History of the Stirlings of Keir

Be sure to read Jude Skurray's article in Families - Australia 

The property of Sir William Stirling Maxwell, Bart., is situated in the Barony parish and county of Lanark, and is about four miles from Glasgow. The present house was built by Charles Stirling, who was the fourth son of William Stirling of Keir and Cadder, and who was born in 1771. Charles Stirling, like his father and...

The estate of Northwoodside is situated on the left bank of the Kelvin, near the point where the bridge recently completed spans that picturesque stream, at the new district named Great Western Park. As far back as 1693 this estate belonged to Robert Campbell, merchant in Glasgow, and twice Dean of Guild, viz., in 1679...

  The estate of Cadder is about four miles north from Glasgow, on the road to Kirkintilloch, and a short way beyond Bishopbriggs. It has been the property of the ancient family of Stirling, (1) uninterruptedly, during nearly 700 years. A charter of the lands exists in the muniment room at Keir, in favour of Sir Alexander...

The Stirling family held the estates of Keir, near Dunblane, and Cadder in the north of Glasgow from the 15th and 16th centuries respectively. Their involvement in Jamaica began in the 18th century. The then head of the family, Sir James Stirling (1679-1749), had 22 children and many were forced to emigrate to support...

The Stirlings of Keir - Chapter III - The Lofty Brow of Ancient Keir The Estate of Keir has had numerous dwellings, forts, towers, notable visitors and guest over the past thousand years. Kings, a Prince seeking refuge, Earls, Knights, poets and even Chopin have been guests at this famous estate. Sir Walter Scott celebrated...

28 September 2000 Stirling, Scotland. We begin the Next Segment on the Stirlings of Keir with the First Laird of Keir, Lukas Strivelyng. ukas Strivelying purchased the lands of Ratherne or Quoigs which lie in the parish of Dunblane between 1395 and 1415. On the 8th of October 1414 he obtained a Charter from Euphemia...

20 Sept. 2000 - Stirling, Scotland - The Word "Keir" is described as "a chain of rude forts, that run along the north face of the Strath or Valley of Monteath." These "forts" have been in ruin for many centuries. The Stirling Family of Keir have used this name since 1448 when Lukas of Strivelyng, Ratherne, Boquhaumbry...

19 Sep 2000 - Stirling, Scotland - The Stirlings of Keir are one of the oldest and most historic families in the Stirling, Scotland Area.  For the next month Clan Stirling Online will highlight the Keir Stirlings with twice-weekly articles, updates and news of this large branch of the Stirling Family. The Stirlings...