Keavil DFL S NT066859 1 35m

the march of Cauil 1437 Dunf. Reg. no. 406 [see Pitfirrane DFL]
(David Lyndsay of) Cawil 1496 Dunf. Recs. {323}
(Lindsay of) Cavill 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 139
Cavill 1531 x 1532 Dunf. Reg. no. 516 [amongst a long list of lands held by the Scott of Balwearie family]
Cawill 1561 Dunf. Reg. App. ii p. 436
Cavil 1575 x 1585 Dunf. Reg. App. ii p. 492
Cavill 1582 RMS v no. 343 [Cavill and Pitfirane, Dunfermline Abbey lands]
Cauill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Cavill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Cavils 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Kavil 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Keavil 1828 SGF

Sc cavel

Sc cavel, cavill etc. ‘piece of wood used in casting lots; division by lot’. Presumably as a place-name this means ‘piece of ground divided by lot or apportioned by lot’. It would seem also to occur in Cavelstone (Cavilstoun 1558 RMS iv no. 1269), Kinross parish KNR.

Cavill (unidentified) also occurs amongst the church of St Andrews’ lands in 1452 (... Torre (Torry TOB), Crannoch (Carnock CNK), Cavill, Bynns, Urwell (Orwell KNR) ... RMS ii no. 1444); and in 1593 (... Kirkforther, Kavill, Torre, Carnochie, Uiruell ... RMS v no. 2273 col. 4).

OS Pathf. Keavil Farm supplies the above NGR. Keavil House Hotel is immediately to the north of Keavil Farm.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1