Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Donibristle

Donibristle, an estate in Dalgety parish, Fife, on the Firth of Forth, 3 miles WSW of Aberdour. Long the property of the abbots of Inchcolm, it was granted along with the other possessions of that abbey to Sir James Stuart, Lord Doune, whose son and namesake, the 'Bonny Earl of Moray,' was slain here by Gordon of Cluny and the Earl of Huntly on 7 Feb. 1592-an episode that forms the theme of a fine old ballad. The present Earl of Moray holds 7463 acres in Fife, valued at £11,086 per annum. The mansion of Donibristle has thrice been burned, on the last occasion in 1858, when a number of valuable portraits perished in the flames.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an estate"   (ADL Feature Type: "land parcels")
Administrative units: Dalgety ScoP       Fife ScoCnty
Place: Donibristle

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