Monks-moss #~ CLS V NO3009 2
ad Monkismos 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [half of lands of Weddersbie CLS and Woodhead ABE, ‘with commonty at Monks-moss and Edens Muir’ (cum communia ad Monkismos et Edinnismure); Leuchars-Ramsay barony]
the Mounkis Moss 1592 NAS C2/38 no. 174 [‘common pasture in the monk’s moss, commonly called the Monks-moss’ (co<mmun>i pastura dictis terris in marisia monachi vulgo vocat. the Mounkis Moss)
Monkismos 1600 RMS vi no. 1032 [in barony of Grange of Lindores ABE, lying in Edens Muir (Edinsmure) CLS]
Monksmuir 1642 Gordon MS Fife [east of Loch Rossy, NO29 12]
Mounkismos 1649 RMS ix no. 2097 [‘Mounkismos et Edinsmure’]
Monkesmosse 1653 RMS x no. 183 col. 1 [‘Monkesmosse and Edinsmoore’]
Monks Muir 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Monks Moss 1722 Geog. Coll. i, 297 [‘on the south of Edens Moor and bordering with it, is pretty large moss called Monks Moss’]
Monks-moss 1836 NSA ix, 30 [‘Monkston ... originally called Monks-moss’]
Sc monk + Sc moss
‘The moss or peat-bog belonging to monks (of Lindores Abbey)’; Monks-moss is first mentioned as such, along with Edens Muir, in 1540 (RMS iii no. 2114), while Blaeu (Gordon) Fife has Monks Muir covering all the area between Loch Rossy and Daft Burne. However, already in 1302 Lind. Cart. no. 136 mentions Maresium Monachorum, and states that an alternative name for it was Mungrey. This seems now to be represented by Minnie’s Green KTT PNF 2, q.v.
In 1592 common pasture on the Monks-moss is granted as follows: ‘with common pasture in the said lands in the monk’s marsh, commonly called ‘the Monks-moss, and its muirs lying between the lands of Drumtenant CLS on the south side, and the land of Shiells CLS on the west side, and the lands of Ramornie KTT on the east side and the common royal road commonly called Cupar Cartgait on the north side, and with the right of building houses and gardens on the said lands called the Monks’ Yards’ (NAS C2/38 no. 174).
For Eden’s Muir see Edenstown CLS, above.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4