Easterton # BEA S NT157944 115m

Eistertoun 1543 RMS iii no. 2915 [a division of Buthadlach (Bathilokis)]
Eister Bothhidlokkis 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 222
Eister Bothylokis 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 218
the eist toun 1574 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 220
Eistertoun 1603 RMS vii no. 465 col. 3 [... Scheillis, Hiltoun, Eistertoun et Nathertoun, Muretoun ...]
the Eastoune of Baith 1668 RMS xi no. 1165
Eastertown 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Eastertown Farm 1759 RHP14330
Uppertown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Eastertown 1828 SGF
Easterton 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Eastertown 1872 Sasines no. 1544

Sc easter + Sc toun

This was a division of the large, originally pastoral, estate of Buthadlach #, for which see above. It has disappeared as a result of intensive coal-mining activity in its immediate vicinity, and is not marked on the OS Pathf.

By 1668 the affix ‘of Buthadlach’ had been replaced by one containing the parish- or barony-name ‘of Beath’, before disappearing altogether.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1