Cookston KBS CRA S NO586105 1 363 60m

(one third of the lands of) Cukistoune 1390 RMS i no. 815 [to Alexander Sibbald, one third of the lands of Cookston ‘in the quarter of Crail’ (in quarterio de Crale), formerly belonging to Nicholas Alatese]
(lands of) Cukestoune 1466 RMS ii no. 893 [to Alexander Sibbald the lands of Cookston in the constabulary of Crail (Carale)]
Cuikstoun c.1560 s Purves 153 [£1]
Cukistoun c.1560 s Assumption, 177 [to Haddington Priory, 3 bolls bere, 10 bolls oats]
Cuikstoun c.1560 s Assumption, 177 [to Haddington Priory]
Cuikstoun 1580 Retours (Fife) no. 1463 [David Sibbald (Sybbald) of Letham]
Cuikstoun 1594 RMS vi no. 100
Cookston 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Cookeston 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
? Findstoun 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [shown at or near Cookston, for which it may be an error]
Cookstone 1753 Roy sheet 19, 5
Cookston 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Cookston 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

pn Cook + Sc toun

‘Cook’s farm or estate’. It is also possible that the first Cooks to hold this land were also cooks.

The ‘the fief or feu of *Cookston MAI’ (feodo de Cokeston’ 1294 PRO E101/331/1 B), which see (PNF 2), may contain the same elements.

A roofless ruin when visited May 2006.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3