Balgarvie MML S NO353156 2 60m

    Waltero de Balgaruy 1288 St A. Lib. 340 [w.; canon of St Andrews]
    Balgarvy 1294 Stevenson, Documents i, 417 [PRO E101/331/1 has Balgaruy; one of the lands paying fermes to the earl of Fife; see PNF 5, App. 2]
    terrarum de Estir et Westir Balgarvy 1451 ER v, 467
    Balgervy 1490 RMS ii no. 1960 [to Michael Balfour of Burleigh (Burly) KNR various lands including the lands of Balgarvie and Ballo (Bawla) FAL]
    Estir et Westir Balgarvys 1506 RMS ii no. 2940 [James IV ratifies a charter of James II to late John Balfour, and confirms to Michael Balfour of Burleigh (Burlie) KNR, nephew of said John, lands of Easter and Wester Balgarvie]
?   Bolgar<u>e 1521 Fife Ct. Bk. 281 [printed Bolgarne and indexed Bogearn; various people slew Andrew Balcomie (Balcomy) burgess of Cupar (Couper) while he was ‘at his lawful business within his own tenant-farm (or rented land) (Sc maling, mai(l)ling) of the lands of Balgarvie (?) beside our said burgh (of Cupar)’ (at his leifful besynes within his awin malyng of the landis of Bolgar<u>e besid our said burght)]
    Balgervy 1538 St A. Rent. 4 [teinds to the church of Monimail (Monymeil)]
    Balgarvy 1538 St A. Rent. 7 [in the parish of Monimail (Monymeill)]
    Ballgarvy 1587 Assumption, 14 [kirk of Cupar lands, along with Carslogie]
    Meikle Balgarvie 1590 Retours (Fife) no. 1494 [Michael Balfour of Burleigh]
    Littill Balgarvie 1590 Retours (Fife) no. 1494 [Michael Balfour of Burleigh]
    villa et terris de Balgarvie 1614 Retours (Fife) no. 230 [‘in the toun and lands of Balgarvie in the parish of Cupar’ (infra parochiam de Cowper)]
    Balgoury 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    villae et terrarum de Balgarvie 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 974 [‘of the toun and lands of Balgarvie, in the parish of Monimail’ (infra parochiam de Monymail)]
    Magna et Parva Balgarveis 1667 NAS C3/9 no. 142 [printed as RMS xi no. 1106, which has ‘Meikle and Little Balgarveis’]
    Balgarvie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [shown in MML]
    Thomas Webster Esq. of Balgarvie 1845 NSA ix, 40 [in MML]
    Balgarvie Ho. 1827 Ainslie/East Fife [on boundary between CUP and MML]
    E. Balgarvie 1827 Ainslie/East Fife [CUP]
    W. Balgarvie 1827 Ainslie/East Fife [MML]
    Balgarvie 1828 SGF [MML]
    E Balgarvie 1828 SGF [MML]
    W Balgarvie 1828 SGF [MML]
    Balgarvie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [MML]
    Easter Balgarvie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [MML]
    Wester Balgarvie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [MML]
    Balgarvie 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn [MML]
    Er. Balgarvie 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn [MML]

G baile + G garbh + ? – in

‘Rough farm place, farm of the rough place’. The lands were divided into Easter and Wester (later sometimes Little and Meikle) by the early sixteenth century. The mansion house marked as Balgarvie or Balgarvie House on maps from the early nineteenth century onwards was built in 1792 by James Robertson. It stood between Easter and Wester Balgarvie, and has now been demolished.

    The name appears on OS Pathf. as Wester and Easter Balgarvie only. For changes in the boundary between MML and CUP here, see MML Intro., above.

/bəlˈgarvɪ/ or /balˈgarvɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4