Durie SCO S NO373026 2 45m

Dovari 1304 Cal. Docs. Scot iv p. 474 [6 harpers (citharisti) paid for meeting Edward I of England ‘along the roads on the sands between Durie and Sandford KCQ’ on 6 March 1304 (per vias super sabulones inter Dovari et Sanford)]
(Malise of) Douery 1312 Hist. MSS. Comm. v app. 626 [knight]
Malisium de Douery 1320 Dunf. Reg. no. 352 [knight (miles)]
Malisio de Douery 1324 RMS app. 1 no. 77 [w.; footnote to Douery: ‘The reading of this word is doubtful’]
Johanne de Duverry 1398 x 1407 RMS i no. 886 [w. John of Durie]
Johanne de Dovery 1406 RMS i no. 888 [w.]
Maliseo de Dovery 1406 RMS i no. 888 [w.]
Johanni de Dovery 1406 RMS i no. 887
Johanne de Dovery 1407 RMS i no. 886 [w. inspection of 1398 charter]
(Robert of) Dwry 1435 St A. Lib. 418
(lands of) Dury 1507 RMS ii no. 3069 [to John Durie (Dury) of that ilk]
(the lands and barony of) Durie 1554 Retours (Fife) no. 26 [to Janet (Joneta) Durie, the lands of Durie defined as Meikle Balcurvie (Balcurryquhy-Mekill) MAI, Little Balcurvie (Balcurryquhy-Litill) MAI, Haughmill (Hauch) MAI, with lands in Perth, united in the barony of Durie]
in baroniam de Durie 1578 RMS iv no. 2769 [lands incorporated into barony including lands in Strathearn PER]
Dury 1587 Assumption 15
terras et baroniam de Durie 1600 RMS vi no. 1063 [sold by Robert Durie to Edward Bruce]
terras et baroniam de Durie 1614 RMS vii no. 1097 [‘lands and barony of Durie’ (defined) resigned by Robert Durie of that ilk and Elizabeth Bruce his spouse and granted to Master Alexander Gibson (Gibsoun)]
terras et baroniam de Durie 1614 RMS vii no. 1098
terris et baronia de Durie 1614 Retours (Fife) no. 230 [Elizabeth Turnbull of Airdrie CRA and her husband John Preston]
Dury 1642 Gordon MS Fife
baroniam de Durie 1644 Retours (Fife) no. 680 [for full text, see discussion]
Dury 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Durie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
New Durie Mylne 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 920
Old Durie Mylne 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 920
Durie 1684 Adair/East Fife
Dury 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Dury Place 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Alex Gibson Esqr.’]
E. Dury 1775 Ainslie/Fife [apparently = OS Pathf. Durie Home Farm]
W. Dury 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Durywark 1775 Ainslie/Fife [apparently at or near OS Pathf. Mountfleurie]
Wester Durie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Pictish *duvr or G dobhar + ? -in

‘Place of the water or waters’. Dura KMB seems to contain the same word with a different locational suffix. The name probably arose from the fact that the core lands of Durie were bounded on two sides by flowing water: to the north the Meggie Den Burn, to the east the Scoonie Burn, which latter is formed from the confluence of the former with the Letham Burn coming from the north. This rather unusual confluence (for which see under Coldstream and Cuffabout, above) would have marked the eastern apex of these core lands of Durie, about 1 km east of Durie House. Coldstream, a later name applied to the land within this apex, indicates just how dominant these water-courses remained in the minds of the local inhabitants.

    In 1644 the barony of Durie, held by Alexander Gibson of Durie, knight, comprised (all in SCO unless otherwise stated): ‘the lands of Scoonie with pendicles (viz. the lands of Mountfleurie), the lands of Banbeath, the lands of *Threipinch, the lands of Leven, the lands of *Levensmouth with the harbour ‘the haven’ of the town of *Levensburn and *Levensbrig, the town of Leven with its port and fishings, salmon fishings, grain mills and wauk mills, with multures of the lands of Innerleven WMS alias Cauldcotts; the burgh of barony of Leven, the lands of Balgrummo in the regality of St Andrews, all united in the barony of Scoonie ... the liberties etc. of the burgh of Leven, the water of Leven, the ecclesiastical lands of Scoonie within the parish of Scoonie; the lands of Clatto KTT, the lands of Bedescraigs # KTT and *Newbigging (probably KTT), garbal teinds of the lands and mains lands of Durie, Scoonie, Leven, Banbeath, Mountfleurie and Balgrummo, and of the lands of Haugh # and Haughmill MAI, the lands of Balcurvie and Little Balcurvie # MAI, and the lands of Duniface in the parish of Markinch; teinds of the said lands of Clatto KTT etc. in the parish of Kettle, united in the barony of Durie’ (Retours no. 680).[285]

    Eighteen years later, in 1662, John Gibson of Durie was retoured in the lands and barony of Durie including all those lands and rights listed above and, in addition ‘the lands of Coldstream (Coldstreame), Sillerhole (Sillieholl), *Over and Nether Mireside (Myresydes Over et Nether), Balstressie # (Balstressies), *New Durie Mill (New Durie Mylne), *Old Durie Mill (Auld Durie Mylne), with the port of the town harbour of Levensburn and Levensbridge on either side of the water (of Leven) ...’ (Retours (Fife) no. 920).

    OS Pathf. has Durie House, which supplies the NGR, Wester Durie, and Durie Home Farm. For some other early forms, see Cotton of Durie SCO, above.

    /dӡurɪ/ or /ˈdjurɪ/;[286] also /ˈdurɪ/.[287]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2