Township: Hough,Hough,Kilkenneth,Middleton

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Meaning: Presumed location in the west end between Hough and Middleton | 'The settlement of Killyne is no longer extant, but due to its high evaluation of six merklands in 1541, it can be assumed to have been a large primary unit and one subsequently divided into four component parts' (Johnston 1991, 98). By 1747 Killyne has disappeared, its place seemingly taken by Kerahusager, Kerachrosgar, Kerameanoch, Keratrinvoir and Keranokile (see Johnston 1991, 98). The first record of Kilkenneth as a settlement appears in 1509 as Kilquhynich. In the 1541 rental, Killyne is recorded but Kilkenneth is not listed. The only time they both appear as Kilcannich and Kylline is in 1674, when Kerremeanach and Keranokile are also listed.

This is ScG cill 'chapel' + an unknown dedication. There is a Killean in Torosay, Mull, derived from St John ( There is a Cill Eathain (Killeyan) on Islay, which Macniven suggests may come from 'a dedication to the Biblical Saint John. If this explanation is correct, it is likely to point to a later medieval coinage' (Macniven 2015, 161).
This name may represent:
• A transcribing error
• Another chapel in an unknown location. 'Orphan' ecclesiastical names nearby are Eilean Chircnis (see Circnis in the Gazetteer) and the burial ground on the boundary of Barrapol and Middleton
• A re-dedication of a known chapel
Reeves lists a Tiree place-name Kilwillin (Reeves 1854, 238), but the significance of this is not known.

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Related Places: Killyne, 1541 ER 17, 647 (between Murtost and Ballemanach): 6 merklands [Kilkyne, 1541 17, 614 (between Murtoft and Ballemanach)]: see Cill Choinnich below
Killyne, 1542 ER 17, 532 (between Murtost and Ballemanach)
[Hyillen, 1638 RGS, 30 (Mannell, Crossiboill, Hyillen)]: see Hyring below Kylline, 1674 Retours ARG vol. 1, 82 (Colinus Campbell...Manuel, Crossiboill, Kylline)
Kylline, 1674 Retours ARG vol. 1, 86 (Hurnepolff, Kylline et terras de Bee)
No longer known in the oral tradition

Information:Unknown location, presumed in the west end between Hough and Middleton

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Languages : Gaelic