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TITLE
Monument in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_3289_P018
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31746
KEYWORDS
Inverness
Greyfriars Churchyard
Stuart
Maclean
Macintosh
Alexander II
cemeteries
Monument in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Inverness

This effigy in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Inverness claims to be that of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar and natural son of Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch. It is also claimed that the effigy could be that of John Stuart, the Prior of Coldingham and the half brother of the Earl of Moray.
Greyfriars Kirkyard is off Friars Street in Inverness and is actually a misnomer. The Friary in Inverness was actually a Dominican Friary whose Friars were known as Black or Teaching Friars. It was Franciscan Friars who were known as Grey Friars.

Within the graveyard there is also a pillar said to have formed part of the original choir of the Dominican monastery founded by Alexander II in 1233.

This engraving can be found in 'Invernessiana: Contributions toward A History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599', by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. It is digitised from Fraser-Mackintosh's own copy, part of his book collection which is now held in Inverness Library

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Monument in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1870s

Inverness; Greyfriars Churchyard; Stuart; Maclean; Macintosh; Alexander II; cemeteries

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This effigy in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Inverness claims to be that of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar and natural son of Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch. It is also claimed that the effigy could be that of John Stuart, the Prior of Coldingham and the half brother of the Earl of Moray.<br /> Greyfriars Kirkyard is off Friars Street in Inverness and is actually a misnomer. The Friary in Inverness was actually a Dominican Friary whose Friars were known as Black or Teaching Friars. It was Franciscan Friars who were known as Grey Friars.<br /> <br /> Within the graveyard there is also a pillar said to have formed part of the original choir of the Dominican monastery founded by Alexander II in 1233.<br /> <br /> This engraving can be found in 'Invernessiana: Contributions toward A History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599', by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. It is digitised from Fraser-Mackintosh's own copy, part of his book collection which is now held in Inverness Library