Weddersbie CLS S NO261131 1 362 95m SOF

    Wedderisbie c.1480 Laing 1876, 417 [rental of Lindores Abbey]
    Wedderisbe 1509 RMS ii no. 3363 [to James Sandilands and his wife, Katherine Scott, ‘his lands of half of Weddersbie, otherwise called Wester Collessie’ (terras suas medietatis de Wedderisbe alias vocat. Wester Cullessy)
    Wedderisbybank 1510 RMS ii no. 3435 [see Woodmill ABE for more details]
    Wedderisbye 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 1
    Wedderisbe 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [Leuchars-Ramsay; see Woodhead ABE]
    Weddersbie 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 63 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    Strabo-mur de Weddersbie 1592 RMS v no. 2053 [CLS Intro., Marches]
    Wedders<b>y 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B [<b> illegible]
    Weddersbie 1653 RMS x no. 183 [towns and lands of Weddersbie, comprehending lands of Weddersbie and Woodhead (Woodheid) ABE; also mentions a pendicle of Weddersbie called Southwood]
    Weedersey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Weddersby 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Weddersby 1722 Geog. Coll. i, 297 [‘belonging to Hamilton of Wishaw’]
    Weathersbrae 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Weddersbrae 1828 SGF
    Weddersbie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Weddersbie Hill and Weddersbie Den as OS Pathf.]

ON veðr + ON bý(r)

‘Wether farm’. A wether is a castrated ram. The name is identical to Wethers Brae # ADN, with a sing. veðr used to represent a pl. (see PNF 1 s.n.). Both names underline the importance of sheep-farming amongst the small group of early Norse-speakers in Fife.

    According to an early record of this place, Weddersbie was an alternative name for Wester Collessie (1509 RMS ii no. 3363).

    According to Gillin and Reid, there was a village at Weddersbie in the eighteenth century (1979, 40).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4