 and kept it for one generation. Craigie then named part of it ‘Dumbarnie’ (now Dunbarney PER, a parish and settlement south of Perth) after the estate in Perthshire which belonged to his brother (Millar 1895 ii, 24). This must have been around 1700.
The lands of Dumbarnie occupied the southern part of Lahill, and by the time of the OS (1850s) had been divided into Meikle and Little Dumbarnie, neither of which were exactly where modern (OS Pathf.) Dumbarnie now is, although Meikle Dumbarnie was only a short distance to the south. The small settlement at present-day Dumbarnie seems formerly to have been called Dollybridge #, q.v.
G. W. S. Barrow in David I Chrs. pp. 70, 136 wrongly identifies Drumbernin with Dumbarnie NBN, in reference to land granted to Dunfermline Abbey by Alexander I. In the (earlier) index of RRS ii (re no. 30, p. 140) he tags Drumbernin ‘unidentified’.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2