Sea Mills

Sea Mills FGN S NO419277 1 10m

    le Semyllis 1343 ER i, 540 [payments made ‘for the king’s crossings, on various occasions, at Port-on-Craig FPC and the Sea Mills’ (pro passagiis regis, per diuersas vices, apud Portyncrag et le Semyllis)]
    the milne of Semell 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1705 B [see Newton FGN]
    the passage and fishing of Semell 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1705 B
    cimba passagii de le Seymillys 1440 RMS ii no. 238 [‘a boat of the passage (i.e. ferry) of the Sea Mills’; part of half of barony of Naughton BMO, with other lands and rents granted to Alan of Kinnaird PER son and heir of the late Thomas of Kinnaird and of Egidia Murray of Culbin (de Moravia de Colbine), except for 10 merks annually from said ferry for ‘one chaplain who is to celebrate for all time in the chapel of St Thomas beside the Sea Mills and for the maintenance of that same chaplain’ (ad infeodationem unius capellani pro perpetuo celebraturi in capella S. Thome prope le Seymyllis et pro sustentatione ejusdem capellani)]
    capella S. Thome prope le Seymyllis 1440 RMS ii no. 238 [see preceding entry]
    le Seymillis 1480 RMS ii no. 1502 [Alan Kinnaird of that ilk and lord of half barony of Naughton feus to John Alanson burgess of Dundee a half of his common ferry passage and port between the Sea Mills on Tay and the burgh of Dundee’ (le Seymillis super Taya et burgum de Dunde)]
    Sey-myllis 1484 RMS ii no. 1581 [to Alan Kinnaird half barony of Naughton ‘along with the ferry and Sea Mills and its fishing’ (unacum passagio de le Fery et Sey-myllis et piscaria eiusdem)]
    cum piscaria molendini maritimi vulgariter Sey-millys 1527 RMS iii no. 496 [John Lascelles (Lessellis), the lands of Inverdovat and Ploughland (Inverduvate et Plewland), ‘with the fishing of the sea mill commonly called Sea Mills’]
    cum piscaria molendini marini vulg. nuncupati Seymylnes 1560 Retours (Fife) no. 42 [‘with the fishing of the sea-mill commonly called Sea Mills’]
    the Seymylnis 1615 Retours (Fife) no. 239 [James Elphinstone of Inverdovat]
    Seymylnes 1629 Retours (Fife) no. 406 [James Livingston, lands in Inverdovat ‘with right of patronage of the chapel of St Thomas of Sea Mills’ (cum jure patronatus capellae Sancti Thomae de Seymylnes)]
    Sea mills 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Sea mills 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife) [between Wood-haven and Scots-craig]
    Seamylnis 1664 Retours (Fife) no. 960 [William Hamilton of Muirhouse]
    advocatione capellae et capellaniae Sancti Thomae de Seamilnes 1684 Retours (Fife) no. 1233
    Seamylnes 1690 Retours (Fife) no. 1303 [chapel of St Thomas of]
    Sea Mills 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘Corn’; also shows ‘Mill Dam’ and ‘Sluice’ just above mill; the dam is filled by the burn flowing down from the west side of Tayfield House through Tayfield Den]

Sc seamiln

‘Mills beside the sea’. It was powered by the burn which flows through Tayfield Den, on which are shown two Mill Dams on OS 6 inch 1st edn. There are still the ruins of a mill near the outflow of that burn.

    A chapel of St Thomas beside Sea Mills is first mentioned in 1440.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4