Scabert # KRY S NO5907 3
Scavert 1618 RMS vii no. 1878 [for Scabert? Pendicle of Thirdpart (Thridpairt) called Scabert; see Caiplie KRY]
Stavert 1621 APS iv, 678 [for Scabert? Pendicle of Thirdpart (of Caiplie)]
Scabert 1635 RMS ix no. 364 [as preceding]
Scabberd 1642 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Scabberd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Scabert 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1046 [David Scott of Scotstarvit, lands of Caiplie (Caiplie) KRY, including lands of Caiplie (Caiplie),*Overton (Ovirtoun) called Thirdpart (Thrid pairt) KRY, with pendicle called Scabert]
‘A bare, stony piece of land’ (CSD); the word originally referred to a person suffering from scab. Although always a very minor name, it probably occurs on the Gordon map of Fife (both the MS and the printed Blaeu version) because, as a pendicle (small associated piece of land) of Thirdpart or Over Caiplie, it belonged to Sir John Scott of Scotstarvit, who was closely involved in the production of this map. It is shown by Gordon as a settlement to the north of Over Caiplie (Thirdpart).
The 1757 plan of Anstruther barony lands in KRY (RHP22806) shows a field on the farm of Crawhill (the Crowhill Farm) KRY called Scabbart’s at NO566044. As this lies over 2 km south-west of Thirdpart, and with no tenurial links between the two, they are unlikely to be connected. It does suggest, however, that scabbert was a commonly used word in the local dialect.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3