List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Spittals Hospital Spittal's Hospital (Disused)
Spittal's Hospital (Disused)
Spittal's Hospital (Disused)
Mr William Galbraith Town Clerk
Revd [Reverend] William Findlay
Revd [Reverend] Mr McLachlan
017.03 "There are three hospitals in the Burgh, the most Ancient is that founded, it is believed, About 1530, by Robert Spittal. He had been tailor to James IV, or rather, as Appears by an inscription on the bridge over the Teith near Doune, erected by him that year, to James's Queen, the Princess Margaret, daughter of Henry VII of England. The Charter of Mortification is lost, and the Amount unknown. The funds were laid Out in lands in the neighbourhood of the town. The revenue Amounting to about £400 is Applied to the relief principally of decayed members of the Crafts of Stirling, whether resident or not. The house belonging to it, in which also, as Appears from some old records of the Kirk Session, the persons enjoying the benefit of the Charity at one period, is that known by the name of the Trades Hall, in Spittal Square or Cowan's Yard. The number of pensioners, who receive from 1/- [£0.1.0] to 2/6 [£0.2.6] weekly, is about 74". Stat. [Statistical] Account of Scotland.
The Statistical Account is in error when in States that the "hospital was that known by the name of the Trades Hall". The hospital in question

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