Cocklaw # CER S NO415094 2 160m

(lands of) Cocklawis 1508 RSS i no. 1784 [in barony of Teasses]
(lands of) Coklawis 1541 RMS iii no. 2290 [Isobelle Lindsay (Lindesay)]
Coklawis 1542 RMS iii no. 2810 [family of Leslie (Lesley), earl of Rothes]
Tokles c.1560 s Assumption 55 [for Cokles; to St Mary on the Rock Collegiate Kirk, St Andrews]
Coklawis 1598 RMS vi no. 757
Cokless 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1547 [John earl of Rothes, in the lands and barony of Teasses (Taisses) CER, q.v.]
Cockles 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 618 [John earl of Rothes]
Cocklawes 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
(lands of) Cockles 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 914 [Thomas Hope of Craighall CER, ‘terras de Bandirran (Bandirran CER) et Cockles’]
Cocklehouse 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Cocklaws 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Cocklaw 1827 Ainslie/East Fife

Sc cock + Sc law

‘Hill(s) where there are game-birds’. To the east Roy (1753) shows Cockleford, which may contain the element Cocklaw.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2