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

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Unknown

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

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