Moonzie Burn

Moonzie Burn ~ CUP/DAE/KLM/LEU/LOG/MNZ W NO446200 1 352 5m

    Munsymyll 1474 ER viii, 231 [see Moonzie Mill LEU]
    Mounsy Burne 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife

en Moonzie or ? + Sc burn

Moonzie (formerly *Auchtermoonzie) is the name of the parish in which this burn rises. It is not entirely clear whether the burn takes its name from the parish, or whether the parish takes its name from the burn, although the latter is more likely. See Moonzie MNZ, below, for discussion of this question and the possible origins of the name.

    After rising in the boggy heart of Moonzie, it flows past six parishes, often along their boundaries, before entering the Motray Water, which then enters the River Eden.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4