Broad-land # LEU S NO458205 1 10m

    Bordland 1306 x 1329 RMS i app. 2 no. 488 B [17th c. index; to John Wemyss; see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
?   Bowlands 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1734 B [17th c. index; to John Wemyss; see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    Brodeland 1467 RMS ii no. 900 [see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    Bordland 1473 RMS ii no. 1139
    Bordland 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    Brodland c.1560 s Assumption, 13
    Bredland 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 63 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    Brodland 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 218 [Forbes of Rires, with Westhouse]
    partem ejus tertie partis ville et terrarum de Brodland 1622 RMS viii no. 370 [‘his part of the 3rd of toun and lands of Broad-land,’ with 7 named tenants, and ‘lodging and houses on the south side of the area of Earlshall’ (hospitium et domos super australi latere aree de Erlishall), in barony of Leuchars-Bruce]
    Bordlandes de Lewcharres 1635 RMS ix no. 307 cols. 4–5 [3rd of Broad-lands of Leuchars, comprising *Moncur’s Lands, Milton with its meadows, the lands of Pusk, Nethermuirs, Old Muirs #, Kinshaldy, Wester Fetters and quarter(s) of Morton FGN, LEU (q.v.), in parish of Leuchars]
    thrid pairt of the lands of Broadlands of Lewchars 1658 Retours (Fife) no. 882 [to James earl of Southesk; ‘comprehending Moncurs lands, Mylnetoun of Lewchars with the Meadow, Pursk, Nather-Mures, Auldmures, Kinshaldie and Wester Fothers, and fourt pairt of the lands of Mortoune’]
    tertiam partem terrarum de Brodland 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [‘third of lands of Broad-land’, with Comerton LEU; barony of Leuchars-Bruce]
    de terris de Broadland 1685 Retours (Fife) no. 1248 [Janet, Joanna and Christiana Meldrum, heirs portionar, daughters of Mr James Meldrum in Bruckley LEU, £80 ‘from the lands of Broad-land called Leuchars-Bruce, Pusk Milton and Fordel within the parish of Leuchars’ (vocatis Leuchaires-Bruce, Puskemilnetone, et Fordall infra parochiam de Leuchares)]
    Broadland 1686 Retours (Fife) no. 1273 [Forbes of Rires KCQ]
    Brodlands 1688 Retours (Fife) no. 1292 [Charles earl of Southesk]
    Bicadlands 1688 Retours (Fife) no. 1297 [for Broadlands or the like]
    Breadlands 1691 Retours (Fife) no. 1452 [Helen Geddie, wife of James Lentrone of St Ford KCQ, a rent from lands, including Broad-Lands]
    Broodland 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440
    Broadlands de Leuchars 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440 [comprising the lands called of old Moncursland, Milntoune de Leuchars with their meadows, Pursk, Neathermures, Auldmures, Kinshandie, et Wester Flotters (vel Fothers) and a quarter of the lands of Mortoune]
    Broad-land 1799 RHP1263

Sc bordland

‘Table-land, mensal land’, that is land supplying produce directly to the laird, and usually lying near the chief messuage or residence of an estate, often a castle. For a full discussion of this term, see Winchester 1986 (whose earliest reference for Broad-land LEU is 1473) (ibid. 137). Metathesised forms brod- for original bord- predominate, as is also the case with Brodland # NBH, below.

    On an estate plan of 1789 the farm of Broad-land is shown as lying between Balbeuchlie and the Eden and consisting of about 120 acres (RHP1275). The farm of Reres (a late, transferred name) lies to the east, and may well have been created out of the original bordland. It would therefore represent most or all of the land now occupied by Leuchars RAF aerodrome.

    In 1622 a third of the lands of Broad-land (Brodland) formed part of the barony of Leuchars-Bruce (RMS viii no. 370 cols. 1, 2).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4