The Stirlings of Keir and Their Family Papers

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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"
CHAPTERS
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 de Striueling of Cawder
IV John de Striueling of Ochiltree
Sir Alexander de Striueling 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 Striveling Heiress of Cawder
V Sir William de Striveling Knight
VI John de Striueline of Rathoran in Lorn
VII William of Strivelyn of Rathoran


CHAPTER II
VIII Lukas of Striveling the first of Keir
IX Sir William of Striveline of Ratherne and Keir Knight
X Sir William of Striveling 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
XIII Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir and Cawder Knight
XIV Sir James Stirling Laird of Keir 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
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 Craigbarnet
The Stirlings of Glorat
The Stirlings of Law
Sir Robert Sterling of Cork
The Stirlings of Ballagan
The Stirlings of Auchyll
The Stirlings of Herbertshire
The Stirlings of Drumpellier
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 Sixty-four various modes of spelling the Surname of Stirling
Catalog of Portraits of the Stirlings of Keir
Seals of the Stirlings see Illustrations below
Facsimile Signatures see Illustrations p vii
Portraits see Illustrations listed below
Index
Illustrations
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 Eades 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
George Stirling younger of Craigbarnard
Walter Stirling of Ballagane
William Stirling of Herbertshire
James V King of Scotland
Oliver Cromwell


Illustrations
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
Patrick Lord Graham
James II King of Scotland
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 King of Scotland
Archibald Earl of Angus Mathew Earl of Levenax
Archibald Earl of Argyle
James Archbishop of St Andrews
James Bishop of Dunblane
Sir James Hamilton of Fynnart
Alexander Stewart Bishop of Murray
Matthew Earl of Lennox
William Stirling of Glorat
James V King of Scotland
Alexander Master of Home
George Lord Home
James Foulis of Colinton
Abraham Crichton Provost of Dunglas
John Earl of Menteith
Robert Stewart Bishop of Caithness
James Earl of Arran
William Chisholm Bishop of Dunblane
John Bellenden of Auchnoule Justice Clerk
Mathew Earl of Lennox
Oliver Cromwell
General George Monck
James Duke of Buccleith
Jane Chisholm Lady Keir
Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir
Grissel Boss Lady Keir
Sir Thomas Hamilton
General Thomas Dalzell of Binns
Alexander Earl of Levenax
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 9th Earl of Cassillis
William 9th Earl of Glencairn
James 2nd Marquis of Montrose
George 4th Earl of Winton
Archibald 9th Earl of Argyle
John 9th Earl of Mar
Robert Leigliton Bishop of Dunblane
Alexander Earl of Linlitligow Lord Almond
John 6th Earl of Rothes
William last Earl of Menteith
William 1st Earl of Dundonald
Alexander 2nd Earl of Callander
Arthur Ross Archbishop of Glasgow
James third Marquis of Montrose
James Stirling of Keir
Alexander Rose Bishop of Edinburgh
James Stirling the Venetian
John Stirling of Keir
George 6th Lord Elibank
Francis 5th Lord Napier
John 12th Lord Gray
Collected Signatures of the Stirlings and others from Keir Charters Letters etc. with letterpress descriptions on each page
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 Keir
Sir George Stirling of Keir
Janet Stirling Lady Cawder
Elizabeth Stirling Lady Merchiston
Margaret Napier Lady Keir
Anna Home wife of Sir John 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


Portraits OF
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 Keir
The Hon Margaret Napier his second wife
Major John Stirling
Sir John Stirling of Keir
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 Erskine 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
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