West Wemyss

West Wemyss S NT326946 1 385 5m SEF

(si th part of the lands of) West Wemis 1484 RMS ii no. 1576

Sc west(er) + en Wemyss

For the division of the lands of Wemyss into an eastern and western part, see WMS Introduction. Only the earliest reference to West Wemyss has been given here. Other references can be found under the head-name Wemyss, above.

In 1511 it is referred to as the *Haventon of Wemyss (le Havintoune de Wemys) i.e. the settlement at or with a harbour (RMS ii no. 3636). See Wemyss, above.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1