Strathkinness SSL S NO4616 1 363

Stradkines 1140 St A. Lib. 122 [Bp Robert to St Andrews Priory]
Stratkines 1141 x 1150 David I Chrs. no. 126 [= St A. Lib. 190]
Stradkines 1156 x 1160 RRS i no. 173 [= St A. Lib. 203; see Letham CMN]
Stradkines 1160 RRS i no. 174
aliam Stradkines 1160 RRS i no. 174 [= St A. Lib. 206; ‘Strathkinness and the other Strathkinness in exchange for *Kininnis CMN and Lambieletham CMN both of which the Culdees have’ (Stradkines et aliam Stradkines; pro commutatione de Kynninis et de Lethin quas Kelledei habent)]
Stratkines 1160 x 1162 St A. Lib. 131
aliam Stradkines 1160 x 1162 St A. Lib. 131
Stradkines 1163 St A. Lib. 54
aliam Stradkynes 1163 St A. Lib. 54
Stradkines 1165 x 1169 RRS ii no. 28 [o.c.; corresponds to St A. Lib. 214, which has Strathkines]
grangiam de Stradkines 1187 St A. Lib. 64
Strath kynnes Martin c.1220 Terrier C [17/18th c. copy; see *Balmartin SSL]
Strathkinnes Mels<n>og c.1220 Terrier C [17/18th c. copy; see also *Balmartin SSL]
( 15 acres of land in) Strakenes 1415 St A. Cop. no. 120
Strakinnes 1471 RMS ii no. 1039
terras de Strakynnes 1569 RMS iv no. 1850 [to Michael Balfour; lands in the lordship of the priory of St Andrews, which belonged to John Wishart]
Straythkynnes 1586 St A. Kirk Sess. ii, 568
Stra<k>ynnes 1587 Assumption, 10 [printed Stralrynnis; £13 6 s. 8 d.]
(the lands of) Strakynnes 1587 Assumption, 19 [in a list of lands belonging to St Andrews Priory, the lands of Strathkinness ‘except Month pairt’ feued to <blank> for £77 13 s. 3 d.; Month is James Month, who held part of the Strathkinness, for which see *Poffle of Strathkinness]
Strekinnes 1593 RMS v no. 2273 [among lands of St Andrews Priory]
Straytouns 1625 Retours (Fife) no. 364
Strakinnes 1642 Gordon MS Fife
N Strakiness 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Strakinnes Muir 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Poffill of Strakynnes 1643 Retours (Fife) no. 638 [see *Poffle of Strathkinness]
Starkinnes 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
N. Starkinnes 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [N. probably for Nether]
Strakinnes 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
O<ver> 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
N<ether> Strakinnes 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Strathkinnes Muir 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Strickinnes 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Nether Strathkinness 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Upper Strathkinness 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Strathkinness Moor 1790s OSA, 716 [good freestone quarries]
Strathkinness 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Easter Strathkinness 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Nether Strathkinness 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G srath + en Kinness

‘Strath or broad valley of the Kinness Burn SSL’. The burn-name on its own is stressed on the second syllable, but as part of the name Strathkinness it is stressed on the first.

It is divided into Strathkinness and ‘the other Strathkinness’ as early as 1160. For the ‘other Strathkinness’, *Strathkinness Martin and Strathkinness Mels<n>og, see *Balmartin SSL.

St Andrews Priory had held Strathkinness since 1140, as one of the lands granted by Bishop Robert’s foundation charter (St A. Lib. 122), but acquired the ‘other Strathkinness’ from the Culdees by 1160 in exchange for Priory lands, as is evident from the terms of Malcolm IV’s confirmation of the possessions and liberties of the Priory (RRS i no. 173, and RRS i no. 174, for relevant text of which see entry for 1160 above).

OS Pathf. also shows Easter Strathkinnes and Nether Strathkinnes.

/straθˈkɪnəs/ or /strəθˈkɪnəs/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3