Priest Field # SCO S NO3705 2
Priest Field 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Sc priest + Sc field
‘Field held by, or which supports, a priest’. See also Priestfield CLT. It may be significant that in 1620 we see several lands in the vicinity of Priest Field being identified as lands from which a wide variety of teinds were obtained for the vicarage of Scoonie (RMS vii no. 2151): ‘The great teinds and the lesser teinds of the vicarage of Scoonie (Scuny) viz. the garbal teinds of the touns and lands of Easter Kilmux, Colliston and Ovenstone, with the lesser teinds of the said vicarage, viz. teinds (of) fish (red and white), wool, lamb, (young) cattle, geese, suckling pigs, cheese, butter, hemp, lint and hay, with the rest of the lands commonly called glebe land designated for the minister of the kirk of Scoonie, with the lower garden, doo-cot, barn, the new eastern house between the barn and the new eastern gate, and the chamber called the northeast chamber between the hall and the said gate.’ Easter Kilmux, Colliston and Ovenstone are all readily identifiable, and all lie a short distance to the west of where Ainslie/Fife shows Priest Field. It is probable that the glebe land (gleibland) in this charter represents Ainslie’s Priest Field.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2