Balgreggie ADN S NT223965 1 385 85m SOF
(David Boswell of) Balgregy 1436 Fraser, Melville iii no. 30
Balgregy 1458 RMS ii no. 638 [to David Boswell (Bosuile) half the lands of Balgregy and Strathruddie ADN (Straruthy), part of barony of Glassmount KGH]
Balgregy 1526 RMS iii no. 403 [David Boswell of Balmuto KGH (Balmowto) and his lands of Glassmount KGH (Glasmont), Capledrae ADN (Capildra), Balgreggie ADN (Balgregy) Dundonald ADN (Dundonald), Spittal ADN (le Spittale) and Muirton ADN (Muretoun)]
Balgreggory 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Balgriggie 1650 Retours (Fife) no. 789 [in the lordship of Lochorshyre]
Bal Gregorie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Balgregy 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Balgrigy 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Balgreagy 1828 SGF
Balgriggy 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 9.33 [variant orthography]
Balgreggie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
G baile + G greigh + ? - in
‘Farm or estate of the herd (of horses) or horse stud (place)’. The specific element is most likely greigh f. (formerly n.), gen. greighe. The ending may be from the old gen. sing. (OIr grega) or from the locational suffix –in ‘place of’. This is one of two early names in the parish referring to horses, the other being Capledrae.
/balˈgrɛgɪ/ or /bəlˈgrɛgɪ/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1