Wester Cash

Wester Cash SLO S NO220098 1 373 65m

    villa de Westercasse 1294 Stevenson, Documents, 416 [earl of Fife land, yielding 66s. 8d. per annum; see SLO Intro. and PNF 5, App. 2]
    Westircasch 1506 Dunk. Rent. 195 [teind meal to Dunkeld]
    terras tertie partis de Wester-Casche 1514 RMS iii no. 22 [Patrick lord Lindsey of Byres, John Lindsey of Pitcruivie LAR, his son and heir, and Master David Seton rector of Fettercairn sells to Thomas Scott son of Wm Scott of Balwearie ‘lands of a third part of Wester Cash’, the third part of which belonged to each of the said persons ‘by reason of the value of the same for 160 merks recovered from John Bikkerton of Cash’ (ratione appreciationis earundem pro 160 mercis super Joh. Bikyrtoun de Casche recuperatis)]
    Westir Casche 1529 RMS iii no. 760 [see SLO Intro., Scotts and Strathmiglo]
    Wester Casche c.1560 s Assumption, 69
    Wester Casche 1579 Retours (Fife) no. 1456 [Scott of Balwearie, with tower and mill]
    (Andrew Bickartoun of) Wester Casche 1603 Retours (Fife) no. 131
    Westir Cashe 1612 RMS vii no. 644 col. 2
    W. Cash 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Eister et Wester Cashies 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040
    W. Cash 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Wester Cash 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘site of Cash Tower’]

Sc wester + en Cash

See Cash for more details. Almost all the field boundaries have now been removed, creating a series of enormous prairie-like expanses. However, a series of field-names exists from the Falkland Cropping Book (1909). Falkland Estate sold Wester Cash to its tenant farmer, William Muirhead, in 1922, and in 1991 I collected the field-names from Mr Muirhead’s son, William Muirhead, who had lived and worked on the farm until 1942. It is noteworthy that the Muirheads seem to have renamed most of the fields: for example the three fields called in the Falkland Cropping Book East, Mid and West Baglie (centred at c.NO224089) were known to Mr Muirhead as The Back Field, The Middle Back Field and Spalefield respectively;[425] while the Falkland Cropping Book’s Stoneyflat was known to Mr Muirhead as The Pickem Bare Field (cf Pilkham ATL PNF 1). For another field-name in the cropping book, Drumduff, see under Drumduff SLO, above. The field directly north of Drumduff was called Feubank in the Falkland Cropping Book, but Mr Muirhead knew them both as an amalgamated field called Stackyaird Field. Today Stoneyflat, Drumduff and Feubank are one field, centred at c.NO219096, with Drumduff the highest part of the lands of Cash.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4