Kinshaldy LEU S NO488236 1 352 5m

    Kinschaldy 1536 RMS iii no. 1635 [4 merklands in Kinshaldy to David Balfour of Baledmond # FGN, with lands of Old Muirs # LEU and Wester Fetters LEU]
    (third of) Kinschawdy 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    Kynschawdy c.1560 s Assumption, 14
    (third of) Kinshawdye 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 63 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    Kinschaldie 1622 RMS viii no. 370 [to Andrew Bruce, a third of Kinshaldy and Nethermuirs in Leuchars-Bruce]
    Kingsadie 1645 Gordon MS Fife
    Kinshadne 1658 Retours (Fife) no. 882 [James earl of Southesk]
    (a third of) Kinschalldie 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [Bruce of Earlshall]
    Kinshadie 1684 Adair/East Fife
    Kinshandie 1688 Retours (Fife) no. 1292 [for Kinshaudie]
    Kingshandie 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440 [for Kingshaudie]
    Kinshady 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Kinghsaddy 1828 SGF
    Kinshaldy 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G ceann + ? en *Inchaldy

‘End of *Inchaldy’? This analysis is proposed on analogy with Dunshelt AMY, which derives from ‘dùn *Inchelt’. If correct, then *Inchaldy itself would derive from G innis + G allt + –in ‘the inch (island or haugh) at a place of a burn or burns’, the second (specific) element, including the proposed locational suffix –in, is found also in Adie # KWY and Aldie, Fossoway KNR.

    A coin of Edward the Confessor (1042–66) from Kinshaldy was on exhibition in the Bell-Pettigrew Museum, St Andrews, in 1956 (NMRS).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4