JAMES RONALD [Baillie, Historian, Stonemason and Housing
Developer in Stirling]
Christening: 01 JUN 1838 Stirling,
Death: 13th April, 1906, James Street, Stirling,
Father: JAMES RONALD
Mother: JEAN FORREST
Extracted christening record for the locality listed in
the Old Parish Records.
Baillie James Ronald was a very able and versatile man,
and, among his contributions to the historical literature of Stirling were
lengthy and skilfully researched books and articles about the ‘Blackfriars
of Stirling’, and the ‘Landmarks of Old Stirling’, plus a convincing
critique with William B. Cook Esq. on the controversy over the location of
the bridge during the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.
Around the turn of the century, Baillie Ronald arranged
for a number of streets in the Riverside Area of Stirling, where he had
built tenements, to be named after some of his family members, v.i.z. RONALD
PLACE after the family surname; FORREST ROAD after his mother Jean Forrest;
JAMES STREET after his father James Ronald and himself; and EDWARD AVENUE
after two of his sons, Edward Ronald and James Edward Ronald.
Here follows a collated .pdf file of the Stirling Bridge
Critique and References :-
Download the pdf file here!