Colquhally ADN S NT190947 2 80m

Coquhellis 1445 x 1476 Pitfirrane Writs no. 728 [transumpt of December 1476 of special service dated 5 October 1445 of John of Kinninmonth (Kynninmont) to Sir James of Kinninmonth (Kinninmont), knight, his father, in the lands of Pitcairn (Pitkarn) ADN, Colquhally (Coquhellis) ADN, ? Pitkinny (Pitrennis) ADN and Urquhart (Urquhard) DFL, RHX]
Coth’quheliis 1476 ADA 52 [o.c.; th’ probably for ch, so Cochquheliis; see ADN Introduction]
Coquel<ii>s 1476 RMS ii no. 1233 [Coquelus is clearly a copying or printing error for Coqueliis]
Estir et Westir Coilquhailye 1530 RMS iii no. 980
Estir et Westir Coquhille 1542 RMS iii no. 2667
(Andrew Kinninmonth of) Coquhalie 1617 Pitfirrane Writs no. 489 [Register of Testaments, Commissariot of St Andrews 1549–1800, vol. vi, 1 July 1617, parish of Auchtirdiran]
2 . Coguhorrs 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [g a misprint for h; rr probably for ll or li, so Pont’s form most likely *Coquholls or *Coquholis]
E. Colwhally 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
W. Colwhally 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
E. Cowhaly 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
W. Cowhaly 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
W Cowhally 1775 Ainslie/Fife
E Cowhally 1775 Ainslie/Fife

G cùil or G cùl + G coille

‘Corner (cùil) or back (cùl) of woodland (coille)’. The 1476 forms show the Sc plural ending, indicating that the lands of Colquhally were already divided into Easter and Wester by this time.

The NGR given is that of the midpoint between Easter and Wester Colquhally on OS Pathf.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1