Innergellie KRY S NO575052 1 374 30m

Inuerghellin 1153 x 1156 RRS i no. 120 [= St A. Lib. 200; royal confirmation or co-grant of Kinkellet and Innergellie to Matthew archdeacon of St Andrews, as the charter of his bishop (Robert) grants him. Kinkellet is unidentified according to RRS i, Index s.n.]
(Merleswain late lord of) Innergelly 1281 Dryb. Lib. no. 20 (p. 13) [16th c. copy; father of Margaret of Ardross (Ardrosse) ELI]
terram de Innergelly c.1300 Dryb. Lib. no. 291 [16th c. copy; see Kilrenny]
Invergelli 1431 RMS ii no. 181 [to Richard of Spalding (de Spaldyne) various lands including ‘his whole part of the lands of Airdrie CRA and Innergellie’ (totam partem suam terrarum de Ardaray et Invergelli)]
(one si teenth of) Innergelly 1481 RMS ii no. 1492 [see Airdrie CRA]
(John Young in) Innergelly 1531 RMS iii no. 1015 [footnote: one of an assise for land-valuation]
Innergellie 1603 Retours (Fife) no. 129 [David Lundie of Newhall, ‘a quarter and a thirty-second part and two-thirds of another thirty-second part of the lands and vill of Innergellie, in regality of St Andrews, and two thirds of a twelfth of the lands of Innergellie’ (Quarteria et trigesima secunda parte et bina parte alterius trigesimae secundae partis terrarum et villae de Innergellie, in regalitate Sancti Andreae, et in bina parte duodecimae partis terarum de Innergellie)]
Innergellie 1637 Retours (Fife) no. 547 [see Pitcorthie KRY]
Innergellan 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Innergellan 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Endergailly 1670 Lamont’s Diary 217 [James Lumsden died there]
Invergelly 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Ennergelly 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Innergellie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G inbhir + en Gellie + – in

‘(Place at the) mouth of the *Gellie (Burn)’. The burn-name no longer exists, but it was presumably attached to one of the burns which meet just north of Innergellie to form the Kilrenny Burn. Gellie itself probably derives from G geal ‘white’ with a suffix, meaning ‘white or shining burn’ (G Geallaidh), found also in Loch Gelly ADN (PNF 1) and elsewhere in Scotland (see Watson 1926, 440) .

OS Pathf. also shows Innergellie Wood.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 3