Innernytie (site of)
Innernytie was a castle belonging to the Crichton family in the 16th century.
In the late 16th century William Ireland of Milnhole murdered John Crichton of Kinvaid and Innernytie, an act commemorated in a ballad:
There were seven Oys into Milnhole,
It was weel kend the evil did,
Dippin’ their hands in the innocent bluid
O’ gentle John Crighton, the laird o’ Kinvaid.
In the mid-17th century John Crichton’s daughter and co-heiress, Mary Crichton, married Sir William Stewart, second son of Sir William Stewart of Grandtully, and Kinvaid and Innernytie had passed into the Stewart family by 1649.
Upon Sir William’s death in 1672 his son, John Stewart of Innernytie, was retoured heir to his father in the lands of Innernytie, Mains of Kinclaven, Airliewright and others. John died of fever in 1680 and was succeeded by his son, also John, who in 1686 had sasine, as heir to his grandfather, Sir William Stewart of Innernytie, of the lands of Kinvaid, Lostounes, Quhuythills, Wester Kinvaid or Catheldrum, Craighead and Argeith “in the barony of Dunkeld”.
The exact site of the castle has now been lost but I have placed it at Innernyte farmhouse pending further research.
Alternative names for Innernytie
Innernylie; Innernyte; Innernyty