Alchenter

Other names

Alexander (Geog. Coll. i, 332)

Introduction

The existence of this saint is inferred only from a well and chapel which carry the name. The name may be a version of Alexander. Camerarius reports a saint Alexander and Forbes finds a fair of Saint Alexander at Keith (Forbes, Kalendars, 270; Camerarius, De Fortitudine, 166). It is possible, however, that a different name lies behind Alchenter, and that Alexander is simply an approximation to a known name.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Dunipace nr Falkirk

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Alexander, Alchenter (ns) (certain)

Same as Alexander, Scottish prince (possible)

There is a well and chapel in Dunipace parish whose saint is given interchangeably as Alchenter and Alexander.

Related Personal Names

Name

Alchenter (certain)

Name

Alexander (possible)

Source

Macfarlane's Geographical Collections

332