Buistslands * AMY S NO2213 3
Buistisland 1609 RMS vii no. 117 [a 6th of north quarter of town and lands of Auchtermuchty extending to ‘2 pound-lands’ (2 libratas) called Buistsland, with full right of commons in the hill of Auchtermuchty and the lands of Whitefield]
( 2 pound-lands called) Buistis 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 [editor supplied ‘-land’ in brackets]
partem de lie Buistis-pundland 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 col. 4 [‘part of the Buist’s Pound-land called the Pitmenzies’ (lie Pitmunzies nuncupatam); other parts of the Buist’s Pound-land are also referred to: the Leys, the Netherfield Lands (lie Natherfieldlandis), the Happyhill]
B<ui>stislands 1663 RMS xi no. 476 [printed Binstislands]
pn Buist + Sc land
It appears in seventeenth-century sources as a pound-land in the Bondhalf of Auchtermuchty. One Robert Buist, alias Stak, is recorded as a portionar of Auchtermuchty in 1582 and is dead by 1587, having been the holder of land in the North Quarter (RMS v nos. 412, 1372); John Buist (perhaps his son) married Isobella Maxwell, with whom he had a son called Robert Buist, who appears as a portionar of Auchtermuchty in 1616 (RMS vii nos. 191, 1397 col. 7).
The above NGR is based on that of Leys, which forms part of this land.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4