Robert Stirling the younger

24th Dec 1772 - 28th Sep 1808


Son of William Stirling of Keir and Cawder (1725-1793). Went to Jamaica in 1790. Married Sarah, daughter of Dr Thomas Steel of Steelfield, Jamaica, in 1807. Died at Kingston 28/09/1808 leaving an infant daughter, Helen, who died in London 04/02/1822. His wife later remarried, to Thomas Dunmore, Commissary General, in 1821.

Owned half of Hampden estate in St James, Jamaica at his death.


Alan L. Karras, Sojourners in the Sun: Scottish Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740-1800 (Ithaca and London, 1992) pp. 71-80. William Fraser, The Stirlings of Keir, and their family papers (Edinburgh, 1858) pp. 72-80.

Further Information

Sarah Steel

Associated Estates (1)

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
- 1808 [EY] → Joint owner

Relationships (9)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Robert Stirling married Sarah, daughter of Dr Thomas Steel of Steelfield, two decades after the latter's death....
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister

Addresses (2)

Cadder, Dunbartonshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Cawder House, Glasgow (near), Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland