William Stirling

???? - 1862

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Stirling of Kippendavie, and partner in Stirling, Gordon & Co. (q.v.).

  1. Married first Elizabeth [sic]  Barrett Barrett (daughter of Henry Barrett 1762-1794), by whom he had two surviving sons who became merchants in Glasgow, William junior (who became in turn a partner in Stirling Gordon), and John. Died 1862. Cousin of Archibald Stirling of Keir & Cadder (q.v.).

  2. Anthony Cooke shows him leaving an estate worth £20,427, including: insurance of £6,076 (with Scottish Widows and Scottish Amicable), balance with Stirling Gordon £8,689, sum due by John Stirling £4000, shares in St Mungo's Episcopal Church £21. Settled property in West Indies on his second son William. £2000 left to his widow.


William Fraser, The Stirlings of Keir, and their family papers (Edinburgh, 1858), 'The Stirlings of Kippendavie', pp. 103-114.

  1. John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (2nd edn., Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1878) LXIII Kenmure; R. A. Barrett, The Barretts of JamaicaI gives his wife name as Eliza in the text but as Elizabeth in the genealogy.

  2. Anthony Cooke, 'An elite revisited: Glasgow West India merchants, 1783-1877', Journal of Scottish Historical Studies 32.2 2012 pp. 127-165, at p. 164; Inventory SC 70/1/113/475; Will SC 70/4/82/59, both 01/09/1862.  

Further Information

(1) Eliza[beth] Barrett Barrett (2) Olivia Salmond
John, William junior

Associated Claims (6)

£2,870 0s 5d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£6,671 10s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,374 16s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£122 15s 6d
£2,790 6s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£1,786 10s 9d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Stirling, Gordon & Co.
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
Ayrshire, Brige of Weir and Port Glasgow Junction [18469]  

Relationships (4)

Business partners
Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Kenmure Square, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland