re: Exchequer Rolls of Scotland (Rotuli Scaccarii Regum Scotorum) Vol. VI. 1455 -1459 ADAIR - KENNEDY p.199 KENNEDY, Gilbert of Quhiltis, deceased, Altoune (near Drummore) resigned to....Earl of Douglas. p.199, 346, 457, 571, 645, Kennedy, Gilbert of Quhiltis, deceased, Callones (near Drummore) pledged to Fergus McGachin by (see Maceachain on internet).
p.199, 346, 350, 351, 457, 570, 644, Kennedy, Gilbert of Quhiltis ("Whitehills", next to Kilhilt ?) deceased, his WIDOW Christian Adair has terce from Altoune & Callones
p.208/347 KENNEDY, Gilbert, obtains ward of Kynhilt & Barg-altoune (Burg-altoune ?) .................................... Kilhilt may have been originally Kilhille, or the chapel on the hill, and was, according to tradition, a monastic establishment, over which a Bishop Adair presided. (Kill / kil or cille / cell or chapel)
A Galloway legend relates, that the said Bishop Adair being a learned man, made the addition of a library to the convent. Whilst the apartment was building, he caused a large stone to be brought from the neighbouring bay of Portespittal, for the lintel of the door. This stone was firmly built into the wall.The bishop ordered a Bible and a sword to be engraved upon it’s surface.
The identical stone was moved from the ruins of the old castle and built into a barn wall in the farm of Colfin. ......................... Was Kynhilt an error in transcription and is the stone still in an old barn wall or museum ? Are there old plans of (convent of ) Kilhilt ?Thankyou.