Chesters DNO S NO529097 1 374 120m
Chesteris 1641 RMS ix no. 2107 [along with Brunton (Bruntoun) it forms part of the lands of Pittarthie in parish of Dunino (Dinynnow)]
Chesteris 1644 Retours (Fife) no. 673 [William Borthwick, minister at Leuchars kirk, parts of the lands of Pittarthie (Pitarthie) called Chesters and Brunton (Bruntone) in parish of Dunino (Dynnynnow)]
Chestors 1654 Retours (Fife) no. 832 [and Brunton (Bruntoun)]
Chesters 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Chesters 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Chesters 1745 Dunino Kirk Session Records fo 401r
Chesters 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Chesters 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Chestus 1790s OSA, 261 [‘the other supposed antiquity is a Roman camp ... said to give name to a place near it, called Chestus’]
Chesters 1828 SGF
Chesters 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
The word is applied to a fortification (from Latin castra), but NMRS records nothing in the immediate vicinity that might be described as a suitable fortification.
The farm was called Raeside for a while by its occupant in the mid-twentieth century (ex info. John Dalgleish, 1999).
OS Name Book (22, 16) and OS 6 inch (1855) give the name Chesters Burn to the upper reaches of OS Pathf. Dunino Burn, flowing within 300 m of Chesters.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3