Keliwod 1494 RPS 1494/11/139 [‘the lands of Sands and Kelly Wood’ (the landis of Sandis and Keliwod) belonging to Culross Abbey, and alleged to be forcibly leased by the Hamiltons ‘of the Grange’ (of the Grang) CUS]
Kellewod 1494 RPS 1494/11/146 [case brought by the Hamiltons ‘of the Grange’ (of the Grang’) CUS against Thomas Sands(Sandis) and Isobel Hudson(Issobell Hudsone), his mother ‘for the wrangwis occupatioune, lawboring and manuring of the landis of Sandis and Kellewod’]
ly Kelwod 1546 x 1586 RMS v no. 1139 [Culross Abbey feus to Robert Sandis half the lands of the Sands (ly Sandis) and the Kelly Wood (ly Kelwod), with mansion, in the lordship of Culross, sheriffdom of Perth]
Kellywod 1546 x 1586 RMS v no. 1139
lie Kelliewod 1591 RMS v no. 1924 [half of the Sands (lie Sandis) and half of the Kelly Wood (lie Kelliewod)]
Kelwod 1638 RMS x no. 863 [in the lordship of Culross, sheriffdom of Perth]
Kelliewood 1643 RMS x no. 1428
Kellywoods 1663 RMS xi no. 406
Killiwoods 1663 RMS xi no. 406
Kelly Wood 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Kelly Wood 1821 Ainslie/S. Scotland
en Kelly + Sc wood
The first element is probably G coille ‘wood’, strongly suggesting that the feature which gave rise to the name existed in both the G- and the Sc-speaking periods, i.e. before and after c.1200.
Kelly Wood was ‘the name of a property now incorporated with Sands estate and extending along the shore of the Forth from Blairquarry’ (Beveridge 1885 ii, 378). Note also the meadow (pratum) called Kellemedow, between the lands of Blair (Blair) CUS, Sands (Sandis) TUL, Langsyde and Birkenhead (Birkinheid) CUS, in the lordship of Culross, sheriffdom of Perth (1560 × 1565 RMS iv no. 1632 col. 3). This is presumably the same specific as found in Kelly Wood.
The NGR is that of the site of Kellywood House, taken from an 1840s estate plan (RHP36801).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1