October 8, 2002 - The Stirlings of Kier and their Family Papers
For the first time in over 140 years the book "The Stirlings of Keir" by William Fraser is available for purchase. This book is as rare as hens teeth, just 150 copies were privately published in 1858, most are in private collections in Scotland. Just three or four copies are known to exist in America.
Thanks to the folks at the Scottish Genealogical & Historical Research Trust, the book is being digitally scanned and mastered for publication. The print run is currently scheduled for the beginning of November to allow ample time to make this the best Christmas present any Stirling Researcher could have.
The book is being published on archival quality paper, with the most exacting standards. The company printing the book is the largest printer of rare family histories in the world.
The cost of the book is U.S. $99.50 plus shipping and handling. Some may think it's expensive, but look at what this book contains about the Stirling family -
Contents of the book - "The Stirlings of Keir and their family papers"
I The EARLY generations OF THE stirlings from Walter de Striueling to William de Striueling I Walter de Striuelyng II Peter de Striuelyng of Cambusbarron III Sir Alexander dc Striueling of Cawder IV John de Striueling of Ochiltrce Sir Alexander de Stnueling of Cawder Knight John de Striveling Sir John of Strivelyne of Cawder and Regorton William of Strivelyne of Cawder and Regorton Sir William Striveling of Cawder and Regorton William Striveling of Cawder William Striveling of Cawder Andrew Striveling of Cawder Janet Strivelmg Heiress of Cawder V Sir William de Striveling Knight VI John de Striwcline of Rathoran in Lorn VII William of Strivelyn of Rathoran
CHAPTER II From Lukas of Strivelyng the first of Keir to Sir James Striveling who married the heiress of Cawder and thus reunited the families of Keir and Cawder
VIII Lukas of Striveling the first of Keir IX Sir William of Striveline of Ratherne and Keir Knight X Sir William of Strivcling of Kere Knight XI Sir John Striveling of Keir Knight XII Sir James Striveling of Keir and Cawder Knight XIII John Stirling of Bankeir
CHAPTER III From Sir Archibald Stirling son of Sir James to James Stirling of Keir
XIIL Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir and Cawder Knight XIV Sir James Stirling FiarofKeir Knight XV Sir George Stirling of Keir and Cawder Knight XIV Sir John Stirling of Garden Knight XV Sir Archibald Stirling of Garden Knight Lord Garden XVI Sir John Stirling of Keir and Cawder Knight XVII John Stirling of Keir and Cawder XVII James Stirling of Keir and Cawder
CHAPTER IV From John Stirling son of James to William Stirling now of Keir and Cawder
XVIII John Stirling of Keir and Cawder XVIII Archibald Stirling of Keir and Cawder XVIII William Stirling of Keir and Cawder XIX James Stirling of Keir and Cawder XIX Archibald Stirling of Keir and Cawder XX William Stirling now of Keir and Cawder
Branches of the family of Stirling
The Stirlings of Garden James Stirling the Mathematician The Stirlings of Kippendavie The Stirlings of Ardoch The Stirlings of Craigbarnct The Stirlings of Glorat The Stirlings of Law Sir Robert Sterling of Cork The Stirlings of Ballagan The Stirlings of Auchyll The Stirlings of Hcrbertshiro The Stirlings of DrumpeUier H The Stirlings of Faskine The Stirlings of Mansfield The Stirlings of Glenesk The Stirlings of Easter Braiky: The Stirlings of Tulyduvy; Notices of Sir John de Striveling
Charters Letters Verses by Lord Gray Examples of Sixtyfour various modes of spelling the Surname of Stirling Catalogue of Portraits of the Stirlings of Keir &c Seals of the Stirlings see Illustrations below FacSimile Signatures see Illustrations p vii Portraits see Illustrations listed below Index
Title page the design slightly altered from that of a Doorway at Toledo Drawn by John Leighton junior Luke Limner lithographed by F Netherclift
Lithographed armorial bearings of
The Stirlings of Keir Keir and Cawder and of that Ilk from Lindsay and Pouts Heraldic MS Garden Kippendavie Ardoch Craigbarnet Glorat Law and Edenbarnet Auchyll Herbertshire Drumpellier Faskine Mansfield Arms of Sir Robert Sterling Governor of Cork
The above were drawn by Joseph Eedes and lithographed by F G Netherclift
Armorial Stone at Wrights Houses near Edinburgh
Woodcut seals of arms of
Thomas Bishop John de Striueling William Striveling of Cawder William Striveline Jehan Striveline Lukas Strivelyng first of Keir Sir John Striveling of Keir Sir James Striveling of Keir Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir Sir Archibald Stirling Lord Garden James Stirling of Keir John Stirling of Keir Archibald Stirling of Keir c Charles Stirling James Stirling of Keir Archibald Stirling of Keir William Stirling now of Keir Sir Henry Stirling of Ardoch Oeorge Stirling younger of Craigbarnard Walter Stirling of Ballagane William Stirling of Herbertshire James V King of Scotland Oliver Cromwell
James first Marquis of Montrose Collected Seals of the Stirlings of Keir &c with letterpress descriptions All the Seals which occur in the text are included here with the additional Seals of
Robert Stirling of Bawglass Sir James Stirling and George Stirling
Woodcut FACSIMILE signatures OF The Stirlings AND others
Thomas Bishop William Stirling of Herbertshire Andrew Stirling of Law &c Patrick Lord Graham James II John Styrling of Cragbernard Robert Blacader Archbishop of Glasgow Matthew Earl of Lennox Alexander Lord Hume John Earl of Lennox James Bethune Archbishop of Glasgow Gavin Dunbar Archbishop of Glasgow James V Archibald Earl of AngusMathew Earl of Levenax Archibald Earl ofErgyle James Archbishop of St Andrews James Bishop of Dunblane Sir James Hamilton of Fynnart Alexander Sfcewart Bishop of Murray Matthew Earl of Lennox William Stirling of Glorat James V Alexander Master of Home George Lord Home James Foulis of Colinton Abraham Crechtoun Provost of Dunglas John Earl of Menteith Robert Stewart Bishop of Caithness James Earl of Arrane William Chishoime Bishop of Dunblane John Bellenden of Auchnoule Justice Clerk Mathew Earl of Lennox Oliver Cromwell General George Monck James Duke of Bucclengh Jane Chisholrne Lady Kyr Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir Grissel Boss Lady Keir Sir Thomas Hamilton General Thomas Dalzell of Binns Alexander Earl of Leven Sir Archibald Stirling of Garden John Lord Erskine The Rev Dr George Wishart John Earl of Mar Archibald Marquis of Argyle Alexander sixth Earl of Eglinton James Earl of Callander Jean Hay Countess of Mar John Earl of Wigtoune John ninth Earl of Cassillis William ninth Earl of Glencairn James second Marquis of Montrose George fourth Earl of Winton Archibald ninth Earl of Argyle John ninth Earl of Mar Robert Leigliton Bishop of Dunblane Alexander Earl of Linlitligow Lord Almond John sixth Earl of Rothes William last Earl of Menteith William first Earl of Dundonald Alexander second Earl of Callander Arthur Ross Archbishop of Glasgow James third Marquis of Montrose James Stirling of Keir Alexander Rose Bishop of Edinburgh James Stirling tlie Venetian John Stirling of Keir George sixth Lord Elibank Francis fifth Lord Napier John twelfthLord Gray
Collected Signatures of the Stirlings and others from Keir Charters Letters &c with letterpress descriptions on each page NB All the above excepting Thomas Bishop are included in this Collection with the addition of the following names
Sir John Stirling of Keir Sir James Stirling of Keir Sir James Stirling of Kcir Sir George Stirling of Keir Janet Stirling Lady Cawder Elizabeth Stirling Lady Merchiston Margaret Napier Lady Keir Anna Home wife of Sir Jolin Stirling younger of Keir Lilias Colquhoun wife of Sir John Stirling of Keir Roman Stone Cawder House
Kenmure and Cawder Houses From drawings by C Woolnoth Keir; East and South Fronts From a drawing by M Burns Keir; East and South Fronts Drawn by Wm Walton and lithographed by M & N Hanhart from a photograph by J Eadie Keir; from the West From a photograph by J Eadio Keir; Entrance From a photograph by J Eadie Keir; Library From a drawing by K Frier Lecropt Old Church Yard with Tower of the present Church From a drawing by R Frier Keir Vault Lecropt Church From a drawing by R Frier Two Memorial Crosses in the Old Church Yard From a photograph
John Napier of Merchiston from the original picture in the possession of Lord Napier engraved by W Geikie Elisabeth Stirling Etched by W Geikie from the original picture formerly in the possession of Lord Napier but now lost Sir George Stirling of Keir Margaret Napier These two were engraved by K C Bell from the originals at Keir in Ornamental Title portraits John Napier of Merchiston Elizabeth Stirling his wife Sir George Stirling of Kcir The Hon Margaret Napier his second wife Major John Stirling Sir John Stirling of Kcir Lady Margaret Livingston his first wife Lilias Colquhoun his second wife and her granddaughter Lilias Stirling Elizabeth Stirling fourth daughter of Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir Archibald Stirling of Garden James Stirling of Keir The Hon Marion Stuart his wife Lilias Stirling their daughter John Stirling of Keir Archibald Stirling of Keir Margaret Erskine his first wife Anne Hay his second wife Margaret Stirling Lady Hamilton of Rose Hall James Stirling of Keir Robert Stirling Marion Stirling Jane Stirling Charles Stirling Christian Erskinc his widow Elizabeth Maxwell wife of Archibald Stirling of Keir Hannah Ann Stirling Helen Stirling All lithographed from the original pictures at Keir by Messrs Schenck & Macfarlane Edinburgh