Smiddy Lands

Smiddy Lands # AMY S NO242118 1

    de firmis fabrilium et cotagiorum de Ochtremukty 1451 ER v, 468 [‘from the fermes of the smiddy lands and cot-lands of Auchtermuchty’ £3 18 s. 6 d.]
    Smyddilandis 1517 RMS iii no. 168 [barony of Auchtermuchty]
    lie Smiddielandis 1591 RMS v no. 1946 [to John Smith (Smyth) in Auchtermuchty, his heirs and assignees, the Smiddy lands of the said toun (ville) and lands, ‘extending to half a merk-land’ (extenden. ad ½ mercat.)]
    lie Smiddielandis de Auchtermuchtie 1616 RMS vii no. 1397 col. 6 [James Smith, portionar]
    Smiddy lands 1800 Sasine [in possession of Neal and Jane Robertson, 14 Cupar Road, Auchtermuchty; see Inchtuthel AMY, above]

Sc smiddy + Sc land

‘Lands belonging to the smiddy or smith’s toun’. Mention is made of a smiddy of Auchtermuchty in the list of the lands belonging to the earl of Fife in 1294: ‘From the smiddy of that same place (Auchtermuchty)’ paying to the earl ‘annually’ 6 s. 8 d.’ (De fabrica ejusdem loci per annum) (Stevenson, Documents i, 416; see also PNF 5, App. 2). The name of the family holding these lands in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century is Smith, which is probably still descriptive of their occupation.

    That Smiddy lands lay on the east side of Auchtermuchty on the Cupar Road and included Inchtuthel is clear from the 1800 sasine for 14 Cupar Road, for details of which, see Inchtuthel AMY, above.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4