List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Dominican Monastery Supposed Site of Dominican Convent
Supposed Site of Dominican Convent
Suppose Site of Dominican Monastery
Mr William Galbraith Town Clerk
Revd [Reverend] William Findlay
Revd [Reverend] Mr McLachlan
017.03 "The Dominican Convent at Stirling was founded by Alexander II in 1233 and Stood upon the East Side of the lane leading from the present Meal Market, to the north side of the town which is Still called Friars Wynd, from its former vicinity to it. It Stood outside the town wall. The Church belonging to the Convent was, for above two hundred and fifty years, the Chief place of Worship for the inhabitants of the town, and adjoining to it was the Common burial Place. Only Persons of distinction were buried in the Church. Duncan, the aged Earl of Livenage, with his son in law Murdae, Duke of Albany, and Walter and Alexander Stewarts Sons of the Duke by Duncan's daughter, were executed upon the Gowling Hill in 1425 and buried in this Church, on the South Side of the great Alter. A person who had personated Richard II, and under that Character, been entertained Several years at the Courts of Robert III, and of the first Regent Albany, having died in the Castle in 1420, was interred at the horn of the Great Alter. The spot where both the convent and burial place were, has long been used as a garden, where great quantities of human bones have often been found. After the Battle of Falkirk in 1298, Edward I advanced to Stirling, where he staid for two weeks, taking up his lodgings in the Dominican Convent, as Wallace in his retreat northward"

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See the remarks in page 50, by the
Revd [Reverend] P McLachlan, respecting the
use of the words Convent and Monastery.

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