Foodieash DAE S NO378166 1 362 70m SOF

    Fudiash 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Fewdy Ash 1753 Roy sheet 18, 2
    Foody Ash 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Foodieash 1828 SGF
    Foodieash 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

en Foodie + ? Sc ash

‘Foodie ash-tree’? If this is the correct interpretation, then it must refer to a conspicuous ash-tree (or, less likely, a grove of ash) which stood on this part of the lands of Foodie at the latest by the early seventeenth century. The fact that it does not appear on Blaeu (Pont) East Fife may mean that it was not in existence in the 1590s when Timothy Pont did the surveying for this map.

    According to Millar (1895 i, 159) there were two hamlets in the parish besides Osnaburgh (Dairsie): these were Foodieash and Middlefoodie.

/'fudɪ aʃ/ or /ˌfudɪ'aʃ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4