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David Stirling

M, #373, b. 18 March 1778, d. 5 August 1858
  • Birth*: David Stirling was born on 18 March 1778 at Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland.
  • He was the son of David Stirling and Janet Wallace.
  • (Erector) Memorial Inscription*: A Headstone was erected by David Stirling in 1801 at Dunnichen Churchyard, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads 1801 by David, Geo, Jas, Janet-Betty, fa David Stirling sometime Drummitdhen parish 15.3.179(5) 53 (w Janet Wallace 15.2.179(5) (51), da Jean 25.3.17(8- 23.)1)
    1801 David Stirling sometime Drummitdhen parish [Aug 2008 PCC]
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Jean Simson, daughter of John Simson and Jean Stark, on 27 October 1801 at Dunnichen, Angus, Scotland.
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Stirling died on 5 August 1858 at Drummietermont, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 80 1858 deaths in the parish of Dunnichen in the burgh of Forfar, ref 14; Stirling David weaver married; 1858 August Fifth 4h 30m pm Drummietermont; male aged 80 years; parents David Stirling penicler (dec) Janet Stirling ms Wallace (dec); attack of general drospey existing for 6 months as certified by M Edward surgeon who saw deceased on 5th August; burial at churchyard of Dunnichan as certified by David Smith sexton; informant George Stirling son present; registered 1858 August 7th at Letham James Macbeth registrar.2

Census Events

Principal6 June 1841David Stirling and Jean Simson appeared in the 1841 census at Drumitermont, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Stirting, 68, LHLW, Angus; Jane Stirting, 60, Angus.
Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household along with spouse Jean Simson in the 1851 census at Drummietermont, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland. David Stirling, head, 73, hand loom weaver (linen), b Dunnichen; Jane Stirling, wife, 70, b Forfar; also in the household were Mary Stirling, David Stirling and Sophia McHardy.3
Last Edited: 7 Jan 2019


Father*: David Stirling b. 3 May 1751, d. 15 Mar 1795
Mother*: Janet Wallace b. c 1752, d. 15 Feb 1795


Jean Simson b. 24 Mar 1781, d. 12 Apr 1861


Jean Stirling b. 28 Nov 1802, d. 19 Oct 1872
David Stirling+ b. 14 Jun 1805, d. b 1857
George Stirling+ b. 5 Apr 1808, d. b 1871
Janet Stirling+ b. 17 Aug 1811, d. 13 Feb 1884
Helen Stirling+ b. 25 Jul 1814, d. 28 Apr 1888
James Stirling b. 30 May 1817
John Stirling b. 25 Jun 1821
Andrew Stirling b. 25 Jun 1821


  1. [S23] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Seacoast vol 2, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1981) 0 901061 22 0 unknown cd.
  2. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), statutory deaths Dunnichen 1858 ref 14 [Jan 2006].
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dunnichen; ED: 5; Page: 5; Line: 14; Roll: 554; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Jan 2011]