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Stirling Family
TitleStirling Family
Scope and Content of FondsThe Stirling family of Twillingate can trace its ancestry back to the Peytons of Twillingate on the - maternal side and the Stirlings of Harbour Grace on the paternal side. Ann Peyton Stirling was a - grand-daughter of John Peyton (1747-1827), who had settled at Lower Sandy Point at the mouth of the - Exploits River, just west of Twillingate, by the 1780s. He brought his son, John (Ann Peyton Stirling's - father), out from England in 1812, to help in his fish business. John Peyton, Junior, (1793-1879) married - Eleanor Mehaney of Carbonear in 1823. - - Dr. William Stirling was one of eleven sons of Dr. William Stirling and Emma Mayne - of Harbour Grace. The senior Stirling had immigrated to Harbour Grace from Ireland in the first decade of - the nineteenth century, where he established a very successful medical practice. The junior Stirling - started his practice in Twillingate in the early 1840s, shortly after his graduation from medical school in - Scotland. - - These documents relate mainly to Dr. William Stirling and to his daughter Georgina Ann Stirling, although - there are several items which relate to other members of the Stirling family. These documents include - correspondence to or by members of the family, family documents, including Dr. William Stirling's last will - and testament, and newspaper clippings recording news (obituaries, concert announcements, reviews) - affecting the family. - -
Extent of Fonds6 cm
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1998
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections - Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsThere are no restrictions on access to or use of the material in this collection. Copyright regulations may apply.
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