Newburgh NBH ABE S NO233183 1 362

    Novus Burgus 1266 Lind. Lib. no. 3 [see also Lind. Cart. p. 282]
    nostris burgensibus Novi burgi 1457 Lind. Lib. no. 2 [abbot grants to ‘our burgesses of Newburgh’ and their heirs the monastery’s lands which are called Woodriffe (Vudrufe) NBH and the hill lying beside it on the north side of the said land of Woodriffe, with its pertinents]
    prope le Neubour 1478 Worcestre, Itineraries, 8 [‘in the abbey of Lindores beside the Newburgh in Scotland’ (in abbathia de Landirez prope le Neubour in Scocia); see Lindores ABE, early forms, for more details]
    in Novo Burgo 1479 Lind. Cart. no. 151
    Newburgh de Lundoris 1539 RMS iii no. 1997
    the New Burcht c.1560 s Assumption, 30 [rental of Lindores Abbey]
    burgen<sis> de Newburgh 1564 x 1567 RMS iv no. 1787 [Stephen Orme]
    burgen. Novi Burgi 1565 x 1577 RMS iv no. 2666 [Stephen Orme ‘burgess of’]
    curi<a> de Newburgh 1565 x 1577 RMS iv no. 2666
    (a house in the burgh of) Newburghe 1611 Retours (Fife) no. 222
    Newbruch 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Newbrugh 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [the burgh shown, strangely, east of Lundoris (which refers to the abbey)]
    (Andrew Ballingall in) Newburgh 1664 Retours (Fife) no. 955
    Newbrough 1745 Moll/South Perthshire

Sc new + Sc burgh

The ‘new burgh’ was formally established by Alexander III in 1266 in favour of the abbot and convent of Lindores Abbey, granting them ‘their toun which is called New Burgh beside the monastery of Lindores as a free burgh, and a market in the burgh every Tuesday with rights of burgh and market, saving in all things the rights of our burgesses.’ (Lind. Cart. p. 282).[374] Though the original charter of foundation has not survived – perhaps due to the ‘wars, fire and other hazards of the world’ through which its charters and muniments had been lost, according to the charter of 1547 reaffirming its privileges (Lind. Cart. no. 152) – a transcript is kept in the Advocates Library (see Lind. Cart. p. 282).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 4