Also Known As[edit | edit source]
- Family name: Stirling
- Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling (?)
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Residences[edit | edit source]
Family[edit | edit source]
- Charles Elphinstone Fleming Stirling of Glorat, Stirlingshire, 8th Baronet (31 July 1831 – 1910)
- Anne Georgina Murray ()
- George Murray Home Stirling (4 September 1869 – 1 May 1949)
- Blanche Margaret Anne Stirling (1871 – )
- Eliza Caroline Stirling (1873 – )
- Walter George Stirling (1839 – )
- Eliza Horatia, Viscountess Clifden (or Clifton?)
- Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling (8 August 1877 – )
- 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]
Miss Stirling[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.:7, Col. 6b  :p. 8, Col. 1b
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.:p. 3, Col. 3a 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.":p. 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."
- "exactly alike in white and silver brocade."
- "alike in gowns of white and silver, with bodices of silver gauze, trimmed with blue ribbon and masses of white chiffon."
Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]
- Find a way to confirm who Miss Stirling was (at the Duchess of Devonshire's ball).
- The Morning Post and the Times say Miss Stirling was part of the Marie-Thérèse procession as Countess Kinskey. :p. 7, Col. 6b The Guernsey Star says she was one of the archduchesses attending the Marchioness of Londonderry, and the Belfast News-Letter says Miss Seymour was among the archduchesses instead.:p. 6, Col. 1b Except for the Guernsey Star and the Belfast News-Letter, the reports agree that there were 4 rather than 5 archduchesses.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- "Sir Charles Elphinstone Fleming Stirling, 8th Bt." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
- Sterling, Edward Baker. The Sterling Genealogy. Vol. 1. Grafton Press, 1909. Google Books https://books.google.com/books?id=REJVAAAAMAAJ (accessed July 2017).
- "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.
- "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
- “Ball at Devonshire House.” Evening Mail 05 July 1897 Monday: 8 [of 8], Col. 1a–4c [of 6]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003187/18970705/070/0008.
- “The Ball at Devonshire House. Magnificent Spectacle. Description of the Dresses.” London Evening Standard 3 July 1897 Saturday: 3 [of 12], Cols. 1a–5b [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000183/18970703/015/0004.
- "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.
- “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.
- "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1A–4C The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
- "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9 [of 9]. British Newspaper Archivehttps://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000038/18970703/015/0005.