Starr KLM S NO348202 1 351 55m

    de firmis terrarum de le Star 1451 ER v, 467 [£6 13 s. 4 d. and specified amounts of wheat and barley ‘from the fermes of the lands of the Starr’]
    de firmis terrarum de le Starre 1453 ER v, 527 [£6 13 s. 4 d.]
    terre de Le Star 1455 ER vi, 75 [‘of the land of the Starr’]
    terrarum de le Sterr 1456 ER vi, 248 [‘of the lands of the Starr’]
    terrarum de Murdocarny et Stare 1528 RMS iii no. 711 [lands of Murdochcairnie and Starr thirled to Rathillet Mill]
    terras de Star 1531 RMS iii no. 1058 [see Murdochcairnie KLM]
    lie myre de Star 1541 RMS iii no. 2492 [king feus to John Melville (Mailvile) of Raith (Raith) KDT, knight, and to Helen Napier (Naper) his spouse, ‘three quarters of the lands of Murdochcairnie, with commonty in the Mire of Starr’ (3 quarteria terrarum de Murdocarnye, cum communia in lie myre de Star)]
    Ster 1549 Fraser, Buccleuch ii, 192 [Scott of Kirkurd; see Murdochcairnie]
    lie Myre de Star 1563 Retours (Fife) no. 52 [Melville of Raith KDT, commonty there, as in 1541 RMS iii no. 2492, above]
    terr<ae> de Star 1627 Retours (Fife) no. 356
    Starr 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Starrcotton 1642 Gordon MS Fife [settlement south-west of Starr]
    Starr Marish 1642 Gordon MS Fife [i.e. ‘marsh’, marked east of Starr]
    Starr 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Starr Cotton 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Starr Marishe 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Starr 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Stare 1684 Adair/East Fife
    Stair 1845 NSA ix, 549
    Starr 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G stair

‘Crossing over a bog’. The bog or moss in question is the one which has supplied the first element of Mountquanie KLM (G mòine), q.v. The same name is found in Star (of Markinch) KWY (PNF 2).

    It is shown as The Starr on OS Explorer (2001), and is part of the estate of Mountquhanie KLM.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4