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First mention of Ardstinchar in surviving documents –‘Alexander Kenedy of Ardstencheir’ witnessed a charter


Barony of Ardstinchar created by royal charter of King James I comprised of Hugh Kennedy’s ‘‘landsof Ardstynchel, Ballowmtircastel and Dalfask’’and his brother Thomas’s “ lands of Kyrcoswalde and Bridgend”


Papal records mention a Chapel of St Ninian in the parish of Calmanal (Colmonell). Near the castle of Ardstruchar (Ardstinchar). This chapel would be on the pilgrimage to Whithorn

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