Kininnis * CMN SSL S NO521126 1 90m

Kinnines 1140 St A. Lib. 122 [Bp Robert to St Andrews Priory]
Kin<i>nis 1141 x 1150 David I Chrs. no. 126 [royal confirmation of Bp Robert’s grant; Kinnis written with marks of suspension over both n’s; = St A. Lib. 190, which represents this as Ki’nn’is; date from Duncan 2005, 23]
Kinninis 1156 St A. Lib. 51
de Kynninis 1160 RRS i no. 174 [= St A. Lib. 206; ‘of Kininnis and of Letham, both of which the Culdees have’ (de Kynninis et de Lethin quas kelledei habent)]
de Kininis 1160 x 1162 St A. Lib. 131 [‘de Kininis et de Lethin quas keledei habent’]
Kinninnes 1163 St A. Lib. 54 [‘Kinninnes et de Lethin quas Keledei habent’]
Kinines 1165 x 1169 RRS ii no. 28 [o.c.; ‘Kinines et Lethin’; corresponds to St A. Lib. 214, which has Kininnis]
Kininis 1198 x 1199 St A. Lib. 318 [‘Lethene cum Kininis’]
Kynninis c. 1220 Terrier E [17/18th c. copy; lands held by the Culdees]
Kyninnis early 13 th c. Laing Chrs. no. 15 [‘Lethin et Kyninnis’]
Kyninnis 1481 Laing Chrs. no. 184 [Carngour (Carnegowre) called Kininnis]
Kynnis 1528 Laing Chrs. no. 370 [Carngour called Kininnis]
Kynnynes 1576 Laing Chrs. no. 943 [Carngour (Carnegour) now called Kininnis]

G ceann + G innis

‘Head or end of the inch or inches’, where ‘inch’ can mean either raised ground in a bog or low-lying land beside a bog or water-course. There is boggy ground immediately to the east of the present farm-stead of Carngour, formerly Kininnis. According to RRS i no. 174 (= St A. Lib. 205-7) and St A. Lib. 131 Kininnis, which had been granted to the priory of St Andrews by Bishop Robert in 1140 (St A. Lib. 122), had been given along with Lambieletham CMN to the Culdees of St Mary’s in exchange for part of Strathkinness SSL (q.v.). This exchange must have taken place some time between 1156 and 1159 or 1160, as in 1156 Kininnis is mentioned as still belonging to the priory (St A. Lib. 51), and according to RRS i no. 174 the exchange seems to have taken place during the episcopate of Bishop Robert (died 1159). It had certainly taken place by 1160, which is the date of RRS i no. 174. The exchange itself was the subject of its own confirmation charter issued by Malcolm IV (RRS i no. 173). See also Taylor 1994, 111–13 for details of this exchange in relation to Strathkinness.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3