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Stirling of Cadder

Stirling of Cadder

shield: argent, on a bend, sable, three buckles, or. crest: a swan’s head and neck issuing out of a ducal coronet, proper. motto: gang forward

This is the chiefly line first possessed by thoraldus de strivelyn, vicecomes de strivelyn in the 12th century

Stirling of Cadder

Stirling of Cadder

arms: quarterly: first and fourth, or, a bend chequy azure and argent, for monteith; second and third, argent, on a bend, sable, three buckles, or, for stirling of cadder. crest: the chivalrous “impresa” of a swan’s head and neck, with expanded wings, issuing from a coronet, motto: gang forward 1382

the seal of  william stirling of cadder, 1292, presents two lions rampant,
supporting the shield in front of a tree, an unusual heraldic arrangement

Striveline of Moray

Striveline of Moray
[Sir John of Moray]six mullets on a field, about 1260 [tinctures unknown]Probably the arms of Johannes de Strivelyn de Moravia
acquired lease of land in Bervie from Robert the Bruce – June 10 1291

Genealogists have long known that there were two principal stocks of Stirlings whose origin and armorial bearings were perfectly distinct—the Sheriffs of Stirling, with their Cadder, Keir, Craigbernard, Glorat, Law and other descendants, who bore buckles on their shields, and the Stirlings of Moray and Glenesk, now represented by the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, who bore stars

Stirling of Glenesk

stirling of glenesk

three mullets on a field, about 1260 [tinctures unknown]

Stirling of Cadder

Strivelyne of Northumberland

sable, a semee of  cross crosslets, fitche, argent, three covered cups of the last 1367

Stirling of Cadder

Strivelyn

sable three covered cups, between nine crosslets, fitche, argent

Probably the arms of John de Strivelyn who acquired Belsey and other properties in Northumberland in 1335 from Edward III.  These lands were previous held by Sir John de Middleton. They were forfeited by him for his part in the rebellion of Gilbert de Middleton against king Edward II

Strivelin

quarterly, gules and or; in the first a cross patronce of the last

Stryvelyne

argent, on a chief, gules, three round buckles, or. also the buckles in fess

Granted in the reign of Edward III, 1342, to Sir John de Stryveline, Bart.

Streveling

quarterly, first and fourth, argent on a bend, engrailed, azure, three buckles of the field; in chief, on a scraggy branch, couped, a starling,  facing the sinister, proper; for streveling, second and third, argent, a  saltier engrailed, sable; in chief, a rose, gules, for napier crest: first, a lion’s gamb holding an oak branch, acorned, proper; second a stag’s head erased, proper.

Streveling

quarterly, gules and or, a cross, argent.

Streveling

quarterly, gules and or, a cross, argent.

Streveling

argent, on a chief, sable, three round buckles or.

Streveling

sable, three covered cups between seven  cross crosslets, argent.

Stirling of Keir

argent, on a bend, sable ( also a bend azure, also vert. ), three buckles, or.
crest: a moor’s  head head, couped, proper. motto: Gang Forward

Stirlings of Keir and Pollock

In the parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire

First possessed by legal document, John de Striveling of Craigbarnard. possibly by Duncan Stirling in 1406

quarterly, first and fourth, argent, on a saltier, sable, an annulet, or, stoned, azure for Maxwell; second and third, or, on a bend, sable, three buckles, or, for Stirling of Keir.
crest: a stag’s head, erased, proper. Supporters: two apes, proper argent ( on a seal of 1440 are two lions). Motto: I am ready.

Stirling of Craigbarnet

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, between a rose in chief and a boars head, cabossed, in base, gules, three buckles or.

crest: a lady issuant from the breast upward, proper, robed and winged, or, ensigned on the head with a cross, proper.

Stirling of Craigbarnet

quarterly, first and fourth, argent a saltier cantoned with four holly leaves, slipped vert, for gartshore;
second and third, argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure,
between a rose in chief and a boars head, cabossed, in base, gules, three buckles or. for craigbarnet
crest: an eagle, displayed, proper.
supporters: two eagles with wings expanded, proper.
motto: i renew my age

Stirling of Craigbarnet

argent, on a bend, azure, three buckles of the field.
crest: a lady issuant from the breast upward, proper, attired and winged, or, ensigned on the head with a cross, gules.

Stirling of Glorat

in the parish of campsie, stirlingshire

first possessed as a separate estate by william, second son of sir john striveling of craigbarnard, knight
in a charter dated 10 october 1508 from matthew, earl of lennox cousin to sir john striveling

argent, a bend, engrailed, azure, charged with three buckles, or, on a chief , gules, a naked arm issuing out of a cloud from the sinister side, grasping a sword in pale, therewith guarding an imperial crown in the dexter chief point, proper, all within a double tressure, counter-flowered with thistles, vert.
crest: a lion passant.

Stirling of Glorat

argent, on a bend, azure, three buckles of the field.
crest: a lion passant
supporters: two soldiers in armor with plumes.
motto: semper fidelis

Stirling of County Cork Ireland

Confirmed in 1649 to sir robert stirling, knight, governor of the city and county of cork, ireland,
fourth son of william stirling of law (a cadet of glorat)

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Sir Robert appears to have served as an ensign of foot, lieutenant of horse, and captain of dragoons in germany for 11 years under the ” lion of the north,” gustavus adolphus. in short, he was a fine specimen of the adventurous scot of his day. in 1649 he was governor of cork, ireland, where he was knighted nov. 22, 1648. sir robert obtained on oct. 9, 1649, a grant of arms from the ulster king. this grant is a lengthy document and in part relates ” whereas the hunourable robert sterling, knight, governor of the citty and county of corke, president of the councell of warre, sargent major generall of his majesties councell in the said province,” etc. he was made a knight by the lord marquis of ormond, governor general of ireland, for his distinguished services and loyalty to the late king charles and his son, then reigning, and for the effusion of his blood and many other exploits.

Upon the margin of the grant is the following memorandum : ” sir robert sterling knight was ensign of foot, lieutenant of horse and captain of dragoons in germany, under the command of the king of sweden, where he served eleven years. he was the fourth of december 1641, made sargent major and in the same month lieutenant colonel, by commission from his excellency, james marques of ormonde, then lieutenant general of all his majesties forces in ireland. he was made colonel of foot the 11th of september 1645 : governor of the city of cork, president of the councel of warre, one of his majestes councel and sergent major general of his majesties forces in the province of munster,” etc. ” he was knighted at cork the 12th day of november, anno 1648.”

The patent further shows from the marginal pedigrees that sir robert married jane, daughter of edward, lord blaney, by whom he had three sons, capt. laurence, robert, and edward sterling, all three of whom it is said died unmarried.

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, three buckles or, and for the augmentation, on a canton, gules, a sword in pale, supporting on the point a crown, all proper, between a thistle and a harp in the third. crest: out of a ducal coronet, or, an armed arm holding in the hand a sword, the point supporting a crown of laurel, all proper. motto: gang through

stirling of glorat 1672

or, on a bend, engrailed, gules, between a rose in chief and a martelet, gules, three buckles or.

stirling of herbertshire 1672

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, between a rose in chief and a rose in base, gules, three buckles or.

crest: a moors head, couped, proper
motto: gang forward

stirlings of dundee – 1672

or, on a bend, azure, three  buckles of the first; in chief a columbine flower,  slipped, proper.
crest: a ship under sail, proper.
motto: faventibus auris.

george stirling of edinburgh 1672 – chirurgeon

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, between a rose in chief, gules, and a trapan in base, proper, three buckles, or
crest: a dexter hand, pointing a lancet, proper.
motto: by wounding i cure

stirling of ardoch – 1666

quarterly, 1st and 4th, argent, on a bend, engrailed, sable, three buckles, or;
2nd and 3rd, on a field of the first, a cross, engrailed, azure..

stirling of law

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, three buckles, or, in chief, an oak tree slipped, vert, thereon a raven, proper.

stirling of bankell

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, three buckles, or, in chief a lion’s head, erased, gules.
crest: a lion passant, proper.
motto: fides servata secundat.( tried fidelity makes prosperous – possibly from a napier marriage)
(identical with arms of of the stirlings of hertfordshire, england)

stirling of achoyle

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, between a rose in chief, gules, and an annulet in base, of the last, three buckles, or.
crest: a moors heads, couped, sable.

stirling of old montrose

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, between a moors head, couped, sable, banded, or,
and a garb, in base, of the second, three buckles, of the fourth.
crest: a demi moor, at his back a sheaf of arrows, holding in his dexter arm an arrow in fess, all proper.

stirling of drumpelier

argent, on a bend, sable, three buckles, tongues in chief, of the field.
crest: a bucks head, azure, attired, or, issuing out of a ducal coronet, of the last.

stirling of drumpelier

argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, three buckles, or, between two cinquefoils, gules; a bordure, vert.
crest: out of a ducal coronet, a stags head, proper.

stirling of drumpelier
(arms of the chief of clan Stirling)

argent, on a bend, sable, three buckles, or.
crest: issuing from a ducal coronet, a harts head, azure.
supporters: two caldonian bulls, proper, chained and gorged, or.
mottos: gang forward & castrumet nemus strivelense

STIRLING OF MANSFIELD

Argent, a fess chequy, azure, and of the field, between a lion rampant, gules, and a moors head, couped, proper, in chief, a garb, of the second, in base; over all a bend, engrailed, of the second, charged with three buckles, or.

Crest: A demi moor, at his back a sheaf of arrows, holding in his dexter arm an arrow in fess, all proper.

Motto: Forward

Supporters: Two moors girt around the loins with belts of feathers, each having a fillet wreathed around his head, of the first and second, a quiver of arrows at his back, a sword at his side, sandals on his feet and with his exterior on bow, all proper.

Stirling of Larbert

argent, a fess chequy, azure, and of the field, between a lion rampant, gules, and a moors head, couped, proper, in chief, a garb, of the second, in base;
over all a bend, engrailed, of the second, charged with three buckles, or.
crest: a demi moor, at his back a sheaf of arrows, holding in his dexter arm an arrow in fess, all proper.

Motto: Forward

Stirling of Fairburn (MacGregor)
(Sir John Stirling of Fairburn – matriculated arms at Lions Office 29 July 1959)

argent, on a bend, sable, between an oak tree, eradicated, in bend, in chief,
and in base, a sword, in bend, proper, hilted and pommelled, or, ensigned on the point with an antique crown, gules, three buckles of the third.

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