E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Scone (pron. Skoon).
Edward I. removed to London, and placed in Westminster Abbey, the great stone upon which the kings of Scotland were wont to be crowned. This stone is still preserved, and forms the support of Edward the Confessors chair, which the British monarchs occupy at their coronation. It is said to have been brought from Ireland by Fergus, son of Eric, who led the Dalriads to the shores of Argyllshire. (See TANIST-STONE.)