Fife and Kinross-shire volume 87

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/13/87/1 1 [Index Page] Parish of Fossaway 21D Names of Objects -- Pages Ph. [Parish] of Fossaway -- 3 Anachree -- 20 Bankfoot -- 12 Bankhead -- 15 Boggy Hall -- 17 Burial Ground -- 18 Blackdub -- 21 Briglands -- 23 Bull Stones -- 29 Broomhill -- 30 Devil's Mill -- 23 Free Church School -- 24 Fossaway Bridge -- 27 Free Church -- 27 Gelvan -- 5 Gelvan Moor Road -- 7 Gallows Knowe -- 12 Gairney Water -- 17 Gelly Burn -- 22 Gateside -- 32 Hoodshill -- 15 Hoods Hill -- 5 Harelaw -- 23 Killoch Burn -- 5 Kneddry's Cairn -- 7 Knockintinny -- 8 Kilduff -- 20 Lamb - Laws -- 24 Manse -- 24 Nether Gilvan -- 5 North Kilduff -- 6 Newbigging -- 8 Pow Burn -- 3 Peat Gate -- 24 River Devon -- 11 Rack Quarry -- 20 Rack House -- 21 Rantrie Knowe -- 28 Ste of Cross -- 12 School -- 31 Troopers Dub -- 7 Tullibole Castle -- 18 Tullibole Church (Site of) -- 18 Tullibole -- 32 Mawmill Plantation -- 9
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OS1/13/87/3 WHITE HILL White Hill White Hill White Hill Thomas Morgan Carnbo Thomas Pegg Crook of Devon John Miller Drum 021 [situation] 3/4 Mile N. by W. [North by West] of Drum. A considerable eminence joining the N [North] side of Hoodshill facing to the Ochills & immediately South of the district Trust Road between Stirling & Cupar.
OS1/13/87/3 POW BURN Pow Burn Pow Burn Pow Burn Thomas Morgan Thomas Pegg John Miller 021 [situation] Running in a Northeasterly direction and forms the Co. [County] Boundary. A rivulet which rises out of the Moss a little to the N.W. [Northwest] of [Claysike] running a N.E. [Northeasterly] course and empties into the South Queich River near Carnbo.
OS1/13/87/3 3 Fossaway Parish T [Trace] 1 21D Fossaway: Fossaway: Fossaway: See Plan 30A [situation] In the East side of Kinrosshire. For the descriptive remarks of this parish see Name Book for Plan 30A.
OS1/13/87/4 HOODS HILL Hoods Hill Hoods Hill Hoods Hill John Miller William Graham William Moncrieff Esq. Edinburgh 021 [situation] 3/8 Mile N. [North] of [Drum]. A considerable hill N.E. [Northeast] of the Village of Crook of Devon joined by White Hill of the N. [North]; from the summit of this hill a delightful view is obtained of the Ochills, the Lomonds, Loch Leven, Benarthy & Cleish Hills
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OS1/13/87/5 KILLOCH BURN Killoch Burn Killoch Burn Killoch Burn Mr. James Lawrence Gelvan Edward Murray John Miller 021 [situation] Running Easterly from the N. [North] side of Hoods Hill. A streamlet which has it source from the drainage water in the small valley between White Hill & Hood Hill; it runs and Easterly course & joins the S. [South] Queich River and short distance E. [East] of Balado
OS1/13/87/5 GELVAN Gelvan Gelvan Gelvan Gelvan Tack Mr J. Lawrence Tent [Tenant] Mrs. Wilson William Moncrieff Esqr. Rutland Sqr. [Square] Edinburgh 021 [situation] 5/8 Mile N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. A medium size farm with good Cottage residence & garden, stedding etc at E [East] end of Hoods hill, is the property of Dr. Thompson
OS1/13/87/5 NETHER GELVAN Nether Gelvan Nether Gelvan Nether Gelvan Nether Gelvan Mr Lawrence Mrs Wilson. Tent [Tenant] John Miller W Moncrieff Esqr. 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. A neat cottage & garden with Barn Yard & a few acres of land; situated on the N. [North] side of the Trust Road leading from Kinross to Rumbling Bridge, 3/4 of a Mile N.E. [Northeast] of Crook of Devon.
OS1/13/87/5 5 Fossaway Parish T [Trace] 2 21D
OS1/13/87/6 NORTH KILDUFF North Kilduff North Kilduff North Kilduff Mr. Charles Archibald Tullibole James Miller Mr. Stoker. [Pro] 021 [situation] 1 Mile N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. A very good Farm, House Garden & Steading, situate 8 Chains N. [North] of the Trust Road that leads from Kinross to Rumbling Bridge & about 1 1/2 miles E.N.E. [East North East] of Crook of Devon.
OS1/13/87/6 6 T [Trace] 2 21D [Note - Court Gate] This name cannot be authenticated [Initialled] D.K. [Deleted Entry - Court Gate] [Authorities] John Kneddry 86 Years. David McLaren 85. Miss Dick - 85. Laird Dowie 60. [Remarks] Is not known to the oldest inhabitants, there are a few persons that profess to know something about it by hearing only they say is referred to the road that the Kings of Scotland travelled on their way from Falkland Palace to Stirling. Justiciary Courts were held in the Crook at [about] the 16th & 17th Centuries, principally for the trial of witches etc who when found guilty were condemned to be hanged, & afterwards burnt; they were executed at the E [East] end of the village, there bodies afterwards removed to the W [West] end of the village, accompanied by the court, there to be burnt; which might have given rise to that portion of road, being called the "Court Gate"
OS1/13/87/6 The deleted description for "Court Gate" has been transcribed due to its interesting content.
OS1/13/87/7 TROOPER'S DUB Troopers Dub Troopers Dub Troopers Dub Troopers Dub John Miller Drum Andrew Morrison Drum John Kneddry Crook Miss M. Dick Drum 021 [situation] 1 1/4 Miles N.E. of Drum Where the Gelly Burn crosses the Trust Road that leads from Kinross to Rumbling [Bridge] there formerly was a "Dub" or pool of water, near to which, one of King James' troopers was buried, he had been engaged in a drinking match with a one Keltie, a vassal of the laird of Tullibole and died from the effects - The grave is undefined.
OS1/13/87/7 GELVAN MOOR ROAD Gelvan Moor Road Gelvan Moor Road Gelvan Moor Road Gelvan Moor Road Mr Lawrence James Wilson William Nicholl Dr. [Doctor] Young Carnbo 021 [situation] Passing the farm Gelvan An excellent road lying nearly North & South between the Trust Road from Kinross to Rumbling Bridge, and the Stirling & Cupar Trust, passing on the W. [West] side of Gelvan farm steading.
OS1/13/87/7 KNEDDRY'S CAIRN Kneddrys Cairn (supposed site of) Kneddrys Cairn (supposed site of) Kneddrys Cairn (supposed site of) Kneddrys Cairn (supposed site of) Kneddrys Cairn (supposed site of) Mr. Archibald Mr. Miller Miss Dick Dr. [Doctor] Young Mrs Anderson P.O. [Post Office] Carnbo 021 [situation] 1 1/8 Miles N. by E. [North by East] of Drum. A spot of ground on the N.E. [Northeast] side of Gelvan Moor Road where the body of a man of the name of Kneddry was burnt, he having committed suicide in Glen Queich by hanging himself to a tree & his eldest son was made prepare the fire - The plough has defaced the ground so that the exact spot cannot be determined but the name is well known.
OS1/13/87/7 7 Fossaway Parish T [Trace] 2 21D [Note - Troopes Dub] See page [--] for more information
OS1/13/87/8 CLAYSIKE Claysike Claysike Claysike Claysyke Tack John Christie Tent. [Tenant] R.J. Moncrieff Esqr. [Dalkeith?] Bells County Map 021 [situation] 3/4 Mile N.W. [Northwest] of Drum. A small poor farm, situate 1/2 mile N. [North] of Crook of Devon the property of George Morgan
OS1/13/87/8 KNOCKINTINNY Knockintinny Knockintinny Knockintinny Knockintinny Title Deeds Mr. J. Dowie crook Bells County Map Mr Fraser tent. [Tenant] 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile N.W. [Northwest] of Drum. A meagre farm with house & steading situate at the W [West] end of Hoodshill, 30 chains N. [North] of Crook of Devon Village the property of Sir Henry Moncrieff. Bart [Baronet]
OS1/13/87/8 NEWBIGGING Newbigging Newbigging Newbigging Newbigging Mr. John Taylor Tent [Tenant] Tack R.J. Moncrieff Esqr. Estate Map. 021 [situation] 1 Mile N.W. by W. [Northwest by West] of Drum. A very indifferent farm house, Garden & Steading situate 40 chains N.W. [Northwest] of Crook of Devon Village Formerly the principal high road passed close by the N [North] side of the House.
OS1/13/87/8 8 T [Trace] 4 21D [Note - Claysike] Sike. A [hill] or rivulet Jameson
OS1/13/87/9 MAWMILL PLANTATION Mawmill Plantation Mawmill Plantation Mawmill Plantation James Kerr Esqr. Robert Gentle Mr. Mitchell 021 [situation] 1 Mile N.W. [Northwest] of Cleish. A long plantation chiefly Fir wood, on the Estate of Mawmill, the property of James Kerr Esqr.
OS1/13/87/9 9 [No header] [Quotation] Troopers Dub Continued from page [blank] "In ancient times, when the Kings of Scotland passed between their palaces of Stirling and Falkland, and when one of the Jameses, on his way, dined and caroused at Tullibole, a drinking match or trial of Bacchanalian strength was got up between one of the Kings troopers and one of the laird of Tullibole's vassals, of the name of Keltie. The trooper having swilled and drank till he became prostrate, Keltie quaffed another draft to proclaim his revolting victory, and fell headlong beside the vanquished; but when he awoke he found that both he and the trooper had been struggling with death, and that the latter had been overcome by the grim foe. Their additional draught, after ther's fall, is Commemorated in the current phrase of Keltie [--] [blot], applied by drunkards to a rejected or hurtful intoxicating draught; and the death of his Bacchanalian antagonist, with its deeply solemn lessons, is commemorated in the name of a little pool, the "Troopers Dub" near which he was buried." Full [Fullartons] Gazetteer [Note - Mawmill Plantation] Sig? [significance] J.B.
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OS1/13/87/11 RIVER DEVON River Devon Devon The Devon Devon Devon Water Devon River Devon River Dr. [Doctor] Young Mr. Dempster Tillyochie Mr. Murray Chambers Pictures of Scotland Full [Fullartons] Gazetteer New Statistical Account Johnston's Co. [County] Map Map Attached to Chalmers Caledonia Map Attached to the Scottish Directory 021 [situation] Passing the West side of Crook of Devon. A small river which rises in the "Ochils", a little E [East] of Sheriffmuir, in the Parish of Blackford, Perthshire. It takes an E [Easterly] direction to [Auchlinskie], where it makes a considerable bend, taking a S.E. [Southeasterly] course as far as "The Crook", it then abruptly turns W.S.W.; [West South West] reaching the Deils Mill it suddenly falls several feet, becomes contracted, & almost hidden between high rugged rocks, forming a beautiful ravine nearly 1/4 mile in lenght, at the end of which is the Rumbling Bridge. after running a smooth course for abt. [about] a mile it again becomes suddenly contracted falls abt. [about] 30 feet and forms the celebrated Caldrons Lynn. From the lower Caldron, through a narrow space the whole stream [dashes] out and falls 44 feet perpendicular height continuing a westerly direction it reaches Alloa where it empties into the Frith of Forth
OS1/13/87/11 CROOK OF DEVON Crook of Devon Crook of Devon Crook of Devon Crook of Devon Bells County Map Frasers' County Map Mr Gentle Dr. [Doctor] Young Carnbo 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile S.W. [South West] by West of Drum. A small village on the E. [East] side of the river Devon, 18 miles E. [East] of Stirling & 6 West of Kinross. It is a burgh of barony, and has a fair in May and another in October. The village takes its name from a sudden turn or "crook" which the River Devon takes at this place. See Gazetteer of Scotland.
OS1/13/87/11 11 Fossaway T. [Trace] 4 21D
OS1/13/87/12 BANKFOOT Bankfoot Bankfoot Bankfoot Title Deeds Mr. J. Dowie Thomas Peter Tent. [Tenant] 021 [situation] 3/8 Mile N.W. by W. [North West by West] of Drum. A small House, Stable garden and a few acres of land situate 10 chains N. [North] of Crook of Devon and on the S. [South] side of the road that leads from the Crook of Devon to Muckart.
OS1/13/87/12 GALLOWS KNOWE Gallows Knowe Gallows Knowe Gallows Knowe Gallows Knowe M.S.S. [Manuscripts] 1662 Dr. [Doctor] Annan Kinross John Kneddry John Miller 021 [situation] 1/4 Mile N.W. by W [North West by West] of Drum. A small rising ground at the E. [East] end of the village o Crook of Devon, the scene of capital punishments in the 16th & 17th centuries. inflicted by the Justiciary courts held at the Crook of Devon. The cases that were generally tried were sorcery, witchcraft etc.
OS1/13/87/12 Site of CROSS [Drum] Site of Cross Site of Cross Site of Cross John Kneddry Miss Dick Mr. J. Miller 021 [situation] 3/8 Mile W. [West] of Drum. At this spot stood an unhewn stone which was moved to the opposite side of the road abt. [about] 60 years back; it was loosely set up at the back of a house, the house has been taken down & the stone lost. Roups or sales by auction etc were often held at the Cross. [Note] There is no historical notice of this [initialled, illegible]
OS1/13/87/12 12 T. [Trace] 4 21D [Note - Gallows Knowe] See Next page for further information
OS1/13/87/13 13 [No header] [Quotation] Gallows Knowe Continued from Page [blank] "When the rights of the Scottish proprietors came to assume a regular form, historians inform us, that, the lands of some were erected into baronies, those of others into regalities. The jurisdiction of the former was extensive, that of the latter as the name implies, royal, and almost unbounded. All cases whether civil or criminal were tried by judges, whom the lord of the regality appointed. Such power was never granted, but to families of distinction. The proprietor of Tullibole had this jurisdiction. During the last century, a quarrel took place between two of his vassals, at a market in the Crook of Devon. In the heat of passion, the one drew his knife, and stabbed the other to the heart. When his anger was abated, and he had recollected what he had done, he immediately fled. A party however was immediately sent after him, who overtaking him before he was a mile from the place, brought him back. Next day he was tried for the murder; a jury was summoned, the Lord of the regality presided. Witnesses were examined; the fact was clearly proven. The prisoner being found guilty, was condemned to be hanged the same evening. The place appointed for the execution, was a small rising ground at the East end of the village of the Crook of Devon. As this was the only person who ever suffered in the parish, his death has been handed by tradition, from one generation to another; and the small piece of ground where the gallows was erected, still goes by the name of the Gallow Know." Old Stat Acct [Statistical Account]
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OS1/13/87/15 HOODSHILL Hoodshill Hoodshill Hoodshill William Moncrieff Esqr. William Graham Tent. [Tenant] John Miller 021 [situation] About 1/2 Mile N.N.W. [ North North West] of Drum. An old Cottage & Garden, Stable etc. with several acres of land; is situate 1/4 of a mile N. [North] of Crook of Devon Village, on high rising ground commanding an an extensive view E. [East] & West
OS1/13/87/15 BANKHEAD Bankhead Bankhead Bankhead Bankhead Bells Map Estate Map William Moncrieff Esqr. Arthur Fowles 021 [situation] About 1/2 Nile N.N.E. [North North East] of Drum. A medium farm with good dwelling house, garden, Steading etc. situate 45 Chains N.E. [Northeast] of Crook of Devon: is the property of the Revd. [Reverend] Sir Henry Moncrieff Bart. [Baronet]
OS1/13/87/15 CRAIGHEAD Craig-head Craighead Craighead Craighead Bells Map Mrs Jane Beveridge Tenant William Moncrieff Esqr. Estate Map 021 [situation] A very indifferent farm, house, garden & stabling, situate on the rising ground 30 Chains N.E. [Northeast] of the Crook of Devon.
OS1/13/87/15 15 Fossaway T [Trace] 5 21D.
OS1/13/87/16 CARSE HAW Carse Haw Carse Haw Carse haw Robert Halley Pro. [Proprietor] James Reid Drum Andrew Morrison 021 [situation] 15 Chains N.W. [Northwest] of Drum. A neat cottage & Garden with a few acres of good land, situate at the E. [East] end of Crook of Devon is the property of Mr Robert Halley
OS1/13/87/16 CROOK OF DEVON T.P. Crook of Devon T.B. [Toll Bar] Crook of Devon T.B. [Toll Bar] Crook of Devon T.B. [Toll Bar] Act of Parliament Alexander Young. Collectr. [Collector] John Miller 021 [situation] 10 Chains N.W. [Northwest] of Drum. A turnpike gate having a small house & Garden attached on the N. [North] side of the road at the E [East] end of Crook of Devon Village.
OS1/13/87/16 DRUM Drum Drum Drum William Moncrieff Esqr. Estate Map John Miller 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile N.E. by E. [North East by East] of Drum. A small cluster of houses midway between Crook of Devon Village & Tullibole Castle, chiefly tenanted by small occupiers of land or feus.
OS1/13/87/16 16 T [Trace] 5 21D [Note - Carse Haw] Ha. Haw, The Manor house Jameson.
OS1/13/87/16 Occasionally a place situation is given at a distance from itself, commonly where that place name has frequently been used as the local reference point as is the case here . This is probably an error.
OS1/13/87/17 BOGGY HALL Boggy Hall Boggy Hall Boggy Hall Robert Halley Pro [Proprietor] James Reid (tent.) [Tenant] Andrew Morrison 021 [situation] 10 Chains S. [South] of Drum. A good Cottage, garden, 6 Stable with a few acres of land, situate on the W.S.W. [West South West] of Tullibole Castle.
OS1/13/87/17 CRAIGHEAD COMMON Craighead Common or Drumbog Dr. [Doctor] Young William Moncrieff Esqr. Title Deeds William Miller 021 [situation] 1/4 Mile S. [South] of Drum. A considerable piece of Moss or Bog land, which until within a few years was Common land, it is now divided among the Drum Feuars, who are fast reclaiming it & bringing it into cultivation.
OS1/13/87/17 DRUMBOG Craighead Common or Drumbog Dr. [Doctor] Young William Moncrieff Esqr. Title Deeds William Miller 021 [situation] 1/4 Mile S. [South] of Drum. A considerable piece of Moss or Bog land, which until within a few years was Common land, it is now divided among the Drum Feuars, who are fast reclaiming it & bringing it into cultivation.
OS1/13/87/17 GAIRNEY WATER Gairney Water Gairney Water Gairney Water Gairney Water Gairney Water Gairney Water Gairny Water Gairny Water Gairny Water Gairney Water Gairney Water Gairney Water Old Stat Acct. [Statistical Account] New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Acount] Mr. Greig Mr. Douglas Mr. Craig Mr. [S-e-ch] Frasers Map Bells' Map Dr. [Doctor] Young Gazetteer of Scotland Dr. [Doctor] Young See Name book for Plan 30A 021 [situation] Running Easterly & passing some distance S. [South] of Tullibole Castle. A small river which has its source from drainage water gathering 28 Chains S. [South] of Fossaway Church takes an easterly direction passes a little N. [North] of Cleish Village, crosses the Great North Road, abt. [about] 2 Miles S [South] of Kinross, & soon after empties into Loch Leven
OS1/13/87/17 17 Fossaway Parish T [Trace] 5 21D
OS1/13/87/17 Craighead Common, formerly Dunbog, is described twice as it may be regarded in either form.
OS1/13/87/18 BURIAL GROUND [Tullibole Church] 021
OS1/13/87/18 TULLIBOLE CASTLE Tullibole Castle Tullibole Castle Tullibole Castle Tullibole Tullibole Tullibole [1608] William Moncrieff Esqr. Title Deeds Mr. Archibald farm tenant Dr. Young Scottish directory Full. Gazetteer Old Stat. Acct. 021 3/8 mile E. [East] of Drum A plain lofty stone building in style approaching the Elizabeth[ian] and common in Scotland in the 15th. & 16th. centuries _ It has no resemblance to a castle, neither is worthy of the name, it appears to have been built only as a residence & not as place of strength & defence; is the property of the Revd. Sir Henry Moncrieff Bart. Date of erectn. 1608
OS1/13/87/18 TULLIBOLE CHURCH (Site of) Tullibole Church (Site of) Tullibole Church (Site of) Tullibole Church (Site of) William Moncrieff Esqr. Miss Marion Dick John Kneddry 021 1/2 mile N.E by E. [North East by East] of Drum At this spot formerly stood a small building used as the Parish Church of Tullibole. Scarcely a vestige of it is now to be seen: it was pulled down abt. the year 1729, & new church erected for the united parish of Fossaway & Tullibole. [Tbugd.] is still used as a burial ground.
OS1/13/87/18 18 T.5. 21 D. The present Glebe and Church yard which are situated in the Parish of Tullibole, were purchased, and a New Church and manse were built, in a situation more [centrical] to both parishes. Old Stat. Acct. [Old Statistical Account] "Both Fossaway and Tullibole were anciently in the diocese of Dunblane; and they seem to have consolidated into one parish about the year 1614. For a considerable period after they were united, the churches of both were used, the minister officiating two Sabbaths in that of Fossaway and one Sabbath in that of Tullibole. But in 1729 both were thrown down and a new church built for the united parish" Full. [Fullerton's] Gazetteer see next page
OS1/13/87/19 19 Fossaway Parish T. 5 21 D 21 D Tullibole Castle continued, "There are two ancient houses in the parish , commonly distinguished by the name of castles, or towers; that of Tullibole, and that of Aldie (the latter is in Perthshire) they are both places of strength, or fortalices, with gun holes and turrets suitable to the times in which they were built. The castle of Tullibole was built in the year 1600?" Old Stat. Acct. "There are two fortalices or strengths with gun-holes and turrets.- The Castle of Tullibole, built in the year 1608, and belonging to Lord Moncrieff of Tullibole" Full. [Fullerton's] Gazetteer
OS1/13/87/20 KILDUFF Kilduff Kilduff Kilduff Kilduff Mr. Archibald Mr. Miller Mr. Stoker Pro. [Proprietor] Mr. Gentle crook [of Devon] 021 [situation] About 1 Mile E. [East] of Drum. A very neat Cottage, Garden with excellent farm & steading lying nearly in centre of the Parish & 20 Chains S. [South] of the Kinross & Rumbling Bridge Road.
OS1/13/87/20 ANACHREE Anachree Anachree Anachree Anachree Mr. Lawrence Lessee David Thompson Frasers County Map Bells County Map 021 [situation] 5/8 Mile E. [East] of Drum. A small Cottage, Garden, & Stable with several acres of good land, situate on the E. [East] side of an excellent Road which branches off the Cleish & Rumbling Br [Bridge] Road, near Tullibole
OS1/13/87/20 RACK QUARRY (Whinstone) Rach Quarry Rack Quarry Rack Quarry James Kettle John Miller Thomas Chrichton Tullibole Lodge 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile S.E. [Southeast] of Drum. An excellent Whinstone Quarry, chiefly worked for the repairs of the adjacent Public Roads; is situate 40 Chains S. [South] of Kilduff
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OS1/13/87/21 RACK HOUSE Rack House Rack House Rack House James Kettle Thomas Crichton Bells' Map 021 [situation] 3/4 Mile S.E. [Southeast] of Drum. A small Cottage & Garden on the N. [North] side of the Cleish & Crook of Devon Road 18 [Chains?] S.E. [Southeast] of the entrance gate to Tullibole Castle.
OS1/13/87/21 BLACKDUB Blackdub Blackdub Blackdub Blackdub James Kettle Thomas Crichton Frasers' Map William Moncrieff Esqr. 021 [situation] 1 Mile S.E. [Southeast] of Drum. A small Cottage & Garden on the N. [North] side of the Cleish & Crook of Devon Road, 27 Chains S.E. [Southeast] of the entrance gate to Tullibole Castle.
OS1/13/87/21 21 Fossaway Parish T [Trace] 6 21D [Note - Rack House] Rack. A very shallow and broad ford. Jameson. [Note - Blackdub] Dub. A small pool of rain water. Jameson.
OS1/13/87/22 GELLY BURN Gelly Burn Gelly Burn Gelly Burn Gelly Burn Edward Murry Mr. James Lawrence John Miller Drum Johnton's Co. [County] Map 021 [situation] Running Easterly from N. [North] Kilduff. A small rivulet which gathers a little E. [East] of North Kilduff & makes a S.E. [Southeasterly] course, crossing the Trust Road at Troopers Dub, and joins the South Queich River near Loch Leven.
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OS1/13/87/23 DEVIL'S MILL Devils Mill Devils Mill Devils Mill Devils Mill William Moncrieff Esqr. R.S. Moncrieffe Esqr. Dr. [Doctor] Young Mr. Murray (Rumbling Br. [Bridge] Inn 021 [situation] About 2 Miles S.W. by W. [South West by West] of Drum. A small cascade on the River Devon, abt. [about] 1/5 of a mile N.E. [Northeast] of Rumbling Bridge. The water falls abt. [about] 20 ft. [feet] out of a large basin or Cauldron, against the sides of the rock & loose stones below causing a noise not unlike the clapper of a flour mill - some have attributed the cause to the Devil hence the name Devils Mill [Note] see page 25.
OS1/13/87/23 BRIGLANDS Briglands Briglands Briglands Briglands Mrs. Greig Pro.ss [Proprietress] Mr. Archibald Mr. Kirk Frasers Map 021 [situation] 1 3/8 Miles S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. An old fashioned comfortable residence, with stabling, Gardens, Lawn, Shubberies etc 3/4 of a mile N.E. [Northeast] of the Rumbling Br. [Bridge] on the Kinross road; is the property of Mrs. Greig.
OS1/13/87/23 HARELAW Harelaw Harelaw Harelaw Harelaw Bells Co. [County] Map Thomas Hutchinson Esqr. Wester Hall Muckhart Mr. Fraser Tent. [Tenant] Dr. [Doctor] Young. 021 [situation] 1 1/4 Miles S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. A very comfortable cottage residence garden, a small farm steading etc. pleasantly situated on high ground 20 Chains S.W. [Southeast] of Fossaway Church; is the property of Thomas Hutchinson, Wester Hall, Muckhart.
OS1/13/87/23 23 Fossaway Parish T [Trace] 8 21D [Note - Devils Mill] See page [blank] further information
OS1/13/87/23 Some of the description for "Devils Mill" appears to have been partially scored out and modified, however it is transcribed in full as considered of interest.
OS1/13/87/24 FREE CHURCH SCHOOL [Drum] School (Free Church) School (Free Church) School (Free Church) Mr. Gentle Mr. Smith master Revd. [Reverend] J Gillison Free Ch. [Church] Manse. 021 [situation] About 1 Mile S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. A very plain stone building in connection with the Fossaway Free Church.
OS1/13/87/24 MANSE [Drum] Manse Manse Manse Mr. Gentle Mr. Clarke Crook [of Devon] 021 [situation] About 7/8 Mile S.W. by W. [South West by West] of Drum. An old comfortable House Steading, Gardens Shrubbery & plantation, the residence of the Est [Established] Church Minister for Fossaway Ph. [Parish] a little S.W. [Southwest] of the Crook of Devon Village
OS1/13/87/24 LAMBLAIRES Lamblaires Lamblaires Lamblaires Lamblaires Lamblaires Lamblaires Andrew Miller William Braid F. Archibald John Miller M.S.S. [Manuscripts] 1662 Dr. [Doctor] [Ahnan] 021 [situation] 5/8 Mile S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. A Large field on the S [South] side of the Road a little W. [West] of Crook Mill, conspicuous as the highest ground in the immediate neigbourhood of Crook of Devon, where in 17th Century many persons were burnt for profess. f [professing] witchcraft etc.
OS1/13/87/24 24 T [Trace] 8 21D [Note - Lamblaires] Lair - A place for lying down, a lounging place.
OS1/13/87/25 25 [No Header] [Quotation] Devils Mill continued from page [blank] "The Devils Miln lies highest up the River, and about an English mile below the present Church of Fossaway. It is formed by the water falling over a small cascade, into a cavity made in the rock below. Here is heard all the noise peculiar to a great body of water falling upon a Miln wheel, and driving it round with great velocity and force. In the cavity below, the water is continually tossed round with great violence, and constantly beating on the sides of the rock. From this it happens that a noise similar to the sound made by a going Miln, is distinctly heard, when the water has force enough by its quantity, to beat the rock violently; and when it is not so high, as to cover the cavity altogether. As this Miln, according to the country phrase goes Sunday and Saturday, it is from this circumstance, called the Devil's Miln." Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
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OS1/13/87/27 CROOK MILL (Corn & Flour) Crook Mill Crook Mill Crook Mill Crook Mill Title Deeds John Miller John Kneddry A. Morrison 021 [situation] In the village of Crook of Devon. A very excellent flour, corn, and threshing Mill situated nearly in the centre of the village of Crook of Devon.
OS1/13/87/27 FOSSAWAY BRIDGE Fossaway Bridge Fossaway Bridge Fossaway Bridge Allan Watt Road Surveyor John Miller Mr. Gentle 021 [situation] At the West end of the village of Crook of Devon. A County bridge of one arch spanning the River Devon at the W. [West] end of "Crook of Devon" village.
OS1/13/87/27 FREE CHURCH [Crook of Devon] Free Church Free Church Free Church Miss Dick John Miller William Moncrieff Esqr. 021 [situation] At the W. [West] end of the village of [Crook of Devon]. A plain neat stone building erected in 1843, capable of accommodating 280 persons, is situate at the extreme W. [West] end of the village of "Crook of Devon" on the north side of the road Opposite the Parish Church.
OS1/13/87/27 27 [No Header] [Note - red ink] (Signed) Charles Buck C. Asst. [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/13/87/28 RANTRIE KNOWE Rantrie Knowe Rantrie Knowe Rantrie Knowe Rantrie Knowe Dr. [Doctor] Annan Kinross. John Kneddry John Miller Miss Dick 021 [situation] 1/4 Mile W. [West] of the village of Drum. A slight rise in the land scarcely noticeable, near the east end of the village of "Crook of Devon", said to be the spot where the Popish Priests usually addressed the people of this neighbourhood.
OS1/13/87/28 28 [No Header] [signed- Red] Charles Buck -- [Obscured in page fold]
OS1/13/87/29 CHURCH [parish-Crook of Devon] Fossaway Church Fossaway Church Fossaway Church Dr. [Doctor] Young Miss M. Dick John Miller 021 [situation] In the vicinity of Crook of Devon Village. A plain Substantial Stone edifice with a small spire or belfry at the W [West] end, erected in the year 1806, on the site a former church, will accommodate upwards of 500 persons - is the Parish church; the living is worth abt. [about] 100£ year - Patron Sir Graham Montgomery Bart. [Baronet]
OS1/13/87/29 BULL STONES Bull Stones Bull Stones Bull Stones A. Morrison John Kneddry David McLaren 021 [situation] 1 Mile S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. A large unhewn whinstone, formerly there were two, where many years ago, Bulls were tied to them and baited with dogs; is situate 20 chains S. [South] of Fossway Church on the N.E. [Northeast] side of a narrow lane leading by Broomhill.
OS1/13/87/29 PEAT GATE Peat Gate Peat Gate Peat Gate A. Morrison John Miller William Braid P.O. [Post Office] Crook [of Devon] 021 [situation] Leading Southerly from Crook Mill. A crooked road & right of way, in bad repair, on the W. [West] boundary of of Crook Moss, immediately S. [South] of Crook Mill.
OS1/13/87/29 29 Fossaway Parish T. [Trace] 9. 21D
OS1/13/87/30 CROOK MOSS Crook Moss Crook Moss Crook Moss Title Deeds William Moncrieff Esqr. John Miller 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. About 50 Imperial acres of boggy land, which, until very recently was common land, it is now portioned out to the Feuers, who are draining it & making it fit for cultivation.
OS1/13/87/30 BROOMHILL Broomhill Broomhill Broomhill David Hale Pro [Proprietor] Andrew Morgan Dr. [Doctor] Young. 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. A long strip of elevated land with two neat dwellings & Gardens etc; on the S. [South] side of Crook Moss.
OS1/13/87/30 WAUKMILL Waukmill Waukmill Waukmill Dr. [Doctor] Young John Miller A. Morrison 021 [situation] At the E. [East] end of the village of Crook of Devon. Two Mills, and a few acres of land at the W. [West] end of Crook of Devon Village. One of the Mills is used in the manufacturing paper, the other is not working, and will soon be a ruin; on the property of Mr. Haig of Dollar
OS1/13/87/30 30 T. [Trace] 9. 21D
OS1/13/87/30 "Waukmill". The "situation" remark "East of Crook of Devon" conflicts with the surveyors report.
OS1/13/87/31 SCHOOL [N of Crook of Devon] School (Parochial) School (Parochial) School (Parochial) Mr Gentle Mr. Clark Dr. [Doctor] Young 021 [situation] N. [North] of Crook of Devon. A very plain detached stone building is the parochial School of Fossaway
OS1/13/87/31 WEST COLDRAIN West Coldrain West Coldrain West Coldrain West Coldrain Title Deeds William Moncrieff Esqr. Fraser's Co. [County] Map Dr. [Doctor] Young. 021 [situation] 1 3/8 Miles E [East] of Drum. A large farm, with good dwelling house, garden, & extensive steading situate on the rising ground abt [about] 1 1/4 Mile W.S.W. [West South West] from Tullibole
OS1/13/87/31 COLDRAIN WOOD Coldrain Wood Coldrain Wood Coldrain Wood William Mocrieff Esqr. John Miller Thomas Crichton 021 [situation] 1 Mile .E. by E. [South East by East] of Drum. A large fir plantation on the N. [North] side of the Cleish and Crook of Devon Road near to Blackdub; is the property of Sir Henry Moncrieff Bart. [Baronet]
OS1/13/87/31 3 Fossaway Parish T. [Trace] 10 21D
OS1/13/87/32 GATESIDE Gateside Gateside Gateside Gateside Frasers Co. [County] Map William Moncrieff Esqr. Robert Garland Tent. [Tenant] Johnston's Co. [County] Map 021 [situation] 1 3/8 Miles S.E. [Southeast] of Drum. An excellent small farm, house, garden, steading etc. Situate a little S. [South] of the Cleish & Crook of Devon Road, near to the Gairney, and abt. [about] 90 Chains S.E. [Southeast] of Tullibole; is the property of Sir Henry Moncrieff
OS1/13/87/32 TULLIBOLE Tullibole Tullibole Tullibole Tullibole Dr. [Doctor] Young William Moncrieff Esqr. John Miller Mr. Gentle 021 [situation] 1/2 Mile N. [North] of Drum. An extensive district forming a large portion of the united parishes of Fossaway and Tullibole, united about the year 1614
OS1/13/87/32 32 T [Trace] 10 21D [Note] "Tullibole". A suppressed parish in Kinross-shire, "Annexed to Fossaway" which see Name Book for Plan 30A Full. [Fullartons] Gazetteer.
OS1/13/87/33 33 [Index Page] Parish of Cleish Names of Objects -- Pages Ph. [Parsh] pf Cleish -- 35 River Pow -- 35 Seedy Hill -- 35
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OS1/13/87/35 POW BURN River Pow River Pow River Pow Pow Burn Frasers Co. [County] Map Dr. [Doctor] Young Mr. Archibald Mr. Lawrie Borland Smithy Mr. Peter Craig Mr. Robert Gentle Mawmill 021 [situation] Running S. [South] Westerly Passing at a distance the N. [North] side of Seedy Hill. A small stream which gathers nearly 35 chains N. [North] of Seedy Hill, takes a S.W. [Southwesterly] direction to Pow, & thence to Powmill, where it crosses the Dunfermline and Rumbling bridge Road, passes on the North side of Dronshaw & soon after discharges itself into the Devon.
OS1/13/87/35 SEEDY HILL Seedy Hill Seedy Hill Seedy Hill Bell's Co. [County] Map Robert Garland John Miller 021 [situation] About 2 Miles S.W. [Southwest] of Drum. A small conical hill, chiefly formed of Whinstone rock rising abruptly from a plain surface, is covered with a young plantation on the summit is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station.
OS1/13/87/35 35 Parish of Cleish [Note - Pow Burn] Burn, is invariably used to small mountain streams throughout Scotland [initialled, Illegible] [Note - Pow Burn] Pow A slow moving rivulet. Jameson. [Note - Pow Burn, Authorities] See Name Book for 30A Ph. [Parish] of Cleish: Cleish: Ph. [Parish] of Cleish: See Plan 29B [situation] In the Co. [County] of Fife. For the descriptive remarks of this parish see Name Book for Plan 29B
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OS1/13/87/37 37 [Index Page] [Note - pencil] Ph. [Parish] of Kinross. Parish of Kinross Names of Objects -- Pages Ph. [Parish] of Kinross -- 43 Bellfield Mills -- 39 Bellfield -- 41 Hillside -- 39 South Queich -- 39 Strathy Burn -- 41 West Tillyochie -- 41
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OS1/13/87/39 HILLSIDE Hillside Hillside Hillside A.S. Somerville Tent. [Tenant] Tack Dr. [Doctor] Young 021 [situation] 2 Miles N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. A very small farm, house, garden & stabling, all in excellent order; situate, on the steep slope of rising ground a little N. [North] of the Stirling & Cupar road abt. [about] 1 Mile E. [East] of Carnbo; is the property of the Revd. [Reverend] John Gardner Beveridge.
OS1/13/87/39 BELLFIELD MILLS (Spinning-Dyeing & Corn) Bellfield Mills Bellfield Mills Bellfield Mills Bellfield Mills Donald Allan John Robinson Tent. [Tenant] Thomas Spowart Esqr. Dunfermline. James Dempster Esq. N. [North] Tillyochie. 021 [situation] 2 Miles N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. Several stone buildings erected at various periods, for the purposes of skinning & dyeing of wool, Sawing of Timber, and grinding of corn; driven by water & steam combined are the property Thomas Spowart Esqr.
OS1/13/87/39 SOUTH QUEICH South Queich Water South Queich South Queich South Queich Lower South Queich S. [South] Queich River S. [South] Queich River Queich Water South Queich River South Queich Johnstons Co. [County] Map R.S. Moncrieff Esqr. Dalkeith Johnson's Map of Perthshire Estate Maps Gazetteer of Scotland Bells County Map Chambers Gazetteer New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] See Name book for Plan 14D 021 [situation] Passing Bellfield Mills. Rises in the N. [North] of Tullibole district in the Ochills, takes a S.E. [Southeasterly] course as far as Carnbo where bends more to the E. [East] running nearly a straight course to Kinross & there discharges into Loch Leven
OS1/13/87/39 39 Kinross Parish T [Trace] 3. 21D
OS1/13/87/40 40 Cleish Parish T. [Trace] 11. 21D [Deleted entries of "River Pow" and "Seedy Hill"] [Note] These two objects are in the parish Cleish see page 35.
OS1/13/87/41 WEST TILLYOCHIE West Tillyochie West Tillyochie West Tillyochie Mr. James Dempster Title Deeds Dr. [Doctor] Young 021 [situation] 2 Miles N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. An excellent Stone built house, garden, shrubbery, with several acres of land, forming a delightful residence is the property of Mr. J. Dempster
OS1/13/87/41 BELLFIELD Bellfield Bellfield Bellfield Thomas Spowart Esqr. Andrew Inglis John Robinson 021 [situation] 1 7/8 Miles N.E. [Northeast] of Drum. A well built house & farm steading with a good walled garden, shrubbery, and abt. [about] 100 acres of cultivated land. and several ornamental clumps or small plantations; is delightfully situate on rising ground abt. [about] 1/4 [Mile?] S. [South] of the River Queich
OS1/13/87/41 STRATHY BURN Strathy Burn Strathy Burn Strathy Burn Edward Murray Mr. J. Dempster Andrew Inglis 021 [situation] Joining the Kelloch Burn about 1/2 mile S. [South] of West Bellfield. A small streamlet rising on the N.W. [Northwest] part of Bellfield Farm, makes a S.E. [Southeasterly] course & joins the Kelloch Burn
OS1/13/87/41 41 Kinross Parish T. [Trace] 3. 21D
OS1/13/87/42 42 [No Header] [Deleted entry for "Tullibole (District)"] [Note] This is in the parish of Fossaway see page 37. [Note - pencil] for Fossaway Parish. [signed] J. Bayly Capt. R.E. [Captain, Royal Engineers] 22. Novr. [November] 1854.
OS1/13/87/43 43 [No Header] Ph. [Parish] of Kinross: Kinross: Ph. [Parish] of Kinross: See Plan 30A: [situation] In the Co. [County] of Kinross. For the descriptive remarks of this parish see name book for Plan 30A
OS1/13/87/44 44 [Title Page] OS1/13/8 Co. [County of] Kinross 21,D. Parishes of -- Page Cleish -- 33 Fossoway -- 1 Kinross -- 37

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