Lochmalony KLM S NO366201 2
divisas de Lowchmolone 1240 x 1244 NLS, Adv. MS 34.6.24, p. 417 [18th c. copy; it marches with Myrecairnie to the south; see LOG Intro., below]
William de Laghmanoueny 1296 Inst. Pub. 144 [for Laghmaloueny?]
Willelmus de Lochmalony 1390 x 1392 RMS i no. 854 [a juror]
(Alan) Lochmalowny 1466 Dunf. Reg. no. 458 [of that ilk]
David Louchmalony 1495 Laing Chrs. no. 222 [w. to a Fife charter]
(lands of) Lochmalony 1549 RMS iv no. 391 [John Lochmalony of that ilk to his son and heir Andrew Lochmalony, his lands of Lochmalony]
tertia parte terrarum dominii de Lochmalony 1558 Retours (Fife) no. 36 [Agnes Sibbald, in ‘a third of the lands of the lordship of Lochmalony’; her sisters Helen and Griselda (Grysillis) also get a third each (ibid. nos. 37, 38); also each get a third of the 2 mills of Lochmalony (see next entry)]
tertia parte 2 molendinorum de Lochmalony 1558 Retours (Fife) no. 36 [see previous entry]
Lochmalonie 1607 x 1611 RMS vii no. 554 [2 portions of west side of toun and lands of Lochmalony called Clubston KLM and *Westbarns (Westbarnis) (of which one part, the cottage (lie cottage) is occupied by Nicholas Lochmalony, the other by John Cooper (Cowper) in Rathillet), with marches beginning at *St John’s Well (Sanct-Johnnis-well), with common pasture etc., and in special warrant the rest of lands of Lochmalony, with manor-place, mill and mill-lands]
terras de Lochmalony 1608 RMS vi no. 2027 [David Spence (Spens), lands of Lochmalony, with manor-place, mill, mill-lands etc, ‘which belonged to Patrick L. of that ilk’ (que fuerunt Patricii Lochmalony de eodem); also mentions ‘the *Puddockmuir of Lochmalony’ (lie Poddok-mure de Lochmalony)]
Lochemalony 1631 x 1632 RMS viii no. 1910 [see discussion, below]
Lochmalleny 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Lochmalony 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Lochmalony 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
terris de Lochmalonie 1663 Retours (Fife) no. 938 [40 s. of lands Old Extent]
Lochmalony House 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [OS Pathf. Lochmalony Farm is shown but not named]
? G loch or ? Pictish or OG *loc + ? pn
This is a problematic name. That the first element was not originally G loch ‘loch, lake’ is suggested by the fact that there is today no trace of a loch in the vicinity, nor does there seem to have been one in the historical period. Furthermore the earliest recorded form is Laghmanoueny (aside from the 1240s form, which has been transmitted via an eighteenth-century copy). It may therefore be a re-interpretation or re-analysis of a quite different word, and one which perhaps underlies the nearby parish- and settlement-name Logie, that is Pictish or OG *loc ‘place, special place, church’; or G lag ‘hollow’(see Logie LOG, below, for more details).
If the specific element is a personal name, as is likely, then it belongs to the common type Maol- (earlier Mael-) (meaning ‘servant, devotee’, more literally ‘bald’ i.e. ‘shaved one’) followed by the name of a saint or (less commonly) an object. It is tempting to compare the name with one attested in east Fife from a relatively early period: Mallothen or Mallotheny, the father of Eoghan or Ewan (Hywan<us> Macmallothe<ni>, printed Macmallothem) thane of Dairsie (1160 × 1162 St A. Lib. 128); the same name being found a little later, also in east Fife, as Malotheny, grandfather of Duncan, son of Michael, associated with the lands of Cairns SSL (c.1248 St A. Lib. 309–10). However, the fact that the medial th is nowhere attested in early forms of Lochmalony makes it unlikely that Mallotheny is the name involved.
It is in fact more likely that the second part of the personal name involved is that borne by the earlier Mallothen(y)’s father, Eoghan (Ewan), thus Maoleoghain, earlier Mael Eog(h)ain. Eoghan (sometimes Latinised as Eugenius) is an obscure saint, but Abercrombie kirk in east Fife (SMS PNF 3) was dedicated to him. A derivation from Maoleoghain certainly accords well with the 1296-form Laghmanoueny (probably for Laghmaloueny), which clearly shows an additional syllable, with –ouen- a perfectly acceptable realisation of Eogha(i)n. The final syllable may be accounted for as the common locational suffix –in, regularly becoming –ie/y. Were it not for the 1296 form, an underlying Maoleoin might be proposed, ‘servant of (St) John’, with similar suffix, which gives the Irish surname Malone (MacLysaght 1985, 206).
In 1631 Andrew Cooper (Couper) senior, portionar of Lochmalony (Lochemalony), with the consent of Andrew C. junior, his oldest son and heir, granted to John Cooper (Coupar), his second son, on his marriage with Agnes Kirkcaldy (Kirkcaldie), daughter of James K. ‘at the dam of Mountquhanie KLM ... two portions of the lands (of) the Cottages (or cottar lands) on the west side of the toun and lands of Lochmalony, viz Clubston KLM occupied by Nicholas Lochmalony, and *Westbarns occupied by the said Andrew (Cooper) senior (between *St John’s Well, the part of Lochmalony occupied by John Russell, and other specified marches [omitted from the printed edition]), with common pasture ... in the parish of Kilmany’ (confirmed by the king in 1632 RMS viii no. 1910). *St John’s Well and *Westbarns, both of whose whereabouts are now uncertain, are first mentioned in 1607 × 1611 RMS vii no. 554 (see early forms).
The settlement named Middlemill shown on Ainslie/Fife (1775) appears to be at the site of OS Pathf. Lochmalony House. In 1558 there is mention of two mills of Lochmalony (Retours (Fife) no. 36).
On OS Pathf. there is Lochmalony House, Lochmalony Farm and Lochmalony Burn. The above NGR is of Lochmalony House.
There was another place called Lochmalony # SSL, on the lands of Polduff between Boarhills and St Andrews (q.v. s.n. PNF 3).
/lɔx məˈlonɪ/ or /ˌlɔxməˈlonɪ/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4