Glenduckie FLK S NO283188 1 362 70m SEF

    Glenduogin 1165 x 1171 RRS ii no. 14 [o.c.; see discussion; endorsed Glenduky in 16th c., and Glendougine in 17th c.]
    Glenduky 1390 x 1392 RMS i no. 854 [FLK Intro., Chapel of Glenduckie]
    Glenduky 1506 RMS ii no. 2970 [James IV grants to Andrew Ayton (Aytoun) captain of Stirling Castle, and his heirs, lands of Glenduckie in barony of Ballinbreich, which lands George earl of Rothes had sold to the king in 1503]
    capellani<a> de Glenduky 1511 RSS i no. 2175 [chaplainry]
    Glendouky 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 29
    capellani<a> de Glenduky 1517 RMS iii no. 148 [James V to George Leslie earl of Rothes various lands and rights including the advowson and right of patronage of the church of Flisk, ‘of the prebend of Abernethy called Forvenship’ (prebende de Abirnethy nuncupat<e> Forevinschip), and ‘of the chaplainry of Glenduckie’, sheriffdom of Fife]
    Glendowky 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 129 [Robert Ayton (Aytoun) laird]
    capellani<a> capelle de Glenduky 1542 RMS iii no. 2810 col. 2 [James V to Norman Leslie son of George earl of Rothes in feu the barony of Ballinbreich, which includes the advowson of the parish kirk of Flisk and ‘of the prebend of the collegiate church of Abernethy called Forvenship’ (prebende ecclesie collegiate de Abirnethy, Foirvinschip nuncupat<e>), ‘and of the chaplainry of the chapel of Glenduckie’]
    terris de Glenduky 1558 Retours (Fife) no. 34 [in barony of Ballinbreich FLK]
    Glenduky 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
    (advowson of the chaplainry of the chapel of) Glendeukie 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1547 [John earl of Rothes]
    Glendeukie 1625 Retours (Fife) no. 365 [John Ayton, the lands of Glenduckie united in the barony of Ayton (Aytoun) DBG, ABE]
    Glenducky 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    (advowson of the chapel of) Glendukie 1682 Retours (Fife) no. 1205 [Margaret countess of Haddington, heir of John earl of Rothes]
    Glenduchy 1753 Roy
    Glenduckie 1828 SGF
    Glenduckie 1845 NSA ix, 606–7 [‘the nearest approximation to <a village>’ in the parish, consisting of the farm house and twelve cottages]
    Glenduckie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Glenduckie Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
G gleann + ? + –in
The eponymous glen or valley is probably that to the west of Glenduckie Hill, at the south end of which the present-day hamlet of Glenduckie lies. The second element is obscure, but may be related to G duaigh ‘terrible event, evil’ (OIr dúaig     For the chapel of Glenduckie, see FLK Intro., above. According to NMRS (NO 21 NE 5) there are ‘the remains of an Iron Age fort and a later homestead on Glenduckie Hill. … The hut is similar in construction to the stone-walled huts at Drumcarrow (NO41SE 2) [CMN, PNF 3] which are constructed between the 2nd and 6th centuries AD. G. S. Maxwell 1969.’
    This hill-fort may have given rise to the name Chesters Know ( 1775 Ainslie/Fife) and Chesters Knowe (1827 Ainslie/East Fife), attached to a small settlement which appears just west of Glenduckie Hill.
    Glenduckie and Balmeadie DBG had belonged to Earl Duncan of Fife until 1165 x 1171 , when he exchanged them for Balbirnie MAI with his relative Orm son of Aodh (son of Earl Gillemícheil of Fife) (RRS ii no. 14). As G. W. S. Barrow points out (loc. cit.)[205] this exchange was ‘evidently made to allow Earl Duncan more complete possession of Strathleven’ MAI (see MAI Intro. PNF 2).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4