122Zucchelli, Christine. Stones of Adoration Sacred Stones and Mystic Megaliths of Ireland. Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork: Collins, 2007, pp. 97-8.

A 1902 article mentiones the antiquty of the legend regarding the Stone of Scone's Irish origins: "It is upwards of five hundred years since John of Fordun, writing in the fourteenth century, asserted that the stone which rests in the historic abbey by the Thames, was brought to Scotland by Fergus son of Ere, a Dalriadan chieftain..." (O’Reilly, P.J. "Notes on the Coronation Stone at Westminster, and the 'Lia Fail' at Tara." Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth Series, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Mar. 31, 1902), pp. 83-4.)

The transfer of the Stone of Scone, from Ireland, to Scotland, and then to England would have been seen to have important political implications. "According to tradition, one of the sons of Mil would rule wherever it was located, so here was a demonstration not just of the Irish origins of the Stuart kings but also a prophetic illustration of the eventual triumph of the Stuart cause." (Waddell, John. Foundation Myths: The Beginnings of Irish Archaeology. Bray, Co. Wicklow: Wordwell, 2005. 35.)