'Stirling01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Stirling of Balquharrage, Stirling (Strivelyn or Scriveling) of Cadder (Cawder), Stirling of Craigbernard, Stirling of Keir, Stirling of Lettyr, Stirling of Redgorton
[On 13.04.04 part of this page was put onto 'Stirling03' to facilitate expansion.]

Toraldus, Vicecomes of Strivelyn (a 1147)
According to the book on the Stirlings of Craigbernard and Glorat by Joseph Bain, referred to under Main Sources below, there used to be bad feelings between the Stirlings of Keir and other leading branches of this family, largely because of the claims of the former to be the chief branch of the family since they held the lands of Cadder. As that acquisition arose because, in 1534, Sir James of Keir "forcibly married" Janet, heiress of Cadder, but soon after divorced her yet retained the estate, and as there are clearly other claims of greater precedence to that chiefdom, that book is rather scornful of such claims made in a book on the Stirlings of Keir earlier in the 19th century (which book appears to have been the stimulus that led to Joseph Bain's book). Joseph Bain's book is more respectful of the claims to lead the family of the Stirlings of Lettyr and Balquharrage (now of Muiravonside) but points out that the evidence is not fully secure that the Robert who was progenitor of that branch and who is identified below as 3rd of Lettyr was in fact the younger brother of Andrew, 12th of Cadder.
1. William, 2nd of Cadder
  A. Alexander, 3rd of Cadder, Sheriff of Stirling (dspm 1244)
  B. Sir John de Strivelyn, 4th of Cadder, Sheriff of Stirling
  i. Sir Alexander de Strivelyn, 5th of Cadder (d before 1304)
  m. Marie named in web site as Marie Dumfrey
  a. Sir John de Strivelyn, 6th of Cadder (d Halidon Hill 1333)
  (1) Sir John de Strivelyn, 7th of Cadder and of Redgorton (d c1408)
  (A) William de Strivelyn, 8th of Cadder and of Redgorton (d 1432)
  (i) Sir William de Strivelyn, 9th of Cadder and of Redgorton (d 1487)
(a) William Stirling, 10th of Cadder, 1st of Lettyr (d 11.02.1505)
  ((1)) William Stirling, 11th of Cadder, 2nd of Lettyr (d 1517)
  m. (1492) Elizabeth Buchanan (dau of Sir Walter Buchanan of that ilk)
  ((A)) Andrew Stirling, 12th of Cadder (d 1522)
  ((i)) Janet Stirling
  m1. (1534, div) Sir James Stirling of Keir and Cadder (d 1588) @@ below
  m2. Thomas Bischop of Pocklington
((B)) Robert Stirling of Auld Keir, 3rd of Lettyr (d 1537)
  m. (1533) Marion Fleming (dau of William Fleming of Boghall)
  ((i)) John Stirling, 4th of Lettyr, 1st of Balquharrage (d 1585)
  m1. Elizabeth Elphinstone (dau of George Elphinstone of Blythswood)
  m2. Beatrix Chisholme (dau of John Chisholme of Glassingdale)
  Not sure who was the mother of which of his children.
  ((a)) Robert Stirling, 5th of Lettyr, 2nd of Balquharrage (dsp)
  ((b)) Walter Stirling of Balquharage (d 1656)
m. (1611) Helen Wemyss (dau of David Wemyss, Rector)
  ((c)) other sons (dsp)
  (ii) Gilbert de Strivelyn, 1st of Craigbernard (d before 1434)
  m. ?? Buchanan (dau of Gilbert de Buchanan)
(a) John de Strivelyn, 2nd of Craigbernard (d c26.07.1497)
  m. ?? Galbraith (dau of Galbraith of Kilcreuch)
  ((1)) Sir John Stirling, 3rd of Craigbernard, Sheriff of Dumbarton (d before 03.08.1510)
  m. Margaret Abernethy (dau of James Abernethy, 3rd Lord Saltoun)
  ((A)) George Stirling, 4th of Craigbernard (d c03.1520)
  m. (before 16.03.1502) Elizabeth Park
  ((B)) William Stirling, 1st of Glorat (d 1534)
  m1. (before 20.04.1517) Mariota Brisbane (dau of Brisbane of Bishoptoun)
m2. (before 1527) Margaret Houstoun (dau of Houstoun of that ilk)
  ((C)) Walter Stirling, 1st of Ballagan (d 06.06.1549)
  m. Eufame Brisbane (probably dau of Brisbane of Bishoptoun)
  ((D)) Robert Stirling
  ((E)) daughter
  m. John Lennox of Balcarroch
  ((F)) Margaret Stirling possibly of this generation
m. Andrew Galbraith, 8th of Culcreuch, 14th Chief (d c1530)
  ii. Sir John de Strivelyn of Carse and Alva
  a. Mary Stirling --
  m. John Menteith --
  iii. Sir William de Strivelyn
  a. John de Strivelyn
m. Mary (aunt of John of Lorne ?)
  (1) Lucas de Strivelyn of Rathoran (d before 1462)
  Presumed to be the Lucas Stirling of Keir who married ...
  m. (c04.1433) Marjory Dunbar (dau of George, 11th Earl of Dunbar) wife of Lucas and presumed mother of ...
(A) Sir William Stirling, 1st of Keir (d before 1471)
  m1. Margaret Cunninghame
  (i) Sir William Stirling, 2nd of Keir (d 1505)
  m1. (1472) Mariota Fleming (dau of John Fleming, 1st Lord)
  m2. (1479) Margaret Crichton (dau of Sir James Crichton of Ruthven)
Sir William married twice as shown. Except as shown below, we are not clear which wife was mother of his children..
  (a) Sir John Stirling, 3rd of Keir, Sheriff of Perth (d 1539)
  m. (1513) Margaret Forrester (dau of Sir Walter Forrester, 2nd of Garden, 7th of Torwood)
  ((1)) Sir James Stirling, 4th of Keir and of Cadder (d 1588)
  m1. (1534, div) Janet Stirling (dau of Andrew Stirling, 12th of Cadder) @@ above
  m2. (1542) Jean Chisholm (cousin of William Chisholm, Bishop of Dunblane)
  ((2)) William Stirling
  ((3)) Lucas Stirling
  ((4)) Catherine Stirling
m. George Mushet of Tolgart
  ((5)) Margaret Stirling
  m. Walter Graham
  (b) Elizabeth Stirling daughter of Mariota Fleming
  m. Sir Adam Crichton of Ruthven (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  (c) Catherine Stirling daughter of Margaret Crichton
  m. (01.06.1500, sp) Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus, Chancellor (b c1448, d c12.1513)
  p. Alexander Home, 3rd Lord (b before 1485, d 08.10.1516)
  (d)+ other issue - William, daughter
m2. Agnes Bruce
  (ii)+ 3 sons - John, William, Lewis
  Not sure by which wife ...
  (v) Catherine Stirling --
  m. John Bethune, 4th of Balfour --
(vi) Janet Stirling not mentioned by BLG1952 but must be of this generation --
  m. Sir David Bruce, 6th of Clackmannan (d c1500) --
  (B) Margaret Stirling
  m. (by 10.1467) Sir Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy (b c1406, d 09.1475)
  C. Alan de Strivelyn
  It is not known how the Glenesk branch fits into the family tree. Perhaps here?
  D. ?? de Strivelyn
  i. John (?) de Strivelyn (of Glenesk ?)
  a. Sir John de Strivelyn (Stirling) of Glenesk (and Edzell ?)
  (1) Katherine Stirling --
  m. Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk (d 10.1381) --
  (2) Jean Stirling --
  m. Robert de Atholl, 6th of Glenerochie --

Main source(s):
(1) BLG1952 (Stirling of Muiravonside), BLG1952 (Stirling of Keir), BLG1886 (Stirling of Castlemilk), BP1934 (Stirling of Glorat)
(2) 'The Stirlings of Craigbernard and Glorat' by Joseph Bain, published for private circulation in 1883
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