Midmuir # LEU S NO468220 2 10m

    Mydmure 1540 RMS iii no. 2114 [see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    Midmure 1567 Retours (Fife) no. 63 [Leuchars-Ramsay]
    terras de Myirsyde alias Mydmure 1589 RMS v no. 1646 [Leuchars-Bruce; see LEU Intro., Lordship and Baronies]
    Midmure 1622 RMS viii no. 370 [Myreside alias Midmure to Andrew Bruce]
    (a third of) Mydmure 1637 RMS ix no. 704 [David earl of Southesk]
    Mydmure 1658 (Retours (Fife) no. 882 [James earl of Southesk]
    terris de Myresyde alias Midmuire 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [to Andrew Bruce of Earlshall; part of the barony of Leuchars-Bruce (Leucharis-Bruice)]
    Midmure 1688 Retours (Fife) no. 1292 [Charles earl of Southesk]
    Midsmuir 1700 Retours (Fife) no. 1440 [James earl of Southesk]

Sc mid + Sc muir

‘Middle muir or rough grazing’. It lay beside the large bog or loch of Rash Myre, which no doubt led to the development of its alias *Mireside #. See also Inchmuir # LEU above.

    It is no doubt connected with the place-names Muirs and Nether Muir 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife (Muirs and Neithermoore 1645 Gordon MS).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4