Mugdrum Island

Mugdrum Island ANY EPR C 18

    preter insulam que vocatur Redinche 1190 x 1195 RRS ii no. 363 [William I confirmation of Earl David’s grant to Lindores Abbey, ‘except for the island which is called Redinch’]
    Redinch 1197 x 1198 Lind. Cart. no. 6 [rubric]
    totam insulam que vocatur Redinche 1197 x 1198 Lind. Cart. no. 6
    totam insulam que vocatur Redinche   1198 x 1199 Stringer 1985 no. 44
    Reidinsche 1600 RMS vi no. 1032
    Reidinches 1618 RMS vii no. 1754
    Lundoris Inche 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Mugdrum I 1703 Adair/Sea-Coast (Tay)
    Mugdrum I. 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Mugdrum Inch 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
    Mugdrum I 1828 SGF
    Mugdrum Island 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [the eastern part of this sandbank, on the south side of Halley’s Lake, is called Oldcruvie Bank on this map]

en Mugdrum + SSE island

Formerly called Redinche #, for which see ABE Intro., Language, above. Earl David granted to Lindores Abbey ‘the whole island which is called Redinche’ (Stringer 1985 no. 44 = Lind. Cart. no. 2); while the royal confirmation of this grant mentions ‘a fishing in the Tay beside the said island, and amenities of that island, that is Redinche ...’ (unam piscariam in They juxta predictam insulam et aisiamenta ipsius insule, scilicet Redinche) (RRS ii no. 363).

    OS Name Book (early 1850s) writes: ‘... it is surrounded by an embankment chiefly composed of stones, to prevent the water flooding the cultivated portion during high tides and heavy floods. The whole of the enclosed portion is under cultivation. There is a farm house and steading on it which is occupied by the tenant. It is the property of D. B. Hay Esq. of Mugdrum’ (38, 51).

    NSA (Fife), 58, c.1840, describes it as belonging ‘to the parish of Abernethy’, and OS Name Book (38, 51) situates it in ‘Abernethy Parish, County of Perth’ (ANY PER). It is dealt with here because it lies directly off the coast of NBH, and contains the place-name Mugdrum, which now also lies in NBH.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4