Social Victorians/People/Stirling

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Stirling
  • Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling (?)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality:

Residences[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Charles Elphinstone Fleming Stirling of Glorat, Stirlingshire, 8th Baronet (31 July 1831 – 1910)[1]
  • Anne Georgina Murray ()
  1. George Murray Home Stirling (4 September 1869 – 1 May 1949)[2]
  2. Blanche Margaret Anne Stirling (1871 – )
  3. Eliza Caroline Stirling (1873 – )


  1. Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling (8 August 1877 – )
  2. Son (1878–1878)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1867 April 28, Charles Elphinstone Fleming Stirling and Anne Georgina Murray married at St. Mary's, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London.

1897 July 2, Miss Stirling attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Miss Stirling, possibly Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling, was dressed as Countess Kinskey in the Austrian Court of Maria Theresa Quadrille with Mr. Brodrick as Count Kinskey.[3]:7, Col. 6b [4]

Along with Miss Stirling (at 47), Lady Mary Stewart, Helen Mary Vane-Tempest-Stewart (at 43), Lady Beatrice Butler (at 45), Lady Alexandra Hamilton (at 46), and Lady Beatrix Fitzmaurice (at 44) were in attendance on Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry, who led the Austrian procession as Marie Thérèse. Lady Mary Stewart was 20 years old, as were Lady Beatrix Petty-Fitzmaurice and Lady Beatrice Butler; Lady Alexandra Hamilton was 21 and Miss Stirling, if she was Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling, was 19. All these young women were dressed

  • "alike in stiff silver brocatelle, with deep pointed bodices of silver tissue, veiled with white lisse and half-hoops of old-fashioned blue satin ribbon, large paniers of white lisse, and quaint sleeves with frills and bows of blue ribbon."[3]:7, Col. 7c
  • "as Archduchesses in Waiting on Marie Thérèse ... alike in stiff silver brocatelle, with deep-pointed bodices of silver tissue, veiled with white lisse and half hoops of old-fashioned blue satin riband; large flounces of white lisse, and quaint sleeves, with frills and bows of blue riband."[4]
  • "exactly alike in white and silver brocade."[5]
  • "alike in gowns of white and silver, with bodices of silver gauze, trimmed with blue ribbon and masses of white chiffon."[6]

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Find a way to confirm who Miss Stirling was at the Duchess of Devonshire's ball.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Sir Charles Elphinstone Fleming Stirling, 8th Bt." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  2. Sterling, Edward Baker. The Sterling Genealogy. Vol. 1. Grafton Press, 1909. Google Books https://books.google.com/books?id=REJVAAAAMAAJ (accessed July 2017).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  5. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy-Dress Ball. Brilliant Spectacle." The [Guernsey] Star 6 July 1897, Tuesday: 1 [of 4], Col. 1–2. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000184/18970706/003/0001.
  6. “The Devonshire House Ball. A Brilliant Gathering.” The Pall Mall Gazette 3 July 1897, Saturday: 7 [of 10], Col. 2a–3a. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/18970703/019/0007.