Airdrie CRA S NO567084 1 374 90m SEF

terram meam de Ardarie 1178 x 1205 St A. Lib. 382 [William de Beauver (Beaueyr) grants to May priory (St Mary’s and the Saints of May and those serving God there) his land of Airdrie, that is one carucate and one bovate, for which gift he asks them to receive him into their fraternity]
terram de Arderie 1205 RRS ii no. 469 [all the land of Airdrie held by William of Beauver, viz the land to the east of the burn flowing beside the land of Geoffrey the chaplain as far as the well which in Gaelic (scottice) is called Toldrie (Tolari) CRA; granted to John Waleram by the king]
(barony of) Ardry 1278 Balm. Lib. no. 42
baronia de Ardoria 1278 Balm. Lib. no. 43 [William Belle and David Belle of the barony of Airdrie]
A<r>dory 1367 RMS i no. 247 [printed version has Asdory; royal inspeximus of a charter by Margaret Leslie to William Gupild (Guppylde), the lands of Linlathen (Lumlethyn) and Cragoc ANG, and Airdrie CRA; see also RMS i app. 2 nos. 972, 1543]
Ardaray 1431 RMS ii no. 181 [to Richard of Spalding (de Spaldyne) various lands including ‘his whole part of the lands of Airdrie and Innergellie KRY (totam partem suam terrarum de Ardaray et Invergelli)]
(John Lumsden of) Ardre 1450 RMS ii no. 402
(barony of) Ardre 1450 RMS ii no. 402 [consisting of lands across Fife and East Lothian, erected by the king in favour of John Lumsden of Airdrie (Ardre)]
(quarter of the lands of) Ardere 1481 RMS ii no. 1492 [obtained by John Lumsden of Airdrie (Ardery) with the superiorities of the lands of Letham and Redwells (Lathame et Redewellis) CRA, and with a 16th of the lands of Innergellie (Innergelly) KRY from James Rinde of Broxmouth, in exchange for the lands of Linlathen (Lunlethin) ANG][94]
(John Lumsden of) Ardery 1481 RMS ii no. 1492
Ardre 1511 RMS ii no. 3587 [to John Lumsden of Airdrie (Ardre) CRA]
Ardre 1517 Crail Register no. 20 [sale by John Lumsden of annual rent of six merks out of his lands of Sipsies (Sepseis) in the barony of Ardre]
Ardre 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 90 [‘the lard of Lawis porcionare of Ardre and Tolre (Toldrie CRA, q.v.)’]
Ardre 1532 RMS iii no. 1170
Ardrie c.1560 s Purves 153 [£2]
Ardrie c.1560 s Assumption, 177 [to Haddington Priory, the teinds of Airdrie, Sypsies and the crofts of Crail (Ardrie, Seipsis and the crofts of Craill), 21 bolls bere, 21 bolls oats, 6 bolls meal]
Ewfame Lundye ladye of Ardrye 1568 Dunf. Burgh Recs. (220)
Airdrie 1594 RMS vi no. 100
Airdrie 1623 RMS viii no. 491 [Turnbull of Airdrie (Airdrie) to Sir John Preston (Prestoun) of Pennicuik and Elizabeth Turnbull spouse of Sir John the lands and barony of Airdrie viz ‘the Mains and other lands of Airdrie, with tower and manor-place, the lands of Redwells CRA with commonty, with tenants etc.’ (lie Maynis et aliis terris de Airdrie, cum turre et manerie, terris de Reidwallis cum communia, cum tenentibus etc.); see also Frithfield KRY]
Airdrie 1640 Retours (Fife) no. 594 [John Prestoun feuar of Airdrie, the house which once belonged to the prioress of Haddington (Hadintoun), and the granary (granario) commonly called Girnell, and the barn, garden and croft lying adjacent, near the villa and burgh of Crail (Craill)]
the Laird of Erdree 1652 Lamont’s Diary 40 [surnamed Preston, he married the Lady Scotstarvit at Tarvit (Taruitte)]
Ardey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Ardry C. 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Ardri 1684 Adair/East Fife
Ardrie 1665 Lamont’s Diary 183 [Helen Preston, daughter of the deceased laird of Airdrie, marries Robert Lumsden of Stravithie (Stravethie) DNO]
Airdry 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Airdrie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [‘Sir John Anstruther’]
Ardrie 1790s OSA, 157
Airdrie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [marked as an antiquity]

G àird + G rìgh

‘King’s height’.[95] The land of Airdrie formed part of the royal lands of Crail, and the allusion to the close association with the Crown is found in Toldrie CRA, with the same second element, and in the nearby Sc name Kingsmuir CRA.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 3