Durieland Of Creich

Durieland Of Creich # CRC S NO326213 3

    the Durrieland of Creiche 1475 x 1485 [138] Laing 1876, 413 [Lindores Abbey Rental; 40 s.]
    the Deracheland of Creiche c.1560 s Assumption, 30
    the Deratland of Creycht c.1560 s Assumption, 35
    the Derachland of Creich 1575 x 1585 Laing 1876, 423 [has paid nothing in the past 22 years]
    Durieland de Creiche 1600 RMS vi no. 1032 [barony of Lindores ABE]

? Sc dewar + Sc land

‘Land held by a dewar’, i.e. by a hereditary keeper of a relic. Given the legal-ritual purposes to which relics were put in controlling crime, reducing violence, administering oaths etc., the dewar’s role became one of legal significance. Sc dewar is derived from Gaelic deòradh ‘relic-keeper; stranger, alien, pilgrim’. See Elements Glossary PNF 5, s.v., for more details.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4