Glenniston ADN S NT214920 1 385 130m

Glenyston x 1386 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 165
Glenystoun c.1390 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 19
Glennystone 1393 RMS i no. 870
Glennestone 1476 ADA 52 [o.c.; see ADN Introduction]
Gleniston 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Gelmistoun 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Glenistoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Glenniston 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [also Cotts of Glenniston to east]
Gleniston 1775 Ainslie/Fife

pn Glen + Sc toun

It is named after the family of Glen, important land-holders in the vicinity in the fourteenth century. John Glen is granted the lands of Balmuto KGH early fourteenth century (RMS i app. 2 no. 633). Some time before 1319 this same John, styled John del Glen, had constructed a mill on his land of Balmuto (RRS v no. 144). In the mid-fourteenth century Robert Glen and Margaret Bruce, David II’s sister, are granted the lands near Balmuto of Nether Pitteadie KGH (RMS i app. 2 no. 1029). Already by 1386, however, Glenniston is no longer in the possession of the Glen family, James Boswell of Balmuto confirming the lands of Glenniston i.a. to John de Wemyss before 13 June of that year (Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 165).

/ˈglɛnɪstən/, locally /ˈglɛnɪsən/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1