Clan Stirling

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Welcome to Clan Stirling

Clan Stirling Team
Team Leader TBA
Team Members Michael Thomas
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Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Stirling together with members bearing the name Stirling, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Stirling.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Stirling on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Stirling



Clan History

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Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this Team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.

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Clan Chief: Francis John Stirling of Cadder, Chief of the Name and Arms of Stirling.

Crest: Issuing out of an antique coronet Or a hart's head couped Azure
Motto: Gang Forward
Region: Lowlands
District: East Dunbartonshire Stirlingshire Perthshire
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Clan Branches

  • Stirling of Cadder (chiefs)
  • Stirling of Glorat
  • Stirling of Keir
  • Stirling of Garden
  • Stirling of Faskine


Clan Stirling has no recognized septs.

Spelling variations of the name Stirling include (among others):

Stairline, Stairling, Starlin, Starling, Stairlink, Sterline, Sterling, Sterlink, Sterlline, Sterlling, Sterllink, Steuline, Steuling, Steulink, Stewline, Stewling, Stewlink, Stirine, Stiring, Stirink, Stirline, Stirling, Stirlink, Strifelan, Strifeland, Strifelane, Strifelant, Strifelen, Strifelend, Strifelent, Strifelind, Strifelint, Strifelyn, Strifelynd, Striffelan, Striffeland, Striffelane, Striffelant, Striffelen, Striffelend, Striffelent, Striffelind, Striffelint, Striffelyn, Striffelynd, Strivelan, Striveland, Strivelane, Strivelant, Strivelen, Strivelend, Strivelent, Strivelind, Strivelint, Strivelyn, Strivelynd, Sturline, Sturling, Sturlink, Styrline, Styrling, Styrlink.

Names associated with the clan:

Stirling Baronets

Stirling baronets, of Ardoch (2 May 1651) NS

Extinct on his death

Stirling baronets, of Glorat, Stirlingshire (30 April 1666) NS

  • Sir George Stirling, 1st Baronet (died c. 1680)
  • Sir Mungo Stirling, 2nd Baronet (21 April 1712 – 21 April 1712)
  • Sir James Stirling, 3rd Baronet (30 April 1771 – 30 April 1771)
  • Sir Alexander Stirling, 4th Baronet (22 February 1791 – 22 February 1791)
  • Sir John Stirling, 5th Baronet (16 March 1818 – 16 March 1818)
  • Sir Samuel Stirling, 6th Baronet (28 July 1783 – 3 May 1858)
  • Sir Samuel Home Stirling, 7th Baronet (28 January 1830 – 19 September 1861)
  • Sir Charles Elphinstone Fleming Stirling, 8th Baronet (31 July 1831 – September 1910)
  • Colonel Sir George Murray Home Stirling, 9th Baronet (4 September 1869 – 1 May 1949) Lord Lieutenant of Stirling 1936–1949
  • Sir Thomas Alfred McMillan Miller, 10th Baronet (16 July 1945)

Stirling baronets, of Mansfield, Ayrshire (19 July 1792) GB

  • Sir James Stirling, 1st Baronet (c. 1740 – 17 February 1805)
  • Sir Gilbert Stirling, 2nd Baronet (c. 1779 – 13 February 1843)

Extinct on his death

Stirling baronets, of Faskine, Lanarkshire (15 December 1800) GB

  • Sir Walter Stirling, 1st Baronet (24 June 1758 – 25 August 1832) MP for Gatton, Surrey 1799–1802 and St.Ives (1807–1820)
  • Sir Walter George Stirling, 2nd Baronet (15 March 1802 – 1 December 1888)
  • Sir Walter George Stirling, 3rd Baronet (5 September 1839 – 7 June 1934)

Extinct on his death

Clan castles

  • Cadder Estate was the ancient seat of the chiefs of Clan Stirling.
  • Drumpellier House
  • Keir House
  • Dumbarton Castle, several chiefs of Clan Stirling from the 15th century onwards have been sheriffs of Dunbarton.
  • Glorat House, Home to the Stirlings of Glorat

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