Following yesterday’s post on the romantic Stirling of Glorat story, I put together a royal descent (probably the closest one) for the American branch of the Stirlings of Glorat, as follows:
1. James V, King of Scots (d. 1542).
2. (illegitimate by Catherine, daughter of Sir John Carmichael) John Stewart, Commendator of Coldingham, Lord Darnley (d. 1563), m. Jane Hepburn.
3. Francis Stewart, Earl of Bothwell (attainted; d. 1612), m. Margaret Douglas.
4. John Stewart, Commendator of Coldingham (noticed in 1606), m. Margaret Home.
5. Margaret Stewart, m. Sir John Home of Renton (d. 1671).
6. Sir Alexander Home of Renton, 1st Bart. (d. 1698), m. Margaret Scott.
7. Elizabeth Home, m. John Stirling of Glorat (3d son of 1st Bart.).
8. Sir Alexander Stirling of Glorat, 4th Bart. (d. 1791), m. Mary Willis (of Strood, Kent).
9. Sir John Stirling of Glorat, 5th Bart. (d. 1818), sojourned in America, where he m. at Stratford, Connecticut, about 1770, Ann (Gloriana) Folsom.
10. Robert Stirling (8th son), bapt. at Campsie, Stirlingshire, 19 October 1792; settled in North America by 1820; m. at Eastport, Maine, 2 November 1820, Mary Ann Pine (she d. at Ottawa in 1832); he d. at Batavia, Ohio, 9 December 1860. His male-line descendants are now the presumed heirs of the baronetcy since the extinction of senior lines in 1949.