Lumbennie NBH ABE S NO230160 2

    Cristin<a> de Lunbenyn 1291 x 1382 NAS GD82/6 [1382 copy of charter by which John of Denmuir grants to Adam, son of Cristina of Lumbennie, his niece, all his land of *Nether Lumbennie (Inferiori Lunbenyn), with common grazing on his (John’s) land of *Upper Lumbennie (Superiori Lunbenyn), rendering a pair of gilt spurs or 12 d. on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, with reservation]
    Inferiori Lunbenyn 1290 x 1382 NAS GD82/6 [see preceding entry]
    Superiori Lunbenyn 1290 x 1382 NAS GD82/6 [see preceding entry]
    Cristin<a> de Lunbenyn 1290 x 1382 NAS GD82/6 [Hugo of Abernethy confirms the above-mentioned grant by John of Denmuir to Adam son of Christine, saving suit of court at the Hugo’s court of Abernethy]
    Lunbenyn Inferior 1290 x 1382 NAS GD82/6 [see preceding entry]
    Adam de Lumbyny 1296 Inst. Pub. 145 [does homage to Edward I]
    (lordship of) Lumbeny 1457 Lind. Lib. no. 2 [NBH Intro., Gaelic and Scots]
    torrentem de Lumbeny 1457 NLS Adv. MS 34.7.1 fo 4r [‘the burn of Lumbennie’, now the Bow Burn; see NBH Intro., Gaelic and Scots]
    Lumbane 1510 RMS ii no. 3524 [1 seventh of Lumbennie to David Barclay of Collairnie DBG in the barony of Ballinbreich FLK to be held of George earl of Rothes as a pendicle of the said barony]
    Lumbenny Berclay 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 13
    (lands and vill of) Estir Lumbanys 1537 RMS iii no. 1997 [in barony of Ballinbreich]
    (John White of) Estir Lumbany 1539 RMS iii no. 1997 [see also Ballingall LSL, PNF 2]
    (seventh part of) Lumbenny 1540 RMS iii no. 2149 [David Barclay’s free barony of Collairnie DBG]]
    Lumbaneis Eistir et Weistir 1564 RMS iv no. 1545 col. 2 [in barony of Ballinbreich (Ballinbreych)]
    Lumbeny 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
    Eister Lumbennene 1609 Retours (Fife) no. 200 [Patrick (Leslie), lord of Lindores, 4 sevenths and 1 seventh of the lands and toun of Easter Lumbennie, in the barony of Ballinbreich]
    Lumbeneis-Eister 1618 RMS vii no. 1754 [held of John earl of Rothes lord of Ballinbreich; no mention of Lumbennie Wester]
    terris de Lumbennes Eister et Wester 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 618 [John earl of Rothes, barony of Ballinbreich FLK]
    E Lumbenny 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    W Lumbenny 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    E. Lumbeny 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    W. Lumbeny 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Limben<n>y 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Eister Lombenny 1655 Retours (Fife) no. 846 [Janet Buist (Boyst)]
    E. Lumbenny 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    W. Lumbenny 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Easter Lumbenny 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn (FIF and KNR Sheet 9) [q.v.]
    Wester Lumbenny 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Lumbenny Hill 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? G lann or ? G lom + G beinn + – in

‘Place at an enclosure (lann) or bare place (lom) on or beside a (conspicuous) hill (beinn) or hills’. The first element may be G lann ‘field, enclosure’ (found in Falkland and Conland FAL, PNF 2; and realised in a similar way in Lumphinnans BGY, PNF 1. Alternatively it may be G lom ‘bare’, an adjective which also occurs as a noun (m.) meaning ‘bare surface, bare plain, field’ (Dwelly). Whatever its origin, it is very probably the same as the first element of nearby Lumquhat CLS (see above).

    The second element, G beinn, earlier beann, ‘conspicuous hill, mountain’, refers to one or more of the Ochil Hills which surround Lumbennie, such as OS Pathf. Knockmurdo Hill to the south-east, OS Pathf. Baw Hills to the north or OS Pathf. Lumbennie Hill to the west. This last, which lies partly in FIF and partly in PER, is a secondary name formed from Lumbennie itself, and probably provided its chief area of upland grazing.

    Lumbenny Berclay (1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 13) refers to the lands of Lumbennie acquired by David Barclay of Collairnie DBG in 1510 (RMS ii no. 3524).

    OS Pathf. shows Lumbennie Hill (only the eastern part of which is in NBH, the summit lying in ANY PER), Easter Lumbennie and Wester Lumbennie.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4