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Stirling, Sir Walterlocked

  • J. K. Laughton
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Stirling, Sir Walter (1718–1786), naval officer, only son of Walter Stirling (1686–1732) of Sheva, in Stirlingshire, and Janet, daughter of William Ruthven of Torryburn, Fife, was born in Scotland on 18 May 1718. He was promoted lieutenant on 18 February 1745 and commander on 9 December 1756. In 1753 he married ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
W. R. O'Byrne, (1849); repr. (1990); [2nd edn], 2 vols. (1861)