Gibliston CBE S NO494055 1 374 85m SEF

Giblotistun’ 1266 Barrow 2003, 79 n. 58 [printed Gibbotistun in Laing Chrs. no. 8; see CBE Introduction, Lords and Marches]
(Adam of) Gibeloteston’ 1296 Inst. Pub. 132
(Johanna of) Giblethiston 1304 CDS ii no. 1538 [Hervi of Strathenry (Strathanry) LSL, for his lands acquired through the infeftment of Johanna of Gibliston; the lands are returned to him since he has returned to the (English) king’s peace]
(half the lands of) Gibblotistoun 1329 x 1371 RMS i app. 2 no. 900 A [16th c. index; to William Pittillok, forfeited by John Scot]
(half the lands of) Giblistoun 1329 x 1371 RMS i app. 2 no. 900 B [17th c. index; see preceding]
Gylblatstoun 1478 RMS ii no. 1351 [to Michael of Strathenry (Straithandry) and his wife, the lands of Gibliston, Longside (Langsyde) CBE and Cowbakie (Coulbaky) LEU]
Willelmum Marham de Giblatstoun 1491 NAS GD26/3/796 [17th c. copy (1649); juror]
(Michael Strathenry of) Gibletstoun 1493 RMS ii no. 2176 [to Mariota Strathenry (Straithenry), daughter of Michael]
(lands of) Gibletstoun 1493 RMS ii no. 2176
(lands and barony of) Gibletstoun 1496 RMS ii no. 2314 [to Duncan Forrester (Forestare) of Skipinch ARG, husband of Mariota Strathenry; the lands and barony of Gibliston, the lands of Cowbakie (Kowbaky) LEU and Longside (Langside) CBE]
(Walter Robertson in) Giblatstoune 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 130 [accused of stealing two sheep and sentenced to death]
in baronia de Giblestoun 1528 RMS iii no. 578 [a piece of the land of the Longside (le Langsyde) CBE ‘in the barony of Gibliston’]
Gibblistoun c.1560 s Purves 154 [£3]
Giblistoun 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 66 [Thomas Forrester (Fostar) of Strathenry (Strathanrye); the lands of Gibliston (Giblistoun) and Cowbakie (Cowbaky) LEU, and the lands of Longside (Langsyd) CBE]
Gibblistone 1591 Retours (Fife) no. 1495 [Alexander Martine (Mertene) of Gibliston (Gibblistoun), half the lands of Gibliston]
(William Martine of) Giblestoun 1621 Retours (Fife) no. 321 [Mairtene]
Gibliston 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Giboliston 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Giblistoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Giblastoun 1684 Adair/East Fife
Giblistoun 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Gibbleston 1775 Ainslie/Fife [site of Gibliston farm]
Gibbleston 1827 Ainslie/East Fife [twice, once for farm, once for house]
Gibliston Farm 1828 SGF
Gibliston House 1828 SGF
Gibliston 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [site of Gibliston farm]
Gibliston House 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

pn Giblot + Sc toun

The specific element, Giblot, is a hypocoristic or pet-name form of Gilbert (see Black 1946, 297, under Gibliston). For its wider context, see discussion under Belliston CBE, above.

As early as 1304 Gibliston was connected with the lordship of Strathenry LSL, a connection which lasted until at least the second half of the sixteenth century.

The lands of Gibliston were already divided into two parts by the fourteenth century (RMS i app. 2 no. 900), and from then on they seem to have been held sometimes together, sometimes separately, until finally united in 1673, when David Sibbald (Sybbald) is recorded as holding ‘half the lands of Gibliston (Gibliestoun), and the other half of the lands of Gibliston, in the parish of Carnbee’ (Retours (Fife) no. 1128).

The above NGR is of the farm called Gibliston on OS Pathf., which confusingly names Gibliston House (about 500 m to the south-west, at NO498049) simply Gibliston, as well. Gibliston House was built in the early nineteenth century (Gifford 1988, 230), apparently on a greenfield site (as evidenced by Ainslie/Fife).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 3