William Sterling

1744–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of William

When William Sterling was born in 1744, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, James Sterling, was 26 and his mother, Isabel Cross, was 20. He married Jean Finnie on 2 June 1765, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Sterling
1744–
Jean Finnie
1750–
Marriage: 2 June 1765
William Stirling
1766–
May Stiriling
1772–
Jean Sterling
1767–
Marion Sterling
1768–
Thomas Sterling
1768–
John Stiriling
1768–
Jean Stirling
1769–
Marion Stirling
1770–
John Roger Sterling
1771–1838
Agnes Sterling
1774–
Jean Stirling
1777–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1765
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(11)

    William Stirling

    Male1766–Male

    Jean Sterling

    Female1767–Female

    Marion Sterling

    Female1768–Female

    Thomas Sterling

    Male1768–Male

    John Stiriling

    Male1768–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Stirling .2 English: perhaps a variant of Starling .3 German: from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Stirling in entry for Gardeners McNaughton, "Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842"
  • William Stirling in entry for Robert Stirling, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Sterling in entry for Agnes Sterling, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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