Logie LOG PS NO404204 1 352 115m

    (church of) Logymurdach 1245 x 1255 Dunf. Reg. no. 313
    (church of) Loginmurthak 1245 x 1255 St A. Lib. 34
    (church of) Logimuohaud 1275 Bagimond’s Roll p. 38[310]
?   Wautier de Loghy 1296 Inst. Pub. 145 [Walter of L. does homage to Edward I with others from county of Fife; Millar 1895 i, 177 assumes = Logie LOG]
    (lands of) Logymortheuche c.1360 RMS i app.2 no. 1164 A [16th c. index]
    (lands of) Logymurtach c.1360 RMS i app.2 no. 1164 B [17th c. index; to Mordac of (Morthacus de) Glacester]
    Logie 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1734 [John Wemyss]
    Logymurthache 1390 x 1406 RMS i app. 2 no. 1960
    terras de Logymuirtho 1466 RMS ii no. 882 [‘lands of L. and Wester Cruivie’ (terras de Logymuirtho et Westir-Cruvy)]
    (lands of) Logymurtho 1476 RMS ii no. 1245
    Logy 1476 RMS ii no. 1245 [Wemyss of Rires; barony of Leuchars-Wemyss]
    Logymurthto 1477 RMS ii no. 1303 [Wemyss of Rires]
    apud Logymurtho 1508 RMS ii no. 3353
    Thomas Berclay de Logy 1508 RMS ii no. 3353
    the landis of Logy Murtho 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 126
    the landis of Logye 1521 Fife Ct. Bk. 212
    terris de Logymirtho 1548 Retours (Fife) no. 15 [see Myrecairnie KLM]
    vicarage of Logymurtho c.1560 s Assumption, 79 [Mr Thomas Forret]
    within the parochin of Logy 1574 Balm. Lib. App. no. viii [Cruivie]
    Logye 1590 RPC iv, 785
    Logye 1603 RMS vi no. 1411 [advowson of various churches formerly belonging to Balmerino Abbey]
    within the parochin of Logymurthe 1612 Balm. Lib. App. no. xi [Cruivie]
    in ecclesia parochiali de Logie 1634 RMS ix no. 191
    apud ecclesiam de Logiemurtho 1643 RMS ix no.1459 col. 3
    Logie 1650 RMS ix no. 2174 [‘the loan between the lands of Lucklaw LEU and Logie to Lucklaw Hill LEU and Lillismure # LOG’ for Airdit (Ardett) LEU (lie lone inter terras de Lucklaw et Logie ad Lucklahill et Lilliesmure)]
    Mr Jhone Durie, minister of Loggie 1651 , Lamont’s Diary 29 [died]
    K<irk> of Logy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Logy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Logy K<irk> 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Logy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife Fife
    Luggie Kirk 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also Luggie Place (‘Bowman Esquire’), at OS Pathf. Logie House and Luggiehill; also Luggie Ford at opposite side of parish, where road from Cupar to Kilmany crosses Cleughie Burn at NO387213]
    Easter Logie 1790s OSA, 618 [Sir James Ramsay, Bart. of Easter Logie, left a mortification of 50 merks for the schoolmaster in 1690]

? G lag or ? Pictish or OG * loc + – in + pn Muireadhach

‘Place of a hollow associated with (St) Murdoch?’ or ‘place of a church of (St) Murdoch?’. A derivation from G lag ‘hollow’ is the received wisdom concerning Logie-names, having been advocated by W. J. Watson (1926, 101, 147, 314). However, in a forthcoming article, Thomas Clancy puts forward the proposition that most if not all Logie place-names, many of which are the names of early parishes and are often combined with the names of saints, derive from a loan-word into Pictish or OG *loc- from Latin locus, ‘a place’ (cf modern Irish log ‘place’, logainm ‘place-name’), with the meaning ‘a special place, a church’ (Clancy, forthcoming). For more on Murdoch, see LOG Intro., Church Dedication.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4